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James Taylor
James Taylor is vice president of external relations at the Heartland Institute. Taylor and former Heartland Institute policy analyst Taylor Smith are authors of a new Policy Brief, entitled “Best Options for Potential Nuclear Power Plant Closings in Illinois.”
by | Feb 13, 2019

When Andrew Wheeler became acting Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) administrator in July 2018, EPA was in turmoil. Seven months later, EPA is operating smoothly, effectively, and efficiently under Wheeler. The U.S. Senate would be foolish to drag its feet removing…

by | Jan 21, 2019

As president of the United States, Donald Trump might be the official head of the federal executive branch, but climate alarmists embedded in numerous executive departments apparently don’t care about such things as democratic elections. Two years into the Trump…

by | Nov 29, 2018

Under a renewable energy proposal from Northern Indiana Public Service Company (NIPSCO), Indiana consumers would face a 12 percent electricity rate hike, which will cost the average household more than $100 per year in additional electricity costs. NIPSCO is justifying…

by | Oct 31, 2018

Unfortunately, a handful of congressional Republicans foolishly joined with Democrats to form a group known as the Climate Solutions Caucus. The Caucus claims to support “economically viable” options to restrict carbon-dioxide emissions. Apparently, the Republicans in the Caucus believe they…

by | May 26, 2015

The nation’s largest nuclear power plant operator, Exelon Corp., is strong-arming state legislators in its home state of Illinois. The utility is unreasonably demanding “taxpayer bailouts,” state subsidies, and new regulatory restrictions on its lower-cost electricity generating competitors. If these…

by | May 7, 2015

Marie Antoinette may or may not have said “Let them eat cake” at the outset of the French Revolution 200-plus years ago, but former United Nations General Secretary Kofi Annan just made Marie Antoinette’s alleged dictate seem downright magnanimous. Pointing…

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