Tom Harris: CO2 is the Stuff of Life

Environmental scientist, Tom Harris gave a talk at a secret location in Ottawa in November to examine the scientism of ‘Global Warming’ and climate hysteria in general.

Tom also examined the connection between increasingly authoritarian policies being implemented and climate pseudo-science as the basis for these new restrictions on our liberties. Tom went one better.

He looked at the historical amount of CO2 in the Earth’s atmosphere, and what the minimum requirement for life on Earth to exist actually is.

If there is a climate crisis, it is the opposite to what we are being sold.

WATCH: Tom Harris Exposes Covert Threat: Unraveling Hidden Agendas Behind Climate Action

ABOUT TOM HARRIS

Tom Harris is the Executive Director of the International Climate Science Coalition (ICSC), a group of climate change skeptics that has received funding from the Heartland Institute. Before starting work with ICSC, Harris was the Executive Director of the now-defunct Natural Resources Stewardship Project (NRSP).

Prior to working with the NRSP, Harris was a Former Director of Operations at the Canadian PR and lobbying firm called the High Park Group (HPG). Previously, Harris was an Associate with APCO Worldwide, a group known for creating The Advancement of Sound Science Coalition (TASSC) which worked to advance tobacco industry interests.

According to Harris’s archived profile at APCO Worldwide, “Specifically, he has worked with oil and gas, coal, nuclear, environmental and aerospace clients for whom he has conducted effective media and public relations campaigns.” His profile also highlights how he has “worked with private companies and trade associations to successfully position these entities and their interests with media and before various government committees and regulatory bodies.”

The Heartland Institute describes Harris as “perhaps the most frequently cited and interviewed critic of exaggeration and alarmism in the global warming debate, appearing thousands of times on online news forums and being regularly published in newspapers in Canada and the U.S. and occasionally in Australia, New Zealand, the U.K., and other countries.”

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‘Climate Virtue Signaling’: Another Blue State Commits To Banning New Gas-Powered Car Sales By 2035

New Jersey will prohibit the sale of new gas-powered vehicles by 2035 in order to fight climate change, state officials announced Tuesday.

Democratic New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy and Shawn LaTourette, the commissioner of the state’s Department of Environmental Protection announced Tuesday that Murphy would file the “Advanced Clean Cars Rule II” for adoption on Dec. 18, with the policy coming into effect on Jan.1, 2024. The policy will bind the state to completely phasing out the sale of new gas-powered vehicles by 2035, with incremental benchmarks for increasing the minimum share of manufacturers’ new fleets that are zero emission vehicle requirements along the way.

“Here we see yet another Democrat elected official pandering for votes by interceding in the markets in a way that will create perverse incentives for automakers and inevitably higher costs for consumers,” David Blackmon, a 40-year veteran of the oil and gas industry who now writes and consults on the energy sector, told the Daily Caller News Foundation about the policy. “This is just one more example of why politicians are literally the very worst class of people in our society to be making energy-related decisions for the rest of us. Everything they do in this space only serves to make our situation worse.”

New Jersey joins a growing list of states that have adopted 2035 bans on the sale of new gas-powered cars. Other states with similar or identical policies include  California, Vermont, New York, Washington, Oregon, Massachusetts, Virginia, Rhode Island, Maryland and Connecticut, according to Coultra.

The state will start restricting the number of gas-powered vehicles that can be sold in the state in 2027, before arriving at zero in 2035, according to Murphy’s office. The 2027 benchmark will require manufacturers to ensure that zero emissions vehicles compose 43% of their new car fleets.

The policy does not ban ownership or use of internal combustion engine vehicles, and it will not bar the sale of used gas-powered cars, according to Murphy’s office.

“There is no justification, environmental or otherwise, to ban gas powered vehicles,” Tom Pyle, president of the American Energy Alliance, told the DCNF. “All it does is force automakers to charge more for the types of vehicles that consumers actually want to buy. This power grab by unelected bureaucrats will make it harder for tens of thousands of New Jersey residents to buy their first car.”

Environmentalists and other green energy advocates often tout electric vehicles (EVs) as the future of American transportation and car culture, but they have several significant problems that their gas-powered counterparts do not. Public charging station performance remains inconsistent, drivers often have range anxiety, EVs tend to perform poorly in cold weather and they cost significantly more than gas-powered cars.

“By filing the landmark Advanced Clean Cars II rule, New Jersey builds upon its standing as a national leader in climate action and its participation in the global Accelerating to Zero commitment,” Murphy said of the policy.

Notably, some of Murphy’s other decarbonization efforts have not gone as smoothly as hoped. In October, Orsted, a major offshore wind developer, terminated two massive wind farms off the state’s coast that were expected to provide low-emissions power to the state for years to come. Now, the company is attempting to get out of up to $300 million it owes the state, which could ultimately leave New Jersey taxpayers on the hook.

“Governor Murphy needed another means of climate virtue signaling since Orsted messed up his offshore wind plans by cancelling two major projects last month,” Blackmon told the DCNF. “This is what he chose.”

Murphy’s office did not respond immediately to a request for comment.

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U.S. Backing New Plan To Cripple Coal Industry At UN Climate Conference

The Biden administration is set to back a plan that would crush the coal industry at the upcoming United Nations (UN) climate summit, Reuters reported on Tuesday.

The U.S. will reportedly support a French plan to get the countries of the world to ban private financing of coal-fired power plants during the upcoming UN conference, known as COP28, according to Reuters. The plan is likely to drive a rift between countries like the U.S. and France and those like China and India, which are reliant on coal to feed their economies cheap and reliable electricity.

The proposed plan would allow the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) to set coal standards for private financing companies that would allow regulators, ratings agencies and non-governmental organizations to track coal financing, according to Reuters.

The U.S., the European Union (EU) and Canada had been working together to assemble a strategy for phasing out coal, which they view as the leading threat to achieving international climate targets, according to Reuters. Approximately 73% 0f the electricity consumed in India is generated using coal, according to Reuters, and China permitted an average of two new coal plants each week in 2022, according to analysis conducted by the Centre for Research on Energy and Clean Air.

“France has no coal, so their position banning it is easy. The U.S., on the other hand, has the largest coal reserves— by far— in the world,” Dan Kish, a senior research fellow for the institute for Energy Research, told the Daily Caller News Foundation. “Coal is the leading source of electricity in the world. All this does is make the rest of the world that is trying to get affordable electricity for their people align themselves with China and against the U.S. Uncle Sam is once again made to look like a Dunce under Joe Biden.”

India is reportedly likely to push back against the proposal, or any other proposal to set a deadline for a fossil fuel phase-out, according to Reuters. Indian delegates may reportedly push representatives of developed countries like the U.S. and France to become carbon negative, rather than merely carbon neutral, by 2050 to keep targets within grasp.

