Topic: Coal

Texas Needs a President With Forward-Looking Energy Policies

Oct. 10, 2016

As flawed as they are, Clinton's policies show greater respect for free-market principles and the future of natural gas. Trump, in contrast, wants to push the country back with policies protecting coal.

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EPA’s Clean Power Plan Is Not So Clean

Oct. 6, 2016
Emissions from Smokestack

Why push for a Clean Power Plan if we are already two-thirds of the way there and headed — without federal intervention — lower than the ultimate goal of the plan?

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In Energy Politics, Simple Wins, But Simple is Usually Wrong

April 18, 2016
Natural Gas Drilling

Some politicians are calling for a nationwide ban on fracking. That is not what we should do and it would almost certainly be bad for health and the environment because of two reasons.

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Clean Power Plan Stay is Bad News for Texas, Natural Gas

Feb. 18, 2016
Natural Gas Drilling

The EPA's Clean Power Plan has been halted. Texas is a plaintiff in the case, so this is a big win for state officials, but it is a victory that will come at the expense of the health and welfare of every Texan.

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The Clean Power Plan: Let the Litigation Games Begin

Aug. 11, 2015
Smoke Stack

Although a good, sound policy, the president's Clean Power Plan will unleash a torrent of litigation rivaling that following the passage of the Affordable Care Act. That is a shame, because the EPA has gone out of its way to craft a plan that offers states time and flexibility.

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