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No Defense for This Budget Gambit

May 24, 2016 | U.S. News & World Report | Earmarks & Appropriations , National Security

It was only five weeks ago that I expressed optimism for some fiscal discipline on the part of the annual appropriations process. My fleeting... Read More

Safeguarding Homes from Flooding

May 24, 2016 | The Weather Channel | Transportation & Infrastructure

Steve Elllis, TCS Vice President, appears on The Weather Channel to discuss the deeply-indebted National Flood Insurance Program

Georgia, South Carolina Ready to Take Steps toward Joint Port

May 24, 2016 | The Atlanta Journal-Constitution | Budget & Tax , Transportation & Infrastructure

Georgia and South Carolina are ready to start spending some real money to build the $5 billion Jasper Ocean Terminal planned for a scrubby... Read More

Opinion: Ethanol Mandate Must Be Abolished

May 24, 2016 | Tyler Morning Telegraph | Agriculture , Energy

This is just wrong. The EPA, perhaps fearing a loss of power and free rein when President Barack Obama leaves office, is making a pitch to... Read More

Coal Industry Fuming over Obama’s Proposed Cleanup Rules

May 24, 2016 | Washington Examiner | Energy , Natural Resources

The Obama administration is weighing new rules to stop bankrupt coal companies from passing on the cost of mine cleanups onto consumers. Even... Read More

Miners Fear Federal Coal Reforms Jeopardize Rural Utah

May 20, 2016 | The Salt Lake Tribune | Energy , Natural Resources

The nation's emotion-fueled debate over coal mining's future passed through Salt Lake City on Thursday, when federal officials hosted a... Read More

Pentagon Pork Revealed in Three Amendments

May 20, 2016 | The Huffington Post | Budget & Tax , National Security

Watching the House of Representatives debate Pentagon policy and budgeting isn’t everyone’s cup of tea, to put it mildly. But for those who... Read More

Giant Wave of Government Data Could Be Unleashed by Proposed Law

May 20, 2016 | Geek Wire |

There are roughly 200,000 data sets available from the federal government, including information on weather and meteorology, patents and... Read More

Federal Coal Program Must Ensure Fair Return for Taxpayers

May 20, 2016 | The Hill | Energy , Natural Resources

Over the past several years, Americans have become acutely aware that our coal industry is changing rapidly – largely as a result of shifting... Read More

American Taxpayers Deserve Fair Return from Federal Coal

May 20, 2016 | WyoFile | Energy , Natural Resources

Citizens of Wyoming are acutely aware of what is happening in the coal industry today, and there is understandably concern and alarm at the... Read More

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May 20, 2016

Water Bill Redux Causing Acid Reflux

Sometimes (often?) reading legislation takes a strong stomach. Thus, it was with trepidation that we took a... Read More