Beyond the reported plan to strangle private financing for coal plants, delegates are expected to discuss the shape and stipulations of a so-called “loss and damages” fund, a de facto international climate reparations program, at COP28. Special Presidential Envoy for Climate John Kerry recently suggested that the U.S. will pay “millions” into the fund, a number that many activists and representatives of poorer countries find to be inadequate. China is unlikely to have any significant obligations to the fund because it is classified as a developing country, despite its status as the world’s top emitter and second-largest economy.

COP28 is scheduled to begin on Nov. 30 and run through Dec. 12.

Neither the White House nor the State Department responded immediately to requests for comment.

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 If You Only Have Time to Read a Few Select Articles:

*** Social and Emotional Learning and the Christian School

*** How SEL Fools Parents into Compliance

*** Decoding the Language Game of Social Emotional Learning

*** Report: The Key to Fixing the US Education System

*** The Power of Independent Thought in a Divisive World

*** Experts raise alarm after Biden strikes agreement with China to shut down fossil fuels

*** Energy Subsidies

*** Wind and Solar Subsidies in Perspective

*** Collapse of projects shows again that wind power is not affordable

*** A Precipitous Dash to a Power Grid Reliability Crisis

*** The 7 most important truths about our energy future

*** Mark Mills video: Green energy – folly or the future?

*** Government has surrendered to green lobbyists

*** A Reckoning Is Coming for the Failing Energy Transition

*** Do We Really Know That Human Greenhouse Gas Emissions Cause Significant Climate Change?

*** Wyoming Gov Gordon Accepts Challenge from Lawmaker for Climate Debate

*** As the Transition to Green Energy Crumbles, Funding for the Climate Scare Soars

*** Standing for the Bill of Rights…or folding the tattered parchment paper

*** Short video: Matt Gaetz Delivers Righteous Remarks to Florida GOP Assembly

*** Heather Mac Donald: The Racism of Black Lives Matter

*** Don’t Let Guilty Pleas in Trump Indictment in Georgia Fool You

*** About the Injustice Project

*** Six Examples of How Voter Registration Fraud Happens

*** Mail ballot security is under nationwide assault

*** Candace Owens in Tucker Carlson Interview

*** Why Men and Women look at life Differently

*** The Two Nations

*** Biden hands China big win with military deal, experts say: ‘Incredibly poor decision’

*** What Should Christians Be Doing?

*** Why I am now a Christian

*** The Scientific Deep State: The National Institute of Standards and Technology

*** Trust in science down; trends worst in minorities, Republicans

SEL and Secondary Education:

*** Social and Emotional Learning and the Christian School

*** How SEL Fools Parents into Compliance

*** Decoding the Language Game of Social Emotional Learning

They’re Coming for You: Ethnic Studies

Schools for Hamas-cide

Other Secondary Education Related:

*** Report: The Key to Fixing the US Education System

*** The Power of Independent Thought in a Divisive World

*** Texas State Board of Education questions climate change, evolution in science textbooks

*** NY Times says school COVID closures may be ‘most damaging disruption’ to kids’ education in U.S. history

New Report: NYS Blue Ribbon Commission on Graduation Measures

Higher Education Related:

Is niche.com Really the “Most” Rigorous College Rankings Site?

Artificial Intelligence:

*** Deepfakes to be indistinguishable from reality as early as 2024, report warns

*** ChatGPT Can Get Off My Lawn

The AI Revolution Is Bad News For Net-Zero

AI Oligarchs Plans: Team With China, ‘Break’ Capitalism

Greed Energy Economics:

*** Energy Subsidies

*** Wind and Solar Subsidies in Perspective

*** Collapse of projects shows again that wind power is not affordable

New York’s Ten Point Plan Contract Renegotiation

Dutch energy prices double amid green transition

Unreliables Energy Health and Ecosystem Consequences:

*** Wind Turbines and Health: The Studies

*** What You Need to Know: Rural Stray Voltage, EMF, 5G, Solar and Wind Farms

Unreliables (General):

*** A Precipitous Dash to a Power Grid Reliability Crisis

*** Mark Mills video: Green energy – folly or the future?

*** Government has surrendered to green lobbyists

*** A Reckoning Is Coming for the Failing Energy Transition

The first great green scandals are just the tip of the iceberg

PJM fiddles while grid sickens

Wind Energy — Offshore:

Scuttled!

NAS Study Heightens Concern Over Offshore Wind and Whales

Siemens Gamesa scraps plans to build blades for VA offshore wind turbines

Wind & Solar Energy — Other:

*** Taking the Wind Out of Climate Change (referencing 60± studies)

Wind and solar experience growing pains

Tally Of Wind/Solar Rejections Hits 601

Solar Energy Investment Returns are a Bust

Nuclear Energy:

*** Why are nuclear plants expensive? Safety’s only part of the story

*** Restart German Nuclear

*** Sweden plans new nuclear reactors by 2035, and ten by 2045

Fossil Fuel Energy:

*** Experts raise alarm after Biden strikes agreement with China to shut down fossil fuels

*** Biden’s latest plan to wipe out fossil fuels should raise alarms with every American

*** Biden invokes wartime powers to fund electric heaters as he cracks down on gas appliances

*** Texas voters overwhelmingly approve measure greenlighting more fossil fuel development

China Will Subsidize Coal Expansion

Electric Vehicles (EVs):

Nothing Good Comes from Biden’s EV Ploy, Only Bad Karma

Waste of the Day: U.S. Will Give $12 Billion to Auto Makers to Retrofit Plants for EVs

Are EVs a Doomed Technology?

The True Cost of EVs Is More Than The Sticker Price

Misc Energy:

*** The 7 most important truths about our energy future

Pragmatic Politics for Energy Abundance and Affordability

Manmade Global Warming — Some Deceptions:

*** Do We Really Know That Human Greenhouse Gas Emissions Cause Significant Climate Change?

This Summer Was Not Even in America’s Top 10 Hottest, Say Scientists

How insurers are using climate change as an excuse to TRIPLE the cost of home coverage

Manmade Global Warming — Misc:

*** Wyoming Gov Gordon Accepts Challenge from Lawmaker for Climate Debate

*** As the Transition to Green Energy Crumbles, Funding for the Climate Scare Soars

*** Henry’s Law

Historical US Tornado Data

US Election:

Election-Integrity.info (10 major election reports by our team of experts, plus much more!)

