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October 15, 2019
Two Kansas Counties Stop Major Wind, Solar Industrial Developments
Two central Kansas counties are applying the brakes to the expansion of industrial wind facilities within their borders.
Environment
October 10, 2019
EPA to Rescind East Texas Air-Quality Nonattainment Designation
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency proposes to reverse the agency’s 2016 designation of parts of five east Texas counties near a large coal-fueled power plant as being in nonattainment for sulfur dioxide levels under the 1970 Clean Air Act.
Energy
October 8, 2019
Legislative Pulse: Colorado Legislature Overrides Voters’ Oil and Gas Decision
New restrictions on oil and gas development in Colorado is a mockery of local control, and will devastate the industry.
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Environment
October 1, 2019
Trump Administration Rescinds California’s Fuel Economy Waiver
The Trump administration has announced regulations withdrawing a waiver that allowed California to set separate standards for greenhouse gases, under which the state set higher fuel economy requirements for cars sold within its borders.
Energy
September 30, 2019
Keystone XL Pipeline Overcomes Last Legal Hurdle in Nebraska
A dozen years after it was initially proposed, the Keystone XL Pipeline cleared a major hurdle to its completion as the Nebraska Supreme Court approved its revised path through the state, ending the final Nebraska-based legal challenge to the pipeline.
Government Spending
September 30, 2019
Heartland Weekly: AOC Continues to Prove Herself Clueless
Week of September 23, 2019

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Energy
October 15, 2019
By Duggan Flanakin
Two central Kansas counties are applying the brakes to the expansion of industrial wind facilities within their borders.
October 10, 2019
By Bonner R. Cohen
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency proposes to reverse the agency’s 2016 designation of parts of five east Texas counties near a large coal-fueled power plant as being in nonattainment for sulfur dioxide levels under the 1970 Clean Air Act.
October 8, 2019
By H. Sterling Burnett
New restrictions on oil and gas development in Colorado is a mockery of local control, and will devastate the industry.
October 1, 2019
By H. Sterling Burnett
The Trump administration has announced regulations withdrawing a waiver that allowed California to set separate standards for greenhouse gases, under which the state set higher fuel economy requirements for cars sold within its borders.
September 30, 2019
By Duggan Flanakin
A dozen years after it was initially proposed, the Keystone XL Pipeline cleared a major hurdle to its completion as the Nebraska Supreme Court approved its revised path through the state, ending the final Nebraska-based legal challenge to the pipeline.
September 30, 2019
By Jim Lakely
Week of September 23, 2019
September 26, 2019
By Gregory Wrightstone
The manifesto the El Paso shooter (who will remain nameless here) posted before his deadly rampage reveals that, along with hatred toward immigrants, he held a radicalized view of humankind’s relationship to nature.
September 26, 2019
By H. Sterling Burnett
A U.S. District Court rejected a lawsuit filed by environmental groups against the federal government claiming its policies allowing fossil fuel development and use violate the plaintiffs’ constitutional rights to wilderness unaffected by human activity.
September 25, 2019
By Vivian Jones
Gov. Jay Inslee of Washington has dropped out of the Democrat presidential primary race after making climate change the central issue of his campaign.
September 23, 2019
By Kelvin Kemm
Small Modular Reactors, especially Pebble Bed Modular Reactors, are Africa’s best future.
September 19, 2019
By Bonner R. Cohen
Declining government support for policies promoting electric vehicles, and a slowdown in EV sales, could reinvigorate global oil markets, concludes a recent report by a Washington, D.C.-based firm specializing in global energy forecasts.
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September 18, 2019
By H. Sterling Burnett
Minnesota state Rep. Glenn Gruenhagen (R-Glencoe) says energy socialism is just as bad as socialism in any other area of public policy.
September 16, 2019
By Kenneth Artz
The governors of 23 U.S. states have joined California in demanding the Trump administration reverse its proposal to withdraw California’s Clean Air Act waiver for automobile emissions.
September 12, 2019
By James Taylor
The Heartland Institute provides climate information so Idaho lawmakers can craft the best possible policies
September 12, 2019
By Kenneth Artz
A number of cities in and bordering Utah have formed a coalition to purchase nuclear power from a small modular reactor being planned at the Idaho National Laboratory, triggering the next phase in its development.
