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  • Uber and Lyft: Expanding Demand for Fare-Based Rides in Cities image

    Uber and Lyft: Expanding Demand for Fare-Based Rides in Cities

    Uber and Lyft both take business away from traditional taxis and increase overall demand for transportation-type companies. A study by the city of Portland, Oregon, as reported by…

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    Electronic Data Privacy in California – ALEC Member Helps Lead the Way

    The privacy of electronically stored and transmitted data is important in today’s technological world. Many privacy advocates have argued for stronger civil liberty protections, and in California—the hub of technology—they…

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    Paris Climate Change Talks: How Did We Get Here?

    The United Nations (UN) has been trying to address the climate change issue for the better part of 20 years now. In some respects, the Paris summit will be the…

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    Paris Climate Change Talks: A Primer

    Later this year, the eyes of the world will turn to Paris for two weeks as delegates from the international community gather at the United Nations (UN) Climate Change…

  • Court Issues Nationwide Stay against “Waters of the US” Rule image

    Court Issues Nationwide Stay against “Waters of the US” Rule

    Big news for the states legally challenging the ongoing EPA “Regulatory Train Wreck.” Earlier today, the Cincinnati-based Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit issued a nationwide stay against…

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    Building a Better (Cyber) Wall

    Perhaps Donald Trump is right. America needs to build a wall for better protection. The right type of wall, though, may not be physical. The wall needed is a “cyber” wall.

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    Projected Ozone Nonattainment Areas

    Following yesterday’s news that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) will lower the current National Ambient Air Quality Standard (NAAQS) for ozone from 75 ppb to 70, here…

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    EPA Releases New Smog Rule

    Today, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released a long-awaited rule targeting ground-level ozone, a respiratory irritant derived from the burning of fossil fuels as well as other industrial…

  • New Models from the Energy, Environment and Agriculture Task Force image

    New Models from the Energy, Environment and Agriculture Task Force

    Earlier this summer, members of the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) gathered in San Diego for the organization’s 42nd Annual Meeting. In addition to hearing from three…

  • Ed Markey’s Energy Hypocrisy? image

    Ed Markey’s Energy Hypocrisy?

    Last week National Journal held a forum in Washington, D.C. where three members of the U.S. Senate discussed the prospect of lifting the current ban on crude oil exports…

  • The District’s Next Regulatory Overreach image

    The District’s Next Regulatory Overreach

    Under the auspice of ‘consumer protection’ the District of Columbia (D.C.) Board of Physical Therapy is currently writing rules that will impose a licensing requirement for certified Personal Trainers which…

  • A Tough Labor Day for Unions image

    A Tough Labor Day for Unions

    This Labor Day, as Americans are fitting in one last trip to the beach or holding backyard barbeques, labor unions are left with little to celebrate. Union membership in the…

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    Walmart Rolls Back Hours

    This April after experiencing years of attacks from progressives, Walmart announced it would spend more than $1 billion to increase salary and training for its employees. As a result, Walmart…

  • Internet Essentials Program Benefits American Education image

    Internet Essentials Program Benefits American Education

    ALEC lauds the benefits of digital learning in American education, such as customized learning programs for struggling students and more time for “higher-level discussions.” Additionally, technology in the classroom…

  • Bureaucratic Intransigence Hinders Montana’s Ability to Fight Wildfires image

    Bureaucratic Intransigence Hinders Montana’s Ability to Fight Wildfires

    2015 is shaping up to be one of the most severe wildfire seasons in a decade for the American northwest and mountain states, prompting Montana Governor Steve Bullock to declare…

  • Oil and Gas Industry Now in EPA’s Crosshairs image

    Oil and Gas Industry Now in EPA’s Crosshairs

    EPA’s Regulatory Train Wreck continues. Earlier this week, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) proposed a new rule seeking to slash methane emissions from new sources in the…

  • Dodd Frank at Five Years – Another Big Government Failure image

    Dodd Frank at Five Years – Another Big Government Failure

    The Dodd-Frank Act of 2010, named for Senator Christopher Dodd and Representative Barney Frank, who helped spearhead its creation in reaction to the financial crisis, was touted as a means…

  • Clean Power Plan Legal Battle Begins image

    Clean Power Plan Legal Battle Begins

    Early last week, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released its final version of the Clean Power Plan, the federal regulation designed to reduce carbon dioxide emissions from fossil…

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    Clean Power Plan Released

    John At a press conference earlier today, President Obama and Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Gina McCarthy released the agency’s final Clean Power Plan, unquestionably the most consequential and…

  • Reports: EPA to release Clean Power Plan next week image

    Reports: EPA to release Clean Power Plan next week

    According to reports published in both the New York Times and the Washington Post last night, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is expected to release its final…