*** Don’t Let Guilty Pleas in Trump Indictment in Georgia Fool You

*** About the Injustice Project

*** CBS News’ ’60 Minutes’ Omits Key Facts, Makes Incorrect Statements Covering the Lawfare Against Trump’s Former Attorney John Eastman

Unearthed Emails Reveal Extent of DHS Involvement in Censoring 2020 Election Posts

3rd-Party Candidates Could Pose New Threat to Biden

US Election — State Issues:

*** Six Examples of How Voter Registration Fraud Happens

*** Mail ballot security is under nationwide assault

*** Who Paid for the VA Abortion Ads? Green Energy

WI Senate passes constitutional amendments that would affect state elections

DOJ Files Legal Brief Supporting PILF’s Right to Obtain Pennsylvania Records Relating to Voter Registration by Foreign Nationals

PA County Erases the Protected Count Record from Voting Machines

PA Ballots Flipped In Election Due to Voting Machine ‘Error’

Important election lawsuit (GA): Curling v Raffensperger

Why a Blue-leaning State is getting Redder

Elections are rigged in Idaho

Misc US Politics:

*** Standing for the Bill of Rights…or folding the tattered parchment paper

*** Short video: Matt Gaetz Delivers Righteous Remarks to Florida GOP Assembly

*** Heather Mac Donald: The Racism of Black Lives Matter

*** How an Idea Becomes Law (NC used as an example)

*** Michigan town citizens oust their entire local government

Vivek’s Top 5 Moments From the Third GOP Primary Debate

House Republican Files Ethics Complaint Against Judge in Trump Fraud Case

New January 6 Video Proves the Oath Keepers Were Innocent of All Charges

As He Hosts Xi, Biden Delivers Pitiful 2024 Platitudes

Fire Ronna McDaniel

Lara Logan releases her exclusive investigation on Jan 6th provocateur, Ray Epps

Societally US:

*** Candace Owens in Tucker Carlson Interview

*** Why Men and Women look at life Differently

Hoda’s Lost It

Video: The Last Line of Defense By Bari Weiss

Censorship US:

*** FBI is Purging Christians, Conservatives, and Covid Skeptics, New Whistleblowers Allege

Stanford Group Helped US Government Censor Covid Dissidents and Then Lied About It, New Documents Show

Government-Funded Stanford Group Successfully Urged Censorship Of Republicans But Not Democrats For Equivalent Claims

Documents Shed New Light on Feds’ Collusion with Private Actors to Police Speech on Social Media

Out of the Ashes of Government Censorship Rises a Swing-State Election Protection Project

US Politics and Socialism

*** The Two Nations

*** Biden hands China big win with military deal, experts say: ‘Incredibly poor decision’

Leaked NSA Doc Reveals Massive Woke Glossary Pushing Critical Race Theory, Gender Ideology At Intel Agency

Teen Vogue: A Glossy Socialist Training Pamphlet

Globalism:

UN Report Condemns U.S., Demanding Speech Control, Constitution Change & More Abortion

UNESCO Seeks To Regulate All Internet Content

The Technocratic Global Death Cult Will Cull The Human Population

Religion Related:

*** What Should Christians Be Doing?

*** Why I am now a Christian

Speaker Johnson is right about the separation of church and state

Pope Francis removes conservative Texas bishop who was critical of him

Bethlehem, the birthplace of Jesus, is dismantling all Christmas decorations ‘in solidarity with our people in Gaza’

Science:

*** The Scientific Deep State: The National Institute of Standards and Technology

*** Trust in science down; trends worst in minorities, Republicans

Supermassive black hole at the heart of the Milky Way is approaching the cosmic speed limit, dragging space-time along with it

Health:

PragerU video: DETRANS – The Dangers of Gender-Affirming Care

The social justice doctor will see you now

Israel:

*** Alan Dershowitz calls out Obama’s ‘deep hatred of Israel’: ‘He should be ashamed’

*** Sen. Ted Cruz: Why Cultural Marxists Are Celebrating Hamas

What do the Palestinians Want?

Hamas Ally CAIR Has Been Operating With Impunity Inside America for 30 Years

Russia Sides with Hamas, Marking Policy Shift

Ukraine:

Pray for the safety of the Ukrainian people

A well-rated source to make a Ukraine donation

Latest Developments in Ukraine: November 18th

COVID-19 — Misc:

*** Florida AG Responds After Lawyers Call for Criminal Charges Against Fauci

CDC “Experts'” Debunked By Homeschooler

Systematic Review of Published COVID-19 Vaccine Serious Adverse Events

Calls to ‘Stop the Shots’ Intensify

COVID-19 — Repeated Important Information:

My webpage (C19Science.info) with dozens of Science-based COVID-19 reports

*** Free, At-Home COVID Tests (from US Govt)

*** World Council of Health: Early COVID-19 Treatment Guidelines

*** FLCCC Long COVID Treatment Protocol

*** COVID-19: What You Need To Know (Physicians for Informed Consent)

*** If you have received a COVID-19 injection, here’s how to Detox


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Biden Admin Doubles Down On Climate Cooperation With China As Xi’s Economy Goes On Coal Binge

The Biden administration announced on Tuesday that it is doubling down on efforts to work with China on climate change.

The State Department unveiled a comprehensive strategy reaffirming the administration’s commitment to taking on climate change as a global problem alongside China, even during a time of rocky relations between the two nations and clear signs that China may not be inclined to ditch fossil fuels anytime soon. The countries are on the same page regarding emissions reduction targets and strategies, cooperation through international institutions, subnational agreements and numerous other specific topics, according to the State Department.

China permitted an average of two coal-fired power plants per week in 2022, according to NPR, and their climate envoy said in September that the complete elimination of fossil fuel energy is an “unrealistic” goal. Nevertheless, the Biden administration is committed to working with China to reduce numerous classes of emissions, including methane and nitrogen oxides, both of which are associated with coal.

Both countries welcome subnational agreements focused on climate, such as those reached by Democratic California Gov. Gavin Newsom and representatives of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP), according to the State Department. Additionally, the countries are jointly committed to turning back forest loss, reducing plastic pollution and rapidly developing green energy generation sources.

Tuesday’s agreement on climate stands as one of several tentative deals reached this week between the two countries. On Wednesday, President Joe Biden and Chinese President Xi Jinping agreed to halt the production of illicit fentanyl and resume inter-military communications in California during their first meeting in a year.

Notably, the State Department announcement also alludes to a joint plan to hold “a high-level event on subnational climate action” at some point in the first half of next year.

The two countries also committed to working together to keep United Nations average temperature targets in reach in ways that “[reflect] equity and the principle of common but differentiated responsibilities and respective capabilities, in light of different national circumstances,” according to the announcement. China is technically a developing nation in the eyes of the United Nations, despite being by far the world’s leading emitter of greenhouse gases and its status as the world’s second-largest economy, and it appears unwilling to pay into the so-called “loss and damages” fund, a de facto international climate reparations program by which rich countries would pay developing, poorer countries for the impacts of climate change.

