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Mar 4, 2015

In Defense of Dr. Willie Soon from Politically Motivated Attacks

In Defense of Dr. Willie Soon from Politically Motivated Attacks By James M. Taylor

Mar 4, 2015

Robert Michaels: The Free Market for Energy

In this edition of The Heartland Daily Podcast, Managing Editor of Enivronment and Climate News, H. Sterling Burnett speaks with Robert Michaels.

Mar 4, 2015

Where to Follow King v. Burwell At

Oral arguments in King v.

Mar 4, 2015

Pennsylvania Governor Reinstitutes State Park, Forest Fracking Ban

New Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf restored a natural-gas drilling moratorium on state parks and forests fulfilling a campaign promise to environmental activists.

Mar 3, 2015

Republican Plan for King Decision Offered

This weekend, Senators Lamar Alexander, John Barrasso, and Orrin Hatch took to the pages of the Washington Post to announce they have a plan for what to do if the U.S.