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What Has Republican Policy Actually Done For You?

October 29th, 2018 | by Zachary Shahan

Politics is a weird beast. Policymakers are elected in order to enact policies to help society, but politics is largely a cultural war — or even just a series of cult of personality battles. Policy is hardly touched in the lead-up to elections, and people typically go to the polls without having learned much about the policies their representatives have supported or the policies the candidates they're voting on would like to implement


Clean Energy Revolution Is Market Driven

July 19th, 2018 | by Guest Contributor

Today, renewable energy resources like wind and solar power are so affordable that they’re driving coal production and coal-fired generation out of business. Lower-cost natural gas is helping, too


EPA “Head” Scott Pruitt Discounts The Value Of Human Life (Literally)

May 8th, 2018 | by Guest Contributor

Scott Pruitt, still clinging to the helm of President Trump’s EPA, met with allies at the Heritage Foundation Wednesday for what one attendee described as a “deniers’ convention,” according to E&E News. Pruitt told attendees that he is planning to stop counting the co-benefits of environmental protections, The Daily Caller reported


“The Capitalist Tool” Just Trolled Trump Over Coal & Nuclear Energy

November 12th, 2017 | by Tina Casey

If President* Donald Trump thought he could count on the Forbes media empire to help protect coal and nuclear power plants, well, he was wrong. In yet another sign that nobody likes coal, on Sunday, the self-described "home page for the world's business leaders" published a long contributor piece featuring an interview with the lead technical author of the Energy Department's notorious grid study, and she does not mince words


Despite Clean Power Plan Rollback, Everybody Still Hates Coal (CT Exclusive Interview)

October 16th, 2017 | by Tina Casey

If President Trump is serious about protecting US manufacturing jobs, he has a strange way of showing it. In just the past few days, his Energy Secretary Rick Perry proposed new protections for coal and nuclear power plants, which were met with a hail of invective from, well, pretty much everybody, including leading manufacturers as well as other top US businesses.



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