The “loss and damages” program is poised to be a major topic of discussion at the upcoming United Nations climate conference, which itself is another point of collaboration between Washington and Beijing, according to the announcement.

The State Department did not respond immediately to a request for comment.

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NICK POPE

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Organizer With Deep CCP Ties Helped Bus Hundreds Into San Francisco To Welcome Chinese Dictator

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‘Obvious Violation Of Federal Law’: Forthcoming Litigation Could Gum Up America’s Largest-Ever Offshore Wind Farm

  • Legal proceedings against the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) and the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) could threaten to disrupt the timelines for the construction of the largest offshore wind farm in U.S. waters to date, Dominion Energy’s Coastal Virginia Offshore Wind (CVOW) project.
  • The Committee for a Constructive Tomorrow (CFACT) and The Heartland Institute requested that BOEM and the NMFS begin to revise an allegedly inadequate environmental review and associated North Atlantic Right Whale harassment authorizations within the next 60 days, or the organizations will go to court to challenge the agencies’ actions, an outcome which could possibly disrupt CVOW’s timeline.
  • “This letter officially puts BOEM on notice that CFACT is prepared to file suit in order to expose the agency’s clear violation of federal law in failing to protect the North Atlantic right whale,” Craig Rucker, CFACT’s president, said of his organization’s filing and its implications.

Pending legal challenges against the Biden administration could disrupt the timeline for construction of a Virginia offshore wind farm poised to be the largest in the U.S.

The Heartland Institute and the Committee for a Constructive Tomorrow (CFACT) filed a 60 day notice of intent to sue the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) and the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), a subagency of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), on Monday, citing an allegedly deficient biological review underlying the agencies’ authorizations for construction teams to legally harass a number critically-endangered North Atlantic Right Whales. The two groups request that the agencies rescind the allegedly deficient review, known as a “biological opinion,” within 60 days and issue a revised number of harassment authorizations.

If the agencies choose to disregard the request and do not rework the number of authorized whale disturbances to align with a new assessment, the organizations will take to the courts to challenge the biological opinion, according to the notice’s text. The notice and the possibility of expensive, time-consuming litigation adds to the risks that Dominion Energy’s Coastal Virginia Offshore Wind (CVOW) project faces, according to CFACT.

“This letter officially puts BOEM on notice that CFACT is prepared to file suit in order to expose the agency’s clear violation of federal law in failing to protect the North Atlantic right whale. By refusing to consider the cumulative impact of the dozens of industrial offshore wind facilities, consisting of several thousand individual turbines planned for the East Coast, it adopted a piecemeal approach, which only considered each individual offshore wind project in isolation,” Craig Rucker, CFACT’s president, said of his organization’s filing and its implications. “This is clearly a ploy to artificially reduce the total impact of these projects on the North Atlantic Right Whale. This obvious violation of federal law was ignored by the oversight agencies but will not be tolerated by the courts.”

The notice asserts that the CVOW project’s biological opinion, issued by NMFS and adopted by BOEM, runs afoul of the Endangered Species Act primarily because the assessment does not adequately consider the cumulative impacts that other East Coast offshore wind projects will have on migrating North Atlantic Right Whales that travel near the other developments in addition to CVOW, according to its text.

The Biden administration announced that it had greenlit CVOW development on Oct. 31, setting the project on course to become the largest offshore wind farm in U.S. waters. The administration’s approval followed months of speculation that the offshore wind industry is driving a massive spike in North Atlantic Right Whale deaths along the East Coast.

A considerable uptick in baleen whale deaths has coincided with the 2016 beginning of East Coast developments, a timeline which generally aligns with NOAA’s declarations of “unusual mortality events” for North Atlantic Right and Humpback Whales in 2017 and 2016, respectively, according to its website.

While critics of offshore wind have suggested that offshore wind-related sonar activity could be disorienting the whales and their sensitive hearing, which in turn makes them far more likely to transit dangerous areas or struggle to find food in ways they otherwise would not, government agencies and several major eco-activism organizations maintain that there is no available science demonstrating that there is a link between offshore wind and whale mortality. The government’s current position is that climate change and vessel strikes are primarily responsible for the increase in mortalities rather than ocean industrialization.

Offshore wind is a key aspect of the Biden administration’s overall green energy agenda, which aims to have the U.S. power sector reach net-zero carbon dioxide emissions by 2035 and net-zero for the entire U.S. economy by 2050. The administration is striving to have offshore wind generate enough power to satisfy the demand of 10 million American homes by 2030, but concerns over the industry’s ecological impact and its substantial economic struggles have put that target in jeopardy.

Representatives for BOEM and NMFS declined to comment, stating that they are unable to comment on matters of litigation. Dominion Energy and the White House did not respond immediately to requests for comment.

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NICK POPE

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RELATED ARTICLE: Biden Admin To Green Light Another Massive Offshore Wind Farm Amid Industry Troubles, Mounting Whale Deaths

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CFACT Issues ‘intent to sue’ over offshore wind, releases new study…

CFACT is not just talking about the tragic mistake of offshore wind, we are taking action.

This week CFACT, partnering with The Heartland Institute, filed their joint intent to bring a lawsuit against the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) and the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) for abrogating their responsibility to protect the endangered Right Whale from the rush to construct wind turbines.

As we state in our press release,

“The North Atlantic right whale is listed as ‘critically endangered’ by the governments of both the Commonwealth of Virginia and the United States. Numerous studies by federal and environmental organizations have found that only about 350 North Atlantic right whales remain in existence.”

Unprecedented numbers of whales have been found dead along our coasts as wind turbine construction proceeds.  BOEM released its “biological opinion” giving Dominion Energy a green light to proceed with building its 2,600 MW Coastal Virginia Offshore Wind (CVOW) project 27 miles off Virginia Beach. This biological opinion has numerous pitfalls, including a failure to rely upon the “best available science” and employing a piecemeal approach to assessing risk to marine mammals that minimizes their actual lethality.

If bureaucrats refuse to do their jobs, we aim to force them!

To make matters worse, the Biden Administration energy strategy is terribly misguided in claiming offshore wind will meaningfully reduce greenhouse gas emissions.  CFACT released a study this week which concludes, among other things, that “the net ‘carbon’ (carbon dioxide) reduction effects of offshore wind development are hugely negative and cannot justify further investments in this industry.”

You can read the entire study by David Wojick, Ph.D. and CFACT senior policy advisor Paul Driessen at CFACT.org.

The verdict is in regarding offshore wind. When one considers the incredible costs, its threat to the power grid, and the potentially severe threat to marine life, the way forward is simple…

Stop building offshore wind.

Read CFACT’s wind turbine study here

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Senior Ukrainian Military Officer Behind Nord Stream Pipeline Attack: REPORT

A Ukrainian military officer involved with the country’s intelligence services allegedly played a leading role in the bombing of the Nord Stream pipelines in 2022, sources familiar with the matter told The Washington Post.

