Energy & Environment

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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TSCA reform: renewing public confidence in chemical control

The past four decades have seen a steady erosion of public confidence in the federal government’s ability to identify and control potential risks from exposure to industrial chemicals, especially when they’re in consumer products.  That’s...

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Pricing oil for a safe climate

Oil is the other fossil fuel. It has long been overshadowed by coal—and, more recently, natural gas—when it comes to addressing climate change. This circumstance is curious, considering...

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