Marc Morano is the executive editor of Climate Depot and former climate researcher and communications director for the Senate Environment & Public Works Committee. He is involved in the AllPainNoGain petition effort.

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July 7, 2008, 8:28 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - Supporters of wind power call it "part of the future" and insist government subsidies like those lavished on the now-bankrupt Enron Corporation during the 1990s, are a key component in developing alternative energy sources. But an energy analyst with the Competitive Enterprise Institute in Washington, D.C. calls those subsidies "a total waste of time."
July 7, 2008, 8:28 PM EDT
(This is the second of two articles focusing on Jesse Jackson's business dealings)(CNSNews.com) - A Washington D.C. public relations executive is warning clients about the consequences of "appeasement" in dealing with Jesse Jackson, and labels Jackson the "godfather" of corporate shakedowns."
July 7, 2008, 8:28 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - The departure of Emma Chappell as executive director to Jesse Jackson's Wall Street Project, is another signal that Jackson's financial empire is eroding, according to a former Jackson business associate.Chappell remains on the board of directors of Jackson's Rainbow/PUSH coalition, but no longer occupies the top position at Jackson's once high-profile Wall Street Project. Chappell left her post sometime in the last two weeks, according to the former Jackson associate who spoke on the condition of anonymity.
July 7, 2008, 8:28 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - Accused by a former business ally of "racketeering," Jesse Jackson has fired back by stating that "people who make statements like that are not dealing in reality." The allegations were made by Harold Doley, one of America's wealthiest African-Americans. His comments were part of an exclusive CNSNews.com report on Jackson's business activities.
July 7, 2008, 8:28 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - In his efforts to persuade America's corporate leaders to hire more minorities and do more business with black-owned firms, Jesse Jackson has apparently reeled in the world's richest man, Microsoft founder and chairman Bill Gates.Gates, who delivered the keynote speech at Jackson's Digital Connections Conference in San Jose, Calif., Thursday, told a radio interviewer that he is planning "new initiatives to reach out to ... investment banks that are minority oriented."
July 7, 2008, 8:28 PM EDT
Las Vegas (CNSNews.com) - Organized labor's top man says there is a "conservative conspiracy" against America's working men and women. AFL-CIO President John Sweeney, addressing the 24th biennial convention in Las Vegas, also referred to the GOP's "sleaziness," and he called Republicans' economic policies since the Sept. 11 terrorists attacks "sickening."
July 7, 2008, 8:28 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - An environmental advocacy group is releasing more names of politicians it describes as Congress' "Dirty Dozen," based on their votes on issues dealing with water quality, energy, family planning and international trade. But one critic says the listing of the dirty dozen is intended "to elect as many Democrats as possible."
July 7, 2008, 8:28 PM EDT
Las Vegas (CNSNews.com) - The Rev. Jesse Jackson, a liberal activist, told a packed audience at the AFL-CIO convention Tuesday that the government is using the "right wing media" in America as a weapon to destroy the leadership of organized labor. Jackson said leaks of government information to "right-wing media" outlets such as the Washington Times and FOX News are being used as weapons, the same way that FBI wiretaps and IRS audits are being used as weapons.
July 7, 2008, 8:28 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - An environmental advocacy group Monday announced its latest addition to the list of Congress' "Dirty Dozen." But U.S. Rep. John Sununu (R-N.H.), who is the fourth candidate named to the Dirty Dozen as a result of votes dealing with water quality and energy issues, immediately fired back, calling the list part of a "partisan political agenda."
July 7, 2008, 8:28 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - Once again, Ralph Nader is bucking a trend. The former Green Party presidential candidate and consumer activist is firing away at the Bush administration for its invasion of Afghanistan, warning that we "can't bomb our way to justice," and accusing the administration of siding with dictators instead of workers.But, a prominent defense analyst in Washington says Nader resents the fact that so many Americans "feel a patriotism that [Nader] does not."
