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Farm Bill Passes Senate, Goes to President

Fran Smith of Open Market:

With the U.S. Senate’s passage February 4 of a farm bill by a vote of 68-32, a nearly $1 trillion (over 10 years) farm bill will govern agriculture policy for the next five years. The House had previously approved the bill last week. About 80 percent of the spending goes ...

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Build the Keystone pipeline, already!

Build the Keystone pipeline, already!

KXL was AWOL from SOTU – along with real energy, job, economic and revenue solutions

President Obama frequently says he wants to turn the economy around, put America back to work, produce more energy, improve public safety, and open new markets to goods stamped “Made in the USA.” In his State of ...

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EPA Ban On Wood Stoves is Freezing Out Rural America

EPA Ban On Wood Stoves is Freezing Out Rural America

But the larger problem is the Sue and Settle sweetheart lawsuits through which Greens dictate policy.

It seems that even wood isn’t green or renewable enough anymore. The EPA has recently banned the production and sale of 80% of America’s current wood-burning stoves, the oldest heating method known ...

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America's Most Important Property Rights Legislation

Mark Fitzgibbons

Property Rights Legislation

American Thinker has covered the saga of Virginia farmer Martha Boneta, who was cited in 2012 by Fauquier County government and threatened with $5,000 per-day fines for hosting a private birthday party for eight 10-year-old girls without a permit, and ...

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Obama's War on Coal Continues While Global Demand Increases

Obama's War on Coal Continues While Global Demand Increases

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has set rules limiting the amount of carbon dioxide a new coal plant can release, forcing coal plants to use expensive, unproven carbon capture and storage (CCS) systems to meet that limit. But CCS technology is nowhere ready for prime time. EPA’s push for ...

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Property Rights Bill Provides Protection for Virginia Landowners

by Shelby Mertens, Virginia Free Citizen

Del. Bob Marshall, R-Manassas, has introduced a bill that would give farmers and landowners’ property rights remedies against local zoning laws. The bill is inspired by the Martha Boneta debacle last year.

But unlike last year’s “Boneta Bill,” HB1219extends ...

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The Worst Drought In The History Of California Is Happening Right Now

The Worst Drought In The History Of California Is Happening Right Now

Did you know that 2013 was the driest year ever recorded in the state of California?  And did you know that so far this is the driest January that the state of California has ever experienced?  The worst drought in the history of California is happening right now.  Just check out the ...

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This Week Update on Energy and the Environment January 18, 2014

This Week Update on Energy and the Environment January 18, 2014

Report from the Science and Environmental Policy Project (SEPP), January 18, 2014

If you wish to converse with me, define your terms. - Voltaire, H/t Gordon Cheyne, in Master Resource

No Consensus? Naturemagazine published an article by Jeff Tollefson on the failure of the earth's surface to warm ...

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Natural Gas Prices in Northeast Spike Due To Cold and Pipeline Constraints

Natural Gas Prices in Northeast Spike Due To Cold and Pipeline Constraints

Very cold weather increased the demand for natural gas used for home heating and for gas-fired electric generators in the Northeast, causing a spike in prices earlier this month. Prices spiked because of the increased demand for natural gas and because constrained gas pipelines could not handle the ...

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