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Politico: The One Incredibly Green Thing Donald Trump Has Done

President Trump has done an exceptional job of cleaning up Superfund sites designated by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). The following article contains excerpts from this article in Politico, along with some of my own commentary. This article is interesting because it is clear the author is not a fan of the administration, but is forced to admit that it has done an admirable job on the Superfund program. I encourage anyone who finds these excerpts interesting to read the entire article. Shortly after Donald Trump took office, newly installed EPA administrator Scott Pruitt—a man who had previously sued the agency a dozen...

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Residents’ Opposition Leads Minnetrista to Slap Moratorium on Solar Projects

The planning commission in Minnetrista was gung ho on the solar garden installation with 4,100 nine-foot high photovoltaic panels proposed for the rural western Twin Cities suburb. Just weeks ago, the panel unanimously recommended the city council pass the project with the blessing of the city attorney on land zoned Ag Preserve. The proposed use is in harmony with the purpose and intent of the City’s zoning ordinances because solar energy systems are a re-emerging technology that provides an alternative to traditional sources of power which will continue to increase in its share of energy production; The proposed use is consistent with the City’s comprehensive...

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Xcel Energy Ties Executive Pay to Emissions Goals: Minnesotans Pay the Price

Government-approved monopolies like Xcel Energy operate under a perverse incentive structure in Minnesota. The more these companies spend on new wind turbines, solar panels, and natural gas plants, the higher their government guaranteed profit soar. This is why Xcel Energy's corporate profits have increased in lock-step with renewable energy generation. Another factor influencing Xcel Energy's advocacy of closing down their coal plants decades before the end of their useful lifetimes and building wind and solar is the fact that Xcel is one of the few utilities to tie executive compensation to performance on emissions goals. This incentive was established as early...

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Jim Cooper: An Open Letter On Environmental Racism on the Power Hungry Podcast

In an August 3 open letter, California Assemblyman Jim Cooper, a Democrat from Elk Grove, called out the state’s environmental groups, including the Sierra Club and Natural Resources Defense Council, saying that they promote policies that “systematically drive racial economic inequities and fuel environmental racism.” In this episode, Robert talks with Cooper about what motivated him to write the letter, why he wants to eliminate California’s EV rebate program, and why the state’s energy and climate policies should be overhauled. Listen to Assemblyman Cooper on Robert Bryce's Power Hungry Podcast by watching the video below. https://youtu.be/-eyWuLn5HzA  ...

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In the Tank Episode 165: Big Tech Censors Hunter Biden Story

The Heartland Institute's Donald Kendal, Justin Haskins, and Jim Lakely are joined by Isaac Orr for episode 265 of the In The Tank Podcast. The podcast covers the New York Post story about how Hunter Biden leveraged his father's position at Vice President to enrich himself and his family. They also cover the BIGGER NEWS that social media giants Facebook and Twitter were preventing people from using their platforms to promote the story to their followers. This censorship is a serious abuse of the power Congress granted social media companies so they could even exist, and a grave threat to...

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Minneapolis City Council’s War on Cars Delays Rebuilding in Wake of Riots

In what should have been a headline in The Onion or the Babylon Bee, and not the Star Tribune, the City of Minneapolis delayed the rebuilding of businesses destroyed by riots in South Minneapolis because a business owner wanted too much parking. The business in question is a dental office that was seeking to expand its practice and provide more convenient parking options for its patients, many of whom are low-income households. According to the Star Tribune article: "[Dr. Ali] Barbarawi, who operates as a solo practitioner, has been hoping to add another dentist or two to the practice since he bought...

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Two DFL Legislators Hit Reverse on Opposition to California Car Mandates

On Tuesday I wrote about how 123 candidates for office in Minnesota have signed a pledge to oppose the Walz administration's attempt to impose California car mandates on Minnesota. One encouraging aspect of the pledge was the fact that both Republicans and DFLers had signed it. Unfortunately, two DFL legislators have hit reverse on their opposition to the new regulations. According to MinnPost: "Two Democratic state lawmakers who signed a pledge opposing tougher vehicle emission standards proposed by Gov. Tim Walz now say they support the regulations. State Rep. Mary Kunesh-Podein, DFL-New Brighton, and state Sen. Ann Rest, DFL-New Hope, asked to be...

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123 Legislative Candidates Sign Pledge Opposing California Car Mandates

A MinnPost article published yesterday shows 123 legislative candidates, including Republicans and Democrats, oppose Governor Walz's attempt to impose California car mandates on Minnesotans. The pledge shows there is strong, bipartisan opposition to the regulations from legislative candidates and citizens alike. More than 5,000 Minnesotans have already signed American Experiment's petition telling Governor Walz not to adopt the regulations. You can add your name to this growing list by going to www.NoCaCars.com....

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