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Climate Change
February 28, 2020
China, India Dump Climate Concerns, Back Coal
Climate Change Weekly #352
Health Care
February 28, 2020
Supreme Court Sidelines Review of ACA Constitutionality as Law Approaches Ten Years
The U.S. Supreme Court said it will not fast-track a request by 19 states to take on a decision by a federal appeals court that ruled Obamacare’s individual mandate is unconstitutional
Energy
February 27, 2020
Arizonans Face Stiff Rate Hikes as Utilities Switch to Renewables
Tucson Electric Power requested the Arizona Regulators allow it to by add $7.61 to home customers’ monthly electricity bill beginning in May 2020, to pay for new renewable power supplies, having helped close an inexpensive coal power plant in late 2019.
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Environment
February 27, 2020
Appliance Regulations Are Bringing Back Dirt, Filth, and Disease
President Donald Trump is fighting to roll back federal appliance standards which are leaving people in the dark, dirty, and possibly ill.
Climate Change
February 27, 2020
Washington state Supreme Court Blocks Greenhouse Gas Limits for Some Businesses
Washington state’s Supreme Court invalidated portions of the state Department of Ecology’s (DEC) rules applying greenhouse gas emission caps to indirect emitters such as natural gas companies and fuel distributers.
Health Care
February 27, 2020
Rural Hospital Consolidation May Undermine Care, Access, New Study Finds
Hospital consolidation, often seen as a financial lifeline for rural hospitals and encouraged by the Affordable Care Act, may result in cutbacks in services and reduced patient access, a new study concludes.

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February 28, 2020
By Anthony Watts
Climate Change Weekly #352
February 28, 2020
By AnneMarie Schieber
The U.S. Supreme Court said it will not fast-track a request by 19 states to take on a decision by a federal appeals court that ruled Obamacare’s individual mandate is unconstitutional
February 27, 2020
By Bonner R. Cohen
Hospital consolidation, often seen as a financial lifeline for rural hospitals and encouraged by the Affordable Care Act, may result in cutbacks in services and reduced patient access, a new study concludes.
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February 27, 2020
By Duggan Flanakin
Washington state’s Supreme Court invalidated portions of the state Department of Ecology’s (DEC) rules applying greenhouse gas emission caps to indirect emitters such as natural gas companies and fuel distributers.
February 27, 2020
By Jeffrey Tucker
President Donald Trump is fighting to roll back federal appliance standards which are leaving people in the dark, dirty, and possibly ill.
February 27, 2020
By Bonner R. Cohen
Tucson Electric Power requested the Arizona Regulators allow it to by add $7.61 to home customers’ monthly electricity bill beginning in May 2020, to pay for new renewable power supplies, having helped close an inexpensive coal power plant in late 2019.
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February 26, 2020
By Jesse Hathaway
The U.S. Food & Drug Administration has approved generic versions of pharmaceutical products at a record-setting pace since 2016, but few of the newly certified products are available to patients, according to an analysis by Iqvia.
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February 26, 2020
By Daniel Sutter
Illinois state representative Camille Lilly recently sponsored a bill to restrict self-service gasoline stations. Would creating jobs for gas station attendants be good economics?
February 25, 2020
By Justin Haskins, Donny Kendal
Newly exposed comments from the front-runner for the Democratic nomination for president come on heels of Sanders’ praise of communist regimes in Cuba, Nicaragua, and Venezuela
February 25, 2020
By Bonner R. Cohen
The national debate over the benefits of hospital mergers flared up anew over a new study showing the growing trend of consolidation has led to “moderately worse patient experiences and no significant change in readmission or mortality rates.”
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