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  • Friday, February 26, 2010


    Associated issues: Commitment to Cost-Benefit Analysis, National Security and Energy Independence

    Jay - One of the things I like about Inhofe is his sense of humor. Sure, he's an "adamant denier," but he does it with a smile. The other side seems to grimace on, blogs against the current. Six years ago, when Inhofe was in Milan, green activists were so infuriated by his mere presence that they papered "Wanted" posters with his picture across the conference center, emblazoned with his famous quote about global warming: "the greatest hoax ever perpetrated on the American people." His quip: That was the "first time the environmentalists have ever quoted me accurately."

    Just recently, in December, Inhofe led a "truth squad" at the Copenhagen climate summit. Mother Jones, for one, was not amused. Not that Inhofe cares. He who laughs best . . .

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  • Wednesday, February 17, 2010


    Associated issues: Commitment to Cost-Benefit Analysis

    In his column today, Tom Friedman of the New York Times wonders whether "we can have a serious discussion about the climate-energy issue anymore." From our end, we believe the answer is yes. That is, one can simultaneously see the good-humored fun in kids building an igloo in honor of Al Gore and legitimately question whether the IPCC-backed consensus on global warming - that a climate catastrophe is well-nigh upon us - suffers from serious flaws (think Himalayan glaciers). And we believe one can support an energy policy that draws on all of America's domestic resources-coal, natural gas, oil, solar, wind, geothermal, nuclear-and that such advocacy can be rooted in prudential concern for cost, jobs, energy security, and reliability, rather than rank corporate shilling.

    We lament the fact that Mr. Friedman, justly regarded as he is for the eloquence of his prose and the force of his arguments, categorically dismisses those of a skeptical bent as given to "errors and wild exaggerations." Some may be, but many are not. Such a dismissal is simply incorrect - one thinks of the University of Alabama-Huntsville's John Christy or Australia's Ian Plimer - and contrary to the spirit of open intellectual engagement. Nevertheless, in hope of serious debate, we take issue with several of Mr. Friedman's assertions:

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  • Monday, August 25, 2008


    Associated issues: National Security and Energy Independence

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  • Wednesday, June 18, 2008


    Associated issues: National Security and Energy Independence

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  • Wednesday, June 18, 2008


    Associated issues: Commitment to Cost-Benefit Analysis, National Security and Energy Independence

    President’s 4 point plan: Expanding exploration of the Outer Continental Shelf, Develop oil shales, Open ANWR, and Expand refining capacity.

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