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Important Policy Riders for the FY 2016 Appropriations Bills

Paul L. Winfree
December 4, 2015

Argues Congress should use policy riders to advance important policy objectives with a group of Heritage Foundation policy experts recommending legislative and limitations policy riders that should

Agencies Not Coming Clean About the EPA’s Responsibility For Poisoning the Animas River

Paul J. Larkin, Jr., John-Michael Seibler
December 8, 2015

On August 5, 2015, EPA contractors and officials caused a spill of 3 million gallons of water containing toxic heavy metals into the Animas River in Colorado, which serves as a drinking water sourc

Solar’s Future Is Brighter Without Investment Tax Credit (Issue Brief #4499)

Katie Tubb
December 15, 2015

Despite years of growth in the solar industry, lobbyists are hard at work to get an extension of a tax subsidy they have known for seven years would be expiring next December.

An Environmental Policy Primer for the Next President (Backgrounder No. 3079)

Diane Katz
December 14, 2015

America’s environment has dramatically improved in the four decades since adoption of the nation’s foundational environmental statutes.

The Every Student Succeeds Act: More Programs and Federal Intervention in Pre-K and K–12 Education (Backgrounder No. 3085)

Lindsey M. Burke
December 2, 2015

In November 2015, Congress proposed reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA), currently known as No Child Left Behind.

Land and Water Conservation Fund: Wrong Solution for Public Land Management

Nicolas Loris
November 12, 2015

The federal government owns between 635 million and 640 million acres of land in the entire United States, nearly 30 percent of the country and nearly half of the western U.S.

FCC: Over the Top on Internet TV

James Gattuso
November 17, 2015

This essay, written by Heritage Foundation senior research fellow in regulatory policy James Gattuso, examines how Federal Communications Commission rules for streaming video Internet services like

Bipartisan Senate Energy Bill Full of Poison Pills

Nicolas Loris
October 28, 2015

The Bi-Partisan Energy Policy Modernization Act of 2015 wrong interjects federal interventions into the economy concerning new energy efficiency requirements that should be decisions made by state

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