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Maryland suing EPA to Force a Cut in Power-Plant Emissions from “Five Upwind States”

October 26, 2017 in EPA, Featured

The Washington Post reported (September 28) that Maryland is suing EPA to force a cut in power-plant emissions from “five upwind states.”  Suing EPA and settling the case is an enviro-tactic that has always relied on the agency’s collusion.  In this … Read More

Real Clear Energy: U.S. Bank’s Divestment Conflicts With National Interests

October 26, 2017 in Featured

Since the 1970s, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has championed an important mission for the future of our country: “to ensure America’s security and prosperity by addressing energy, environmental and nuclear challenges through transformative science and technology solutions.” Read … Read More

Morning Consult: Tax reform — the Devil Is Still in the Details

October 16, 2017 in Featured, Jobs, Uncategorized

Stump speeches, floor remarks, water cooler chatter and kitchen table conversations have all characterized the U.S. tax code as “a giant self-inflicted wound” over much of the last generation. President Donald Trump has changed all that by undertaking tax reform … Read More