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Climate Hustle Featured
Coming soon to a theater near you: Marc Morano's film describing the climate change scam: Climate Hustle. This will be a US premiere on Monday, May 2nd.
If you follow the climate debate at all, you know Marc Morano as the hard hitting, outspoken voice of the Climate Depot web site. Morano's hard factual and sometimes humorous approach serves the film well. It is lively, not your usual talking heads documentary.
I had the privilege of seeing one segment at the Climate Crossroads summit in Texas last fall, and I am looking forward to seeing the whole film. I plan to see it before New York Democratic Attorney General Eric Schneiderman and his green co-conspirators abuse his office to shut it down.
There are trailers on the web site and on YouTube.
Alas, as often happens, no-one bothered to book a theater in Wyoming. But there are theaters nearby and the official web site has a directory of them being updated as the producers book theaters.
Much Ado About Little Revenue Featured
Recently, Wyoming's revenue from its wind power tax has been in the news. It is is down some 15% compared to last year, with no change in total production. 15% sounds like a lot, especially in the context of falling revenues from coal and other fuels. But let's put that in perspective.
The Cowboy State became the first in the nation to tax wind production when it passed a $1-per-megawatt-hour tax in 2010. Tax collections have bounced around ever since, rising from $2.6 million in 2012 — the first year the levy was imposed — to $4.4 million in 2014. Last year, the state collected $3.7 million.
Clean Power Plan Status in Wyoming Featured
We won. The Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) will not spend any money on the Clean Power Plan (CPP) until the Supreme Court's stay on the CCP is lifted, if ever.
Here, for the terminally curious, is the longer version.
On Tuesday, February 9, the Supreme Court stayed the Clean Power Plan (CPP), much to everyone's surprise. The Supreme Court issued a terse order, less than a page long. It gave no explanation and no indication of the thinking of the five Justices who voted for the stay. The Supreme Court has never before granted a stay of any federal regulation while it was under review by a lower court. What are the implications for Wyoming?