Posts Categorized: Environment

Congressman Joe Barton’s Climate Change Expert Under Investigation

Remember back in 2006 when Congressman Joe Barton (R-TX) held hearings on the so-called “Climategate” brouhaha? Well, it turns out Barton’s “expert” witness was actually a plagiarist. He stole most of his “report” on climate change from a textbook – Paleoclimatology: Reconstructing Climates of the Quaternary by Dr. Raymond Bradley. Sources: Experts claim 2006 climate… Read more »

Live Feed from BP Well

Here’s a live feed of the BP oil well destroying the Gulf of Mexico. This story’s been going more than 2 months now, but we can’t let it slip from the headlines. Millions of gallons of crude is being dumped into the Gulf every day and washing up on our shores. Free live streaming by… Read more »

Obama’s Problem Isn’t Just BP

This week, New York Times columnist Maureen Dowd puts her finger on the problem with President Obama. He’s too passive, too willing to compromise and too comfortable sitting back and letting things play out. As a result, Dowd said, Obama is losing control of the storyline. Right now the story line is oil is spilling… Read more »

Senator John Kerry says the Senate will pass his climate bill this year

On Sunday, Senator John Kerry (D-MA) wrote in the Washington Post about the prospects of getting the climate bill passed this year – an election year. “Conventional wisdom says that Congress ducks tough choices in election years,” Kerry said, “predicting at best a watered-down energy bill. The same doubters said health reform was dead until… Read more »

Senator John Kerry Unveils ‘American Power Act’ Energy Bill (Complete Bill Available)

I haven’t plowed through the 987-page energy bill Senator John Kerry (D-MA) unveiled today, but here’s the first paragraph from the bill’s summary and a link to the bill so you can read it for yourself. The American Power Act will transform our economy, set us on the path toward energy independence and improve the… Read more »

Rep. Mike Pence Tells Fox News Congress Should Investigate Obama’s ‘Slow Response’

On Wednesday, Fox News’ Neil Cavuto interviewed Rep. Mike Pence (R-IN) about the congressional investigation into the British Petroleum oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, but Pence was more concerned with the alleged slowness of the Obama administration’s response to the disaster. Pence said the people “want to get to the bottom of what… Read more »

“Drill baby” what’s this all about? Never heard of it says GOP Senators

Now that thousands of barrels of oil are spewing into the Gulf of Mexico by the hour, Republican senators are pretending that “Drill, Baby, Drill” was never a party slogan. “I think there was a candidate that used that,” Senator Jon Kyl (R-AZ) said. “I think our phrase was ‘drill here, drill now,’ meaning here… Read more »

Obama’s Liberal Agenda: Offshore Drilling

What’s so gut-busting laugh-out-loud funny is that conservatives keep trying to portray President Obama as a left-wing weirdo sitting around smoking hash and lathering himself up with patchouli oil. If you look at his policies — yes, even health care reform — it’s pretty clear that Obama is marginally left-of-center. Take for instance his plan… Read more »