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    ACCF Special Report – Understanding The U.S.-China Announcement On Climate Change: Separating Myth From Reality

    In diplomacy, negotiated text and the choice of words matter greatly. Perhaps more important are the words that are absent from any type of declaration or agreement. Last year’s U.S.-China Announcement on Climate Change is rich in what it says and does not say. Interestingly, both sides of the U.S. climate policy debate have framed […]

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    The costliest EPA rule yet

    By Margo Thorning A new proposal from the Environmental Protection Agency has already forced four major industrial projects worth $7 billion in new investment in the Baton Rouge area to be put on hold or redirected elsewhere. These potential investments would have collectively contributed $86 million in wages annually to the local economy and created […]

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    GOP Energy Plan Needs to Go a Step Further, Include Energy Exports

    By George David Banks Upon releasing their comprehensive energy policy package last month, House Energy and Commerce Committee Fred Upton, R-Mich., and Energy and Power Subcommittee Chairman Edward Whitfield, R-Ky., noted, “Our energy realities have changed dramatically — we’ve gone from bust to boom practically overnight. Today’s energy policies are lagging far behind, and are better suited […]

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    Op-Ed: Alaska cannot afford to miss this opportunity

    By Margo Thorning Last week, the Canadian prime minister acknowledged that his country was in an open, global competition to develop liquefied natural gas projects and urged that steps be taken to make Canadian projects more attractive to the world marketplace. “Our government is committed to providing the right conditions so that industries and businesses […]

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