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Anti-Science Syndrome suffering Republican Party of Virginia

October 4th, 2009 · 6 Comments

The Republican Party of Virginia (RPV) (or, perhaps, simply staff) has embraced anti-science syndrome with a fervor that should astound anyone with the slightest regard for the scientific method and for the scientific community (communities). .  Here is an excerpt from an RPV-email attacking Democratic Party candidate for Attorney General Steve Shannon: In Shannon’s only […]

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Tags: carbon dioxide · climate change · climate legislation · Energy · Global Warming · global warming deniers · politics · republican party

Making ASSes of U and ME: SAIC/NAM/ACCF GIGO strikes again …

August 12th, 2009 · 2 Comments

Last year,  National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) and that American Council for Capital Formation (ACCF) made noise with a report written by SAIC showing that the Lieberman-Warner Coal Subsidy Act (misrepresented as the Climate Security Act)  would have devastating impact. Now, NAM and ACCF have long fought against any moves to clean energy and any […]

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Tags: analysis · carbon dioxide · catastrophic climate change · climate change · climate delayers · climate legislation · Energy

Blogging about WashPost OPED Editing: Inane or Insane?

August 1st, 2009 · 3 Comments

In Sunday’s Washington Post, yet another inane, deceptive, truthiness laden OPED appears on energy issues. Not satisfied with publishing George Will’s Will-ful Deceit, Krauthammer’s fact-free forays into energy analysis, Samuelson’s truthiness, and Sarah Palin’s paltry shallowness, and others, Kathleen Parker has stepped up to the plate for an attack on the American Clean Energy and […]

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Tags: Energy · truthiness · Washington Post

Perpetuating Naked Fraud in Black Face

July 31st, 2009 · 2 Comments

For far too long and far too extensively, various industries have used astroturfing methods to distort public debate. They create false groups. They fund “institutions” with impressive sounding names to spout deceptive propaganda.  All of this is fraud, outright fraud on the very concept of intelligent discourse in a civil society.  Now, this “fraud” typical […]

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Tags: cap and trade · climate change · climate delayers · climate legislation · Congress

John Stewart and The Congressional Process: the Cap & Trade example

July 22nd, 2009 · Comments Off on John Stewart and The Congressional Process: the Cap & Trade example

Referred to as ‘sausage making’, the legislative process isn’t pretty (despite those beautiful Rose Garden signing sessions). And, too often, the result from the legislative process isn’t pretty. And, where the Waxman-Markey American Clean Energy and Security (ACES) Act has gone isn’t pretty and the potential paths forward make it far too likely to end […]

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Tags: climate legislation · Congress · Energy

“Will the Senate save the Clean Air Act?”

July 8th, 2009 · Comments Off on “Will the Senate save the Clean Air Act?”

That is the question that many Americans will see opening their newspapers tomorrow as a nationwide advertising effort begins to let Americans know that the American Clean Energy and Security (ACES) has a provision restricting the Environmental Protection Agency’s ability to enforce the Clean Air Act (CAA). The CAA is perhaps the premier legislative achievement […]

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Tags: Energy · political symbols · politics · waxman-markey

Reality leaving Waxman-Markey in the dust …

July 7th, 2009 · 1 Comment

The Waxman-Markety American Clean Energy and Security (ACES) targets for renewable energy and climate emissions reductions are, to put it simply, far from what they should be. And, let’s put aside “should be”, they are far weaker than they could be. Let’s stick with 2020 targets for a moment. The bill, as passed by the […]

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Tags: cap and trade · climate change · climate legislation · coal · electricity · emissions · Energy · energy efficiency · energy information administration

Carl Pope on Progressives and ACES final days in the House

June 27th, 2009 · 2 Comments

Friday, Sam Stein and Ryan Grim wrote on Huffington Post about the politics of the Waxman-Markey American Clean Energy and Security (ACES) Act. They quoted Sierra Club head Carl Pope stating that progressives had helped drive the bill to the right by forcing more compromises with members like likely Global Warming-denier Collin Peterson. “If Waxman-Markey […]

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Tags: cap and trade · Congress

ACES Opposition based on Deception … the Putnam example

June 27th, 2009 · 2 Comments

While there are quite serious issues to consider in how ACES was weakened leading to its passage yesterday and serious issues about whether this is the bill that is required, the vast majority of the opposition to the bill relied on deceit and deception.  In part, Representative Lloyd Doggett’s decision to flip his vote from […]

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Tags: Congress · truthiness

President Obama makes a strong, public call for a yes vote on ACES

June 25th, 2009 · 1 Comment

President Obama made quite favorable comments about the Waxman-Markey American Clean Energy and Security Act at the opening of his press conference. (And, of course, no journalist thought this issue meriting a question …) Today, the President made a strong statement calling on all members of the House to vote for this legislation. In his […]

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Tags: barack obama