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Environment Issues

EPA Rule Threatens Electricity Reliability

The EPA's Clean Power Plan rule attempts to reduce carbon emissions from power plants to almost one-third (30 percent) of 2005 levels by 2030...

Federal Agencies Seek Expansive Water Regulations

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Army Corps of Engineers are trying to redefine the U.S. waters that can be regulated under the Clean Water Act...

Faulty Cost-Benefit Analysis in the EPA's Ozone Rule

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is targeting ozone with a new set of costly standards...

Trans-Alaska Pipeline Debate Sounds a Lot Like Keystone XL

The Keystone XL pipeline would bring 830,000 barrels of oil from Canada to the Gulf of Mexico each day, but President Obama has repeatedly refused to support the pipeline, expressing concern that it would have a negative impact on the environment...

Wind and Solar Lobby for Tax Credits

Lobbyists of all stripes are on Capitol Hill seeking renewals of tax credits as 2014 comes to a close, with groups pushing for renewal of what are known as "tax extenders" -- a diverse group of tax breaks that must be renewed from year to year...

German Energy Policy Drives Up Electricity Prices

Less than 25 percent of German energy comes from green energy sources, yet the country aims to have that figure at 80 percent by 2050...

Supreme Court Will Hear Challenge to EPA Rule

In 2012, the Environmental Protection Agency issued a sweeping set of rules aimed at limiting mercury emissions from coal-fired power plants...

Reasons to Get Rid of the Renewable Fuel Standard

Because ethanol comes from corn, the demand created by the RFS increases corn prices by up to 68 percent...

Federal Court Rules for Property Owners in Endangered Species Act Case

The Utah prairie dog is considered "threatened" under the Endangered Species Act (ESA), despite that there are 40,000 Utah prairie dogs in the stateā€¦...

Fact Check: Will Keystone Oil Stay in the United States?

Refineries in the upper Midwest as well as Texas are in need of crude oil and currently have to import it from nations such as Venezuela...


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