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Africa, a cautionary tale of energy poverty if Clean Power Plan persists

At a gathering in Austin, Africa was held up as an example of energy poverty as a cautionary tale if the Obama administration continues imposing new, onerous environmental regulations like the Clean Power Plan. A panel at Texas Public Policy Foundation’s second annual “At the Crossroads: Energy and Climate Policy Summit” discussed energy poverty Thursday Keep Reading…

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Energy exec: Power grid being used for political power grab

A political power grab of America’s power grid. That’s the assessment of Robert E. Murray, founder, chairman, president and CEO of Murray Energy Corporation. Speaking at the 2015 Texas Public Policy Foundation “At the Crossroads: Energy and Climate Policy Summit,” Murray characterized the Obama administration as “the greatest destroyer and enemy of available, reliable, affordable Keep Reading…

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Land grab! Red River lawsuit highlights BLM’s property ‘claim’ (TX)

When it comes to the federal government’s claim that private property along the Red River historically within the Texas border is federal land, a lawsuit filed on behalf of land owners and their respective counties once again reinforces the state’s long-standing “Don’t mess with Texas” mantra. During a Tuesday conference call, Robert Henneke, director of Keep Reading…

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With civil asset forfeitures, Texas law enforcement reaps big rewards

Crime may not pay, but its pursuit can yield big rewards via civil asset forfeitures, a practice through which government takes ownership of real or personal property allegedly connected to criminal activity but not requiring the criminal activity to be alleged, much less proven. Texas has a long history of such actions, and a new Keep Reading…

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‘Politicization’ of new WHO meat findings causes Texans to see red

The new World Health Organization study categorizing processed meat as a “Group 1” carcinogen along with tobacco and asbestos,  and sounding alarms on red meat, has got Texas Agricultural Commissioner Sid Miller and other beef industry insiders predictably seeing red, calling this disparagement of a major Texas export “politicized science.” Miller’s comment refers to a Keep Reading…

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