Empire Center Report: N.Y. State's "Clean Energy Standard" Amounts to $3.4 BILLION Tax Hike
CFIF remains vigilant in sounding the alarm about a costly new crony capitalist "Clean Energy Standard" (CES) boondoggle in New York state, and a new report this week from the Empire Center for Public Policy further exposes the destructively high cost that state citizens and businesses will pay under the plan.
The CES is a global warming alarmist scheme unveiled last month by New York's Public Service Commission (PSC), whose members were appointed by Democratic Governor Andrew Cuomo. The plan imposes a draconian demand that at least 50% of the state's energy will come from carbon-neutral plants like solar and wind by just 14 years from today. The CES plan would compel New York power generators to purchase "Zero Emission Credits" (ZECs) from carbon-neutral generators through a state…[more]
Rather than striking immunity deals with virtually every person who had intimate knowledge of Hillary Clinton's illegal private server and emails, the Justice Department would have saved everyone some time by offering Clinton protection instead.
FBI Director James Comey, who testified in front of two congressional committees this week, still maintains that he was unable to recommend that the DOJ charge Clinton with mishandling classified documents because of insufficient evidence proving "intent" — although the actions themselves are irrefutably illegal.
Well, how exactly…
"Clinton's diplomatic outreach to Russia, one of her earliest initiatives as Obama's top diplomat, is one of many embarrassing and consequential failures that expose her claims to good judgment and competence as empty. American diplomacy and intelligence alike failed to detect Putin's ambitions until Crimea and eastern Ukraine had already been overrun.Throughout and immediately after Clinton's tenure…[more]