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William Yeatman
by | May 4, 2016

The silliest news items are those that belie their headlines, as is the case with a sensational front-page story in Tuesday’s New York Times, titled “Resettling the First American ‘Climate Refugees.’” From the eye-popping title, one would think that the…

by | May 4, 2016

The silliest news items are those that belie their headlines, as is the case with a sensational front-page story in Tuesday’s New York Times, titled “Resettling the First American ‘Climate Refugees.’” From the eye-popping title, one would think that the…

by | Oct 23, 2009

After cap-and-trade energy legislation cleared the first test in the House of Representatives this summer, it stalled in the world’s most deliberative body. Then, John Kerry decided to jumpstart a compromise bill among his colleagues. Ever since Kerry came up…

by | Jun 29, 2009

Well before Barack Obama brought hope to the White House, Congresswoman Nancy Pelosi was adamant that something new and different and wonderful had arrived. In 2006, the incoming Speaker pledged that hers would be the “most honest, most open, and…

by | Jun 17, 2009

To all appearances, green special interests are on a roll. They have managed to get committed environmentalists appointed to key congressional committees and regulatory positions. They have a president in the White House who agrees on the broad contours of…

by | Mar 6, 2009

This January, Maryland Governor Martin O’Malley proposed legislation that he promised would fight climate change and “grow” the economy. This week, the state Senate passed the bill, with one of those “Who could disagree with it?” titles the “Greenhouse Gas…

by | Feb 25, 2009

In his inaugural address, President Barack Obama took a dig at his backward predecessor by promising to “restore science to its rightful place” in America. So why, days before he was sworn in, did Obama choose a failed prophet of…

by | Jul 23, 2008

Advocates claim that ethanol mandates and subsidies protect our planet, enhance U.S. security, and ease our pain at the pump. In fact, ethanol policy hurts all Americans except for the tiny slice of the population that grows corn or distills…

by | Mar 31, 2008

Republican nominee for president John McCain recently returned from a whirlwind tour of Europe meant to promote his global statesmanship. In Europe, he met with leaders such as French President Nicolas Sarkozy and former British Prime Minister Tony Blair, and…

by | Feb 15, 2008

It’s bad enough when European and American politicians desperate to “do something” about global warming appear willing to sacrifice economic growth in their own countries. Now they are ready forsake the world’s poorest citizens, too. For 15 years, developing countries…

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