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Time to Freeze or Eliminate Dangerous CAFÉ Fuel Standards

“…a 2002 National Academy of Sciences study estimated that CAFÉ rules had contributed to as many as 2,600 extra fatalities in 1993 – at a relatively lenient standard of 27.5 miles per gallon. Studies by the Brookings Institution, Harvard School of Public Health, National Academy of Sciences and USA Today all reached similar conclusions.” Read more at CNS News. Image …

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Obama’s “CAFE Standards” will raise the price of your next car by at least $3,000.00

For the “Corporate Average Fuel Economy” program – “CAFE Standards” – to reach its goal, the average price of a new vehicle will skyrocket by at least an additional $3,000.00.  That’s according to the Obama administration’s own technical assessments. Other estimates put the price hike at $7,200.00 per vehicle. The Department of Transportation is now reviewing the Obama CAFE standards, …

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What Obamacare did for health, the CARBON TAX will do for energy

The same folks who invented Obamacare have now cooked up the “Carbon Tax” – higher prices for everything we do, eat, wear and use. That’s why two leading Members of Congress say that the carbon tax would be “detrimental to American families and businesses.” Dr. Vince Ginn, Ph.D., of the Armstrong Center for Energy and the Environment, says the Congressmen …

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The costs of carbon taxes are real — and crippling

“As The Hill reported last week, two House Republicans have introduced a resolution condemning the idea of a carbon tax. Such a tax on carbon dioxide emissions, say Majority Whip Steve Scalise and West Virginia Rep. David McKinley, would “be detrimental to American families and businesses, and is not in the best interest of the United States.” They’re right, but if anything, they’re understating the …

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Time for Congress to Reform the Renewable Fuel Standard

“Created by Congress in 2005, the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) is a program that requires American refiners to blend renewable fuels — primarily ethanol — into the fuel that consumers across the country use to fuel their cars and trucks. Under the law, ethanol and biodiesel producers receive a Renewable Identification Number (RIN) for each gallon of renewable fuel they …

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Halt divestment of fossil fuel industry

By Jim Constantopoulos, a professor of geology and director of the Miles Mineral Museum at Eastern New Mexico University. “Oil and natural gas production is surging in New Mexico and nationally. But there’s a hidden danger lurking in the shadows: divestment. Over the past decade, critics of the petroleum industry have mounted a “keep it in the ground” campaign as …

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Is This The World’s Next Petrochemical Hub?

“Appalachia is about to turn into the largest gas-producing region in America, accounting for 37 percent of the total by 2040, a study by IHS Markit commissioned by a lobby group has suggested. The group, dubbed Shale Crescent USA, is on a mission to promote the attractive business conditions for petrochemical producers in a bid to find a replacement for coal as a revenue …

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Tariffs: 5 Layoffs for Every New Job

A new study by The Trade Partnership confirms that proposed tariffs on steel and aluminum will cause a net LOSS of 146,000 American jobs: that’s five layoffs for every single new job created. That’s because aluminum and steel are included in the price of nearly everything we buy, from a new car to a can of beer. Already, U.S. metals prices …

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Tesla’s $2.6 billion payday for Elon Musk faces opposition

“Tesla Inc.’s proposal to give Chief Executive Elon Musk an estimated $2.6 billion payday stretched out over a decade would be too costly and too dilutive to shareholders, said one of the two largest independent services meant to advise investors on crucial shareholder votes. Tesla’s proposal “is peculiar in that it provides increasingly outsized compensation for levels of success ranging …

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Climate change lawsuits are ineffective political stunts

“Environmental activists are once again greeting a Republican administration’s resistance to setting carbon dioxide emission limits with lawsuits. In January, Mayor DeBlasio in New York City followed seven California cities that filed lawsuits over climate change last summer. These lawsuits, though, miss the point and their target. They are not suing the Trump administration. They seek to circumvent the Trump …