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Biden Admin Jacks Up Cost for Oil and Gas Companies to Drill on Federal Lands

(Headline USA) Oil and gas companies will have to pay more to drill on federal lands and satisfy stronger requirements to clean up old or abandoned wells under a final rule issued Friday by the Biden administration. The Interior Department's rule raises royalty rates for oil drilling by more than...

Biden EPA Offers Kickbacks to Woke Banks after DOJ Targeted Noncompliers

(Headline USA) Drawing inspiration from the Obama-era "Operation Choke Point" and the controversial ESG investing movement, the Biden administration is using a sticks-and-carrots approach to force banks to follow its aggressively woke agenda.  On one hand, it has threatned banks with fines and investigations for insufficient money-lending to high-risk minority...

Vermont OKs Shakedown of Oil Companies over ‘Climate Change’

(Headline USA) The Vermont Legislature advanced legislation this week requiring big fossil fuel companies pay a share of the damage caused by climate change after the state suffered catastrophic summer flooding and damage from other natural disasters. The Democrat-led state Senate, which includes only seven Republicans among its 30 members, was...

Buttigieg Mocks Americans Who Don’t Want EVs: ‘Like People Who Wanted Landlines Forever’

(Headline USA) Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg claimed that Americans reluctant to purchase electric vehicles are like people who didn’t want to adopt cell phones in the 2000s. Asked about the slowing sales of electric vehicles despite the Biden administration’s efforts to boost demand with subsidies, Buttigieg insisted Americans need to...

FBI Sent up to 10 Informants to Standing Rock Pipeline Protest

(Ken Silva, Headline USA) Court records from long-running litigation stemming from the 2016 Standing Rock pipeline protest show that the FBI infiltrated the movement with up to 10 paid informants. Until recently, only one FBI informant had been identified at the Standing Rock Sioux Indian Reservation: Heath Harmon, who reportedly...

Coast Guard Tells California to Shove Off over New Carbon-Capture Regulations

(Kenneth Schrupp, The Center Square) The U.S. Coast Guard says it “will not enforce” a new California Air Resources Board regulation, citing “safety concerns.” The Coast Guard and business organizations oppose CARB's requirement that commercial harbor craft install diesel particulate filters (DPFs) linked to a number of fires. Seventeen states are...

Apple Won’t Be Making Electric Cars

(Dmytro “Henry” Aleksandrov, Headline USA) Apple recently revealed that it ended its decade-long pursuit to enter the electric vehicle market after wasting billions of dollars. One of the reasons why Apple pulled the plug was that the company was spending a lot of money while trying to catch up to Elon...

Electric Vehicles’ Success May Rely on Renters, but Little Incentive Exists for Landlords

(Lauren Jessop, The Center Square) Affordability and charging access remain the biggest obstacles to consumer acceptance of electric vehicles and the government’s ambitious transition targets. These factors pose even greater challenges for a demographic that has been seemingly overlooked by policymakers---those residing in multiunit dwellings. “The transition to EVs in the...

Massive Rare Earth Minerals Discovery in Wyo. Could Break America’s Dependence on China

(Dmytro “Henry” Aleksandrov, Headline USA) The United States could soon surpass China as the world leader in rare earth minerals and, therefore, break its dependency on the communist country after more than 2.34 billion metric tons of these minerals were discovered in the state of Wyoming. According to the Daily Mail,...

Jury: Mark Steyn Must Pay Notorious Climate Alarmist $1M in Defamation Lawsuit

(Headline USA) A jury on Thursday awarded $1 million to notorious climate alarmist Michael Mann, who sued a pair of conservative writers 12 years ago after they compared his depictions of global warming to a convicted child molester. Mann, a professor of climate science at the University of Pennsylvania, rose...

Scientists Suggest Giant Space Umbrella to Block Sun’s Rays

(Jacob Bruns, Headline USA) A group of Israeli scientists became the latest climate alarmists to promote the radical idea of blocking the sun to prevent global warming, while failing to take into account the possible unintended consequences, the New York Times reported. Globalists like the World Economic Forum and billionaire...

Rep. LaHood Pushes to Renew FISA Tool Used by FBI to Spy on Him

(Ken Silva, Headline USA) Last March, Darin LaHood, R-Ill., shocked onlookers when he revealed that he was the target of warrantless surveillance by the FBI. LaHood’s revelation came on the heels of a newly in released government audit, which said that the FBI searched a U.S. congressman’s name in data obtained via Section...
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