Frack, baby, frack!

One thing I love about the internet is that it is forever! Here’s the tweet that put me on the right path: Remember when Republicans were ridiculed for saying domestic drilling would lower gas prices to under $2/Gal? #tcot pic.twitter.com/WnilDxHves — Barney Franken (@BarneyFranken) December 13, 2014   Which I followed to the story, in …

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#COP20Lima : The seriousness of unseriousness

Via William Teach of The Pirate’s Cove, I found this article in The New York Times: Climate Deal Would Commit Every Nation to Limiting Emissions By Coral Davenport, December 14, 2014 LIMA, Peru — Negotiators from around the globe reached a climate change agreement early Sunday that would, for the first time in history, commit …

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We told you so! Opposition to the Keystone XL Pipeline is costing some people their lives.

We have previously noted that the oil industry’s response to government delays in permitting pipelines simply led to more oil being shipped by rail: Boom! North America’s Explosive Oil-by-Rail Problem By Marcus Stern and Sebastian Jones, Reporting for InsideClimate News Regulators in the United States knew they had to act fast. A train hauling 2 …

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Is there any source of electric power generation that is environmentally acceptable?

From The Pirate’s Cove: Hydro-electric Dams Now Deemed Bad For “Climate Change” By William Teach November 28, 2014 – 7:48 am Remember the good old days when Warmists said we should transition away from fossil fuels for energy and look towards solar, wind, geothermal and hydrothermal? Well, wind is known to have a negative impact …

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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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