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It’s Time to Unshackle the Export-Import Bank

For two years, the Export-Import Bank (Ex-Im) has been put in a tough position, and American exporters have paid the price. Even though a supermajority in Congress expressed its will by reauthorizing Ex-Im in December 2015, the bank hasn’t had a quorum on its board to approve financing deals of more than $10 million. Ex-Im…

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Doctors for Disaster Preparedness

October 16, 2017 Climate Change IQ Question 6: Why can’t all States emulate California’s proposed “clean” energy standards? Answer: Because they can’t all import one-third of their electricity. Somebody has to generate it. California aspires to lead the world to a “clean, renewable” energy future by legislative fiat: 100% renewable by 2045. That would be…

EPA Proposes Clean Break With Dirty Energy Politics

Last week, Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Scott Pruitt issued a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) aimed at terminating the previous administration’s so-called “Clean Power Plan” (CPP) as an instrument of war on fossil fuels — coal in particular. Final action on the proposed policy will follow a 60-day public comment and review period. Pruitt…

EPA endangerment finding endangers USA

Nine years ago, the Obama Environmental Protection Agency issued an “Endangerment Finding.” It claimed that methane leaks from natural gas production and pipelines, and manmade carbon dioxide emissions from burning fossil fuels, cause dangerous global warming that poses an imminent danger to the health and wellbeing of Americans.  However, the Finding was based on computerized…

UN climate panel cannot be trusted

In his Opening Statement on September 6 at the 46th Session of the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) in Montreal, IPCC Chair Hoesung Lee asserted that “Science underpins the negotiating process and provides the evidence base for sound policy.” In reality, the IPCC is highly biased and simply ignores findings that do…