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June 10, 2015
By Darren Brady Nelson
U.S. Senators Lamar Alexander (R-TN) and James Lankford (R-OK) are challenging federal agencies to explain their use of industry guidelines to force businesses into compliance with the agencies’ wishes without legal authorization.
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Government Spending
Taxes
June 3, 2015
By Darren Brady Nelson
As I previously discussed in Townhall Finance, real and sustainable private investment is being held back in large part due to the regime uncertainty caused by such regulations as Dodd-Frank, Obamacare and climate change.
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Health Care
December 8, 2014
By Darren Brady Nelson
Preliminary reports indicate almost 30,000 applications were made in Indiana for school vouchers this year. Such vouchers allow low- and middle-income families to use their child’s share of public education funding to send them to private schools.
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Education
November 10, 2014
By Darren Brady Nelson
The Australian government should end subsidies for renewable energy sources and renewable energy targets, an independent panel of experts concluded after a six-month review requested by the government.
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Energy
Environment
November 7, 2014
By Darren Brady Nelson
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Education
October 23, 2014
By Darren Brady Nelson
A recent report by the National Center for Policy Analysis, Environmental Regulation Through Litigation, describes a new and disturbing approach to environmental regulation: sue-and-settle lawsuits.
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Energy
Regulation
Environment
Climate Change
Law
October 23, 2014
By Darren Brady Nelson
Report: Devolve EPA to the StatesBy D. Brady NelsonA policy document by Heartland Institute Science Director Jay Lehr argues the need for the U.S.
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Regulation
Environment
September 30, 2014
By Darren Brady Nelson
Results from national polling company Gallup’s annual governance survey suggest a growing number of Americans believe government’s interference in their lives has grown too large.
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Government & Politics
Government Spending
Taxes
September 23, 2014
By Darren Brady Nelson
Australian Meteorologists Caught Fudging Temperature MeasurementsBy Darren NelsonA storm of sorts has been brewing in Australia, a tempest caused by anthropogenic global warming activism.
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Environment
Climate Change
June 2, 2014
By Darren Brady Nelson
Australia’s tax on carbon dioxide emissions faces likely repeal after a coalition led by the Liberal Party seats a Senate majority on July 1.
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Energy
Environment
Climate Change
June 2, 2014
By Darren Brady Nelson
What happens to carbon tax revenues after proponents pledge to use the revenues to support global warming programs and other narrowly targeted actions? Australian carbon tax supporters are beginning to provide an answer.
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Energy
Environment
Climate Change
February 13, 2014
By Darren Brady Nelson
U.S. Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) filed a resolution of disapproval in an effort to block U.S. Environmental Protection Agency plans to severely restrict carbon dioxide emissions from newly constructed power plants.
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Environment
Climate Change
December 24, 2013
By Darren Brady Nelson
The Ohio Environmental Protection Agency is proposing restrictions on phosphorus and nitrogen amounts in state waterways. Ohio would be only the third state to enact such restrictions, joining Florida and Wisconsin.Qualitative vs.
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Environment
October 8, 2013
By Darren Brady Nelson
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency confirmed the Houston metropolitan area is substantially improving its air quality under a Texas state air quality plan and is on track to meet ozone-reduction goals.
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Environment
September 16, 2012
By Darren Brady Nelson
Dairyland Power Cooperative of Wisconsin reached a joint settlement agreement with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the Sierra Club over alleged clean-air violations.
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Energy
Environment
July 12, 2012
By Darren Brady Nelson
Oregon Fish and Wildlife officials are seeking federal approval to kill protected marine birds to protect juvenile salmon. Harassment Not WorkingIn an April 5 letter to the U.S.
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Environment
July 6, 2012
By Darren Brady Nelson
Michigan’s economically beleaguered Upper Peninsula is experiencing a dramatic economic turnaround thanks to a resurgence in mining.
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Energy
Environment
December 30, 2011
By Darren Brady Nelson
The nation known for its iconic windmills is throwing in the towel on offshore wind power, as Dutch officials have determined the Netherlands can no longer afford large-scale subsidies for expensive wind turbines that cannot produce electricity at
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Energy
Environment
December 29, 2011
By Darren Brady Nelson
North Dakota is suing Minnesota over a state law that impedes utilities from entering into new contracts to import coal-fired power from other states. North Dakota officials say the Minnesota law violates the U.S.
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Energy
Environment
December 28, 2011
By Darren Brady Nelson
The United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) is in damage control mode once again after an anonymous source released more than 5,000 emails revealing misconduct and fraud among prominent scientists at the heart of the assertion
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Energy
Environment
November 24, 2011
By Darren Brady Nelson
Global warming is unlikely to damage U.S. national security, but expensive programs implemented to reduce greenhouse gas emissions will weaken the nation’s economy and military, concludes a new study published by the George C. Marshall Institute.
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Environment
November 20, 2011
By Darren Brady Nelson
The chairmen of the Iron County Democrats and the Iron County Republicans have sent a joint letter to the chair of the Wisconsin Senate Select Committee on Mining Jobs asking the legislature to enact legislation to remove obstacles slowing down the
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Energy
Environment
September 30, 2011
By Darren Brady Nelson
A “green stimulus” grant of nearly half a million dollars to grow trees in Nevada produced only 1.72 permanent jobs, according to the federal government’s Recovery.gov Web site.
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August 29, 2011
By Darren Brady Nelson
Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback (R) is urging elimination of “use it or lose it” state mandates regarding water-use rights.
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August 1, 2011
By Darren Brady Nelson
The U.S. House of Representatives has passed a bill that would make it more difficult for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to impose tighter water standards on a state without the state’s consent.
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August 1, 2011
By Darren Brady Nelson
The pelican population along the northern Gulf of Mexico is thriving, putting to rest fears the BP oil spill would have long-lasting negative effects on the iconic marine bird.
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August 1, 2011
By Darren Brady Nelson
The U.S. House of Representatives Appropriations Committee has approved a bill to block funding of controversial Environmental Protection Agency restrictions, including carbon dioxide emissions and vehicle mileage mandates.
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August 1, 2011
By Darren Brady Nelson
The golden eagle population in California’s Alameda County is facing unsustainable pressure from industrial wind turbines in Altamont Pass, state officials report.
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