Building Beyond a Bill

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This week, the House of Representatives approved a bipartisan bill aimed at improving the construction of critical infrastructure across national borders. The bill, H.R. 3301, rejects the current requirements for a Presidential permit to authorize construction of cross-border pipelines, as well as easing overly harsh environmental impact assessments. Why is this important? The North American …

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Safety from the Ground Up

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In the wake of the ongoing financial crisis, the importance of stable jobs and reliable companies has been amplified in our minds. Many enterprises have endured challenges during this period, but Pacific Gas & Electric has faced particularly difficult times. In 2010, a gas line in San Francisco operated by PG&E exploded, leaving several dead …

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Safety from the Ground Up

In the wake of the ongoing financial crisis, the importance of stable jobs and reliable companies has been amplified in our minds. Many enterprises have endured challenges during this period, but Pacific Gas & Electric has faced particularly difficult times. In 2010, a gas line in San Francisco operated by PG&E exploded, leaving several dead …

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In Case of Emergency

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Last month, the Department of Energy announced its plans to build a gasoline storage reserve in the Northeast. Widespread shortages caused by massive super storm Sandy sparked plans to mitigate future risks in affected Northeastern states. The gasoline reserve will hold nearly one million gallons of gasoline, providing power to first responders and generators. The …

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Carbon tax cut in Australia after slowdown in economy

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By D. Brady Nelson The Heartland Institute Australia’s tax on carbon dioxide emissions faces likely repeal after a coalition led by the Liberal Party seats a Senate majority on July 1. The Liberals swept to victory in late 2013 federal elections after making opposition to the carbon tax their central political message. Under Australian law, …

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Former Federal Hazardous Materials Safety Chief Brigham McCown Offers to Bridge California Gap in Oil-by-Rail Debate

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PR Newswire SAN FRANCISCO, June 11, 2014 SAN FRANCISCO, June 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — The Nation’s former top energy transportation safety regulator, Brigham McCown, has offered to bring both sides to the table concerning the growing debate over transporting oil by rail through California’s communities. “It is imperative we establish an open and transparent dialog between …

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Pain at the Pump

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With Memorial Day behind us, the summer driving season is “officially” underway. Predictably, the price of gasoline is rising. AAA has warned motorists’ gasoline prices are expected to remain high this summer, a reoccurring trend. Since 1995, when the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) mandated two types of gasoline formulas be used – summer and winter blend – …

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