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Congress vs. the Zombie Coal Amendment

June 21, 2016 | US News & World Report | National Security

Bad ideas are known for putting down roots. One such bad idea took root way back in 1961 when Congress began forcing the U.S. military to... Read More

Broadway Wants Longer Tax Break as ‘Hamilton’ Prints Money

June 13, 2016 | Bloomberg News | Budget & Tax

Alexander Hamilton introduced the idea of federal taxes. Broadway producers enjoying a record season buoyed by his namesake musical are... Read More

Coal’s Costly Compensation

June 09, 2016 | U.S. News & World Report | Energy , Natural Resources

With more than 50 coal company bankruptcies in the last several years, it is hard not to have heard of the current plight of the coal... Read More

Disappearing Beaches

Tom and Jennifer Erichsen bought their family an oceanfront home on Nantucket, Massachusetts, 34 years ago.  They were charmed by the sense... Read More

Moniz Urged to Withdraw Support form Texas Clean Energy Project

June 09, 2016 | Power Engineering | Energy

Green Scissors, a coalition of free-market groups and some environmental organizations, recently wrote Secretary of Energy Ernest Moniz and... Read More

New Balance Close to Win in Buy-America Foot Race for Military

June 06, 2016 | Bloomberg News | Earmarks & Appropriations , National Security

New Balance Athletic Shoe Inc. is close to winning an almost decade-long marathon: A buy-American provision in the massive defense policy bill... Read More

Supporting the moratorium on coal leases | Guest op-ed

June 06, 2016 | Auburn Reporter | Energy , Natural Resources

When I ran for state representative in 2012, I walked downtown Auburn neighborhoods with a petition calling on state leaders to deny... Read More

Pentagon Spending Shenanigans

June 06, 2016 | U.S. News & World Report | Earmarks & Appropriations , National Security

In the last few weeks, the federal appropriations process has taken a few, painful, stutter-steps in the House of Representatives.... Read More

Hoopa Valley Tribe Slams San Luis Settlement Agreement

June 03, 2016 | IC Magazine | Natural Resources , Transportation & Infrastructure

On May 24, the Hoopa Valley Tribe from Northern California filed its objection to two bills proposed in the House of Representatives to... Read More

Nuclear Plants Need Boost to Stay Open, Industry Warns

June 02, 2016 | The Blade (Toledo, OH) | Energy

Make no mistake: America’s nuclear industry is in trouble. Many of the strongest statements about it are no longer found in the hyperbole of... Read More

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June 24, 2016

Aviation Extension Shenanigans

Turmoil in Congress has thrown everything up in the air. The House left early for its 4th of July recess, and... Read More