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18 April 2014

In the News
The Holdren Cherry Blossom Vortex, Information Quality Act, and U.S. Weather History Anthony Watts, WattsUpWithThat, 17 April 2014 What Obama Isnt Telling You about the All of the Above Energy Strategy Fred Lucas, The Blaze, 17 April 2014 IG: Energy Department Ignored Internal Experts Advice in Subsidizing Bankrupt Solar Company Lachlan Markay, Washington Free Beacon, 17 April 2014 Pennsylvania Government: Fracking Has Not Harmed States Water Quality Daniel Graeber, UPI, 17 April 2014 The Top 6 Reasons EPAs Carbon Pollution Standard Is Illegal William Yeatman,, 17 April 2014 Republicans for Obama Energy Glenn Schleede, Master Resource, 16 April 2014 Why Im Cheering for Fossil Fuels This Earth Day John Stossel, Fox News, 16 April 2014 Bonanza on the Eagle Ford Shale William Triplett, Washington Times, 15 April 2014

Give Up Meat, Coal, Oil, Economic Growth, and National Sovereignty, Orders New IPCC Climate Report James Delingpole, Breitbart London, 14 April 2014

News You Can Use

Congressional Research Service: Oil and Gas Production Way Down on Federal Lands
A new report from the non-partisan Congressional Research Service confirms what weve long been saying: Oil and gas production has declined on federal lands during the Obama administration. Oil production is down 6%, while gas production is down a whopping 28%. These decreases have occurred despite the revolution in drilling productivity wrought by the advent of hydraulic fracturing technology, or fracking. During the same period that federal output has been falling, oil production increased 61 % on state and private lands, while gas production grew 33 %.

Inside the Beltway

D.C. Circuit Upholds Utility MACT
On Tuesday, the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled 2-1 to uphold the EPAs nonsensical Mercury Air Toxics Standards (MATS) Rule, also known as the Utility MACT. The rule is nonsensical because its health benefits are illusory, yet its one of the most expensive regulations in history (officially estimated at $9.6 billion in 2016). There is, however, hope that the American economy will be spared this all pain, no gain regulation. Judge Brett Kavanaughs powerful dissenting opinion lays out the path

for Supreme Court review of the majoritys decision. To read more, see this post by Marlo Lewis.