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  • Biden is Trying to Force an Energy Transition and These States Aren't Having It

    05/10/2024 9:46:21 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 25 replies
    Townhall ^ | 05/10/2024 | Spencer Brown
    Attorneys general in 25 states have banded together to file a legal challenge to another "unlawful" Environmental Protection Agency policy that is part of President Joe Biden's crusade to "end" fossil fuels and force an energy "transition." At issue this time: the EPA's final rule establishing "New Source Performance Standards for Greenhouse Gas Emissions From New, Modified, and Reconstructed Fossil Fuel-Fired Electric Generating Units" as well as "Emission Guidelines for Greenhouse Gas Emissions From Existing Fossil Fuel-Fired Electric Generating Units" and the "Repeal of the Affordable Clean Energy Rule." Stemming from a 2009 Obama-era EPA "conclusion" that greenhouse gas (GHG)...
  • Historic Drug Shortage Exacerbated by EPA Overreach

    05/05/2024 8:27:04 PM PDT · by bitt · 13 replies ^ | 5/5/2024 | W. Caffey Norman, Real Clear Wire
    This story originally was published by Real Clear Wire By W. Caffey Norman Real Clear Wire Concerning new reports reveal that the drug shortage in the U.S. has reached its highest level since the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists began tracking data. In total, 323 medicines are now in short supply. However, the problem is about to get worse because of government regulations on an entirely different issue. Counterintuitive measures from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) are set to effectively ban the domestic production of chemicals that are used in the process of manufacturing vital prescription drugs and vaccines. Shortly...
  • White House Slashes Environmental Restrictions for Biden's Pet Projects - Wind and Solar

    05/04/2024 8:39:54 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 12 replies
    Hotair ^ | 05/04/2024 | Jazz Shaw
    Back in 1969, Congress passed the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), mandating environmental reviews for all major projects to determine their environment impact and allowing for periods of public comment. This has generally been beneficial, but it opens the door to lengthy lawsuits from environmental activists that can tie projects up in the courts for years. There may be some significant changes coming to the process, however, but only for certain types of projects. The White House Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ) has just finished what's being described as a "rule change" that will remove many delays and "streamline" the...
  • The Biden Administration Ever More Delusional On Energy

    05/03/2024 5:10:02 AM PDT · by MtnClimber · 9 replies
    Manhattan Contrarian ^ | 1 May, 2024 | Francis Menton
    Three and a half years into the Biden Administration, and to an ordinary citizen on the ground it might seem like not that much has changed as to energy. Despite hundreds of government actions and initiative in an all-of-government regulatory onslaught to transform the energy economy, the important things have been remarkable stable. Production of oil and gas are actually up, and prices increases have been relatively modest — far less than one might have anticipated from the extreme regulatory hostility to production. The percentage of what is called “primary energy” (that is, energy for everything, not just electricity) coming...
  • The Biden EPA’s Plan to Ration Electricity. New rules are designed to eliminate fossil-fuel power plants. Energy scarcity is sure to result.

    04/27/2024 3:53:53 AM PDT · by karpov · 120 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | April 26, 2024 | WSJ Editorial Board
    The Biden Administration’s regulations are coming so fast and furious that it’s hard even to keep track, but we’re trying. On Thursday the Environmental Protection Agency proposed its latest doozy—rules that will effectively force coal plants to shut down while banning new natural-gas plants. “With the announcement today, the power sector can make planning decisions with a full array of information,” EPA’s press release declares. Translation: Get moving with the green-energy transition because we’re determined to eliminate fossil-fuel power. Barack Obama’s regulation spurred a wave of coal plant closures. Now President Biden is trying to finish the job by tightening...
  • New Biden admin rule seeks to eradicate American coal-fired power plants by 2039

    04/26/2024 1:52:02 PM PDT · by Twotone · 13 replies
    The Post Millennial ^ | April 25, 2024 | Jarryd Jaeger
    On Thursday, Biden's Environmental Protection Agency announced a new set of rules aimed at reducing pollution from natural gas and coal-fired power plants by 90 percent by 2039. About 42,000 Americans work in the coal industry. Under the regulations, the nation's 200 or so coal-fired power plants will be forced to abide by strict new emissions standards unless they stop burning coal within ten years, in which case they will be allowed to follow the less stringent existing standards. According to the rules, a "new compliance path" for coal-fired power plants means they "will be able to continue meeting existing...
  • Commemorating the 30th Anniversary of President Nixon’s Passing

    04/23/2024 12:45:37 PM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 21 replies
    nixonfoundation ^ | Apr 22, 2024 | Nixonfoundation
    Today, April 22, 2024, marks the 30th anniversary of President Richard Nixon’s passing. The 37th President died in New York City in 1994 after suffering a stroke and was buried five days later on the grounds of the Nixon Library in Yorba Linda at the side of his First Lady. The Nixon Foundation commemorated the anniversary with members of the United States Army lowering the flag to half staff over his birth house, the playing of Taps and a ceremonial wreath laying. A commemorative display is currently available for visitors to view in Annenberg Court featuring items from President Nixon’s...
  • Biden admin weighs California’s latest green gambit that could set off chain reaction of economic pain

