According to a report by the American Action Forum, EPA’s carbon dioxide regulation would end up “destroying nearly four times as many jobs as the agency said it would by 2030.” That’s a job loss as high as 296,000. The Daily Caller,
AAF’s report found the EPA’s rule to fight global warming endangers the viability of more than 90 power plants across the country that produce 50 gigawatts of power. These plant closures, the EPA says, will put 80,000 people out of work by 2030. But once economy-wide impacts are taken into account, some 296,000 jobs could be lost during that time, notes AAF…
The EPA’s carbon dioxide regulation is set to be finalized this summer and would force states to cut power plant emissions 30 percent below 2005 levels by 2030. The rule has already been challenged by at least a dozen states — oral arguments were actually heard Thursday.
The Obama administration has spun the regulation as one that will spur green energy development, reduce carbon dioxide emissions and improve public health as the power sector shuts down coal plants. But the administration has obscured the fact their own estimates show about 80,000 job losses from power plant closures alone.
According to new reports, “a congressional committee sent a letter to Hillary Clinton more than two years ago asking whether she used a private email account as secretary of state, but she ignored the inquiry.” The Daily Caller,
California U.S. Rep. Darrell Issa, then the chairman of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, sent letters on Dec. 13, 2012 to 18 top-ranking Obama administration officials, including Clinton, after it was revealed that the administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency and other federal officials had used private email accounts and aliases to conduct government business.
“Have you or any senior agency official ever used a personal email account to conduct official business?” Issa wrote Clinton in the letter, according to The Times. “If so, please identify the account used.”
Issa also sought information on the State Department’s policies pertaining to how the agency force employees to comply with internal email policies…
Issa asked the letter’s recipients to respond by Jan. 7, 2013. Clinton did not respond and resigned from office on Feb. 1, 2013. An acting assistant secretary at the State Department responded to Issa nearly two months later, on March 27, but did not address questions about Clinton’s email activities.
Hillary Clinton spend her first day on the presidential campaign trail saying that the United States needs to “get unaccountable money out of it once and for all, even if that takes a constitutional amendment” all the while rolling in… unaccountable money. The Daily Caller,
Meanwhile, top Clinton lieutenants were spotted the same day at the Four Seasons in San Francisco meeting with wealthy liberal contributors at the Democracy Alliance’s 2015 donor conference.
America Rising, the Republican opposition outfit, has posted videos online of Clinton campaign chairman John Podesta and top outside ally David Brock at the donor conference this week…
The Washington Post recently reported that Democracy Alliance is made up of “a cadre of wealthy liberal donors” who aim “to pour tens of millions of dollars into rebuilding the left’s political might in the states.”
The U.S. Supreme Court will decide “whether to hear a case that could end mandatory union membership for all government workers” by the end of April. The Daily Caller,
Rebecca Friedrichs is the teacher at the center of it all.
“The union runs everything,” Friedrichs, a teacher of 27 years, told The Daily Caller News Foundation. “There’s something wrong when the majority of resources, the whole machine, is geared at serving employees, not students.”
It all started when Friedrichs, who teaches out of Buena Park, Calif., learned the union culture benefited its members at the expense of the students. Despite her disagreement with the California Teachers Association, she was forced to continue paying into it.