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More Ethanol Means Higher Prices, And Not Just For Gasoline

October 19, 2019 by

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By Nicolas Loris ~ Over the summer, President Donald Trump tweeted that his administration was working on an ethanol package that would be “Great for all!” Now that we have the Environmental Protection Agency’s draft proposal, we can see he was half right. It’s great, all right—for the politically connected. It’s costly for everyone else. […]

It’s Lights Out For Obama-Era Bulb Ban That Would Have Curbed Consumer Choice

September 6, 2019 by

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By Nicolas Loris ~ The Department of Energy announced this week that it’s withdrawing the Obama administration’s energy-rationing mandate for certain lightbulbs. Opponents criticized the rule change, arguing that the move would be bad for consumers and the climate. The reality, however, is that families and businesses will be better off, and the change will have […]

Automakers’ Flip-Flop On CAFE Standards Kicks Car Buyers To The Curb

August 31, 2019 by

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By Nicolas Loris ~ After advocating for the Trump administration to relax former President Barack Obama’s stringent fuel economy mandates, several major automakers have rebuked the administration’s proposed rule for freezing the mandate at model year 2020. Now, the automakers are siding with California, voluntarily agreeing to increase the average fuel economy of their fleets […]

The Green New Deal: Less About Climate, More About Control

August 22, 2019 by

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By Nicolas Loris and Kevin Dayaratna ~ If someone asked you to describe the Green New Deal, what would you say? According to Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., it’s a “bold idea” that would “create millions of good-paying jobs” and help “rebuild communities in rural America that have been devastated.” Oh, you thought the Green New Deal […]

EPA’s Reversal On Alaska’s Pebble Mine A Victory For Regulatory Process

August 12, 2019 by

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By Nicolas Loris and Patricia Patnode ~ For more than a decade, the owners of Alaska’s Pebble Mine just wanted a shot at going through the permitting phase of the project. But before the mine’s owners could even submit a permit application, the federal government in effect said, “Don’t bother.” The Environmental Protection Agency, however, announced […]

What Drives Gas Prices Up, And How We Can Steer Them Down

May 29, 2019 by

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By Nicolas Loris ~ As Memorial Day kicks off the summer season, hotdogs, cold beers, and pool openings aren’t the only things on the minds of Americans. AAA expects a record 37.6 million Americans to hit the road and drive more than 50 miles for the long weekend, which means gas prices are also on […]

On Earth Day, Gloomy Predictions Haven’t Come To Pass

April 23, 2019 by

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By Nicolas Loris ~ This Earth Day, it almost feels like we should be carving some turkey. Why? Because we have a lot to be thankful for since the first Earth Day event occurred 49 years ago. We should be thankful that the gloom-and-doom predictions made throughout the past several decades haven’t come true. Fearmongering […]