Environment

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

 


Mountain of Government Waste at Yucca

Since the 1970s, the U.S. has been searching for a long-term site to store its nuclear waste. The nation’s spent nuclear fuel, which can remain radioactive for thousands of years, is currently sitting in more than 100 temporary facilities scattered across the country, often within close proximity to highly-populated metropolitan areas. In 2008, after decades of examination and dozens of lawsuits, the Department of Energy (DOE) submitted a license application to the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) to complete construction and make operational the repository under Yucca Mountain, located in the heart of the Nevada desert, 90 miles north of Las Vegas. After approximately $15 billion has been spent on the project and federal courts across the country have reiterated the federal government’s obligation to store the waste, President Obama is intent on killing the Yucca Mountain repository.

CAGW Issues Spending Cut Alert: Interior-Environment Appropriations



For Immediate Release:

July 18, 2011
Contact: Leslie K. Paige (202) 467-5334

Luke Gelber (202) 467-5318
   

CAGW ISSUES SPENDING CUT OF THE WEEK: USMC’s V-22 OSPREY


For Immediate Release:

April 7, 2011
Contact::Leslie Paige 202.467.5334

Luke Gelber 202.467.5305

 


A-Maize-ing Waste: Why Ethanol Subsidies Must Be Repealed

“I once was lost but now am found; Was blind, but now I see” the amazing waste in the ethanol subsidy program, admitted Vice President Al Gore. A November 27, 2010, Wall Street Journal article confirmed that the ethanol cheerleader and environmental eminence of the climate change movement had backtracked on his support for the program, saying it was a “mistake,” and that he only supported it because he had a “certain fondness for the farmers in the state of Iowa” during his presidential run.

Weatherization--More Money, Blowin' in the Wind

February 17, 2011 marked the two-year anniversary of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA), the so-called stimulus package. Needless to say, the contrived celebratory fanfare that characterized the one-year anniversary last year has now given way to the dull realization that the $862 billion program has been an abject failure. The oft-repeated promise that the stimulus money would be tracked to the very last dime has become the butt of late-night talk shows and taxpayers are left to wonder where all the money went.

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CAGW Names Rep. Bennie Thompson June 2018 Porker of the Month

Rep. Thompson is CAGW's Porker of the Month for attempting to create taxpayer-funded dorms for members of Congress.