Roman Chervinsky, a 48-year-old colonel who served in Ukrainian Special Forces, was the “coordinator” of the operation to blow up the pipeline, according to the Post. Chervinsky’s role allegedly involved managing logistics for the team that rented a sailboat and used diving equipment to plant explosives on the pipelines.

Chervinsky allegedly took orders from senior Ukrainian officials who reported to the Ukrainian Gen. Valery Zaluzhny, sources familiar with the matter told the Post. Chervinsky denied being involved in sabotaging the pipeline.

“All speculations about my involvement in the attack on Nord Stream are being spread by Russian propaganda without any basis,” Chervinsky told the Post.

Chervinsky served in a unit of the Ukrainian Special Forces focused on resistance in Russian-occupied areas earlier in the conflict, sources familiar with the matter told the Post. He reported to Maj. Gen. Viktor Hanushchak who communicated with Zaluzhny.

Chervinsky previously served in the Ukraine’s military intelligence agency as well as Ukraine’s Security Service, the SBU, according to the Post.

Authorities allege that Chervinsky, who was arrested in April, acted without permission and that the operation gave away the coordinates of a Ukrainian airfield, prompting a Russian rocket attack that killed a soldier and injured 17 others. Chervinsky is being held in a Kyiv jail on charges that he abused his power stemming from a plot to lure a Russian pilot to defect to Ukraine in July 2022.

“All of those involved in planning and execution reported directly to [chief of defense] Zaluzhnyy, so Zelensky wouldn’t have known about it,” according to intelligence obtained by the CIA allegedly shared by Jack Teixeira, a member of the Massachusetts Air National Guard. Officials in multiple countries privately said they did not believe Zelensky approved the Nord Stream attack, according to the Post.

Accusations flew following the pipeline explosion, with world leaders blaming a multitude of different actors. Former President Donald Trump hinted that it might have been done by the U.S. and European Parliament representative for Poland Radek Sikorski appeared to cheer on the pipeline explosion. Some pointed to Russia and Vladimir Putin for the bombings, according to The Hill.

Chervinsky could not be reached for comment.

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BRANDON POULTER

Contributor.

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A Massive Carveout In Dems’ Climate Law Is Boosting Foreign-Made EVs

A key carveout in President Joe Biden’s signature climate bill is allowing companies to take advantage of federal tax credits to lease foreign-made electric vehicles (EVs).

The Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) features a $7,500 tax credit to incentivize Americans to purchase EVs that meet certain “made in America” sourcing and manufacturing standards, but the tax credit is still available to some foreign-made EVs if they are leased rather than sold. EV leases appear to have become more popular in recent months as dealers try to move growing backlogs of EVs off their lots, as consumer demand has cooled off and manufacturers have cut prices.

“Anecdotal information is that leases are going up, in some cases dramatically, due to the applicability of federal tax credits to commercial tax credits,” Brian Maas, president of the California New Car Dealers Association, told the Daily Caller News Foundation. “We have heard reports that, for some brands, leasing is exceeding 50% of all EVs sold by the dealer, especially for brands that cannot qualify with the domestic content and manufacturing requirements.”

The dynamic could complicate the White House’s goal to have 50% of all new car sales be EVs by 2030, a target which it has already spent billions and regulated aggressively to reach.

The Biden administration announced that leased EVs not assembled in North America were eligible for the tax credit in December 2022; between then and July 2023, the share of retail EV sales that were lease sales jumped by almost 15%, according to Cox Automotive. Given the shorter-term and temporary nature of leasing an EV compared to buying one, leasing may be the better deal for consumers who want to access the value of federal tax credits while also hedging against the possibility that the EV they buy today will become obsolete in short order as battery technology improves or charging standards change, according to Consumer Reports.

The lessor, or financial institution that mediates the lease agreement with the lessee, can claim the tax credit on the vehicle, Mass told the DCNF. However, the lessor is not obligated to pass that value on to the consumer, and can instead keep the credit’s value for themselves.

One potential outcome is that the lessor could keep the tax credit, meant to incentivize the purchase of domestically-sourced and manufactured EVs, for themselves by leasing foreign-made EVs that would not qualify for the tax credit if purchased outright.

Lessors may be inclined to pass on most of the value to the lessee by offering a discounted lease offer, which makes their deal more competitive or appealing, according to Kiplinger. However, they could still hold on to part of the tax credit’s value for themselves given their ability to set the terms of the lease agreement, and the carveout allows foreign manufacturers to capture the value of tax credits ostensibly designed to favor their American competitors, even if they pass on the full value to a lessee.

The White House did not immediately respond to the DCNF’s request for comment.

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NICK POPE

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Biden Admin’s Regulatory Overhaul Is Poised To Burden Americans In The Name Of Fighting Climate Change

President Joe Biden’s administration finalized guidance Thursday likely to burden Americans with costlier regulations to fulfill administration priorities such as combating climate change.

Biden’s Office of Management and Budget (OMB) is enacting new guidance that would require regulators to consider priorities like inequality and climate change when analyzing the costs and benefits of regulation. The White House argued the guidance is necessary so that regulations are issued with up-to-date analysis and information.Critics, however, argue the new guidance would lead to costlier regulations in the name of the Biden administration’s agenda.

“Adjusting how cost-benefit analysis is conducted in a way to make it easier to issue heavy-handed and costly regulations is unwise at anytime, particularly when Americans continue to suffer under punishingly high inflation,” Republican Oklahoma Sen. James Lankford stated, according to The New York Times.

The new regulations will in practice allow for stronger climate regulations by factoring in the projected economic costs of climate change and global warming, according to the NYT.

The regulations are based on Biden’s January 2021 “Memorandum on Modernizing Regulatory Review,” which accounts for contributions to progressive policies when considering proposed rules.

“We write to express our opposition to the proposed revisions, which are seemingly designed to fast-track progressive policies that do not have a majority of votes in Congress necessary for passage into law,” Texas Republican Sen. Ted Cruz and a coalition of Senate Republican committee ranking members wrote in a letter pushing back on the memorandum.”

The rules are also based on an April “Executive Order on Modernizing Regulatory Review,” according to the White House fact sheet on the final guidance, which the OMB pointed the Daily Caller News Foundation toward.

The order references regulatory moves that likely would lead to “adversely affect[ing] in a material way the economy, a sector of the economy, productivity, competition, jobs, the environment, public health or safety, or State, local, territorial, or tribal governments or communities” and takes “equity” into account.

Americans may also bear the regulatory cost for other nations because “effects occurring beyond the borders of the United States can result in benefits and costs that accrue to U.S. citizens and residents,” according to the fact sheet.

