Topic: Coal

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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New UT Energy Poll Shows Voters Prefer Obama's Energy Platform

Oct. 16, 2012

As the 2012 presidential election draws near, more voters say they prefer the energy policies espoused by President Barack Obama than Gov. Mitt Romney's energy platform, according to the latest University of Texas at Austin Energy Poll results released today.

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Making the "Switch"

April 23, 2012
Making the "Switch"

A new documentary film from Jackson School of Geosciences Professor Scott Tinker charts a course toward our energy future.

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