EPA’s Attack on Coal Hits Electricity Bills

The U.S. coal industry is facing a grim outlook in 2012, and the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) pollution rules are one big reason. The Mercury and Air Toxics Standards and the Cross-State Air Pollution Rule have contributed to the premature shutdown of several coal plants and the idling of coal mines across the country. The […]

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Online Chat on the Keystone XL Pipeline

On Wednesday, president Obama rejected the TransCanada’s permit application to construct a 1,700-mile pipeline from Alberta, Canada, to Texas refineries. Join us on Friday from 12-1 for our “Lunch with Heritage” chat. We will be joined by Heritage’s energy expert Jack Spencer. He will be taking your questions about why the decision was made, what the […]

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Egyptian Nuclear Power Plant Ransacked

by Daniel Pipes January 16, 2012 updated Jan 17, 2012 Egypt Independent reports on vandalizing, looting, and fighting at the nuclear power plant being built at El-Dabaa, a town in the desert to the west of Alexandria. The account draws on an unnamed source at the Ministry of Electricity and Energy who accused security authorities […]

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Ohio Earthquakes Spark Drilling Controversy

Youngstown, Ohio, had a rockin’ New Year’s Eve, but not the kind it hoped for—a 4.0 magnitude earthquake shook the city just one week after a 2.7 magnitude earthquake hit. Fortunately, there was no significant damage or injuries; the focus has primarily been on the cause of the earthquake. Although no definitive connection has been […]

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Obama’s Green Jobs Program “Infused with Politics at Every Level”

In a damning report, The Washington Post details its investigation of President Barack Obama’s much-hyped green jobs program. Its findings? Politics, not policy, underpinned the White House’s calculations. From The Post report: Meant to create jobs and cut reliance on foreign oil, Obama’s green-technology program was infused with politics at every level, The Washington Post found […]

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Gas Prices at All-Time Christmas High

Americans hitting the road this week are likely to encounter the highest-ever price for gas at Christmas in history. According to figures from AAA, the nationwide average for regular unleaded is $3.21 per gallon — an increase of 23 cents over last year’s Christmas record. This marks the second straight year Americans are paying more […]

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