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Environment Issues

Department of Energy Says No to Expanding Nuclear Capabilities

Although the nuclear industry accounts for 19 percent of U.S. electricity needs, the U.S. government has impeded the deĀ¬velopment of a healthy, competitive nuclear sector...

Shale Development A Bonus to Family Budgets

Pennsylvania's impact fee has generated $850 million in revenues over the past several years...

America Needs a Free and Competitive Energy Economy

Congress should operate from the basic principle that free markets work efficiently and that any new legislation should get government out of the way of the market and innovation...

America's Shale Boom Not Over Despite Low Petroleum Prices

The technology deployed in America's shale fields has advanced more rapidly than in any other segment of the energy industry...

States vs Local Hydraulic Fracturing Bans

State legislatures are now finding themselves in a fight against local authorities for control of hydraulic fracturing regulations in their own states...

OPEC Struggling to Keep Up The Pace in Old Price War

Oil producers hurt themselves by providing a set price, which affects how oil is traded...

Economics of Recycling in Houston

Cities like Houston could lose their popular recycling programs...

States Taking a Stand Against New EPA Rules

Several U.S. senators proposed legislation to combat the EPA's latest attempt to reduce greenhouse gases at existing power plants...

Obama Seeks to Change the Endangered Species Act

Administration officials hope the planned Endangered Species Act updates may head off some of the long-standing criticism the law infringes on states' rights voiced by Republicans, Western governors and the oil and gas industry...

Shale Revolution Boosts Income around $150 a Year

The fracking revolution has happened incredibly quickly, with natural gas output in the United States increasing by 25 percent in just six years...


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