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  • Building a Better (Cyber) Wall image

    Building a Better (Cyber) Wall

    Perhaps Donald Trump is right. America needs to build a wall for better protection. The right type of wall, though, may not be physical. The wall needed is a “cyber” wall.

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    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 …

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    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 …

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    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 …

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    The District’s Next Regulatory Overreach

    Under the auspice of ‘consumer protection’ the District of Columbia (D.C.) Board of Physical Therapy is currently writing rules that will impose a licensing requirement for certified Personal Trainers which …

  • A Tough Labor Day for Unions image

    A Tough Labor Day for Unions

    This Labor Day, as Americans are fitting in one last trip to the beach or holding backyard barbeques, labor unions are left with little to celebrate. Union membership in the …

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    Walmart Rolls Back Hours

    This April after experiencing years of attacks from progressives, Walmart announced it would spend more than $1 billion to increase salary and training for its employees. As a result, Walmart …

  • Internet Essentials Program Benefits American Education image

    Internet Essentials Program Benefits American Education

    ALEC lauds the benefits of digital learning in American education, such as customized learning programs for struggling students and more time for “higher-level discussions.” Additionally, technology in …

  • Bureaucratic Intransigence Hinders Montana’s Ability to Fight Wildfires image

    Bureaucratic Intransigence Hinders Montana’s Ability to Fight Wildfires

    2015 is shaping up to be one of the most severe wildfire seasons in a decade for the American northwest and mountain states, prompting Montana Governor Steve Bullock to declare …

  • 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 …

  • Dodd Frank at Five Years – Another Big Government Failure image

    Dodd Frank at Five Years – Another Big Government Failure

    The Dodd-Frank Act of 2010, named for Senator Christopher Dodd and Representative Barney Frank, who helped spearhead its creation in reaction to the financial crisis, was touted as a means …

  • Clean Power Plan Legal Battle Begins image

    Clean Power Plan Legal Battle Begins

    Early last week, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released its final version of the Clean Power Plan, the federal regulation designed to reduce carbon dioxide emissions from fossil …

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    Clean Power Plan Released

    John At a press conference earlier today, President Obama and Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Gina McCarthy released the agency’s final Clean Power Plan, unquestionably the most consequential and …

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    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 …

  • Map: Natural Gas Production in the U.S. image

    Map: Natural Gas Production in the U.S.

    One of the greatest achievements of the American 21st Century has been the advances made in hydraulic fracturing and horizontal drilling technologies. These innovative well stimulation and extraction techniques have …

  • DEA Data Collection Program Served as Model for NSA Program image

    DEA Data Collection Program Served as Model for NSA Program

    “The wicked flee when no man pursues,” according to the book of Proverbs. USA Today recently reported that the United States Drug Enforcement Agency maintained a domestic wiretapping program …

  • Grady v. North Carolina – Satellite Based Monitoring Programs Are Searches image

    Grady v. North Carolina – Satellite Based Monitoring Programs Are Searches

    A decision announced by the Supreme Court earlier this term may force states to re-evaluate their Satellite Based Monitoring (SBM) programs for repeat criminal offenders. Last week, the Court determined …

  • SCOTUS: EPA Must Consider Costs Before Imposing Regulation image

    SCOTUS: EPA Must Consider Costs Before Imposing Regulation

    The Supreme Court’s 2014 Term came to a close on Monday, but not before it issued a strong rebuke of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) handling of the 2012 …

  • Previewing Michigan v. EPA image

    Previewing Michigan v. EPA

    Despite having already announced several significant decisions this week, the U.S. Supreme Court is poised to hand down another on Monday dealing with the Clean …