    04/23/2024 7:35:27 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 12 replies
    BizPac Review ^ | April 22, 2024 | Nick Pope
    The Biden administration could allow California to implement a rule designed to push green locomotives, but a growing list of stakeholders are warning that the regulation would severely impact the state’s economy and the national rail industry. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) could soon determine whether it will allow the California Air Resources Board (CARB) to move forward with a state regulation that would ban the use of locomotives that are more than 23 years past their manufacturing date unless they run using zero-emissions technology, according to Progressive Railroading. The rule could disrupt supply chains and saddle the state’s railway...
  • Environmental Laws That Impeded Pipelines For Years Could Trip Up Biden’s Sprint Toward Offshore Wind

    04/21/2024 6:15:43 PM PDT · by T Ruth · 4 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | January 22, 2024 | Nick Pope
    Landmark environmental laws leveraged for decades to challenge infrastructure projects are now being used against offshore wind, a key aspect of ... Joe Biden’s green energy agenda. A new lawsuit brought by grassroots environmental groups, fishermen and local citizens alleges that the government did not abide by the terms of statutes including the National Environmental Policy Act and the Endangered Species Act in a rush to permit two massive offshore wind developments off the East Coast. “Destroying ocean habitat in the name of climate change prevention is absolutely hypocritical and atrocious,” Dustin Delano, the COO of the New England Fishermen’s...
  • Senate strikes down Biden administration's climate regulations targeting car emissions (only 6.78 years left)

    04/10/2024 7:18:52 PM PDT · by Libloather · 34 replies
    Fox News ^ | 4/10/24 | Thomas Catenacci
    The Senate on Wednesday afternoon voted in favor of passing a bill reversing the Biden administration's actions mandating states to track and set reduction goals for greenhouse gas emissions from vehicles on highways. The chamber approved the resolution in a 53-47 vote in which Sens. Kyrsten Sinema, I-Ariz.; Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio; Jon Tester, D-Mont.; and Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., joined every Republican voting in the affirmative. The bill was introduced in February by Sens. Kevin Cramer, R-N.D.; Shelley Moore Capito, R-W.Va.; and Manchin. "Few things are more frustrating in government than un-elected bureaucrats asserting authority they don’t have and foisting federal...
  • Truckers challenge Biden administration over climate crackdown on electric big rig. ('That's how useless they are.')

    04/07/2024 3:08:26 PM PDT · by Libloather · 27 replies
    Fox News ^ | 4/03/24 | Thomas Catenacci
    American truck drivers are sounding the horn on the Biden administration's recently finalized environmental regulations that aim to push for the heavy-duty vehicle sector to go all-electric. The truckers voiced concerns that electric heavy-duty vehicle technology is not nearly advanced enough to replace the nation's existing diesel-powered fleet, noting limitations on vehicle batteries, like low performance in cold weather conditions and shorter range. They also warned that the lack of high-powered charging infrastructure and power grid upgrades needed for fueling vehicles would present additional problems. "I'm an owner-operator. I've been in the business for 30 years," Mike Nichols, a Wisconsin-based...
  • Planes, Trains and Automobiles ... and Trucks: Biden administration has announced new stringent emissions requirements for virtually the entire American transportation system

    04/03/2024 10:10:08 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 31 replies
    Hotair ^ | 04/03 | Stephen Moore
    The Biden administration has announced in recent weeks new stringent emissions requirements for virtually the entire American transportation system.The Environmental Protection Agency will mandate by the year 2035 that virtually every car made and sold in America must be an EV. No more gas cars. The New York Times comically declared that motorists don't have to worry because this "is not a ban on gasoline-powered vehicles." Sure it isn't. Today less than 2% of cars use the electric power grid for fuel. So soon we will see 50 times more demand for electricity from autos. Then the EPA announced new...
  • Biden's Next EV Mandate Is Out and It's Going to Break America

    04/02/2024 9:41:24 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 70 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 04/02/2024 | Stephen Green
    Say goodbye to the trucking industry as we know it, and goodbye to the American economy, too. You might have missed it on Good Friday — which you can be sure was no accident — when the Biden EPA released its new tailpipe rules for semi-trucks, but the new rules will destroy how we move goods around the country. It seems like only two weeks ago [It was only two weeks ago, Steve —editor] that I told you about Presidentish Biden's new EPA regulations, coming into effect starting in 2027, that will force two-thirds of new car buyers into electric...
  • Biden’s EV mandate likely to severely limit how many conventional vehicles automakers can produ

