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Fracking Wins Again in Colorado

The small town of Erie, Colorado narrowly voted down an “emergency” one-year fracking moratorium in a 5-4 vote in January. Erie trustees say instead of imposing a moratorium, they will work with the oil and gas industry to address community concerns about noise, truck traffic, and setbacks from housing while allowing oil and gas development to continue. This is the latest defeat for environmental lobbyists who have attempted to end fracking in Colorado through a series of municipal and county...

Solar Power Lobbyists Seek to Subvert Florida Tea Party

After successfully pushing for $100 million in special interest Florida renewable energy subsidies, the solar power lobby hopes to subvert the Florida Tea Party and get it to work for still more government favoritism. Florida’s grassroots conservatives should see through the ruse and just say no to more Solyndra-style chicanery. Seeking to take advantage of grassroots conservatives’ natural – and justified – antipathy to government picking winners and losers through state-protected monopolies,...

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