When You Want Real Progress, Set a Realistic Goal

The miles per gallon (mpg) efficiency for an automobile makers’ cars is gauged against the EPA’s efficiency standards.  Different standards apply to each model of car and truck because the vehicle size (wheelbase multiplied by track) establishes the EPA efficiency target, and the standards increase over time at a torrid pace. The Corporate Average Fuel […]

An Arrogant, Ragingly Partisan EPA

The EPA claims that both science and economics support its global campaign to force US states into halting carbon dioxide emissions. EPA’s Administrator Gina McCarthy says the EPA’s Clean Power Plan authority calls for an end to debate on climate change and emissions control: “people overwhelmingly consider climate change to be a problem—and they want […]

Slapping the Energy Industry

The Obama administration prosecuted Duke Energy leading to a $1 million fine for accidently killing 14 golden eagles over a two year period at two of its Wyoming wind farms.   Those “wind farms came on line before the Obama administration drafted voluntary guidelines encouraging wind energy companies to work with the Fish and Wildlife Service […]

Oil Despots versus a Blind EPA

America’s new found effectiveness in extracting oil and gas from underground deposits has boosted U.S. oil production from 5,077 thousand barrels per day in 2007 to 6,498 thousand barrels per day in 2012.  Further increases are feasible if prices continue covering production costs.  For decades, U.S. oil and gas consumption exceeded production and needed imports […]