Idaho sign language: We don’t need more barriers to the marketplace

By   /  July 18, 2014  /  Commentary  /  No Comments

Nelson mandela billboard

A least a few times each year, I get to write about some proposal to limit the ability of Idahoans to earn a living in our state. This is one such occasion. And it is especially fun this time, because there is a standard two-word retort for my complaint that this idea goes too far: Nelson Mandela. Yes, that Nelson Mandela

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LOOK: America’s coal states react to Obama’s EPA regulations

By   /  June 4, 2014  /  Alabama, Colorado, Illinois, New Mexico, Ohio, Virginia  /  No Comments


By Dustin Hurst |
This week, President Obama’s Environmental Protection Agency announced new rules that will significantly cut emissions from coal power plants .
Though reliance on coal has dropped with the rise of natural gas due to fracking, the black stuff is still an important energy and revenue source for many U.S. states.
Let’s take a look at [...]

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New EPA rules likely to end up before Supreme Court

By   /  June 3, 2014  /  Energy and Environment, Federal Government, National, News, North Carolina, Oklahoma, State Government  /  No Comments

SHUT IT DOWN: The new rules would likely require most coal-powered plants to shut down or undergo expensive retrofits. But Faulk says the industry will be able to buy some time by litigating the new rules.

By Eric Boehm |
Sweeping new regulations on electric power plants announced by the EPA on Monday will trigger lawsuits from states and industry groups, and the U.S. Supreme Court will probably get the final say.
The new regulations are part of the Obama administration’s goal to reduce carbon emissions from power plants by 30 percent [...]

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EPA regs threaten to close coal-fired power plants, but states push back

By   /  June 2, 2014  /  Energy and Environment, Federal Government, Issues, Kansas, Missouri, National, News, State Government  /  No Comments

COAL NO MORE: New EPA regulations might force existing coal power plants, like the Silver Lake Power Plant in Rochester, MN, to shut down.

For 60 years, the power plant on the outskirts of the tiny Missouri hamlet of Chamois turned mountains of coal into cheap electricity.

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Out in the coal: New EPA regs for power plants could mean higher bills

By   /  May 30, 2014  /  Economy, Energy and Environment, Federal Government, Issues, National, News  /  No Comments

COAL NO MORE: New EPA regulations might force existing coal power plants, like the Silver Lake Power Plant in Rochester, MN, to shut down.

In November 2010, President Barack Obama stood before reporters in the White House briefing room and offered a frank description of his administration’s chances of getting heavy duty environmental regulations through Congress.

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‘Bankrolled’ by Planned Parenthood, McAuliffe pushes looser abortion clinic rules

By   /  May 14, 2014  /  News, State Government, Virginia  /  No Comments

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Gov. Terry McAuliffe is leading the charge to loosen tough restrictions on abortion centers. What he isn’t trumpeting is that Planned Parenthood was the fourth-largest single donor to his campaign last year.

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