When Energy Secretary Rick Perry requested a study of electric grid reliability, wind and solar energy lobbyists were predictably alarmed. Perry wanted to know how federal policies were shaping wholesale electricity markets and whether public policies were responsible for forcing the premature retirement of baseload power plants.
Inside Sources – While the Antiquities Act may have been important for preserving some Native American artifacts, recent monument designations have allowed presidents to affect the access to and use of millions of acres of land without regard to local effects.
Inside Sources – With Earth Day just this last Saturday, it’s important to remember the environment is actually getting better by many measures.
Inside Sources — Many environmentalists are quick to point to the landmark Clean Air Act of 1970 as the beginning of environmental improvement in America. Studies, however, have shown that innovation and market forces led to improvements as much as 40 years before the act went into effect….
Inside Sources – U.S. Department of Interior wants to ban mining on 10 million acres of federal lands in order to protect the habitat of the greater sage grouse. That proposal, if implemented, would withdraw from resource development an area four times larger than Yellowstone National Park.