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Why Ohio and other states should win legal fight against Clean Power Plan, despite recent setback

By Joe Nichols The fight against federal carbon dioxide regulations (the “Clean Power Plan”) was dealt a blow on Thursday (January 22) when the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals declined to halt implementation while the Court determines the legality of …

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Just in Time for Christmas Buckeye Gives President Obama a Lump of Coal

On Tuesday morning, The Buckeye Institute announced that it is suing the Obama Administration over the Clean Power Plan (CPP), which is an illegal rule to regulate carbon dioxide emissions from power plants.  As Ohio’s leading voice for free-market public …

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The Buckeye Institute testifies on energy policy

The Buckeye Institute’s Joe Nichols told legislators today that the General Assembly should have authority to approve any carbon emission plan that the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency submits to federal regulators. Ohio House Bill 349 would accomplish this task, and …

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Legislative Changes Made to Fight “Obamacare for Electricity”

A good energy bill made better By Joe Nichols In October, The Buckeye Institute applauded the Ohio House for introducing a bill that would give the General Assembly oversight over how the state complies with President Obama’s proposed carbon dioxide …

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Shale Boom Provides Great Opportunity for Ohio Families — If Taxes Kept Low

“I can honestly say that if it weren’t for the oil and natural gas industry, I wouldn’t be here…My concern is…How many families would miss out on these opportunities if people opposed to fracking are able to stifle an industry …

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Ohioans Deserve Transparency and Accountability in Obama’s Energy Regulations

Obamacare for electricity—that effectively sums up the Obama administration’s new carbon dioxide regulation called the Clean Power Plan. Just as Obamacare forced states to set up their own health insurance exchanges or use a federal exchange, the carbon rule forces …

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Governor Kasich and Attorney General DeWine Fight Obama EPA Overreach

On August 28, 2015, Governor Kasich asked President Obama to delay the U.S. EPA’s Clean Power Plan that will surely cripple Ohio’s economy. Mr. Kasich’s letter to the White House followed Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine’s decision to join with …

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