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Jul 2, 2015

Holly Bellmund: Proppants and Hydraulic Fracturing

In today's edition of The Heartland Daily Podcast, Research Fellow Isaac Orr speaks with Holly Bellmund.

Jul 2, 2015

National Student Privacy Bill Stirs Praise, Renews Concerns

Reps. Luke Messer (R-IN) and Jared Polis (D-CO) introduced the bipartisan Student Digital Privacy and Parental Rights Act of 2015, which aims to protect student data and strengt

Jul 2, 2015

States, Congress Defy President’s Clean Power Plan

Climate Change Weekly #177

Jul 2, 2015

Pursuit of Climate Truth Comes at High Cost

David Legates, Ph.D., is a climatologist at the University of Delaware. He served as Delaware State Climatologist from 2005 to 2011.

Jul 2, 2015

Dish Network Tricks FCC, Taxpayers in Spectrum Auction

Dish Network may have used a set of subsidiary small businesses as front groups to buy electromagnetic spectrum transmission licenses from the Federal Communications Commission, at a discounted rat

Jul 1, 2015

Extreme Rainstorms Are Not Increasing in the United States

Editor’s Note: David Legates, Ph.D., CCM, is the former Delaware state climatologist and director of the Center for Climatic Research at the University of Delaware, where he teaches.