Energy & Environment

Energy infrastructure investments vital to economic growth

Roads, bridges, high speed rail, airport modernization – when politicians promise to fix the nation’s “crumbling infrastructure” and put Americans to work building shovel-ready projects, transportation is usually at the top of the list. We all...

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In meeting Western water challenges, collaboration is key

At the recent Business of Water summit in Phoenix, 150 leaders from American business, government, and water agencies convened to share sustainable water strategies in the face of diminishing supply.

The ongoing challenge is a 15-year...

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Doubling down on energy innovation

Last year in Paris, President Obama and 19 other world leaders announced Mission Innovation, an effort to expand the clean energy innovation pipeline by doubling research and development and then turning innovation into transformation. At the...

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Congress confirms biomass should help fight climate change

In a rare moment of bipartisan cooperation, the Senate just passed a far-ranging energy bill. Critics have quickly homed in on a unanimously adopted amendment recognizing the renewability and carbon benefits of biomass energy derived from wood...

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The Clean Water Rule: One year later

A year ago today, at a spot overlooking the Anacostia River, EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy and Army Corps of Engineers Assistant Secretary Jo-Ellen Darcy clinked water glasses after finalizing the Clean Water Rule.   It was certainly...

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National ocean policy threatens new regulatory burdens

Since its creation by Executive Order in 2010, the Obama administration has hailed its National Ocean Policy (NOP) as a non-regulatory, stakeholder-driven initiative that will lead to reduced burdens and less uncertainty for ocean user groups....

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Honor Frank Lautenberg by protecting our kids

When I was a kid growing up on Long Island, we used to run through the mist behind a man in his little truck, spraying DDT all over our lawns and trees. Given all we know now, it’s hard to believe that we were allowed to do that. Though the fog...

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Say 'YES' to organic

Since 1981, the Rodale Institute, America’s oldest organic research institute, has conducted North America’s longest side-by-side farming...

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'Keep It In The Ground' should be buried

Emboldened by the Obama Administration’s anti-oil and gas leasing decisions, extreme environmental groups have gained traction with the “Keep it in the Ground” campaign, demanding policies that would stop the extraction of fossil fuels from...

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