Energy & Environment

Energy: technology and free markets beat mandates

Bill Gates is the latest prominent thinker to suggest that it is wrong to achieve our clean energy goals with a carbon tax, or even greater government intervention in the energy marketplace.   Gates believes we would be better served by...

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The legacy of Deepwater Horizon

Six years ago, BP’s Deepwater Horizon oil rig exploded, killing eleven workers onboard and opening an oil well that gushed into the Gulf of Mexico for 87 days. The spill ultimately released over 200 million gallons of oil into the ocean...

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VW’s diesel emission problem requires a big rig solution

In the coming weeks the U.S. Department of Justice and the Environmental Protection Agency are likely to announce a settlement with Volkswagen in the case of the automaker’s emissions scandal.  The resolution of this matter will include one...

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U.S. needs to take the lead in climate change

Election seasons are, by their very nature, polarizing – you have to choose one side of another. As we all certainly know, this one is no exception.

That is why we were pleased to see an important bit of bridge-building taking place amid...

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A way out of Flint’s water quality crisis

Americans have reacted in horror and disbelief over reports that Flint, Michigan’s drinking water system is dangerously contaminated by lead, a potent neurotoxin. In their April 25 article, in The Hill, Sarah Ferris and Peter Sullivan...

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Confronting climate change is our moral obligation

We are bishops from the global South and North, united by faith and humanity. As pastors, we seek to comfort the young and the old, the healthy and the infirm.

We try to ensure that the powerless are heard and the powerful are engaged. In...

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