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In With Youngkin, Out With the RGGI

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Soon after Glenn Youngkin is inaugurated as governor of Virginia, he is expected to take executive action to save both businesses and families money every month on their electric bills. In a speech to the Hampton Roads Chamber of Commerce, Youngkin pledged to withdraw Virginia from the Regional Greenhouse Gas ...
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Making Jimmy Carter Look More Competent (Just a Little)

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Things aren’t looking good for Joe Biden. Comparisons to the malaise-stricken presidency of Jimmy Carter came early for the Biden Administration, and it’s only gotten worse. “Not too long ago, we had worried that the ‘Biden’ Administration would be a Carter reprise,” wrote Scott Shepard, director of the National Center’s ...
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High Energy Costs By Design

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As temperatures drop and inflation continues to plague American consumers, Project 21 member Derrick Hollie warns that “higher energy prices are a feature, not a bug” in the Biden Administration’s economic agenda. Not that the White House wants to admit it. Derrick pointed out in a RealClearEnergy commentary: A gallon of ...
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EPA’s Environmental Justice Policy “Fundamentally Flawed”

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The Environmental Protection Agency’s new strategic plan is “fundamentally flawed,” writes Project 21 member Derrick Hollie in a Washington Times commentary, Project 21 has submitted a public comment opposing the EPA’s attempt to instill “environmental justice” into government policymaking in the pursuit of “equity” as an agency principle. “Tying things like ...
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Biden Orders Carbon Neutrality, But “No Executive Order Can Override the Laws of Physics”

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President Joe Biden signed an executive order aimed at making the federal government carbon-neutral by 2050. Of course, just because he has demanded this pipe-dream goal doesn't mean it's feasible. "No executive order can override the laws of physics," responded National Center Senior Fellow Bonner Cohen. "By seeking to make the federal ...
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EPA’s ‘Environmental Justice’ Plan Fails to Address Black Community Needs, by Derrick Hollie

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Instead of Protecting Minorities From Eco-Hazards, Environmental Justice Disenfranchises Them Fundamentally flawed. That’s the only way to describe the Environmental Protection Agency’s new strategic plan. Administrator Michael S. Regan wants to put the EPA “at the center” of the Biden Administration’s equity agenda by pushing “environmental justice” policies likely to cause ...
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Hunter’s Deal Doesn’t Paint a Pretty Picture for National Security

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President Joe Biden signed an executive order in August requiring half of all new vehicles be zero-emission by 2030. That means more electric vehicles – just pay no attention to how many of them will actually be powered by fossil fuels behind the current found in their charging stations. Another ...
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Regressive Energy Taxes Hit Poor and Lower-Income Families, Create More Inflation, by Derrick Hollie

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It’s hard to believe that the U.S. economy doesn’t have enough money, when the simplest definition of inflation – now at a 30-year high – is too much money chasing too few goods. President Biden has convinced himself that the way to increase the number of goods is to inject even ...
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Fate of Another Pipeline in Biden Administration’s Hands

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While there’s been a lot of press about the potential shutdown of a pipeline delivering fossil fuels to the Great Lakes region, another pipeline serving Missouri is also at risk. And the Biden Administration has the power to shut this one down as well. The STL Pipeline – which delivers ...
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Biden Environmental Justice Agenda Has “Strong Ties” to Critical Race Theory, Say Black Activists

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Washington, D.C. - The Project 21 black leadership network blasted the Biden Administration’s “fundamentally flawed” proposal to realign the mission of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) toward the political goal of “advanc[ing] environmental justice and equity.” In a public comment submitted to the federal government prior to a November ...
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Giving In to the Greens Only Got Exxon More Grief

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ExxonMobil, a major target of the environmentalist lobby, is now supporting carbon taxes and adherence to the Paris climate accord. But this about-face on policy has not earned it any respect from the greens. This doesn’t surprise National Center Senior Fellow Bonner Cohen, Ph.D. In a RealClearEnergy report by Kevin ...
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Black Activists Oppose Shutdown of Line 5 Pipeline

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Biden Betrays “Environmental Justice” Claims By Risking Energy Poverty Washington, D.C. - Amidst soaring energy prices and predictions of a cold winter ahead, members of the Project 21 black leadership network condemned the Biden Administration for considering the shutdown of a pipeline that brings life-sustaining fossil fuels to the American ...
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Already in a Hole, Biden Won’t Stop Digging