September 11, 2019
By Paul Driessen
Democrat presidential candidates and Green New Dealers need to face some hard energy facts.
September 10, 2019
By Kenneth Artz
The attorneys general of North Dakota and Montana requested the Trump administration block a new Washington State law imposing tighter restrictions on shipping crude oil by rail in the state.
September 4, 2019
By Ronald Stein
California's energy policies are pushing more of the state's residents into poverty and is contributing to its homelessness crisis.
September 4, 2019
By James Taylor
A task force of the American Legislative Exchange Council rejected a proposed resolution calling for the “pursuit of American Clean Energy Policy” at ALEC’s 2019 Annual Meeting, held August 14 through the August 16 in Austin, Texas.
August 30, 2019
By Tom Harris, Jay Lehr
Carbon dioxide does not “endanger” our health – and it’s time EPA recognized that simply fact.
August 29, 2019
By Duggan Flanakin
Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine signed into law a bill that will subsidize some coal, nuclear, and solar power facilities in the state.
August 28, 2019
By Bonner R. Cohen
The Trump administration has decided to freeze the cost of fines automakers must pay for missing increased Corporate Average Fuel Economy standards imposed by the National Highway Traffic and Safety Administration.
August 27, 2019
By Kenneth Artz
The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission approved a plan for Kinder Morgan’s $1.1 billion Gulf LNG liquefied natural gas plant in Pascagoula, Mississippi to begin exporting natural gas upon completion of necessary alterations.
August 26, 2019
By Carly Good
A number of Texas cities have jumped on the bandwagon of renewable energy initiatives in recent years leading to higher costs and reduced the reliability for their residents.
August 26, 2019
By Vivian Jones
A proposed 2020 ballot measure would allow residents in Florida to choose their electricity provider in a competitive market.
August 26, 2019
By Bonner R. Cohen
Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Andrew Wheeler issued new instructions for how the agency conducts cost-benefit analyses of environmental regulations.
August 23, 2019
By Daniel Sutter
Reducing greenhouse gas emissions to curb climate change will require enormous sacrifice. The enormity of the required sacrifice suggests that we should have consensus on the goal before acting.
August 23, 2019
By Bonner R. Cohen
America’s air quality has become the envy of the world, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency states in its annual report on air quality.
August 23, 2019
By Kenneth Artz
Two U.S. Senators have introduced a bill extending a 30 percent wind investment tax credit to offshore wind projects that start construction by January 1, 2027 or the year after the United States has reached 3,000 megawatts of new offshore wind capacity.
August 19, 2019
By Jim Lakely
Week of August 12, 2019
August 19, 2019
By Kenneth Artz
A rebate program designed to spur electric vehicle sales in Massachusetts is likely to end in September.
August 15, 2019
By Vivian Jones
The Wisconsin Supreme Court has ruled Dane County cannot force Enbridge Inc. to purchase special environmental liability insurance as a condition of permission to expand its oil pipeline.
August 15, 2019
By Bonner R. Cohen
New York state has adopted what Gov. Andrew Cuomo has dubbed the Green New Deal of New York, the most aggressive carbon-emissions-reduction goals in the nation.
August 13, 2019
By H. Sterling Burnett
Politicians everywhere should have to take a version of the Hippocratic Oath, swearing the laws they enact to solve problems won’t make the situation worse.
August 13, 2019
By H. Sterling Burnett
A finds methane emissions from U.S. oil and natural gas production over the past decade are “an order of magnitude lower” than what has been reported by previous studies.
August 12, 2019
By Jim Lakely
Week of August 5, 2019
August 7, 2019
By Tim Benson
Keynote speakers at ICCC 13 said the high costs of policies proposed to fight climate change weren't justified by a scientific understanding of the purported risks.
August 6, 2019
By H. Sterling Burnett
Speakers at the 13th International Conference on Climate Change discussed climate science, energy and climate economics, and whether various policy options were likely to harm or promote economic prosperity while maintaining a healthy environment.
August 5, 2019
By Jim Lakely
Week of July 29, 2019
August 5, 2019
By Bonner R. Cohen
A three-judge panel of the U.S. Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals reversed a lower court’s decision blocking completion of the Keystone KL oil pipeline.