    03/31/2024 3:45:55 PM PDT · by Signalman · 73 replies
    Just The News ^ | 3/30/2024 | Kevin Killough
    Ford will need to build two fully electric F150s for every gas-powered F150. By 2032, the company will need to build four electric F150s for every gas-powered F150. The Environmental Protection Agency has released its final tailpipe emissions standards, which some have called an electric vehicle mandate. “Make no mistake: This is a coerced phase-out of gas-powered cars,” the Wall Steet Journal editorial board recently opined on the final rules. The 1,181-page rule doesn’t require auto manufacturers to produce any electric vehicles, and the EPA insists the rule is not an EV mandate. “The standards continue the technology-neutral and performance-based...
  • EPA sets strict emissions standards for heavy-duty trucks and buses in bid to fight climate change

    03/29/2024 8:57:46 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 22 replies
    The Associated Press | DNC ^ | March 29, 2024 | BY MATTHEW DALY AND TOM KRISHER
    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Environmental Protection Agency on Friday set strict emissions standards for heavy-duty trucks, buses and other large vehicles, an action that officials said will help clean up some of the nation’s largest sources of planet-warming greenhouse gases. The new rules, which take effect for model years 2027 through 2032, will avoid up to 1 billion tons of greenhouse gas emissions over the next three decades and provide $13 billion in net benefits in the form of fewer hospital visits, lost work days and deaths, the EPA said. The new standards will especially benefit an estimated 72 million...
  • Eight States Plan to Ban the Sale of Gas-Powered Vehicles as Joe Biden Issues New Rules to Begin Killing Them Off

    03/28/2024 6:01:48 PM PDT · by Macho MAGA Man · 49 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | March 28, 2024 | Cullen Linebargar
    The Gateway Pundit reported last week that Joe Biden sued the most radical environmental rules in American history to phase out gasoline-powered vehicles and force customers to drive ineffective electric cars. Now, a new report has revealed the effort to finish off the gas-powered car is well-underway in eight states. As The Daily Mail reported Tuesday, the rules being adopted in these states specify that only zero-emission vehicles, which include electric vehicles and certain plug-in hybrids, can be sold beginning with the 2035 model year. This is known as the Advanced Clean Cars II rule. The eight states that have...
  • Biden Plans To Destroy What’s Left Of The Economy With Ban On Gas Powered Vehicles

    03/28/2024 6:19:15 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 25 replies
    Daily Wire ^ | Mar 27, 2024 | Matt Walsh
    When future historians decide to write the definitive treatise on the downfall of the state of California, we can be sure that the final days of August 2022 will feature very prominently. It was on August 25 that the state announced a bold plan to ban the sale of gas-powered vehicles by the year 2035. Everything had to be electric from that point forward. What would that do to the economy of the state of California, given how expensive electric vehicles are? Where were we going to get the materials to manufacture all of these new EV batteries? No one...
  • Remember That Time the EPA Killed the Sedan?

    03/23/2024 11:10:00 AM PDT · by Drew68 · 40 replies
    The New Republic ^ | March 22, 2024 | Kate Aronoff
    How one quick trick in 2012 changed the way America drives—and undermined its climate rules In less than a decade after that change took effect—between 2012 and 2021—the EPA found that the percentage of new vehicle sales classified as passenger cars and those classified as light trucks has essentially flipped. In 2012, 64 percent of new vehicle sales were classified as passenger vehicles, while 34 percent were classified as light trucks. By 2021, light trucks accounted for 63 percent of sales while passenger vehicles accounted for 37 percent of sales. “Sedans have largely been replaced with taller vehicles such as...
  • The Hertz Meltdown Reveals the Scale of the EV Debacle

    03/23/2024 9:10:43 AM PDT · by george76 · 96 replies
    Epoch Times ^ | 3/21/2024 | Jeffrey A. Tucker
    The Biden administration’s Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has revealed its ambition: to phase out gas-powered cars in favor of electric vehicles (EVs). Incredibly, this announcement comes as we are flooded with overwhelming evidence that EVs are a market loser. Indeed, the artificial boom and then meltdown of the EV market is a modern industrial calamity. It was created by government, social media, wild disease frenzy, far-flung thinking, and the irrational chasing of utopia, followed by a rude awakening by facts and reality. CEO of Hertz Stephen Scherr has been booted out due to a vast purchase of an EV fleet...
  • US Auto Industry Faces Grim Future as Biden’s EPA Sets EV Mandates

    03/22/2024 12:13:41 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 39 replies
    Daily Signal ^ | March 21, 2024 | Diana Furchtgott-Roth
    Not since Prohibition has the federal government sought to ban a product as popular as the internal combustion engine. This week, the Environmental Protection Agency released its final emissions standards rule, requiring that 70% of new vehicle sales be pure battery-powered electric or hybrids by 2032. Prohibition was a disaster and ended 13 years after it began. If implemented, this rule to take away Americans’ choice in cars will be equally harmful. This new rule comes at a time when auto manufacturers are dialing back on EV investments because EVs are left unsold on dealers’ lots. EV maker Fisker has...