The OMB’s White House Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs (OIRA) finalized the regulations.

“This updated guidance will help agencies more accurately estimate the impacts of their regulations and thereby enable them to craft better regulations which, in turn, means lower costs for consumers; cleaner food, air, and water; less fraud and exploitation; increased workplace safety; more innovation; and a stronger economy,” the White House OIRA fact sheet asserts.

The White House did not immediately respond to the DCNF’s request for comment.

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JASON COHEN

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The Green Energy Industry Just Had An Absolutely Brutal Week

The past week has been marked by worrying developments for the state of the green energy industry, suggesting that President Joe Biden’s sweeping climate agenda could be imperiled.

Offshore wind companies are cancelling projects and executives are sounding the alarm on the state of the industry, while solar companies and indexes have seen their value continue a months-long slide that has resulted in diminished earnings forecasts and a solar-oriented loan provider’s bankruptcy. These developments suggest that Biden’s sweeping green energy plans could be in trouble, especially given the intractable nature of some of the crucial economic problems plaguing the industries.

“Boosters for this energy transition bet the farm on three rent-seeking industries: wind, solar and electric vehicles. Two legs of that three-legged stool are now showing signs of financial distress despite massive subsidies they’ve already received from multiple levels of government,” David Blackmon, a 40-year veteran of the oil and gas industry who now writes and consults extensively on energy, told the Daily Caller News Foundation. “American consumers, who are paying the price for this in the form of skyrocketing costs of all forms of energy, should demand their representatives hang up the phone when the calls come in from wind and automaker executives asking for even more.”

Orsted, a Danish offshore wind company, announced on Tuesday that it cancelled two major developments off the coast of New Jersey. Company executives blamed factors like inflation, interest rates and supply chain woes, saying that the problems had left the firm little choice but to walk away from the major projects.

Since the cancellations, the company’s stock price has fallen even further and S&P has indicated that it is considering downgrading the company’s credit rating. But Orsted is not the only offshore wind company showing signs that the industry may be in an extremely precarious position.

The U.S. offshore wind industry appears to be “fundamentally broken” due to problems with permitting and rising costs, Anja-Isabel Dotzenrath, the head of gas and low carbon energy for British Petroleum (BP), said at a conference on Wednesday, according to Bloomberg News. “There’s a fundamental reset needed,” she said, suggesting that there could be solutions and that her company is working with its partner to assess “options for their U.S. offshore wind projects to mitigate the effect of inflationary pressures and permitting delays.”

Under Biden’s leadership, the federal government has heavily subsidized the offshore wind developments, primarily via the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA), in a bid to have the industry provide enough power to source electricity for 10 million American homes by 2030. The state of the industry is so dire that numerous energy market experts told the DCNF that a government bailout for the industry may be just around the corner.

The offshore wind goal is just one slice of the administration’s efforts to decarbonize the American energy sector by 2035 and then have the entire U.S. economy reach net-zero carbon dioxide emissions by 2050.

Like offshore wind, the administration is counting on solar power to emerge in the coming years as a replacement for the energy generated by fossil fuel infrastructure. Solar power is also similar to wind power in that it is intermittent and currently more expensive than power sourced by natural gas and other fossil fuels, according to Peter Grossman, an emeritus professor of economics for Butler University.

Solar companies have generally had a rough 2023 so far, and this past week has been no different: while stocks are down for several leading solar producers, Sunlight Financing, a company which provided loans to consumers to buy residential solar systems, filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy on Monday. Several leading home system installers pared back their outlooks for the year this week as well, as higher interest rates and inflation have cooled consumer demand, according to Bloomberg News.

“The green industry makes products that are both very expensive and mostly ineffective,” Larry Behrens, the communications director for Power The Future, told the DCNF. “Yet, instead of admitting reality, we have an administration in Washington that is doubling-down and working overtime to force these terrible products into our lives,” he continued, adding that “thanks to the laughably-named Inflation Reduction Act, Joe Biden has a $369 billion dollar green slush fund and he’s put a political operative in charge of it… Joe Biden knows that when the green agenda fails, his legacy will sink even further, so there will be no dollar amount too high to keep green boondoggles afloat for as long as possible.”

The White House, Orsted, BP and Sunlight Financing all did not respond immediately to requests for comment.

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NICK POPE

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If You Only Have Time to Read a Few Select Articles:

*** Scientific Method restored to science education in North Carolina

*** Our public schools are a national disaster

*** What our Children are Being Taught

*** Oregon suspends basic skills graduation requirement, citing harm to students of color

*** Let’s End the Deception About the Cost of College

*** Sidney Powell Didn’t Flip on Trump or MAGA

*** In God We Trust: Speaker Mike Johnson

*** General Flynn: A Journey of Truth & Prayer

*** Disappearing Motherhood: Who’s to Blame?

*** Developer walks away from New Jersey offshore wind farms

*** Wind industry confirms Great Green Lie

*** Collapse of projects shows again that wind power is not affordable

*** Beware the offshore wind oligarchy

*** Report: Green Energy and Economic Fabulist

*** Kansas Energy Freedom Now!

*** Five years later, evidence of fracking’s safety is stronger than ever

*** History: Cold is Horrifically Bad for Humanity

*** Will the World Bank Choose Climate Change Over Poverty?

*** Net Zero Is A “Suicide Pact”

*** Why the Jews: History of Antisemitism

*** Victor Davis Hanson: The Real Story Behind the Hamas Terror Attack on Israel

*** Ackman on COVID vaccines, Kennedy, etc.

*** ObamaCare Turns Out to Be Affordable Only for the Healthy

*** “Vaccine” killed 3.5X more Americans than COVID virus

*** How Pfizer Hid Nearly 80% of COVID Vaccine Trial Deaths from Regulators

Secondary Education Related:

*** Report: The Key to Fixing the US Education System

*** Scientific Method restored to science education in North Carolina

*** Our public schools are a national disaster

*** What our Children are Being Taught

*** Study: Large Percentage of Campus Radicals Go on to Work in Education

*** NC House Bill 187: Equality in Education (good — waiting for Senate approval!)

*** Oregon suspends basic skills graduation requirement, citing harm to students of color

Teachers Across the Country Warn That Students are Not Performing at Grade Level

What School Boards Need to Know About Title IX

Short video: George Carlin on Critical Thinking

Higher Education Related:

*** Let’s End the Deception About the Cost of College

*** Students at Notre Dame protest planned drag queen show

Colleges today: Indoctrination, not education?

