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Energy Bailouts And Handouts Don’t Belong In Coronavirus Packages

March 24, 2020 by


By Nicolas Loris ~ Social distancing policies at the state and federal level have forced businesses to close temporarily, which has led millions of Americans to worry about their financial situation.  Policymakers must offer focused, temporary solutions that specifically help people who are unable to work or whose businesses have been adversely affected by the closures. […]

Senate’s ‘Energy Innovation’ Bill Wasteful, Redundant

March 1, 2020 by


By Nicolas Loris and Katie Tubb ~ When you think of the word “innovation,” what comes to mind? Maybe it’s something new and inventive—or something cutting edge, original, and creative. Or, if you’re in Washington, “innovation” is trotting out the same, stale approaches to policy that have done less to empower innovators and families and […]

Fracking Ban Would Hurt Environment

February 21, 2020 by


By Nicolas Loris ~ If a policymaker proposed banning cars and trucks or reducing the speed limit to 5 mph to reduce traffic fatalities, he or she would be laughed off the stage. Such a policy ignores the benefits of driving and disregards how people accept risk and trade-offs in their lives. So why should we […]

How The Shale Revolution Became The MVP Of US Energy Production

February 8, 2020 by


By Nicolas Loris and Coleman Raush ~ America’s oil and gas production is like Super Bowl MVP Patrick Mahomes. Defies expectations. Continually amazes. Sets new records. Makes a lot of people very happy. Within the past decade, the United States has seen remarkable benefits as a result of the shale revolution. Fueled by innovation and American entrepreneurial grit, the U.S. […]

French Protesters Didn’t Want Macron’s Gas Tax. They Should Reject His Climate Agenda.

November 27, 2019 by


By Nicolas Loris and Douglas Blair ~ A year ago this month, the “yellow vest” protests began in France. More than 300,000 men and women took to the streets of Paris, Lyon, and Toulouse dressed in bright yellow safety vests. They marched largely in opposition to a proposed fuel tax, arguing that gas prices in France […]

The Green New Deal Isn’t Just Expensive. It’s Also Bad Environmental Policy.

November 15, 2019 by


By Nicolas Loris ~ We’re not hearing much about the Green New Deal these days, but it’s still a priority for some candidates, as anyone who’s attended a recent Bernie Sanders rally can attest. Criticism of the Green New Deal tends to center on cost and rightly so. It would be extremely expensive. Researchers estimate […]

Breathe Free: Capitalism Helps Protect The Environment

October 23, 2019 by


By Nicolas Loris ~ A recent Rasmussen poll found 20% of voters feel we should eliminate capitalism to protect the environment. That’s like saying we should eliminate teachers to improve education. Truth be told, capitalism has helped cleanse our planet—improving living standards while protecting the environment. Rather than eliminate capitalism, policymakers need to unleash it. […]