Energy & Environment

LNG legislative endgame nears

Congress is currently on an extended summer break, which lasts through Labor Day, Sept. 5. This hiatus provides an opportune opportunity to reflect upon where the LNG exports legislation stands before the 114th Congress enters the legislative “...

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The golden age of natural gas

U.S. carbon emissions from power plants have fallen to 25-year lows.  No country is reducing its emissions faster.  Remarkably, we are doing this  while still growing our economy.  In fact, wholesale electricity prices have...

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Keeping the Animal Welfare Act on the job of animal protection

During these times of political conflict and division, one issue that draws bipartisan and nearly universal support is animal welfare. For decades, the efforts of animal welfare advocates to fight animal cruelty and suffering have been supported...

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Americans want a shark fin ban

Earlier this summer, headlines across the country blasted the news that the federal government was moving to ban sales of any products containing elephant ivory within the United States —strengthening an already-in-place ban on the import of...

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Chemical disasters: EPA plan would keep us in the dark

Last month's chemical leak in Baytown, Texas is a stark reminder that many of us live perilously close to extremely hazardous chemical facilities. On Sunday, July 17, an unknown amount of explosive gas was released from a refinery pipeline...

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