Texas Attorney General on Guns, the EPA and Medicaid Fraud
On today’s edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson and Ben Domenech are joined by Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott to discuss new the battle against the Second Amendment, challenging the EPA, and his efforts to tackle Medicaid fraud.
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How Green Building Regulations Backfire
On today’s edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson and Ben Domenech are joined by David Williams of the Taxpayers Protection Alliance to discuss faulty federal green building regulations and potential kickbacks to a green building council.
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Bill Richardson and the Curious Case of the Ex-Im Bank
On today’s edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson and Ben Domenech are joined by CJ Ciaramella to discuss possible replacements for Lisa Jackson at EPA, Bill Richardson’s shady dealings with the Export-Import Bank and the future of Buzzfeed.
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Report: EPA head Lisa Jackson resigned in a huff over Keystone Pipeline.
Very interesting, if this NY Post report is true: EPA chief Lisa Jackson suddenly resigned last week because she was convinced that President Obama is planning to green-light the controversial Keystone XL oil pipeline, The Post has learned. “She was going to stay on until November or December,” said a Jackson insider. “But this changed it. She will not be the EPA head when Obama | Read More »
Lisa Jackson forced out of EPA.
Ostensible reason: [Lisa] Jackson, 50, a chemical engineer by training and a mom of two teenagers, offered no reason for her resignation other than saying she’s ready for “new challenges, time with my family and new opportunities to make a difference.” She said she was leaving the EPA “confident the ship is sailing in the right direction.” Actual reason: This month, at the prodding of congressional | Read More »
A Call to Our Brothers and Sisters in Coal Country
Americans often exude an apathetic attitude regarding the importance of elections. Many people feel as if their lives will be the same the day after the elections, irrespective of the outcome. As such, they are not enthusiastic about voting. Well, in this case, if Obama is reelected, our country will never again resemble the Constitutional Republic that it once was and should continue to be. | Read More »
MACT – The End of Affordable Coal.
We have two different candidates who could win the US Presidential Election in six days. One claims that he favors “All of The Above” as an energy policy, but as you’ll see below, that comes with a caveat. The other candidate favors US Domestic Energy Independence as a method of economic revival. To determine which man is serious, look closely at how they react to the idea of reliance upon coal-fired energy.
Let’s say you saw the number one goal of the current US President is domestic energy independence or an all of the above energy policy. Would that include a major environmental regulation that threatened to take nearly 30KMW of electrical power generation offline in the immediate future? Would it involve specifically preventing mining and development of a major source of available domestic energy? If so, your candidate is already in office. The Hill describes the Obama Administration’s stance on coal energy below.
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Big Bird vs. Coal
“If you don’t have a record to run on… you make a big election about small things.” – Barack Obama, 2008. In 2008, Barack Obama made the above comment. In 2012, he is proving it to be true, attempting to refocus this year’s presidential election on the weighty topic of… Big Bird. But while Obama attempts to eke out a win by spotlighting a muppet, | Read More »
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Obama’s ‘Abusive’ EPA Edict Targets Bikers, ATV Aficianados & Gardeners Too
Do you know what a peanut gas tank is? Well, if you ride a Harley Davidson Sporster (or any number of custom bikes), you probably do. Further, if you do know what a peanut gas tank is, you probably know that most of them usually only hold two to three gallons of gas. What you might not know, however, is that Barack Obama’s Environmental Protection | Read More »
DC Circuit Tosses Out EPA’s Pollution Rule
Amidst Obama’s inexorable war on American energy, consumers, jobs, and prosperity, his EPA is in the process of promulgating 4 new pollution rules that will bury the coal industry and “necessarily” raise the price of electricity on American households. They are the Cross-State Air Pollution Rule, the Mercury and Air Toxics Standards for Utilities (MACT), the Cooling Water Intake Structures regulation, and the Disposal of | Read More »
Not All Union Bosses Support Obama’s Job-Killing War On Coal
It’s no secret that Barack Obama has declared war on the coal industry and the jobs it maintains. He declared war back in 2008. However, back then, very few were actually listening. Then, back in April, Cecil Roberts, the President of the United Mine Workers of America, had a stunning revelation: Barack Obama would like to do to coal miners’ jobs what the President had | Read More »
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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 »
I Do Not Like It, Uncle Sam! I Do Not Like Your Clean Green Scam!
Will government ever learn? Every time they try to fool the market with some cockamamie attempt at central planning, they create a discontinuity in the market. These discontinuities can often be exploited for gain. That’s when the jackals rush in. The EPA runs a program that is supposed to ensure 36 billion gallons of biofuels are blended into the gasoline supply by 2022. Every gallon | 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 »
EPA Mandates Use of Nonexistent Fuel Blend
It’s bad enough that government regulations and environmental legal defense groups have prevented us from building oil refineries for over 30 years. It’s even worse when the existing ones are forced to blend fuel mixtures that don’t exist. We are all painfully aware of the Soviet style mandate that requires 10% of petroleum to be comprised of ethanol. This unconstitutional mandate has killed jobs, driven | Read More »