Energy & Environment

The problem with natural gas: methane emissions

The largest methane leak in the nation’s history began last October in an underground natural gas storage facility in California’s Aliso Canyon. When it was all said and done, experts said that 110,000 tons of methane had leaked into the...

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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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