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February 25, 2020
Pennsylvania Advances Rule to Restrict Methane Emissions from Oil and Gas Production
Pennsylvania’s Environmental Quality Board passed regulations to reduce methane and volatile organic compound emissions from oil and gas operations in the state, that will make it hard for small firms to operate wells or storage facilities.
Climate Change
February 24, 2020
Study: Ag Benefits of Carbon Dioxide Are Understated in Climate Models
The agricultural gains from the fertilization effect of increasing carbon dioxide levels may produce benefits greater than any harms generated by climate change, a new study shows.
Environment
February 24, 2020
Turning the Aircraft Carrier
Since the days of George Washington, Presidents have wished they could make government employees do what they are told. Actually, that frustration is much older than America.
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Climate Change
February 21, 2020
Republicans Playing Climate ‘Me Too’ Risk Big Losses
Climate Change Weekly #351
Energy
February 21, 2020
China and India Rejecting Renewables for Coal-fired Futures
Both China and India view energy as an amoral source of power that is to be used for survival and advancement during this century. The rest of the world should take careful note.
Health Care
February 21, 2020
West Virginia Takes Step Approach at CON Repeal
The West Virginia House of Delegates passed a bill that eliminates a $1,000 fee charge that is most often refunded when seeking Certificate of Need (CON) approval.

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February 25, 2020
By Kevin Stone
Pennsylvania’s Environmental Quality Board passed regulations to reduce methane and volatile organic compound emissions from oil and gas operations in the state, that will make it hard for small firms to operate wells or storage facilities.
February 24, 2020
By Bonner R. Cohen
The agricultural gains from the fertilization effect of increasing carbon dioxide levels may produce benefits greater than any harms generated by climate change, a new study shows.
February 24, 2020
By Greg E. Walcher
Since the days of George Washington, Presidents have wished they could make government employees do what they are told. Actually, that frustration is much older than America.
February 21, 2020
By H. Sterling Burnett
Climate Change Weekly #351
February 21, 2020
By Ronald Stein, P.E.
Both China and India view energy as an amoral source of power that is to be used for survival and advancement during this century. The rest of the world should take careful note.
February 21, 2020
The West Virginia House of Delegates passed a bill that eliminates a $1,000 fee charge that is most often refunded when seeking Certificate of Need (CON) approval.
February 20, 2020
By H. Sterling Burnett
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has offered a series of regulatory reforms to the 1972 Clean Water Act, to protect states’ legitimate authority over land and water within their borders and to protect property rights.
February 20, 2020
By Bonner R. Cohen
For the second consecutive year, Democrats in New Mexico have introduced legislation to impose a four-year moratorium on hydraulic fracturing (fracking) and subject existing operating wells to expanded reporting requirements.
February 20, 2020
By Kevin Stone
The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has announced the current standards for general service incandescent light bulbs are sufficient and do not need to be amended.
February 20, 2020
By Daniel Sutter
We like taxing businesses because they appear rich.  Yet the question of who truly pays business taxes is very complicated.