Energy & Environment

Don’t let Congress legislate science

An amendment to the Senate’s energy bill seeks to legislate fundamentally flawed science in order to tip the scales in favor of an environmentally destructive form of energy: biomass.

If it becomes law, the amendment, ...

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The bipartisan climate solution: a tax swap

You wouldn’t know it from today’s polarized politics, but protecting the environment used to be a bipartisan effort.  There were, of course, the path-breaking conservation achievements of Theodore Roosevelt, a Republican.  And, in the...

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Reduce wildfire risks to mitigate climate change

There’s been a lot of hand wringing lately among federal officials about American forests, climate change and the “new normal” of longer and unnaturally severe wildfire seasons.  Scientific evidence suggests climate change is...
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Federal law hurting growth of electric vehicle market

It’s summer and you’re on a family vacation cruising down the interstate listening to the Eagles. Your child interrupts that peaceful easy feeling by declaring an immediate and unyielding need to use the restroom.

As a responsible parent...

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Arctic OSC leasing: a lifeline for Alaska’s energy legacy

Declining oil production amid low global oil prices has put a spotlight on Alaska’s fiscal reserves and our country’s energy security.  Facing an almost $4 billion budget deficit, it is imperative federal government officials resist the...

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House minority committee report misses its own mark

In June, the Minority staff of the House Natural Resources Committee issued a report critical of hunting in Africa called “Missing the Mark.”  The report is best understood in the context of the Ranking Member’s long-standing opposition to...

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