Category Archives: Battle of 2012

Finally… some truth from Pravda?

“The Communists have won in America with Obama…[who] has been re-elected for a 2nd term by an illiterate society… President Vladimir Putin could never have imagined anyone so ignorant or so willing to destroy their people like Obama much less seeing millions vote for someone like Obama. They read history in America don’t they? Alas, the schools in the U.S. were conquered by the Communists long ago and history was revised thus paving the way for their Communist presidents…” [Xavier Lerma in Pravda]

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Tucker: Romney should have embraced a carbon tax

William Tucker laughably argues in the American Spectator that Romney should have embraced a carbon tax to win the election and that millions of [presumably voting] Americans care about Mayor Bloomberg’s views on climate. [American Spectator]

Coal CEO prays for America; Outlines hardships to come for energy

“Robert E. Murray, chairman, president and chief executive officer of Murray Energy Corp., delivered this prayer and message to approximately 50 staff members on Wednesday afternoon.” [Wheeling Intelligencer]

Shock: McCain (2008) Beat Romney and Obama!

It’s hard to believe that John McCain got more votes in 2008 than Mitt Romney did in 2012. McCain 2008 may also have beaten Obama 2012. Continue reading

HuffPost: Obama Victory, Sandy Give Environmental Groups Hopes For Climate Change Action

In his victory address early Wednesday morning, Obama said “We want our children to live in an America … that isn’t threatened by the destructive power of a warming planet.” [Huffington Post]

Bloomberg endorses Obama because of global warming

As Bugs Bunny might say, “What an ultramaroon.” [Bloomberg]

Romney Pennsylvania ad hits Obama on coal

GOP senator would likely oppose potential Romney EPA chief nominee

Sen. David Vitter (R-La.) is signaling that fealty to former President George W. Bush’s administration does not guarantee a potential senior nominee a clear path through Senate confirmation.

Vitter told Greenwire last week that James Connaughton, Bush’s former head of the White House Council on Environmental Quality, would not get his support to be Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) administrator. [The Hill]

Danger, Mitt Romney, Danger: GE General Counsel in Running for EPA Administrator

The general counsel of green energy rent-seeking, cap-and-trade-loving, and USCAP-founding member General Electric is reportedly a leading candidate to head the EPA in a Romney administration. Continue reading

Gregg Abbott: A Romney Pick for EPA That We Endorse

Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott is reportedly being considered by Mitt Romney to be EPA administrator. We endorse this pick for the reasons described in this Dallas Morning News article.

Whitman: Anti-EPA message scares off independents

This from a woman who, when she became EPA administrator in 2001, didn’t know the difference between global warming and ozone depletion. Continue reading

Milloy: GOP needs to start talking about EPA reform now

By Steve Milloy
September 19, 2012, Washington Times

One issue that has been noticeably absent from the Republican platform this election season is any discussion of the Obama Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). It didn’t even come up at the Republican National Convention a couple of weeks ago. If the omission was an oversight, it was a big one. If it was intentional, it’s cause for concern. Continue reading

IBD: Regulatory Tsunami To Hit Business If Obama Wins Second Term

“Using official government sources, the National Federation of Independent Business calculates there are more than 4,000 federal rules in the pipeline, and that just the 13 biggest ones would, if imposed in an Obama second term, cost businesses a total of more than $515 billion over four years.” [Investor's Business Daily]

War on Coal

“Kentucky, Ohio, West Virginia and Pennsylvania—the heart of Appalachia—have been hardest hit by nine regulations proposed or finalized by the Obama administration’s Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) that critics say will cripple this region’s coal industry.” [Human Events]

Fossil Fuel Industry Ads Dominate TV Campaign

“When Barack Obama first ran for president, being green was so popular that oil companies like Chevron were boasting about their commitment to renewable energy, and his Republican opponent, John McCain, supported action on global warming.

As Mr. Obama seeks re-election, that world is a distant memory. Some of the mightiest players in the oil, gas and coal industries are financing an aggressive effort to defeat him, or at least press him to adopt policies that are friendlier to fossil fuels. And the president’s former allies in promoting wind and solar power and caps on greenhouse gases? They are disenchanted and sitting on their wallets.” [New York Times]

Bush EPA tried to cut deal with greens on CO2, mercury, interstate transport of coal emissions

Romney energy adviser Jeff Holmstead tried to cut a sweeping air quality deal with enviros in 2002. Continue reading

Stephen Stromberg: Does President Obama really care about global warming?

Environmentalists gathered in Charlotte, N.C. to watch Obama’s second nominating convention can agree that the president and his party are a lot better than the Republicans. Continue reading

UK: Cameron appoints oil and gas friendly decision-makers

Britain sent a clear signal of support to its oil and gas industry when it named an advocate of shale gas fracking as environment minister and a wind farm sceptic as energy minister. Continue reading

Against the Odds, Young Conservatives Buck the GOP on Energy and Climate Change

Alas, the young are often misguided:

A group of young Republicans is out to persuade their party to pursue a path toward a future free of fossil fuels.Continue reading

Where’s Al Gore?

He’s missing? We hadn’t noticed. Apparently some have though: Continue reading