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WASHINGTON – The lack of pipeline infrastructure in the northeast has resulted in some of the highest electricity rates in the nation for families and business—and it will only get worse, according to a new report by the U.S. Chamber’s Institute for 21st Century Energy.


Have you heard the good news about the excellent state of U.S. air quality? Chances are, you haven’t. In fact, chances are more likely that you’ve heard something of the opposite—glum stories of smoggy skies and unhealthy air constantly under threat from industrial pollution and SUVs.


An important debate is taking place in Arizona over the future of one of the country’s largest coal plants, the Navajo Generating Station (NGS). In February, a group of the plant’s owners voted to slate the 2.2 gigawatt facility for closure in 2019, citing competition from low-cost natural gas.


My three year old son is nothing if not confident. Wanting to hold serve with his older brother, he backs down from nothing. No matter the task at hand, “I can do it!” is his starting proposition. Successfully put a straw in his juice box? Count to 30? Put on his socks? “I CAN DO IT,” he promises, without a doubt in his mind.


By:  Heath Knakmuhs

April 5, 2017

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