Zombie Industry Science and Consumer Protection Don’t Mix

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By Dr. Pasky Pascual and Jennifer Sass, Natural Resources Defense Council A rather arcane and largely discredited chemical industry-sponsored publication is still circulating, zombie-like, at the Trump Administration’s EPA science meetings, despite being basically dead among experts. (See for...
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PJM’s Costly Capacity Cushion

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By Casey Roberts, Sierra Club The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission’s recent “Minimum Offer Price Rule” order has grabbed headlines for how it will hike electricity costs for 65 million people in the mid-Atlantic region and Ohio Valley to finance a coal and gas bailout. But by forcing...
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Amplifying or Absorbing Shocks in Financial Markets?

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By Dr. Steve Suppan, Institute for Agriculture & Trade Policy On March 9, IATP submitted its first regulatory letter of the year to the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC). Some of our letters have and will concern agricultural price risk management and prevention of market...
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Monarch Butterfly Numbers Fall Again

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By Sylvia Fallon, Natural Resources Defense Council The annual measurement of the eastern monarch butterfly population that overwinters in Mexico is reported to be 2.83 hectares this year. That is a 53% decrease from last year’s more robust population of 6.05 hectares. After a hopeful increase...
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