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CALIFORNIA’S Public Transportation Sinkhole – ReasonMagazine

By at April 14, 2012 | 12:18 am

CALIFORNIA’S Public Transportation Sinkhole – ReasonMagazine

By Steven Greenhut | April 13, 2012 Americans suffer under the delusion that transportation systems are just that—systems for transporting people from one destination to another. What most of us fail to recognize is that the politicians, activists and planners who play the greatest role in creating those systems have far different goals than improving the way we move ... Go To Article

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OBAMA ORDER coordinates federal oversight of ‘fracking,’ gas development – The Hill

By at April 14, 2012 | 12:00 am

OBAMA ORDER coordinates federal oversight of ‘fracking,’ gas development – The Hill

By Andrew Restuccia - 04/13/12, The Hill President Obama signed an executive order Friday establishing a high-level task force charged with coordinating federal oversight of domestic natural-gas development. The task force is charged with ensuring that rapidly growing efforts to tap vast natural-gas supplies in the country’s shale formations, which require ... Go To Article

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ENERGY:: Obama appoints Soros-linked immigration advisor to lead natural gas council – IER

By at April 13, 2012 | 3:08 pm

ENERGY:: Obama appoints Soros-linked immigration advisor to lead natural gas council – IER

WASHINGTON D.C. — President Obama released today an executive order claiming to support safe and responsible development of unconventional domestic natural gas resource.  The order creates an interagency working group led by the chairman of the White House Domestic Policy Council, Ceclia Munoz, who formerly led the Center for Community Change and the Open Society ... Go To Article

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BARRY’S BANK:: Obama wants Congress to Expand Export-Import Bank Tied to Green Companies – Wash Free Beacon

By at April 11, 2012 | 11:23 am

BARRY’S BANK:: Obama wants Congress to Expand Export-Import Bank Tied to Green Companies – Wash Free Beacon

BY: Andrew Stiles - April 11, 2012 5:00 am The Export-Import Bank of the United States (Ex-Im) is a little-known institution that has become a hot topic in Washington as Congress debates whether to extend its authorization and increase its lending capability. The bank is also a hotbed of crony capitalism—run by political donors for the benefit of political ... Go To Article

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ENERGY:: Spain Halts Feed-In-Tariffs for Renewable Energy – IER

By at April 9, 2012 | 10:51 am

ENERGY:: Spain Halts Feed-In-Tariffs for Renewable Energy – IER

A couple years ago, President Obama hailed Spain’s promotion of wind and solar energy through massive subsidies as a way to grow the economy and create jobs. At the time, Dr. Gabriel Calzada explained that the Spanish success was a mirage and that Spain’s “success” was actually costing jobs and creating a huge financial liability. Now, the reality of Spain’s ... Go To Article

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JONAH GOLDBERG:: Very Few of the Above – NRO

By at April 6, 2012 | 2:00 pm

JONAH GOLDBERG:: Very Few of the Above – NRO

By JONAH GOLDBERG In his speech before the Newspapers Association of America/American Society of News Editors Wednesday, likely GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney accused the president of changing positions to get reelected. For instance, Romney charged that “as president,” Obama “delayed the development of our oil and coal and natural gas. Now, as ... Go To Article

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CHINA OIL STRATEGY:: More Supply = Low Prices + Economic Growth – IER

By at April 5, 2012 | 11:14 am

CHINA OIL STRATEGY:: More Supply = Low Prices + Economic Growth – IER

April 5, 2012, Institute for Energy Research According to the Energy Information Administration (EIA), China became the world’s fourth largest oil producer in 2010, beating out Iran, who formerly held that spot. Only Saudi Arabia, Russia, and the United States produced more oil than China in 2010. China’s demand for oil is also growing. In 2010, China and other ... Go To Article

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ENERGY:: Killing Coal – WSJ

By at April 5, 2012 | 11:05 am

ENERGY:: Killing Coal – WSJ

REVIEW & OUTLOOK April 4, 2012, 7:00 p.m. ET For three years the Environmental Protection Agency has imposed a de facto ban on new coal-fired power while doing everything it can to harm existing coal plants. But for once there's something good to say about the latest EPA carbon rule: At least the agency was less devious when it formalized the coal ban last ... Go To Article

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OBAMA SUBSIDIZES Dirty CHINESE COAL Power – NRO

By at April 4, 2012 | 3:57 pm

OBAMA SUBSIDIZES Dirty CHINESE COAL Power – NRO

By KEVIN D. WILLIAMSON, April 4, 2012, NRO The Obama administration has done something I would call odd, if odd weren’t the norm in this White House. The administration is worried about global warming. It also is worried about the American economy, particularly manufacturing, and international competition, particularly from China. The administration’s response, ... Go To Article

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SOLYNDRA AUDIT:: Treasury’s review of Solyndra ‘rushed’ – POLITICO

By at April 4, 2012 | 9:22 am

SOLYNDRA AUDIT:: Treasury’s review of Solyndra ‘rushed’ – POLITICO

By BOB KING | 4/4/12 The Treasury Department's review of Solyndra's $535 million federal loan guarantee was "rushed" through in about one day in March 2009, "based on an expedited review request from DOE so that a press release could be issued," according to a Treasury inspector general report that gives further evidence of the early Obama administration's eagerness to ... Go To Article

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