08.14.2019

Trump administration steps in to reform Endangered Species Act regs, but more work remains to be done to fix it

By Richard McCarty Earlier this week, the Trump Administration announced some small changes to Endangered Species Act (ESA) regulations , which should limit the law’s negative impact on the economy. For example, the Administration is raising the standard for designating areas as critical habitat that are not currently […]

08.13.2019

Cartoon: Wrong Track

08.07.2019

Dear Congress, stop subsidizing wind like it’s 1999 and let the tax credit expire

By Richard McCarty Congress created the production tax credit for wind energy in 1992. In other words, wind turbine owners receive a tax credit for each kilowatt hour of electricity their turbines create, whether the electricity is needed or not. The production tax credit was supposed to […]

06.20.2019

EPA repeal of Clean Power Plan a step in the right direction, but carbon endangerment finding remains in place

By Robert Romano The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) under President Donald Trump has finally rescinded the Obama era Clean Power Plan that sought to end coal as a form of electricity and puts states in the driver’s seat in terms of regulating carbon emissions rates. But because Congress has left […]

06.11.2019

Cartoon: Glacial Denial

06.07.2019

Cartoon: Same Old Bird

04.10.2019

President Trump’s policies are helping restore American energy dominance

By Rick Manning President Trump’s determination to end damaging regulations on energy production has unleashed American innovators to remake the world’s energy markets as the United States is now a net energy exporter.  Private companies and individuals freed up to focus on getting oil, natural gas and […]

04.09.2019

U.S. refining capacity hits another all-time high, set to grow big-time in 2019 and beyond with IMO 2020

By Robert Romano U.S. oil refiners had another huge year in 2018, averaging 17.3 million barrels per day in refinery runs while its capacity expanded to almost 18.6 million barrels per day, according to data compiled by the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA). As the U.S. became the number one […]

04.03.2019

Unneeded Green New Deal higher-speed train in Florida barrels ahead

By Robert Romano Less than a month after cancelling its planned initial public offering (IPO) on Nasdaq, in early March Virgin Trains USA LLC withdrew its application for a $3.7 billion Railroad Rehabilitation & Improvement Financing (RRIF) loan to build a higher-speed train from Orlando to Miami. The latest setback […]

04.01.2019

Green New Deal presents opportunities for Republicans to protect jobs from disastrous economic suicide pact

By Richard McCarty New York Democrat Alexander Ocasio-Cortez’s Green New Deal (GND) scheme, which includes phasing out coal, oil, natural gas, most vehicles, and cows, failed miserably when put to a vote in the U.S. Senate. Incredibly, not even one of the twelve Democrat Senate sponsors of […]

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