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Energy To Be Front And Center For Decision 2016

Energy To Be Front And Center For Decision 2016

Hilary Clinton’s speech on Monday in Des Moines, Iowa in which she outlined an energy agenda that plans to generate 33% of the United States electricity from renewables reinforced the importance of energy in the 2016 election.

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WASHINGTON: Randy Forbes pretty much looks like a hawk. The House seapower subcommittee chairman has fought for a bigger battle fleet with long-range drone bombers, called for China to be kicked out of the international RIMPAC wargames and blasted the Obama administration for its lack of a tough Pacific strategy.

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In today’s episode of “How The World Works,” we see slack-jawed, Californian lawmakers react with bemusement and horror when they find out that large companies routinely deduct the fines they pay in settlement deals from their state taxes.

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Manufacturers’ News, Inc.– After posting three straight years of significant manufacturing employment growth, Texas industrial jobs inched up by just a half percent in the past year, according to the 2015 Texas Manufacturers Register®, an industrial database and directory published by Manufacturers’ News, Inc. (MNI) Evanston, IL. Data collected by MNI shows Texas gained 8,500… Keep reading →

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This past May, Mike McCloskey, Vice Chairman of the National Milk Producers Federation, testified in support of Senate Bill 724 during the Pennsylvania Senate Majority Hearing. At the conclusion of McCloskey’s testimony, Senator David Argall asked what would happen if Pennsylvania did not meet its clean water mandate. The EPA would be forced to seek… Keep reading →

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There used to be a time when every politician became a fan of wind and bio-fuel as alternative energy sources. That time was called “before the Iowa presidential caucuses.” Iowa, you see, will never have oil. But it does have biomass and a lot of space where nobody wants to live where you can put… Keep reading →

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Manufacturers’ News, Inc. — Manufacturing employment in Kansas dipped slightly over the past twelve months reports the 2015 Kansas Manufacturers Directory ®, an industrial database and directory published by Manufacturers’ News, Inc. (MNI) Evanston, IL. According to data collected by MNI, Kansas lost 1,421 manufacturing jobs, or a half percent, from April 2014 to April… Keep reading →

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CAPITOL HILL: Chairmen of the House and Senate Armed Services committees take pride in the fact their panels have gotten 53 annual defense bills in a row through the often tortuous negotiations required to clear Congress. And Sen. John McCain, chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee, has often made known his view that the… Keep reading →

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Apparently, that heat is going to kill you. Scientists are constantly trying to find ways to define the threat posed by climate change in ways that politicians and average fossil fuel burning citizens will understand. The people of the world have resoundingly agreed that we don’t care about polar bears, or rising sea levels. And… Keep reading →

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WASHINGTON: Army officers and officials hit Capitol Hill this afternoon to brief congressional staff on the coming round of personnel cuts. We’ve known for over a year that the Army would cut 40,000 active-duty soldiers — going down from 490,000 troops to 450,000 — but now the service is finally saying which units get cut. Further,… Keep reading →

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BP’s long, flammable nightmare is finally over. It has agreed to a record settlement to cash out all of the federal and state claims against it arising from the Deepwater Horizon oil spill.From the Wall Street Journal: BP PLC on Thursday agreed to pay $18.7 billion to settle all federal and state claims arising from… Keep reading →

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