Watchdog Podcast: California won’t get broken up, Tesla gets paid for doing nothing and Houston is the next Detroit

By   /  July 24, 2015  /  Accountability, Alaska, California, Federal Government, First Amendment, Issues, National, Pennsylvania, Podcast, Politics & Elections, State Budgets, State Government, Texas, WatchBlog  /  No Comments

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Watchdog Podcast: [Ep 93] California won’t get broken up, Tesla gets paid for doing nothing and Houston is the next Detroit

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A big fight over a natural gas pipeline project divides Massachusetts

By   /  July 23, 2015  /  Energy and Environment, Federal Government, Massachusetts, News  /  No Comments

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A natural gas pipeline proposal for Massachusetts and New England is designed to give relief from high electricity prices but it’s running into opposition.

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Smog of war: EPA has San Antonio in its sights

By   /  July 22, 2015  /  Energy and Environment, Federal Government, Jobs + Growth, News, Texas  /  No Comments

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As the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency moves its regulatory goal posts, San Antonio could be the next Texas city to fall under its control.

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Under pressure in the U.S., coal still thriving internationally

By   /  July 20, 2015  /  Energy and Environment, Federal Government, National, News, Regulations  /  No Comments

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Coal may be fighting for its life in the U.S., but internationally coal is still thriving.

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Industry phasing out microplastics, but PA lawmakers want a ban anyhow

By   /  July 17, 2015  /  Audio, Federal Government, Illinois, Indiana, News, PA Independent, Pennsylvania, Regulations, State Government, Uncategorized, Wisconsin  /  2 Comments

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Three Pennsylvania legislators plan on introducing a ban on microplastics. One sponsor says the law is necessary, even if some companies are voluntarily phasing the ingredient out.

Eight states have already passed such bans, more than a dozen have or are considering one, and such legislation is pending in Congress.

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Ripple effects: What the Iran nuclear deal means for oil

By   /  July 15, 2015  /  Energy and Environment, Federal Government, National, News  /  No Comments

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The nuclear agreement with Iran may have minimal effect on oil in the short-term. But the long-term effects could be significant.

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