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Written by dkoplowPosted: Jun. 13, 2017

Coal sector employment: protecting workers and families, not specific jobs

Capital-intensive surface coal mining in Gillette, WY Jobs matter.  For the job holder, this is obvious:  the wages support them and their family.  But jobs also matter to the country overall, as economic strength forms the basis for a strong foundation of political stability, prosperity, and growth.  Community relationships can turn ugly if lots of… Read More
Written by dkoplowPosted: May. 31, 2017

Subsidy Briefs, May 31, 2017

Construction on Vogtle units 3 and 4, april 2017 1) Earth Track congressional testimony.  Read Earth Track's testimony to the Subcommittee on Energy of the Committee on Energy and Commerce, U.S. House of Representatives: Federal Energy-Related Tax Policy and its Effects on Markets, Prices, and Consumers.  2) New work on subsidies:  US public… Read More
Written by dkoplowPosted: May. 05, 2017

How EPA's Scott Pruitt deals with uncertainty: comparing his environmental portfolio to his financial portfolio

New EPA administrator Scott Pruitt waving hands If newly minted EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt managed environmental risks more similarly to the way he manages the financial risks in his own portfolio, we would be far better off.  He does not.  To the contrary, he leverages any hints of uncertainty on environmental damages as a justification to… Read More