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  • Paris Climate Change Talks: What Might an Agreement Look Like? image

    Paris Climate Change Talks: What Might an Agreement Look Like?

    The Paris climate convention expected to take place later this year represents the culmination of more than 20 years of work by thousands of international delegates. Since the adoption of …

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    Paris Climate Change Talks: How Did We Get Here?

    The United Nations (UN) has been trying to address the climate change issue for the better part of 20 years now. In some respects, the Paris summit will be the …

  • Paris Climate Change Talks: A Primer image

    Paris Climate Change Talks: A Primer

    Later this year, the eyes of the world will turn to Paris for two weeks as delegates from the international community gather at the United Nations (UN) Climate …

  • Climate Change: Who is in Denial, and About What? image

    Climate Change: Who is in Denial, and About What?

    President Trump’s nominees consistently stated climate change represents a risk; it is not a hoax; human activity contributes; the United States should be part of the conversation about global policy responses.

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    Position Statement on Renewables and Climate Change

    The operative principle of the ALEC Energy, Environment and Agriculture (EEA) Task Force is free market environmentalism. Members of the EEA Task Force work together to develop state-based policies that …

  • The Paris Climate Agreement is a Bad Deal for America image

    The Paris Climate Agreement is a Bad Deal for America

    Last year, candidate Trump campaigned clearly and forcefully in opposition to the Paris Agreement. Trump called the agreement “bad for business” and repeatedly pledged to cancel the agreement …

  • The Intersection of Climate Policy and the First Amendment image

    The Intersection of Climate Policy and the First Amendment

    One of the greatest risks to free speech today is the recent phenomenon of state attorneys general attempting to intimidate and silence groups that dare espouse “unacceptable” positions on matters …

  • President Obama Bypasses Congress By Formally Committing U.S. to Paris Climate Agreement image

    President Obama Bypasses Congress By Formally Committing U.S. to Paris Climate Agreement

    News broke earlier this month that both the United States and China have agreed to ratify the Paris Climate Agreement. Well, at least China has. Since the People’s Republic …

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    Signing of Paris Climate Agreement Begins Today

    Today (“International Mother Earth Day,” according to the United Nations), is the first day that participating nations can sign the Paris Agreement on Climate Change. All indications suggest …

  • Energy, Climate and Vulnerable Populations image

    Energy, Climate and Vulnerable Populations

    Last week, the Obama administration released a new report detailing the negative consequences climate change may have on human health in the U.S., with the primary, attention-grabbing headline being …

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    Climate Agreement Reached in Paris

    After a few sleepless nights of negotiation toward the end of the two-week-long United Nations (UN) Climate Change Conference (COP 21/CMP 11), the 195 participating nations signed off …

  • As Government Shuts Down, Exchanges “Open” image

    As Government Shuts Down, Exchanges “Open”

    Yesterday’s government shutdown coincides with the much anticipated debut of the Affordable Care Act’s (ACA) health insurance exchanges. But while consumers across the country were immediately met with …

  • American Legislative Exchange Council considers Washington’s new tax preference transparency law image

    American Legislative Exchange Council considers Washington’s new tax preference transparency law

    This article written by Jason Mercier originally appeared on washingtonpolicy.org. This is reproduced with permission from Washington Policy Center. Please do not further redistribute this or post online without permission …

  • Interstate Research Commission on Climatic Change Act image

    Interstate Research Commission on Climatic Change Act

    Summary  ALEC’s model Interstate Research Commission Act on Climatic Change is designed to address scientific and economic aspects of the issue of climatic change through the development …

  • At Long Last—A Presidential Permit for the Keystone XL image

    At Long Last—A Presidential Permit for the Keystone XL

    President Trump granted the permit necessary to complete the Keystone XL Pipeline. Traversing almost 1,200 miles between northern Alberta and refineries on the Texas gulf coast, the pipeline is expected to …

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    Carbon Tax Straight Talk

    Shultz and Baker label a massive tax increase and economic meddling by the federal government as “embodying the conservative principles of free markets and limited government” but this carbon tax will needlessly further distort energy markets, harm consumers, expand government bureaucracy, and have minimal (if any) effect on global climate change. For these reasons, ALEC remains steadfastly opposed to “all Federal and state efforts to establish a carbon tax on fuels for electricity and transportation.”

  • Policy for the Environment, Not Government image

    Policy for the Environment, Not Government

    Given a choice, the environmental left will choose government over solving what it claims are urgent environmental challenges. The case of Washington state’s recent, failed I-732 ballot measure demonstrates this …

  • While You Were Regulating, the Market was Busy Saving the Planet image

    While You Were Regulating, the Market was Busy Saving the Planet

    Clean Power Plan fallout coupled with lessons from energy innovation successes ought to inspire policymakers to seek actual fixes to our environmental challenges instead of needlessly expand the regulatory state.

  • Reports: EPA to release Clean Power Plan next week image

    Reports: EPA to release Clean Power Plan next week

    According to reports published in both the New York Times and the Washington Post last night, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is expected to release its final …

  • ALEC CEO Lisa B. Nelson Profiled on IWF: Under New Leadership, ALEC Poised for Growth image

    ALEC CEO Lisa B. Nelson Profiled on IWF: Under New Leadership, ALEC Poised for Growth

    This originally appeared on IWF.org on March 24, 2015. On the day that President Obama delivered his most recent State of the Union address, Lisa …