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Celebrating fossil fuels as the world raises the climate alarm

The contrast could not have been greater between the political and economic conversations at the Southern States Energy Board meeting in Louisville on Tuesday and Wednesday and the global chorus of urgent calls for action on climate change at the UN.

Op-Ed: Deregulation strikes again – FAA, Boeing and 346 737 Max deaths

Seattle - The Boeing 737 is a well-known design, used worldwide, and a natural choice for many airlines. When the 737 Max arrived, the FAA allowed Boeing to guide the management of the MCAS system which later caused crashes.

Op-Ed: U.S. nuclear power plants unprepared for climate change

The nuclear power industry is pushing the Nuclear Regulatory Commission to cut back on inspections at nuclear power plants and throttle back what it tells the public about plant problems. This does not bode well for public safety.

EPA's new task force considers deregulating polluting facilities

Washington - The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) on Wednesday announced it would reassess the way it issues Clean Air Act pollution permits for new facilities, as a way to reduce regulatory burdens for businesses.

Op-Ed: Has the Trump stock market rally turned to a Trump slump?

Washington - In the past the Trump administration has boasted of the performance of the stock market as evidence of the success of its policies. Now that the market has begun to drop, White House secretary Sean Spicer has changed his tune.

Survey finds private electricity companies charge a lot more

The deregulation of public dominated markets and entry of private companies is supposed to decrease prices and benefits consumers. When it comes to electricity in California, however, private market solutions often cost a lot more than public utilities.

Bush Administration Pushes Last-Minute Deregulation

During its final 11 weeks in office, the Bush administration is feverishly working to use that time to modify federal regulations to weaken consumer and environmental protections.

Rural America Can Forget About Broadband

"While many telecommunications carriers are posting record profits this year, millions of U.S. homes and businesses still have no access to broadband — and that's no coincidence." If you live in an area without broadband you can thank deregulation.

Ottawa Plans Deregulation of Local Phone Services

The government plans to over rule a Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) decision which provides for regulation of local phone services.
 

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