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Some Of The Loudest Backers Of Paris Climate Accords Are Bucking The Agreement

June 2, 2018 by

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By Nicolas Loris and Bryan Cosby ~ June 1 marks the first anniversary of President Donald Trump’s having begun the process of withdrawing the United States from the Paris climate accord. Foreign leaders immediately criticized the decision. German Chancellor Angela Merkel called the decision to leave “extremely regrettable,” while the prime minister of Denmark, Lars Lokke […]

A Government Loan Program For Auto Manufacturers On Road To Repeal

May 10, 2018 by

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By Nicolas Loris ~ Among programs on the chopping block in the White House’s new plan to cut more than $15 billion in wasteful government spending is the Department of Energy’s loan program for certain automakers. Congress should drop the guillotine and rescind the $4.3 billion remaining in this Advanced Technology Vehicles Manufacturing loan program. The […]

The College Republicans’ Misguided Support For A Carbon Tax

April 7, 2018 by

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By Elliott Raia and Nicolas Loris ~ In what many view as a stark about-face, College Republicans across the country are endorsing a carbon tax to address climate change. As one young Republican put it, “I think students really want to have a solutions-based discussion.” If that’s the case, the conversation should be over before […]

EPA Revision Of Obama-Era Fuel Standards Will Make New Cars More Affordable

April 4, 2018 by

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By Nicolas Loris ~ In a victory for American families and consumer choice, Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt has announced the agency will be revising aggressive fuel economy standards set in place by the Obama administration. Working with the Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, the EPA will revise efficiency standards for […]

Diesel Car Drivers Are Paying The Price For Europe’s Strict Pollution Standards

March 25, 2018 by

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By Nicolas Loris and Daniel Ziegler ~ The Federal Administrative Court of Leipzig’s recent ruling on diesel engines could spell economic pain for millions of drivers. The court’s decision, which allows the German cities of Stuttgart and Dusseldorf to ban older diesel-engine cars from sections of the cities, could likely set a precedent for much of […]

To Improve The Environment, Look To The Free Market

March 7, 2018 by

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By Nicolas Loris and Elliott Raia ~ Over the past three years, China had become the new poster child for economists and environmentalists alike. The country seemed to attain the impossible by maintaining high growth in gross domestic product, while at the same time reducing reported carbon emissions. However, the admiration went up in smoke after […]

This Bill Won’t Help Coal Communities, But Rolling Back Regulations Will

March 2, 2018 by

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By Nicolas Loris ~ Congress is getting ready to load up a “Christmas tree bill” through a massive omnibus spending package. One potential ornament for the tree is legislation with the appealing name of the RECLAIM Act, which stands for a real mouthful: the Revitalizing the Economy of Coal Communities by Leveraging Local Activities and […]