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Less than a year into his presidency, Joe Biden is extremely unpopular with the American people. Recent polling shows him with just a 38% approval rating, while Kamala Harris clocks in with a historically low level of 28% approval. And, on the Fox News Channel’s “Fox News @ Night,” Project ...
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Biden Energy Policies Benefit Putin, Russia

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After liberals alleged for years that the Trump Administration was giving Russia favorable treatment, the Biden Administration is now allowing Vladimir Putin’s regime to benefit from new American “anti-energy policies.” According to a RealClearPolicy report by investigative reporter Kevin Mooney, the days of American energy independence are gone: Suddenly, Russia ...
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Regulations Could Ruin Pennsylvania’s Energy Industry

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Why would Pennsylvania’s leadership shoot itself in the foot? In a victory for Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf, a “climate change” zealot, the state’s Independent Regulatory Review Commission voted to approve proposed regulations that could impose cap-and-trade fees on energy producers. This an important milestone in state-level climate policy because the ...
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Greens Reveal Radical Respect for Communist China

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To save the world, green activists want America to capitulate to the Red Chinese. “This is evil, straight up,” writes Scott Shepard, director of the National Center’s Free Enterprise Project. “Dark, turgid, unregenerate evil.” In a July 7 letter to President Joe Biden and Congress, a coalition of left-wing environmental special ...
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Biden Turning Out the Lights on Edison Bulbs

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Joe Biden won’t be satisfied until every last traditional light bulb in America has burned out. The Biden Administration is soliciting comments on a proposed policy billed as promoting energy efficiency. What it will effectively do is turn off 36% of the American light bulb market. This applies to incandescent ...
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Biden’s “Social Cost” Climate Analysis Flawed

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Black Activist Advocates Instead for Analysis of Regulatory Impact on Minorities Washington, D.C. - Noting that “[i]f the predictions of the environmental ‘experts’ and their models over the course of my life were true, I’d already be dead,” Derrick Hollie of the Project 21 black leadership network asked the Biden ...
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Making Green While Pushing the Green Agenda

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A quasi-governmental nonprofit is paying its CEO well over a million dollars a year in salary and benefits. This is far more than its organizational peers, and vastly more than the salaries of government officials who are supposed to be overseeing its operations. But this doesn’t surprise National Center Senior ...
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Carbon-Obsessed Greens Unmask As True Authoritarians

The climate-obsessed worshippers at the Altar of Gaia the Great (but Extremely Fragile) have unmasked themselves. No, not that way; they’re all about people wearing masks, forever. Not because of the masks’ (largely mythical) COVID-fighting properties, but as badges of submission, as voluntarily donned muzzles. The unmasking has rather been ...
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About The Environment And Enterprise Institute (EEI)

In the early 1990s The National Center launched the Center for Environmental and Regulatory Affairs (CERA, originally named the Environmental Policy Task Force), to counter misinformation being spread to the public and policymakers by the environmental left. In 2012, CERA was renamed The Environment and Enterprise Institute (EEI).

EEI seeks to counter: 1) those who disseminate false information about science relating to environmental policy, 2) those who disseminate misleading information about science relating to the environment, such as telling the public that the science is settled on certain issues when respected scientists disagree; 3) those who believe, contrary to much evidence, that the only way to solve any social problem is to throw huge amounts of money and layer after layer of complicated and often counterproductive regulations at it.

EEI also provides balance in a debate in which persons who disagree with the environmental left on any issue at all are labeled “anti-environment,” “tools of big business,” and worse, often much worse, as if environmental policy is the single area of human existence in which it is a crime to think for oneself.

To do all this, the EEI helps arm conservatives with tools for the environmental policy debate it had been lacking, among them: 1) a forum for coordination and sharing of strategy and information; 2) numerous accounts of how environmental regulations work in practice; 3) explanations of the perspectives of various groups on environmental issues; 4) a marketing apparatus to help grassroots environmental activists, persons knowledgeable about environmental regulations and reputable economists and scientists gain greater access to the media; 5) a system for countering “junk science” when it appears, especially in the media, with accurate facts.

The EEI sponsors and chairs coalition meetings for conservative/free market/sound science advocates attended by over two dozen organizations. The EEI also produces several major publications, including a book produced every other year, Shattered Dreams: 100 Stories of Regulatory Abuse (first published under the title National Directory of Environmental and Regulatory Victims), containing the personal accounts of over 100 Americans victimized by excessive regulations and a media directory of some 150 environmental scientists, economists and public policy experts. The EEI also publishes talking points cards, policy papers, press releases and other succinct publications for the media, the public and policymakers; and conducts press conferences and special projects.

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