University Students’ Support For Terrorism Isn’t Ideology, It’s Conditioning

Paying for Hate on College Campuses

Artificial Intelligence:

*** AI Is Learning ‘Superhuman Persuasion’

Biden Executive Order on the Safe, Secure, and Trustworthy Development and Use of Artificial Intelligence

AI Oligarchs Plans: Team With China, ‘Break’ Capitalism

Greed Energy Economics:

*** Wind industry confirms Great Green Lie

*** Collapse of projects shows again that wind power is not affordable

Profit At China’s Top Wind Firm Slumps 98%

Wind Unaffordable, Costs Common Sense

Unreliables (General):

*** Report: Green Energy and Economic Fabulist

*** Green Dreams Going Up in Smoke

*** Unplug the Green Boondoggle

Wind Energy — Offshore:

*** Beware the offshore wind oligarchy

*** Developer walks away from New Jersey offshore wind farms

Offshore wind farm proposal is ‘absolute madness’

Wind Energy — Other:

*** Taking the Wind Out of Climate Change (referencing 60± studies)

*** The Wind is Always Blowing Somewhere Fallacy

*** The case for wind power was built upon a myth

Nuclear Energy:

*** Clean energy breakthrough: eVinci nuclear microreactor from Westinghouse receives DOE contract

*** Nuclear Power Gains Momentum as Global Energy Concerns Resurface Amidst Geopolitical Tensions

The miraculous technology that could solve our energy problems and works now

Fossil Fuel Energy:

*** Five years later, evidence of fracking’s safety is stronger than ever

Anti-oil, but Definitely Pro-Products from Oil

Why ‘dirty’ coal is vital to a ‘clean’ green future

China continues to build large numbers of coal plants

What if we went back to a fossil-free society like the 1800’s?

Electric Vehicles (EVs):

*** First-of-kind analysis reveals true cost of owning, operating EVs without govt. subsidies

*** Mega-Jolt: The Costs and Logistics of Plugging-in EVs are about to Become Supercharged

Inflated EV Assessments Deflate Production Incentives

Ford, GM, Mercedes come clean on EV demand weakness

The United Auto Workers vs. EVs

Misc Energy:

*** Kansas Energy Freedom Now!

Women, Electrified

Green, Powerless and Defenseless

Manmade Global Warming — Some Deceptions:

*** Net Zero Is A “Suicide Pact”

Climate Change Hurts The Poor: But Not The Way You Think It Does

Report: Solving the Climate Puzzle. The Sun’s Surprising Role

Hot summer in the city or global boiling?

Why Everything They Said About The Environment Was Wrong

Greenland’s Tipping Point Claims of a Runaway Melt are Overblown

Manmade Global Warming — Misc:

*** History: Cold is Horrifically Bad for Humanity

*** Will the World Bank Choose Climate Change Over Poverty?

*** Arctic sea ice: the canary in the coal mine

Policies Meant to Address Climate Change Can Worsen Human Suffering

Indonesia Shelves Decarbonization for Prosperity and Security

Carbon Footprint And Fine Dining In London: Nudged To Fight Climate Change

The Climate War Is Over: China Won

RGGI Halted in Pennsylvania

House Passes EPA Spending Bill That Defunds Several Biden Climate Initiatives

Carbon Dioxide: Vital Plant Food

US Election:

Election-Integrity.info (10 major election reports by our team of experts, plus much more!)

*** Sidney Powell Didn’t Flip on Trump or MAGA

*** Democrats’ Campaign to Disbar John Eastman is Designed to Criminalize Republican Election Challenges

RFK jr praises Clinton and Sanders

House Chairman Demands Answers for ActBlue Money Funneling

House Republicans Dig Into Democrat Fundraising Platform’s Shady Donor Verification Process

Judges Have No Legal Authority to Bar Trump From 2024 Ballots

US Election — State Issues:

*** Election Integrity Wins in Louisiana, Georgia, North Carolina, and Tennessee, but Trouble Brews in Pennsylvania

NC conservatives should embrace, trust state’s improved election laws

Judge McBurney’s Alleged Delay Tactics on VoterGA Election Lawsuit

Former Utah County Clerk Facing Charges For Mishandling Election Ballots

Misc US Politics:

*** In God We Trust: Speaker Mike Johnson

*** General Flynn: A Journey of Truth & Prayer

Sorry, Republicans: Joe Biden Will Not Be the Democratic Nominee

Truth Will Prevail

Untested Legal Imagination’s the Mother of Trump and Jan. 6 Prosecutions

Censorship US:

The Big Lie of Censorship

FBI And DHS Directors Mislead Congress About Censorship

Societally US:

*** Disappearing Motherhood: Who’s to Blame?

Why Are We Flooded With Outrage-Producing News Stories?

Realtors liable for $1.8 billion in damages for commission inflation

Gen Z wants less sex in movies and television

US Politics and Socialism

*** Anatomy of a Philanthropath

Religion Related:

Multi-Faith Australian Religious Leaders Demand ‘Climate Justice’ … to the Disservice of God, Human Flourishing and Science

Pope’s Climate Harangue Shows that He Should Stick to Theology and Leave Climate Policy to Those Who Follow Facts

Jordan Peterson says he fully supports his wife’s conversion to Catholicism

Health:

*** ObamaCare Turns Out to Be Affordable Only for the Healthy

Israel:

*** Why the Jews: History of Antisemitism

*** Victor Davis Hanson: The Real Story Behind the Hamas Terror Attack on Israel

Reaction to Hamas massacre shows it’s time to decolonize the campu

Ukraine:

Pray for the safety of the Ukrainian people

A well-rated source to make a Ukraine donation

Latest Developments in Ukraine: November 5th

COVID-19 — Misc:

*** Ackman on COVID vaccines, Kennedy, etc.

*** “Vaccine” killed 3.5X more Americans than COVID virus

*** How Pfizer Hid Nearly 80% of COVID Vaccine Trial Deaths from Regulators

*** The UNC Covid Lawsuit Is Valid

Biden White House Orchestrated Cover-Up of COVID Vaccine Heart Damage

On civil suits against Pfizer for “contamination” of Covid-19 biochemical weapons

Pfizer Recorded 5 Million Harmful Outcomes Across 1.5 Million mRNA Injected Victims

COVID-19 — Repeated Important Information:

My webpage (C19Science.info) with dozens of Science-based COVID-19 reports

*** Free, At-Home COVID Tests (from US Govt)

*** World Council of Health: Early COVID-19 Treatment Guidelines

*** FLCCC Long COVID Treatment Protocol

*** COVID-19: What You Need To Know (Physicians for Informed Consent)

*** If you have received a COVID-19 injection, here’s how to Detox


 

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House Passes EPA Spending Bill That Defunds Several Biden Climate Initiatives

The House of Representatives passed its sixth appropriations bill to fund certain government agencies related to the environment on Friday that would defund many of the Biden administration’s climate-change-focused initiatives.

