The most Pyrrhic of victories

Our good friend Jason Scott of the Delaware Liberal is just aghast that Senator Tom Carper (D-DE) has stated that he will support the Senate bill by hopefully-outgoing Senator Mary Landrieu (D-LA) to get the Keystone XL pipeline project approved. Stan Merriman added this comment: This support by Carper is an outrage. As a recent …

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Ein Volk, Ein Reich, Ein Führer!

From The New York Times, via The Pirate’s Cove: Obama Pursuing Climate Accord in Lieu of Treaty By Coral Davenport | August 26, 2014 WASHINGTON — The Obama administration is working to forge a sweeping international climate change agreement to compel nations to cut their planet-warming fossil fuel emissions, but without ratification from Congress. In …

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We’ve seen this story before

From The Pirate’s Cove: Failing Ivanpah Solar Plant Wants Federal Grant To Repay Federal Loan By William Teach | November 9, 2014 – 8:00 am Unsurprisingly, the “world’s largest solar plant” is struggling, so they want a bailout from US taxpayers to help repay the loan provided on the taxpayers back: (Fox News) After already …

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About that Keystone XL Pipeline . . .

From The Wall Street Journal: Dangers Aside, Railways Reshape Crude Market Shipping Crude by Rail Expands as New Pipelines Hit Headwinds and Train Companies Reap Revenue By Russell Gold and Chester Dawson | Sept. 21, 2014 10:32 p.m. ET In May 2008, a locomotive with a grizzly bear painted on its side pulled into a …

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Economics 101: you can’t increase costs on businesses without increasing costs on consumers

I found this via Twitter: Obama’s new rules for coal plants are going to be a huge, huge, huge deal: http://t.co/kBckVUtqiR — The New Republic (@tnr) May 27, 2014 to which Mark Buehner replied: @tnr @instapundit shorter- yes, your electricity bill is going up so shut up. — Mark Buehner (@ElBuehn) May 27, 2014   …

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From Around the Blogroll

Following North Carolina House House Speaker Thom Tillis’ victory in the Republican senatorial primary, Sister Toldjah noted incumbent Senator Kay Hagan’s decision to go for broke and “fully embrace” Obaminablecare. Most polls show that the wholly misnamed Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act is unpopular, but, as I have said previously, the only polls which …

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Another solar energy company is failing

Normally, when quoting from newspaper articles, I try — not always successfully — to limit myself to the first four paragraphs. Donald Douglas, on the other hand, frequently quotes more, and considering that the original source is The New York Times, which limits non-subscribers to ten free article views a month, I think that I’ll …

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If the observations do not fit the theory, then the observations must be wrong, right?

Thanks to the esteemed William Teach, I found this article: 95% of Climate Models Agree: The Observations Must be Wrong February 7th, 2014 by Roy W. Spencer, Ph. D. I’m seeing a lot of wrangling over the recent (15+ year) pause in global average warming…when did it start, is it a full pause, shouldn’t we …

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Ecopocrisy: Do as I say, not as I do!

From The Wall Street Journal: Boldly Going Where No Greens Have Gone Before Why do Leonardo DiCaprio and Richard Branson lecture us about carbon consumption while plotting trips to space? By Max Luke and Jenna Mukuno | Jan. 7, 2014 6:37 p.m. ET If all goes according to plan, Hollywood icon Leonardo DiCaprio will blast …

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