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    Paper: Cooperate rather than lead on AK LNG

    A leading U.S. economist says a large natural gas pipeline project is vital to the state’s economic future and that the state should cooperate with experienced large companies in developing the project rather than attempting a plan for the state to lead the project. The Alaska LNG Project could diversify the state’s revenue sources and strengthen its finances, said Margo Thorning, chief economist for the American Council for Capital Formation, a Washington, D.C.-based think tank, in a briefing following the Aug. 12 release of a white paper by the council on liquefied natural gas export projects.

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    Think Tank Warns of Dueling Alaska LNG Projects

    The new report from the American Council for Capital Formation (ACCF) makes an argument in favor of the larger project and against what some have called a directly competing project, ASAP.

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    Alaska warned over natural gas plans

    On a Wednesday call with reporters, Margo Thorning, senior vice president and chief economist with free-market think tank American Council for Capital Formation, compared Alaska to the American auto industry in the 1970s, detailing the council’s new report on the challenges and opportunities Alaska faces.

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    ME FIRST — NATURAL GAS, THE LAST FRONTIER’S FINAL FRONTIER:

    A recent downgrade in Alaska’s credit rating during the current oil-price downturn raises the economic stakes for completion of its long-stalled liquefied natural gas export projects, the conservative think tank American Council for Capital Formation argues in a new paper today.

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    Tax, Trade and Regulatory Reforms Key to Reversing U.S. Capital Investment Slide

     Washington —Capital investment fell in the first quarter of 2015, continuing the trend in weak capital spending that began in the recession of 2007. A new report sponsored by the American Council for Capital Formation (ACCF) and completed by The Aspen Institute program on Manufacturing and Society in the 21st Century and the MAPI Foundation explores […]

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    ACCF Supports America COMPETES Reauthorization

    R&D Investment Critical to Economic Growth and International Competitiveness Washington — The American Council for Capital Formation (ACCF) praised House Science, Space and Technology Chairman Lamar Smith (R-TX) for his introduction of the America COMPETES Reauthorization Act of 2015 (HR 1806). The COMPETES bill provides for technological innovation through the prioritization of Federal investment in […]

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    ACCF Supports Congressional Trade Priorities and Accountability Act of 2015

    “Time to Show the World that the U.S. Stands Behind Free Trade Principles and is Ready to Work with Our Allies”  Washington, DC – The American Council for Capital Formation applauded a rare bipartisan legislative breakthrough this week as Senate Finance Committee Chairman Orrin Hatch (R-Utah), Ranking Member Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) and House Ways and […]

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    U.S. INDC to United Nations Raises Many Questions; U.S. CO2 Reductions Should Be Based on Cost/Benefit Analysis

    Washington, DC – The U.S. Intended Nationally Determined Contribution (INDC) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) raises many questions related to international commitments and concerns over the impact on the U.S. economy. Cost/benefit analysis should guide any policy related to climate change., according to American Council for American Council for Capital […]

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