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09.28.2022

Nord Stream natural gas pipeline sabotage brings Europe to point of no return

By Robert Romano The Nord Stream natural gas pipelines, which until the war in Ukraine had supplied 1.9 trillion cubic feet a year to Europe, and 55 percent of Germany’s gas alone , appears to have been sabotaged after two recorded blasts resulted in massive gas leaks into the Baltic Sea. Owned and […]

09.07.2022

Europe’s long winter is almost here

By Robert Romano As global oil prices somewhat ease as Europe’s economy overheats into recession , falling prices will eventually bring along another unfortunate aspect of the business cycle: the impact on labor markets. Inflation and unemployment are said to have an inverse relationship. When prices are generally rising, unemployment is usually […]

08.08.2022

Americans for Limited Government opposes windfall profits tax

Dear Senators and Representatives, We, the undersigned organizations representing a broad spectrum of Americans, write to provide our insight on recent proposals in both the House and Senate regarding “Windfall Profits Taxes” on the oil and gas industry. It is no secret that in the […]

08.05.2022

19 GOP Attorneys General threaten $10 trillion hedge fund BlackRock with antitrust action over ESG stranglehold on U.S. energy production

By Robert Romano A group of 19 Republican Attorneys General led by Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich and Nebraska Attorney General Doug Peterson have threatened the $10 trillion hedge fund BlackRock with antitrust legal action in an Aug. 4 letter to BlackRock CEO Larry Fink accusing the company of “intentionally restrain[ing] and harm[ing] the competitiveness of the […]

08.05.2022

Cartoon: Getting Hosed

08.03.2022

Biden’s carbon energy starvation plan contains $369 billion green subsidies, $25 billion of carbon taxes

By Robert Romano President Joe Biden’s legislative agenda has sprung back to life amid consideration of Senate Democrats’ budget reconciliation bill for 2022 that will contain $369 billion of green subsides for solar, wind and electric vehicles , and another $25 billion of additional taxes on the fossil fuel industry , all in a bid to reduce carbon emissions by 40 percent by 2030. The goal is to reduce […]

07.27.2022

A recession wasn’t inevitable, but Biden hasn’t avoided one either by ending the implied carbon tax

By Robert Romano President Joe Biden wants to have it both ways. Before the Congressional midterms, Biden wants to continue to depend on relatively strong labor markets data published by the Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics in order to avert suggestions that the U.S. economy […]

07.21.2022

If Biden declares a national climate emergency, it might take another president to rescind it  

By Robert Romano “The President made clear that if the Senate doesn’t act to tackle the climate crisis and strengthen our domestic clean energy industry, he will. We are considering all options and no decision has been made.” That was the text of an email by a White House official confirming that […]

06.30.2022

Supreme Court ruling in West Virginia v. EPA eviscerates the administrative state

By Robert Romano The Supreme Court has concluded its 2021 term with another blockbuster ruling, this time in West Virginia v. EPA , that struck down the Environmental Protection Agency’s 2015 Clean Power Plan under the Obama administration that sought to regulate carbon emissions under the Clean Air Act even though […]

06.27.2022

West Virginia v. EPA could overturn 2009 carbon endangerment finding that is strangling America’s electricity grid

By Robert Romano One more Supreme Court case to keep your eye on this session — especially since the Court now appears willing to strike down prior precedents — is the imminent ruling on West Virginia v. EPA that, if successful, would overturn federal regulations on carbon […]

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