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Oct 9, 2015

States, Localities Handling Road Issues Related to Frac Sand Mining

A new study by The Heartland Institute finds states and localities in the Upper Midwest are effectively dealing with cases of excess road deterioration from increased heavy truck

Oct 9, 2015

In The Tank Podcast (ep7): Student Loan Bailouts, Beer Taxes, and Recycling is Garbage

John Nothdurft returns as co-host with Donny Kendal in episode #7 of the In The Tank Podcast. This weekly podcast features (as always) interviews, debates, roundtable discussions, stories

Oct 8, 2015

Legislative Pulse: Arizona Sen. Begay Discusses Regulations Harming Navajo Nation

Editor’s Note: Second-term Arizona state Sen. Carlyle Begay (D-Ganado) represents the largest state legislative district in the nation.

Oct 8, 2015

Heartland Daily Podcast - Heather Kays: Education Issues Around the Country

In today’s edition of The Heartland Daily Podcast, we listen in as Research Fellow Heather Kays appears on the “Freedom Works Show” on Tantalk1340 in Florida with host Paul Molloy.

Oct 7, 2015

Alaska’s Gov. Walker Asks President Obama to Develop More of State’s Resources

President Barack Obama visited Alaska in September to argue global warming is an urgent problem requiring international action. Alaska Gov.

Oct 7, 2015

Study: Wind Electricity Several Times as Expensive as Conventional Sources

On average, electricity from new wind resources is nearly four times as expensive as that from existing nuclear sources and nearly three times as expensive as using existing coal sources, a new stu