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Taxpayers brace for hit from Lone Star Rail

By   /  July 31, 2015  /  News, Texas  /  No Comments

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O’Toole likens policymakers’ fixation with rail projects to the continued installation of streetcars in 1915, when automobiles were starting to hit the roads en masse.

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Is Supreme Court EPA ruling no big deal or something much larger?

By   /  June 30, 2015  /  Energy and Environment, Federal Government, National, News, Regulations  /  No Comments

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There’s plenty of discussion about the implications of the Supreme Court ruling against the EPA on Monday.

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OPEC refuses to cut production: How does that affect U.S. motorists, oil producers?

By   /  June 5, 2015  /  Energy and Environment, National, News  /  No Comments

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The OPEC oil cartel will not cut production, which figures to be good news for motorists but will keep the pressure on U.S. shale oil producers.

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The EPA’s Renewable Fuel Standard proposal ticks off just about everyone

By   /  May 29, 2015  /  Energy and Environment, Iowa, National, News, Regulations  /  No Comments

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The EPA has released new proposals for the Renewable Fuel Standard but it failed to satisfy supporters and critics of biofuels such as corn ethanol.

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Week in Review: PA lawmakers take up pension reform and property tax cuts

By   /  May 15, 2015  /  PA Independent, Pennsylvania  /  No Comments

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Not known for acting swiftly, the Pennsylvania General Assembly took up a slew of big issues this week, including property tax relief and pension reform.

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Oil, Maduro and a mango: The toss heard ’round Venezuela

By   /  April 27, 2015  /  Energy and Environment, National, News  /  No Comments

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Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro got hit by a mango thrown by a woman, underscoring the economic woes facing the country crippled by low oil prices.

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