The Department of the Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2024 allocates over $25 billion to fund conservation programs, agencies such as the Bureau of Land Management(BLM) and Environmental Protection Agency(EPA) as well as cultural promotion agencies such as the national endowments for the arts and humanities. After spending over 12 hours considering amendments to the bill on Thursday and Friday morning, the House passed the bill by a vote of 213 yeas to 203 nays, with all Democrats but one voting against the bill.

“In drafting this bill, we worked very hard to rein in federal spending while prioritizing critical needs within our Subcommittee’s allocation,” said Republican Rep. Mike Simpson of Idaho’s 2nd District, who introduced the bill, at a meeting of the House Appropriations Committee in July to consider the bill. “Cutting funding is never easy and it can often be an ugly, arduous process. But with the national debt in excess of $32 trillion and inflation at an unacceptable level, we must make tough choices to ensure we do not saddle our children and grandchildren with overwhelming debt.”

Amid widespread Republican opposition to the many climate change initiatives of the Biden administration, the House considered over 130 amendments on the floor to the bill, mostly from Republican members seeking to deny funds for these initiatives. Many of their amendments failed to pass due to bipartisan opposition.

Among the amendments passed by the House was a provision to deny funds for enforcing prohibitions on plastic straws, which was offered by Republican Rep. John Rose of Tennessee. Another such amendment, offered by Republican Rep. Scott Perry of Pennsylvania, the chairman of the House Freedom Caucus, denies the government funds to prevent domestic pollutants from adversely affecting foreign countries.

One amendment, by Republican Rep. Andy Ogles of Tennessee, denies funds to implement a provision of the Inflation Reduction Act(IRA) that raises minimum rents and royalties for oil and gas projects. Perhaps the most narrowly passed amendment was one advanced by Republican Rep. Chip Roy of Texas, which denies funds to implement any of President Joe Biden’s climate-change-focused executive orders, which was approved by one vote.

The bill has been opposed by Biden, whose administration released a statement indicating that he would veto it. “These levels would result in deep cuts to clean energy programs and other programs that work to combat climate change, essential nutrition services, law enforcement, consumer safety, education, and healthcare,” wrote the Office of Management and Budget about the bill’s funding levels, adding that it “include[s] billions in additional rescissions from the [Inflation Reduction Act] and other vital legislation.”

In parallel, the Senate has proposed a separate appropriations bill for these departments and agencies, which provides $19 billion more than the House bill and largely supports Biden’s environmental agenda, including $100 million for environmental justice programs, according to a press release from the Senate Appropriations Committee.

Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

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ARJUN SINGH

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Article In Qatari Daily ‘Al-Sharq’: Arabs Must Punish West For Supporting Israel By Imposing Oil Embargo On It

Qatar | Special Dispatch No. 10926

In an October 31, 2023 article in the Qatari daily Al-Sharq, journalist Rabi’a bin Sabbah Al-Kuwari called to punish the U.S. and Europe for supporting Israel by imposing an oil embargo on them, stating that oil a weapon “more powerful than military weapons.” It should be mentioned that, in the same issue, Al-Sharq published an interview with Hamas official Moussa Abu Marzouq, who likewise called to withhold oil from the West. He enjoined the Arabs to “pressure the U.S. and its interests in the region the way [Saudi] King Faisal did in 1973 [i.e., by means of an oil embargo],” and added that “if the U.S. feels that its interests in the region are threatened, it will consider restraining the Israeli enemy.”[1] 

The following are translated excerpts from Al-Kuwari’s article: [2]


“If the Arab countries stop supplying oil to Europe and the U.S., it may teach the governments and the people of these countries many lessons and cause them to rethink their unreserved support for the Zionist enemy. The martyred Saudi king Faisal [bin Abd Al-Aziz Aal Sa’ud, 1906-1975] used this weapon during the 1973 war, when the world sided with Israel, and it proved to be the best decision [and the best] way to subdue the countries that are hostile to the Palestinian cause at every juncture and in every place.

“When Russia’s war with Ukraine broke out, the prices of oil and gas rose, and the Western countries began to suffer an economic downturn. These countries learned their lesson and the true scope [of their influence] in times of crises and wars. The Arabs must [now again] take such a collective decision to punish the West and cause it to recognize the value of human [life], regardless of nationality. On October 16, 1973 OPEC decided to cut oil production and ban the export of crude to the Western countries, especially to the U.S. but also to Holland, which at the time was arming the Zionist entity and allowing the U.S. to use its airports to aid Israel.

“Sadly, the Arab governments are still divided today, and, moreover, normalization with the Zionist entity has become widespread…

“We need a brave decision to formulate a joint Arab policy in order to defend our causes, especially since we have the strongest weapon at our disposal, namely the weapon of oil, which is undoubtedly more powerful than military weapons.”

Sources.

[1] Al-Sharq (Qatar), October 31, 2023.

[2] Al-Sharq (Qatar), October 31, 2023.

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STEPHEN MOORE: The Left’s Green Dreams Are Going Up In Smoke

One of the textbook marketing flops of all time was the Ford Edsel sedan, which was heralded as the hot new car in the late 1950s.

All the automotive experts and Ford executives said it was a can’t miss. Henry Ford (the car was named after his son) guaranteed hundreds of thousands of sales. But one big thing went wrong. Nobody ever bothered to ask car buyers what THEY thought of the new car.

Turns out: they hated it. So instead of sales of 400,000 Americans bought 10,000 and the model was embarrassingly discontinued.

The obvious lesson for the industry: you can’t bribe Americans to buy cars they don’t want. Given the all-in approach mentality for EVs at Ford and GM, it’s clear that Detroit never got this message.

Last week, Honda and General Motors announced an end to their two-year collaboration in building a platform for lower-cost EVs. Honda execs said it was “too hard.”

Amazingly, less than 10% of all new car sales are EVs over the last two years. This despite the fact that the U.S. government is writing a $7,500 check to people for buying an EV and some states are kicking in $5,000 more.

The Texas Policy Foundation calculates that all-in EV subsidies can reach $40,000 per vehicle. It would practically be cheaper for the government to purchase a new gas vehicle for every American car-buyer.

Meanwhile, the news is even worse for wind and solar power. The Wall Street Journal reported last week that “clean energy” investment funds are tanking with some down as much as 70% in recent months. Solar has been one of the worst performing industry stocks this year.

This collapse is happening right when Exxon and Chevron have engineered a combined $110 mega — acquisitions to expand oil and gas drilling in the Permian Basin in Texas — one of the biggest oil fields in the world. They both just reported their largest profits ever.

They and their investors are looking at the real world data not green energy propaganda. In 2023 the world has used more fossil fuels than any time in human history even as the developed countries spend hundreds of billions of dollars trying to stop oil, gas and coal.

All of this is to say that there in NO “global energy transition” going on. If there is one, it’s away from green energy, not toward it.

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