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  • Oil subsidies: Surprise! Liberals are fans, too.

    When asked if the federal government should eliminate subsidies for oil companies, most would respond with a resounding 'yes.' But such a policy would have unwelcome unintended consequences, and not just for billionaire oil tycoons.

  • The big money of environmentalism

    Climate change is a huge concern, but misguided attacks won't solve the issue, and the environmental movement is more financially motivated than some of its proponents would like us to think.

  • Why America needs high-speed rails

    As the US population grows, more transportation options will become vital in densely packed sections of the country. High speed rail (HSR) may be the best answer.

  • 'Race for the Arctic' exposes need for US to ratify UN treaty

    As the world continues to seek out new energy sources, the Arctic Ocean is becoming a hot bed of activity. The US must ratify the UN Convention on the Law of the Sea in order to secure exclusivity rights to the lucrative area.

  • Wishful thinking: If we only had a stable energy policy

    In this column energy expert Rapier provides three examples — originating with both Democrats and Republicans and impacting both renewable energy and fossil fuels — of how constantly shifting legislation makes it very difficult to plan and execute energy projects.

July 6, 2015

Photos of the day 07/06

Revelers are soaked with water during the start of the San Fermin Festival in Pamplona, Spain, Monday. The festival, best known for its daily running of the bulls, kicked off on Monday with the traditional 'chupinazo' rocket launch and will run until July 14.

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