Taking a “Hard Look” at the Repeal of the Clean Power Plan

By Timothy Featherston* Scott Pruitt, the current Head of the EPA, recently announced his intent to repeal the Obama era Clean Power Plan, which sought to limit the carbon emissions of power plants.[1] This announcement received fierce backlash. The Trump Administration not only received the expected resistance from the administration’s democratic opponents in Congress, but […]

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Trump Administration Wades into the Murky Legal Territory of the Clean Water Act

By Tim Featherston*  President Trump’s appointment of Scott Pruitt, a long-time legal adversary of the EPA, to head the agency was seen as a clear sign of the administration’s intentions to roll back the environmental regulation put in place under the Obama Administration.[1] The first target appears to be the Obama Administration’s interpretation of the […]

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Who Gets to Debate?

By Tommy La Voy* Until 1988, televised presidential debates were organized on an ad-hoc basis, which left it an open question as to whether there would actually be a debate during every election.[1] There was no presidential debate in 1964.[2] Nor were there debates in 1968 or 1972, as Richard Nixon refused to participate.[3] In […]

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From Carcasses to Chickienobs: Embracing Cultured Meat

By Mitchell Gilburne* Documented evidence of the environmental and ethical consequences of the Factory Farming System are manifold[1] and yet our nation-wide appetite for animal protein will not abate. Once, the Thanksgiving Turkey and the Christmas Ham were extravagances to be grateful for. Now, we expect them to be bigger, juicier, and even more golden […]

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