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Nov 29, 2014

America’s Electricity Grid: Outdated or Underrated?

America's electric power grid is an immense, complex system made up of both aging and new infrastructure.

Nov 26, 2014

NOT BEYOND COAL How the Global Thirst for Low-Cost Electricity Continues Driving Coal Demand

The continuing demand for low cost energy is driving demand for coal production and use.

Nov 24, 2014

Are EPA and The Army Corps Navigating New Waters With Their Controversial Proposal?

The United States Environmental Protection Agency and the Army Corps of Engineers jointly published a proposed rule that would redefine “waters of the United States” under the Clean Water Act great

Nov 21, 2014

State Ballot Measures Tackle Sugared Drinks, Drug Restrictions, Insurers

In addition to two statewide measures on the ballot in California on Election Day, several states and cities also addressed obesity, experimental drug treatments for the terminally ill, and limited

Nov 21, 2014

Progressives and Insurers, Living Together...

Usually, cats and dogs aren't known for cuddling up together (there's a reason Dr.

Nov 20, 2014

Drew Johnson: Proposed Global Tax on Tobacco

Washington Times columnist and editor Drew Johnson joins The Heartland Institute’s Budget and Tax News managing editor Jesse Hathaway to talk about the World Health Organization’s (WHO) “Article 6,