Oil, ethanol industries join forces to save EPA fuel program

Washington Examiner Dec. 1, 2016 By John Siciliano A group of strange bedfellows, namely the oil and renewable fuel industries, are coming together in a rare call of support for the Environmental Protection Agency’s renewable fuel program. The groups, which can sometimes be found suing one another, sent a letter Wednesday night asking EPA Administrator […]

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Holding the EPA to account

Washington Examiner Nov. 3, 2016 By William Kovaks For 45 years, federal law has made protecting the environment a priority under the National Environmental Policy Act by mandating that the consideration of environmental impacts be considered as part of every federal action. During much of the same time period, Congress directed the Environmental Protection Agency […]

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More Than Half of U.S. Pipelines Are at Least 46 Years Old

The Wall Street Journal Nov. 2, 2016 By Alison Sider and Nicole Friedman More than 60% of U.S. fuel pipelines were built before 1970, according to federal figures. Recent disruptions on Colonial Pipeline Co.’s fuel artery running up the East Coast show why some energy observers worry that this is a problem. The pipeline, which […]

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EPA ruling should be ditched

Yamhill Valley News Register Oct. 14, 2016 By Mary Starrett The Waters of the U.S. (WOTUS) rule that went into effect in 2015 has been highly controversial and was opposed from the get-go by local governments which eye WOTUS as federal overreach designed to greatly expand the jurisdiction of the federal government and place a […]

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Ethanol Industry’s Blend Wall Logic Puts Taxpayers at Risk

Morning Consult Sept. 30, 2016 By Wayne Allard and Nan Swift This November, the election is not the only political decision that will affect American consumers in a big way. It also is when the Environmental Protection Agency is scheduled to announce how much ethanol must be blended into the 2017 fuel supply for our […]

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Credit-Card Surcharge Laws Draw Review at U.S. High Court

Bloomberg Sept. 29, 1016 By Greg Stohr The U.S. Supreme Court will take up a free-speech clash with big stakes for retailers and credit-card companies, agreeing to decide the fate of laws in 10 states that limit how merchants can describe the lower prices they charge for cash transactions. The court Thursday said it will […]

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U.S. Supreme Court Agrees to Hear Case over Credit Card Surchages

Fortune Sept. 29, 2016 By Reuters Retailers charge customers more when they don’t pay in cash. The U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday agreed to hear a challenge to a New York state law barring retailers from imposing surcharges on customers who make purchases with a credit card rather than cash. The court will hear an […]

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