The Long-Lead Time Planning For Mandated Failure
According to President Obama, we have tried his plan in America and it has worked! Don’t say that to employees in either the defense or the coal industry. President Obama’s plans are about to go to work on both on these industries and that apparently implies that a whole lot of jobs won’t be getting created or saved. Changing scale in capital intensive industries requires | Read More »
Frack Global Warming
Good morning. Excellent news abounds. The United States has significantly lowered its airborne emissions of CO2. This is truly positive news, given that the US EPA and many members of Congress view this pollutant with such concern that they would willingly consign the economy to a system of CO2 permits that would limit what can be produced, consumed and enjoyed by every American. The news | Read More »
Government Regulatory Agencies Have Zero Cost Discipline
Update: Sen Inhofe seems ready to provide some cost scrutiny. Help the man out, write your Senators today and tell them to support the Inhofe Resolution! There are some parts of government that face consequences when they overrun their costs by a significant value. The people get dragged up to DC, they must justify their existence and if they fail…The career dissipation light flickers. The | Read More »
Give My Children The Lightning Again (Part 3 of 3): Rick Perry on Energy and The Environment
When Larry Niven and Jerry Pournelle coauthored the dystopic novel Lucifer’s Hammer, they focused heavily on issues of resource management. In the end of the novel, one of the protagonist characters expired uttering the following last words: “Give my children the lightning again.” Yet the challenge of giving future Americans (like my two children) the motive power to enjoy a lifestyle comparable to my own | Read More »
Tags: Drilling Moratorium
, EPA Powerplant Regulations
, Jerry Pournelli
, Larry Niven
, Lucifer's Hammer
, Rick Perry
, Tragedy of The COmmons
, Wind Power
Can Science Go On Trial?
The US Chamber of Commerce wants to take the US EPA to court over Global Warming. I personally sympathize. I see the idea as a disaster in the making for the EPA. The LA Times offers details below.
The U.S. Chamber of Commerce, trying to ward off potentially sweeping federal emissions regulations, is pushing the Environmental Protection Agency to hold a rare public hearing on the scientific evidence for man-made climate change. Chamber officials say it would be “the Scopes monkey trial of the 21st century” — complete with witnesses, cross-examinations and a judge who would rule, essentially, on whether humans are warming the planet to dangerous effect.
“It would be evolution versus creationism,” said William Kovacs, the chamber’s senior vice president for environment, technology and regulatory affairs. “It would be the science of climate change on trial.”
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