Environment

Revive the Yucca Mountain Project

On August 13, 2013, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit ruled 2-1 that the Obama administration must resume consideration of Yucca Mountain as a repository for the nation’s nuclear waste.  The ruling was the latest event in the quest to resolve the decades-old battle over where the country should store its roughly 70,000 metric tons of nuclear waste.

Wasteful Government Subsidies for Cape Wind Project

Wind energy has been touted by environmentalists as clean and cheap.  While it may be clean, it is far from cheap.  A maze of government subsidies, mandates and crony capitalism deeply mask the true cost of wind energy production to make it extremely wasteful of citizens’ dollars.  In the free market, wind energy would never be built without the massive government intervention it receives.

Snow-quester: A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to (Work?)

In 2010, Washingtonians lived through Snowmageddon.  Some referred to it as the Snowpocalypse.

The Case Against Keystone XL Gets Weaker

Late Friday afternoon, right around when most people likely tuned out and stopped reading the news, the State Department released a report stating that the Keystone XL Pipeline would have little impact on climate change.

Weatherization—Money Continues to Pour

It has been three and a half years since Congress passed the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA), and the wasted money in this bill has taken its toll on taxpayers. President Obama and cheerleaders for the $838 billion stimulus promised it would be the antidote to a floundering economy, creating anywhere from “thousands and thousands” of jobs to 3.5 million jobs, depending upon which Obama administration spokesperson was making the rounds on the Sunday morning talk shows.

Mandating the Hypothetical: EPA’s Cellulosic Biofuels Mandate

It is no secret that many federal regulations in the United States are ineffective and burdensome to the economy.  However, the current Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) requirement for oil producers to purchase non-existent cellulosic biofuels may be the most absurd.

Taxpayers Charged Billions to Anoint Green Car Manufacturing Winners

In an effort to alleviate the burden of rising gasoline prices on the economy and reduce vehicle emissions, Congress passed the Energy Independence and Security Act (EISA) in 2007. The legislation ramped up fuel economy standards and encouraged the use of renewable fuels.

Solyndra Scorches Taxpayers

It is a shame that the Obama administration didn’t pay as much attention to the details of Solyndra’s business plans and financial liabilities as it did to the details of the President’s photo op at the company’s facility on May 26, 2010. Given the rampant mismanagement and weaknesses associated with the Energy Department’s whole Loan Guarantee Program (LGP), there was plenty of incentive to do so.

Interior Bill Contains Pork


For Immediate Release:

August 9, 2011
Contact: Leslie K. Paige (202) 467-5334

Luke Gelber (202) 467-5318

 


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