July 7, 2008, 8:28 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - The Bush administration's reinterpretation of the Clean Air Act is still getting hammered by environmental groups with one expert charging that the changes allow "these old, dirty plants to profit at the expense of the health of people and parks."However, an environmental policy expert with the free market advocacy group Competitive Enterprise Institute, said Tuesday the attacks are an attempt to "discredit Republicans on environmental issues during an election year."
July 7, 2008, 8:28 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - Cornel West, the Harvard professor and author at the center of a racial controversy at the prestigious school, is being criticized for his contributions to academia by both the political left and right. Author David Horowitz said West is "an incredible intellectual lightweight" who has only achieved success by playing racial politics.
July 7, 2008, 8:28 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - Just days before the opening of Jesse Jackson's annual Wall Street Project Conference in New York City, long-time friends, former business associates and Wall Street observers say Jackson's financial empire appears to be headed for collapse.Dogged by a loss of political clout, personal scandal and concerns by some Wall Street professionals that Jackson has come across as "anti-American" following the Sept. 11 attacks, the civil rights activist's influence is diminishing in the eyes of more people in the business and civil rights community.
July 7, 2008, 8:28 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - Spurned by voters in previous bids for mayor and the U.S. Senate, civil rights crusader Al Sharpton has his sights set on an even bigger prize, the presidency. And he told CNSNews.com it "will be very difficult" for his presidential exploratory committee to "come up with a feasible reason why I would not run."Some political analysts say Sharpton's potential bid for the Democratic presidential nomination must be taken "seriously" and could end up being "great news for Republicans."
July 7, 2008, 8:28 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - Jesse Jackson Tuesday admitted that he has been a recipient of Enron Corporation contributions. He did so during an exclusive interview with CNSNews.com and while accompanying a busload of former Enron employees to Washington, D.C. so they could complain to Congress about the loss of their retirement funds.The bus trip was Jackson's idea. His "Journey to Justice" trip began at Enron headquarters in Houston and concluded Tuesday afternoon in the nation's capital.
July 7, 2008, 8:28 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - President George Bush's alternative plan to combat greenhouse gasses is "fundamentally deceitful," according to skeptics of global warming, while environmentalists who believe global warming is a real danger call it a "Valentine's Day present for the coal and oil industry."
July 7, 2008, 8:22 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - According to several new studies on mercury levels in the United States, any reduction of such emissions at American power plants would have minimal impact since the factories currently produce less than 1 percent of the total mercury that ends up in our air, land and water.The studies by the Center for Science and Public Policy (CSPP) also reveal that the mercury emissions from Yellowstone National Park and other natural sources dwarf the amount coming from the 1,100 coal-fired power plants in the U.S.
July 7, 2008, 8:22 PM EDT
Montreal (CNSNews.com) - A founding member of Greenpeace, who left the organization because he viewed it as too radical, praised the United States for refusing to ratify the Kyoto Protocol. "At least the [United] States is honest. [The U.S.] said, 'No we are not going to sign that thing (Kyoto) because we can't do that,'" said Patrick Moore, who is attending the United Nations Climate Change Conference in Montreal.
July 7, 2008, 8:22 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - After years of debate, the Kyoto Protocol -- an international treaty aiming to drastically reduce the world's fossil fuel emissions -- takes effect Wednesday, but without U.S. participation. Liberal members of Congress and most environmentalists are chastising the Bush administration for its "irresponsible" decision to remain on the sidelines, but those advocating a free market approach to climate issues insist the president did the right thing on a "huge moral issue."
July 7, 2008, 8:22 PM EDT
Montreal (CNSNews.com) - An Arctic Inuit representative said the lower 48 states have a mild climate, and therefore Americans should have no problem turning down their thermostats in the winter to stop Arctic ice from melting."I don't know what [Americans are] doing to create all of this [greenhouse] gas emissions," said Meeka Mike of the Inuit Tapirit Kanatami, the national organization representing the Inuit peoples of Canada at the U.N. Climate Change Conference in Montreal.