Pandering at pump: Gas-tax holiday is politics at its worst

Why would a politician promulgate policy that would boost gasoline consumption, enrich Big Oil, increase dependence on foreign crude, hasten global warming, rob the federal highway trust fund and threaten thousands of jobs?
Actually, there are two short and simple answers to that long-winded

A big win for the impressive new coalition

BLM withdraws proposed energy leases in southern Colorado
DENVER (AP) - Federal officials are withdrawing most of the proposed oil and gas leases up for sale in a May 8th auction.
The U.S. Bureau of Land Management said Friday that it will defer offering leases on 144,000 acres out of the

Energy economics

Corn ethanol is squeezing out greener technologies. We need low-carbon fuel standards instead.
To the annals of market manias and regulatory follies, a new chapter is being added: The Great Ethanol Bubble of 2008. It is possible that someday a fuel made from a cheap, abundant, renewable crop