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California State of Emergency: Millions in the Dark, Wildfires Spread, Gas Prices Soar
by Katy Grimes, Senior Media Fellow, as appearing in the California Globe

More than 2.5 million Californians are without power in 36 counties, while parts of the state burn. Utilities warn the power outages could go on for up to five days…Governor Gavin Newsom declared a statewide emergency due to the effects of high-winds which have resulted in fires and evacuations across the state.

Steve Milloy Files Share Holder “Greenwashing” Proposals with ExxonMobil & Xcel Energy

On December 16, founder and E&E Legal Senior Policy Fellow Steve Milloy filed separate “greenwashing” shareholder proposals with ExxonMobil and Xcel Energy.

E&E Legal Joins AEA, CEI, and other Free-Market Groups In Opposing EV Tax Extensions

On December 10, E&E Legal joined the American Energy Alliance (AEA), Competitive Enterprise Institute (CEI) and more than 30 other free-market organizations in a letter to Majority Leader Mitch McConnell objecting “to any deal that extends, expands, or enlarges the electric vehicle tax credit,” as the correspondence says.

More fiddling while forests burn
by Greg Walcher, Senior Policy Fellow, as appearing in the Daily Sentinel 

What if someone said they planned to burn down your house, but it’s for your own good? They need to study how houses burn, so they can build better computer models to predict future home fires. In the future, therefore, that might help you.

Rhode Island Judge Ignores Rule of Law in Climate Change Lawsuit
by Craig Richardson, President, as appearing on InsideSources

If air conditioning utility bills are causing consumers a touch of heartburn this summer, they will certainly find no relief in a disturbing new development regarding unfounded litigation against the energy industry and a terrible ruling from a federal judge in Rhode Island.

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