A U.K. government commissioned study found that people who claim to be concerned with global warming actually use more electricity than those who do not.
The latest effort to get federal regulators involved in the fight over global warming could put major American companies at risk of being charged with fraud, according to a former Securities and Exchange Commissioner.
Billionaire environmentalist Tom Steyer has pledged to pour $100 million into midterm elections this year electing like-minded Democrats, but Politico reports that he’s on track to fall well short of that goal.
Getting the business community on board with environmental regulations that are expected to kill hundreds of thousands of jobs is a difficult task, but Democratic operatives are working publicly and behind the scenes to build private sector support.
The National Science Foundation (NSF) is spending tens of millions on its Antarctic “Artists and Writers” program, which includes taxpayer-funded trips for poets to visit the Southern Hemisphere.
Michigan Democratic Rep. Gary Peters is embracing proposed Environmental Protection Agency regulations that could potentially drive up energy costs and cut up to 225,000 jobs every year.
The Washington Post reports that some Democrats aren’t too thrilled about the Obama administration’s announcement of new regulations on carbon emissions—namely, the ones facing reelection this year.
Democratic strategists understand the political implications for their clients:
“If I were running, I would get the governor to sue and try to tie it up in the courts,” said Jim Cauley, a Kentucky-based Democratic strategist who managed Obama’s first Senate campaign. “Coal has just become the cultural litmus test as to whose side you are on.”
Chris Lehane, a liberal political strategist/crisis management expert who advises eco-billionaire Tom Steyer, agrees that Democrats shouldn’t dwell on the climate change issue, but should totally try to scare people into voting for Democrats:
The National Center for Public Policy research released a new paper Monday that explains the top ten reasons to oppose new climate change regulations.
Experts criticized the federal government committee currently crafting the nation’s dietary guidelines as politically motivated and said it was putting environmentalism over food science.
The Hudson Institute hosted a panel discussion on the Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee (DGAC) on Capitol Hill Thursday, analyzing the incorporation of climate change and “sustainability” into the recommendations that are used to set standards for government food programs.