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February 23, 2015
By Taylor Smith
Vermont is the only state in the Northeast without a renewable portfolio mandate. In his inaugural address, Gov.
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Energy
February 23, 2015
By Taylor Smith
Arizona legislators are debating a proposal that would repeal the state’s implementation of the Common Core State Standards, a set of requirements for what elementary and secondary school children should know in each grade in math and English.
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Education
February 17, 2015
By Taylor Smith
In November 2004, Colorado became the first state to enact into law (by ballot initiative) a renewable portfolio standard (RPS), also referred to as a renewable power mandate.
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Energy
February 5, 2015
By Taylor Smith
The following text is complete except for the omission of two graphs. To view the complete Policy Brief, open the PDF using the link above.
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Climate Change
Environment
January 27, 2015
By Taylor Smith
Minnesota starts the 2015 legislative year with a $1 billion surplus, but Gov. Mark Dayton (DFL) reports he has already received $3 billion in spending requests.
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Education
January 22, 2015
By James Taylor, John Nothdurft, Taylor Smith, H. Sterling Burnett
The West Virginia House today passed a bill that would repeal the state’s Alternative and Renewable Energy Portfolio by a vote of 95-4.
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Environment
December 17, 2014
By H. Sterling Burnett, Richard J. Trzupek, Taylor Smith, Paul Crovo, Marita Noon, Mischa Popoff
The environmental commissioner of the state of New York today said he will ban hydraulic fracturing, commonly known as “fracking,” in his state following a study by the New York Department of Conservation.
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Environment
December 15, 2014
By Taylor Smith
Pennsylvania law now requires state legislature approval of any state-developed carbon-dioxide reduction plan before it is submitted to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency under its proposed Clean Power Plan rule.
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Environment
Climate Change
December 11, 2014
By Taylor Smith
On Monday, the City Council’s Committee on Finance voted to approve an ordinance mandating gas stations sell gasoline blended with 15 percent ethanol, also called E15.
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Energy
December 9, 2014
By Taylor Smith
On June 2, 2014, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), under the authority of Section 111(d) of the Clean Air Act, proposed a plan to mandate a 30 percent reduction in carbon dioxide emissions from U.S. power plants’ 2005 levels by 2030.
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Energy
Environment
 

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