Showing posts with label pollution. Show all posts
Showing posts with label pollution. Show all posts

Bjørn Lomborg: Blowing It On The Wind

The hot air surrounding wind power.   When considering climate change, most people think wind turbines and solar panels are a big part of the solution. But, over the next 25 years, the contribution of solar and wind power to resolving the problem will be trivial – and the cost will be enormous. The International Energy Agency estimates that    ... MORE

Brian Doherty: Environmental Protection Agency Dumps A Million Gallons Of Orange Mine Waste Into A Colorado River

Pollution is fine, as long as government does it.     Disturbing news of a real make-work program from the Environmental Protection Agency, reported by Associated Press via Huffington Post: A million-gallon mine waste spill that sent a plume of orange-ish muck down a river in southwest Colorado on Thursday was caused by a federal mine   ... MORE

More Executive Overreach, This Time from the EPA

by Ilya Shapiro.      Power brokers and their dictates. The Supreme Court heard arguments on Wednesday in Michigan v. EPA, asking whether it was unreasonable for the Environmental Protection Agency to ignore costs in determining the appropriateness of regulating mercury emissions from power plants. The EPA’s proposed regulations are expected ... MORE

EPA Targets Backyard Burger And Wiener Roasts

by Paul Bedard.   The Environmental Protection Agency has its eyes on pollution from backyard barbecues. The agency announced that it is funding a University of California project to limit emissions resulting in grease drippings with a special tray to catch them and a "catalytic" filtration system. The $15,000 project has the "potential for   ... MORE

John Stossel: Earth Daze

Blinded by their "political" science.       "The heavens reek, the waters below are foul ... we are in a crisis of survival." That's how Walter Cronkite and CBS hyped the first Earth Day, back in 1970. Somehow we've survived since then, and most of life got better, although I never hear that from the worrywarts. Of course, some things got better       ... MORE

Michael Bastasch: EPA Tested Deadly Pollutants On Humans

For the Obama administration's agenda.   The Environmental Protection Agency has been conducting dangerous experiments on humans over the past few years in order to justify more onerous clean air regulations. The agency conducted tests on people with health issues and the elderly, exposing them to high levels of potentially lethal    ... MORE

Obama Considers More Costly Regulations For Oil Sector

by Roberta Rampton and Timothy Gardner.      The White House said on Friday it will take a hard look at whether new regulations are needed to cut emissions of methane from the oil and gas industry, part of President Barack Obama's plan to address climate change. The suggestion drew a sharp rebuke from the main oil and gas lobby group.       ... MORE

Cold-Hearted EPA Wants More Regulations On Wood Stoves

Feds make staying warm 25 percent more expensive.     The Environmental Protection Agency wants to place new regulations on wood-burning stoves and fireplaces replacing the current guidelines which were adopted in 1988. The EPA claims their new regulations would reduce emissions by 80 percent. "What they're asking now is really       ... MORE

The Chilling Effect Of EPA's Wood-Burning Stove Ban

by Larry Bell.      Where's global warming when we need it? It seems that even wood isn’t green or renewable enough anymore.  The EPA has recently banned the production and sale of 80 percent of America’s current wood-burning stoves, the oldest heating method known to mankind and mainstay of rural homes and many of our        ... MORE

ViDEO: John Stossel - An Inconsistent Truth

Ronald Bailey: The Top 5 Lies About Fracking

A campaign of deception.      Gasland Part II, the sequel to director/activist Josh Fox's earlier anti-fracking docudrama Gasland, will run on HBO next Monday. It appears to have rounded up the usual corporate villains and appealing victims of profit-hungry capitalist skullduggery, rather than telling the more substantial story: that  ... MORE

Julian Hattem: EPA Set To Deploy Host Of New Regulations

Administration to unveil new obstacles to job growth. The Obama administration is looking forward to a host of new environmental regulations that go far beyond the president's plans to issue new standards for greenhouse gas emissions from new and existing power plants. The new regulations, previewed in the administration's  ... MORE

John Stossel - Green Tyranny

Green intentions, black results.     Environmental activists and politicians would like you to think that we must love their regulations -- or hate trees and animals. I love trees and animals. But you can love nature and still hate the tyranny that environmental regulations bring. The Environmental Protection Agency just announced it   ... MORE

NCPA Research: Green Cars Are Not So Clean After All

Green vehicles are polluting and wasteful. Electric and hybrid cars were lauded as a cure for climate change and carbon emissions. Though electric vehicles are zero emissions, only 50,000 were sold in 2012 -- well short of the number needed to achieve President Obama's goal of 1 million green cars on the road by 2015. While    ... MORE