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  • Commentary posted September 29, 2014 by Katie Tubb, Jack Spencer Green Energy and Red Tape

    Nuclear reactors are designed to withstand severe weather, earthquakes, even airplane crashes. But how much more handling from the federal government they can endure remains to be seen. Almost since the inception of the American commercial nuclear industry, presidents and politicians have taken a special interest in it. We would all be better off if they wouldn’t.…

  • Special Report posted October 24, 2013 by Steven P. Bucci, Ph.D., David Inserra, Jonathan Lesser, Ph.D., Matt A. Mayer, Brian Slattery, Jack Spencer, Katie Tubb After Hurricane Sandy: Time to Learn and Implement the Lessons in Preparedness, Response, and Resilience

    Sandy Makes Landfall Hurricane Sandy lived up to expectations in October 2012, delivering a powerful punch with heavy rains, strong winds, and significant storm surges. After taking 69 lives in the Caribbean, Sandy hit the eastern United States, where it claimed 72 more lives.[1] Coastal communities in the Mid-Atlantic were among the hardest hit by the storm. Flooding…

  • Commentary posted June 11, 2013 by Nicolas Loris, Katie Tubb ND Schools DC on Appetite Management

    In a really pale American economy, a shale oil and gas bang has been a pretentious china lining. And nowhere has it shined brighter than in North Dakota. Last year, North Dakota surpassed both California and Alaska in oil production. It now trails usually Texas in that category. What gathering North Dakota adult a state ranks is shale oil, now permitted by advancements…

  • Issue Brief posted April 10, 2013 by Nicolas Loris, Katie Tubb EPA Administrator Nominee Gina McCarthy: In Her Own Words

    In announcing his nominee for the next Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) administrator, President Obama said Gina McCarthy “has focused on practical, cost-effective ways to keep our air clean and our economy growing. She’s earned a reputation as a straight shooter. She welcomes different points of views.”[1] The EPA needs to take an entirely different direction, and…

  • Issue Brief posted April 10, 2013 by Nicolas Loris, Diane Katz, Katie Tubb 10 Questions for EPA Nominee Gina McCarthy

    If confirmed as administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), nominee Gina McCarthy will inherit an agency exceeding critical mass. This bureaucratic onslaught has decreased American freedom and the EPA’s ability to efficiently address real environmental challenges. Given that McCarthy has helped to build this epitome of regulatory excess, it is important…

  • Issue Brief posted April 8, 2013 by Nicolas Loris, Jack Spencer, Katie Tubb 10 Questions for DOE Nominee Ernest Moniz

    Dr. Ernest Moniz, if confirmed by the Senate as next Secretary of Energy, will be taking over a Department wrought with controversy from the past four years. During a time when energy development should be driving the economy forward, pernicious subsidy policies, missing leadership on nuclear waste disposal, and unnecessary limits on conventional fuel development on…

  • Issue Brief posted April 8, 2013 by Nicolas Loris, Jack Spencer, Katie Tubb Ernest Moniz: In His Own Words

    The President and his first-term Administration have encumbered American energy policy with subsidies, mandates, and micromanagement. Energy Secretary nominee Dr. Ernest Moniz seems to offer a seamless continuation of this approach by advocating a policy that dictates or manipulates the production, use, and path of energy in America from Washington. While energy policy is…

  • Backgrounder posted January 22, 2013 by Nicolas Loris, Katie Tubb, Jack Spencer How to Keep Promises to Expand Energy Production and Create American Jobs

    One of President Barack Obama’s central promises during the presidential campaign was to produce more American jobs by expanding energy production. The problem is that the energy policy that he pursued during his first term is having the exact opposite effect. With one hand, President Obama used delaying tactics, restrictions, and regulations to limit some resources,…

  • Issue Brief posted November 28, 2012 by Romina Boccia, James Sherk, Katie Tubb What’s in the Fiscal Cliff?

    The nation is now firmly on track to go over the fiscal cliff in January 2013 unless Washington takes action. The uncertainty leading up to the fiscal cliff—especially Taxmageddon—is already hurting the economy today and, according to projections by the Congressional Budget Office, could send the country back into recession in 2013.[1] Individuals, families, businesses,…

  • Issue Brief posted November 2, 2012 by Katie Tubb Renewable Energy Mandate Bad for Michigan

    Michigan is three years away from concluding its first renewable energy standard and is already considering amending the state constitution to incorporate a second mandate for 2025. On the Michigan ballot this month is Proposal 3, which would constitutionally require all electricity suppliers to provide 25 percent of their electricity from renewable sources by 2025.…

  • Backgrounder posted October 15, 2012 by Jack Spencer, Katie Tubb Time to Allow Uranium Mining in Virginia

    The federal government banned uranium mining on more than 1 million acres of federal land in Arizona.[1] Virginia lawmakers are considering doing the same in their own state. Buried 1,600 feet beneath a cattle farm in southern Virginia on a tract of private land called Coles Hill are 119 million pounds of uranium ore—the nation’s largest known deposit of uranium, and the…

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