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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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Why won’t Obama’s FCC leave Us alone?

It has been almost two years since Obama announced his intent to rulemake and regulate the American economy into the ditch with his “pen and phone.”  Of course, conservatives had experienced the administration’s willingness to push the...

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Philadelphia soda tax shows sign of the times

In 1998 when the Center for Science in the Public Interest published “Liquid Candy: How Sugar Drinks Are Harming America’s Health,” the prospect of a major U.S. city enacting a soda tax was hardly to be contemplated.  Our most...

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On the brink of Brexit

It really is too close to call. With just one day to go before the UK votes on whether to leave or remain inside the European Union – probably the most significant political question the country has faced in a generation - poll after poll shows...

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