Are Mergers All But Dead Under New Obama Rules?

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The U.S. Justice Department today filed an anti-trust lawsuit aimed at preventing oil service company Halliburton Co. from taking over rival Baker Hughes in a deal valued at $34.6 billion. This comes in the wake of an announcement this week regarding Pfizer’s decision to call off its $152 billion merger with Allergan owning to new …

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Will P3s Build the Future?

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In recent weeks, President Obama spoke in Delaware, highlighting the need to expand and improve our nation’s transportation infrastructure, embracing the growing trend of public-private partnerships, or P3s. In fact, he recently created the “Build America Transportation Investment Center (BATIC), a Department of Transportation (DOT) effort, helping to connect government agencies and private industries. The …

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Recycled Keystone XL Report Doesn’t Add Up

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The U.S. arm of the Stockholm Environment Institute (SEI) has been making news this week with a ‘new’ report claiming the Obama Administration drastically underestimated carbon emissions of the proposed Keystone XL pipeline.  The report seeks to make the case as to why the final portion of the Keystone pipeline system should not be built. …

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