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As Heartland President Joe Bast noted in a post below, Fox News on October 7 featured a Special Report hosted by Bret Baier titled “Behind Obama’s Green Agenda.” This is a great program showing vast waste of tax dollars that should be watched by everyone in the United States. The program should be repeated on both national and local stations.
It would take months of broadcast time to adequately show the perfidy of President Obama’s energy policies. The Fox News special did an excellent job for a one-hour time limitation. It might be said the report was too generous to the Obama Administration in its description of financial losses on renewable energy ventures and EPA’s vigorous attempt to thwart fossil fuel use.
Marita Noon, executive Director of Energy Makes America Great Inc., recently posted two articles that gives details of billions of dollars wasted on renewable energy projects. The first article, “Obama Never Admits Green Energy Failures” details bankruptcies and crony capitalism involving 15 renewable energy companies that is posted on Townhall Finance. Noon’s second article, “Romney to Obama: You Pick the Losers,” described 20 additional companies in deep financial distress benefiting taxpayer’s largess.
A more detailed description of EPA’s methods of curtailing fossil fuel use is contained in the Somewhat Reasonable blog post, “EPA’s War on Fossil Fuels–Waged with Tax Dollars.” Of particular importance is the way the EPA uses grants to support its policies. For the past ten years grants totaled $70 billion.
The Fox News special mentioned EPA was still evaluating “Environmental Justice”. EPA must have made a positive decision due to an EPA sponsored three-day conference on “Environmental Justice” August 16-19, 2012, in Atlanta, Georgia which I visited.
Details of this conference can be found at this Somewhat Reasonable blog post: “Demonstration Against EPA’s ‘Environmental Justice’ Meeting.”