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  • Sugar Subsidies: A Bitter Pill for the States to Swallow image

    Sugar Subsidies: A Bitter Pill for the States to Swallow

    America’s sugar policy is an 18th-century relic that, like many policies developed more than 200 years ago, is desperately in need of reform. The United States is one of the …

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    Postcards from Texas Part III

    San Antonio, TX is older than the United States itself. It is the site of the Alamo and a River Walk that rivals the one in Paris. Despite all that, …

  • Rice, Rice, Baby! image

    Rice, Rice, Baby!

    The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced a landmark trade agreement with China—a major victory for U.S. farmers and for the Trump administration. The deal “allow[s] the United States …

  • The Canadian Dairy Model: Milking Consumers image

    The Canadian Dairy Model: Milking Consumers

    They’re in President Trump’s crosshairs. They live just beyond the border, and the President believes they’re hurting America. You guessed it: Canadian dairy farmers. President Trump made headlines …

  • President Trump Nominates Former Georgia Governor Sonny Perdue for Secretary of Agriculture image

    President Trump Nominates Former Georgia Governor Sonny Perdue for Secretary of Agriculture

    The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) was established as an independent department by President Abraham Lincoln in 1862 to advocate for improvements in the agriculture and farming industries. The …

  • State of the State: Nebraska image

    State of the State: Nebraska

    Halfway through his four-year term, Governor Pete Ricketts recently delivered his State of the State address in Lincoln, Nebraska. He focused heavily on the need to increase government efficiency, …

  • Energy Policy Platform: The Republicans image

    Energy Policy Platform: The Republicans

    When the Republican National Committee finalized its 2016 Party Platform in July, they divided the document into six separate sections. One of those sections – perhaps indicative of just …

  • Vermont GMO Labeling Law to Go Into Effect on July 1st image

    Vermont GMO Labeling Law to Go Into Effect on July 1st

    The very predictable consequences of states creating complicated, unnecessary patchworks of regulations are about to come to fruition in Vermont. In 2014, Vermont became the first state in the union …

  • Scientists: GMOs Safe to Eat, Do Not Cause Environmental Problems image

    Scientists: GMOs Safe to Eat, Do Not Cause Environmental Problems

    The year 1973 was one marked by strife, misery and uncertainty. The Vietnam War raged on; the Watergate scandal continued to expand in scope as attention began turning toward the …

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    Some Good Environmental News

    If one were to spend much time listening to what some environmental groups say, they would likely be quick to think environmental quality is rapidly declining and the world population …

  • 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 …

  • Clean Power Plan Published in Federal Register image

    Clean Power Plan Published in Federal Register

    Almost three months after being finalized by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the much anticipated Clean Power Plan has been published in the Federal Register.  Today’s publication means …

  • Paris Climate Change Talks: How Did We Get Here? image

    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 …

  • Court Issues Nationwide Stay against “Waters of the US” Rule image

    Court Issues Nationwide Stay against “Waters of the US” Rule

    Big news for the states legally challenging the ongoing EPA “Regulatory Train Wreck.” Earlier today, the Cincinnati-based Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit issued a nationwide stay against …

  • Projected Ozone Nonattainment Areas image

    Projected Ozone Nonattainment Areas

    Following yesterday’s news that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) will lower the current National Ambient Air Quality Standard (NAAQS) for ozone from 75 ppb to 70, here …

  • EPA Releases New Smog Rule image

    EPA Releases New Smog Rule

    Today, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released a long-awaited rule targeting ground-level ozone, a respiratory irritant derived from the burning of fossil fuels as well as other industrial …

  • New Models from the Energy, Environment and Agriculture Task Force image

    New Models from the Energy, Environment and Agriculture Task Force

    Earlier this summer, members of the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) gathered in San Diego for the organization’s 42nd Annual Meeting. In addition to hearing from three …

  • Ed Markey’s Energy Hypocrisy? image

    Ed Markey’s Energy Hypocrisy?

    Last week National Journal held a forum in Washington, D.C. where three members of the U.S. Senate discussed the prospect of lifting the current ban on crude oil exports …

  • Oil and Gas Industry Now in EPA’s Crosshairs image

    Oil and Gas Industry Now in EPA’s Crosshairs

    EPA’s Regulatory Train Wreck continues. Earlier this week, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) proposed a new rule seeking to slash methane emissions from new sources in the …