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S.E.M., Vol. 1, No. 7
Federalist 69 - by Alexander Hamilton. 1. What are the chief characters in regards to the President as outlined in the proposed Constitution? 2. Why does Hamilton believe the term of office for a President should be longer than three years? 3. What was the term of office for the king of England and what, in your opinion, is the potential for abuse in such a term? Would the term of office of the king of England present any advantages - in the Founders experience and in your opinion - over over the new American system? Read all of the questions and post your response at our new resource Self-Educated Man

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The Many Problems of the EPA’s Clean Power Plan and Climate Regulations: A Primer

The Many Problems of the EPA’s Clean Power Plan and Climate Regulations: A Primer

NICHOLAS LORIS, HERITAGE FOUNDATION Abstract No matter one’s personal opinions on the climate effects of man-made greenhouse emissions, the Obama Administration’s proposed climate-change regulations will exact a high price on Americans and have a negligible impact—if any—on global temperatures. The EPA has already put into place several [...]

The Federal Lands Freedom Act

The Federal Lands Freedom Act

Empowering States to Control Their Own Energy Futures KATIE TUBB AND NICOLAS LORIS, HERITAGE FOUNDATION Abstract The United States is now the world’s leader in both natural gas and oil production— centuries’ worth of oil, natural gas, and coal resources lie beneath private property as well as under lands owned by state governments. [...]

Methane Regulations—Costly Climate Plan

Methane Regulations—Costly Climate Plan

NICHOLAS LORIS, HERITAGE FOUNDATION The Obama Administration recently announced plans to regulate methane emissions from the energy industry. The goal of the proposal is to cut methane emissions from the oil and gas sector 40 percent to 45 percent from 2012 levels by 2025. The federal government’s proposed methane regulation is yet another [...]

States should just say no to climate initiatives

States should just say no to climate initiatives

NICHOLAS LORIS, HERITAGE FOUNDATION Climate change regulations imposed by federal bureaucrats now give state governments a new opportunity to extract money from their citizens. In the interest of protecting American families and businesses from higher energy prices devoid of any meaningful climate benefit, states should just say no. A large [...]

Even If OPEC Had Decided to Cut Oil Production

Even If OPEC Had Decided to Cut Oil Production

It Wouldn’t Be a Huge Deal. Here’s Why. NICOLAS LORIS, HERITAGE FOUNDATION As oil prices decline, the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries has decided not to cut oil production. OPEC’s production decision is not a new one. And the group of oil-producing nations could very well announce a cut in oil supply in the future if oil [...]

The Obama Administration’s Hypocritical Environmental Policy

The Obama Administration’s Hypocritical Environmental Policy

KATIE TUBB AND NICOLAS LORIS, HERITAGE FOUNDATION Congress and the federal government have enacted policies and made decisions in the name of protecting the environment. The problem is, now those decisions have backfired — and made us worse off environmentally. Here are five examples: 1. Keystone Delay Means More Rail: Stating concern for [...]

Federal Regulations and Federal Ownership Limit Oil Production Potential

Federal Regulations and Federal Ownership Limit Oil Production Potential

NICOLAS LORIS, HERITAGE FOUNDATION Production of crude oil in the United States is up to 8.36 million barrels per day—the highest since January 1988. The increased supply of oil has widespread economic benefits, but a new Congressional Research Service report shows that when the numbers are broken down by ownership it becomes clear that the [...]

Energy Efficiency: Two Bills Aimed at Reducing Energy Consumption

Energy Efficiency: Two Bills Aimed at Reducing Energy Consumption

NICOLAS LORIS, HERITAGE FOUNDATION The House of Representatives and the Senate released separate energy efficiency bills to ostensibly save families, businesses, and government money and reduce energy consumption. The House recently passed Representative David McKinley’s (R–WV) Energy Efficiency Improvement Act (H.R. 2126), and Senators [...]

Congress Should Stop Regulations of Greenhouse Gases

Congress Should Stop Regulations of Greenhouse Gases

Nicholas Noris NICHOLAS LORIS, HERITAGE FOUNDATION The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) proposed its new rule for regulating greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions for newly constructed power plants. Originally proposed in March 2012 with a standard threshold of 1,000 pounds of carbon dioxide (CO2) equivalent per megawatt hour, the new source [...]

EPA Gives Green Light for California’s Costly Car Program

EPA Gives Green Light for California’s Costly Car Program

Nicolas Loris HERITAGE FOUNDATION, NICOLAS LORIS Last week, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) granted a waiver to the state of California to move forward with its Advanced Clean Cars Program. The EPA waiver allows California to implement even tougher fuel efficiency standards than the White House announced last summer in an [...]

Soot, Soot Riot: EPA’s New Rule Costly and Unnecessary

Soot, Soot Riot: EPA’s New Rule Costly and Unnecessary

NICOLAS LORIS, HERITAGE FOUNDATION Faced with a court-ordered deadline, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) finalized more stringent rules for National Ambient Air Quality Standards for Particulate Pollution (PM2.5), more commonly known as soot. The new standard lowers the standard from 15 micrograms per cubic meter of air down to 12 [...]

A Model for Carbon Regulations?

A Model for Carbon Regulations?

NICOLAS LORIS, HERITAGE FOUNDATION President Obama recently signed legislation that prevents the European Union (EU) from taxing U.S. airline emissions for planes that travel to and from EU countries. Although the EU announced it would delay the tax from its broader cap-and-trade-like system for a year, the new law protects U.S. airlines [...]