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2009

Not only can’t we pass a carbon tax in America, we can’t even think about one.
North Dakota Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem said Tuesday he expects to sue Minnesota for just that, and North Dakota’s legislature has set aside $2 million to fund the…

As often as socialism and communism are evoked to discredit the Obama Administration’s agenda, it can be illustrative to observe how communist governments actually behave.
China’s National People’s Congress convened on Dec. 22. Three days later it…

A legally-binding agreement was never going to happen.
In testimony before India’s parliament yesterday, Environment Minister Jairam Ramesh said the BASIC countries–an acronym-jumble for Brazil, South Africa, India and China–would not have accepted a…

Ban Ki Moon: ‘We sealed the deal’

COPENHAGEN–United Nations Secretary General Ban-Ki Moon has just announced that the Copenhagen Accord has passed.
“Finally we sealed the deal, and it is a real deal,” he said moments ago at the UN Climate Change Conference here. “It may not be…

COPENHAGEN–You will hear many denounce the Copenhagen Accord. Many would have done so no matter what happened here.
There are many who dreamed of greater strides, and those dreams have again been deferred.
But isn’t it truly a dream to expect 193…

The Copenhagen Accord: Obama strong arms the world

COPENHAGEN–He may not have wowed this city on arrival, but President Obama walked into a meeting of the world’s most powerful developing nations last night, divided his opposition, and pressed the larger United Nations assembly into salvaging these…

Obama lands in Copenhagen and wows no one

COPENHAGEN–Air Force One landed at Copenhagen airport one minute past nine this morning, and President Barack Obama was whisked immediately into a mini-summit with heads of state from 19 of the nations most critical to these negotiations.
The…

COPENHAGEN–The world’s two biggest polluters, China and the United States, remain in a standoff with one day to go in the climate talks here, with heads of state now negotiating among themselves in talks that may last all night.
Though all 192…