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Keep credit card swipe fees competitive

The Denver Post Dec. 28, 2016 By Christopher Howes and Grier W. Bailey Six years ago, Congress gave every consumer in the country, including Coloradans, a break. Until then, banks had been piling gigantic processing fees onto merchants every time a customer swiped the banks’ debit card to pay for something, from lunch to tires […]

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Donald Trump and the Ethanol Mandate

Sonoran News Dec. 13, 2016 By Merrill Matthews President-elect Donald Trump cruised to victory promising to get rid of the mandate to buy health insurance. While he’s at it, how about getting rid of the mandate to buy ethanol? The federal government mandates that virtually all gasoline include ethanol, known as the Renewable Fuel Standard. […]

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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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