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Michael Bastasch
Michael Bastasch

Flashback 2008: Obama Promised To ‘Bankrupt’ Coal Companies

WASHINGTON, DC - FEBRUARY 5:  U.S. President Barack Obama attends the National Prayer Breakfast February 5, 2015 in Washington, DC.  Obama reportedly spoke about groups like ISIS distorting religion and calling the Islamic terror group a

It’s an odd coincidence that the same day President Barack Obama unveils regulations limiting carbon dioxide emissions from power plants. a major coal company announces it is going bankrupt. In 2008, Obama said his energy policies would “bankrupt” anyone who wants to build a coal plant.

Obama Commits US To Even Deeper CO2 Cuts To Appease UN

10:57 AM 08/03/2015

The Obama administration is unveiling a new regulatory agenda Monday that touts cuts to carbon dioxide emissions from power plants, all in an effort to show the U.S. is ready to “lead on climate action.” The announcement comes with less than five months until the United Nations climate summit in Paris this year.

Report: EPA Broke The Law To Push CO2 Regulations

2:57 PM 07/30/2015

A new report by a government watchdog group claims the EPA broke federal law by secretly colluding with environmental activists to push the Obama administration’s global warming agenda, and urges the agency to go back to the drawing board on its pending carbon dioxide rule.

Keystone XL Delay Costs Economy $42 Million A Day

4:32 PM 07/28/2015

The Obama administration’s foot-dragging on approving the Keystone XL pipeline has cost the U.S. economy a whopping $175 billion over the last seven years, or $42 million a day, according to a new report by the right-leaning American Action Forum.

More States Threaten To Veto EPA’s Global Warming Rule

3:34 PM 07/27/2015

Mississippi has become the latest of a growing number of states to suggest it might not enforce a major EPA regulation to limit carbon dioxide emissions at existing power plants -- joining at least six other states already threatening to not enforce the rule.

Florida Man To EPA: ‘F**k You!’

2:21 PM 07/27/2015

The Environmental Protection Agency is taking comments on its proposal to increase the amount of biofuels refineries have to blend into the country’s fuel supply for this year and next, but its proposal has got one Florida resident really pissed off.

Hillary Promises Green Energy For All

2:09 PM 07/27/2015

In his bid for president, Franklin Roosevelt promised a “chicken in every pot,” and now Hillary Clinton is promising green energy for every home in the country.