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Free-Market Approach To Protecting Our Water Supplies(1)

January 21, 2015

Writing in the Times-Dispatch today, my friend Noah Sachs highlights a systemic risk in our society: the threat of chemical leaks and spills to our water supply. Last year the release of toxic chemicals into the Elk River disrupted the drinking supply of 300,000 inhabitants of Charleston, W.Va. Closer to home, a Duke Power plant […]

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Solutions to Climate Change are Not in Regulation

Earlier this month my paper on “New Technologies for Coping with Climate Change in Virginia” was published by the Thomas Jefferson Institute for Public Policy (read here). After re-reading the paper, receiving many favorable comments, and presenting it in public forums, several important realizations have come to light. Virginian’s should especially take note because our […]

SBA To EPA: Ditch the Waters of the U.S. Proposal

The Small Business Administration tells EPA to ditch its Waters of the United States proposed rule. The SBA has an Office of Advocacy and that office advises EPA and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to withdraw its proposed WOTUS definition and start over. It is one thing for private sector interests to attack EPA. […]

EPA’s New Water Definition Would Devastate Business

There is “…overwhelming evidence that EPA’s proposed WOTUS [Waters of the U.S.] rule would have a devastating impact on businesses of all sizes, States, and local governments without any real benefit to the environment,…” says the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. The U.S. Chamber, along with other business groups, has prepared and released a letter to […]

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