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Jordan McGillis is a policy analyst at the Manhattan Institute, a free market think tank. He was formerly deputy director of policy at the Institute for Energy Research and resides in Southern California.
by | Jul 19, 2021

The New York Times reported Monday that Democrats intend to include a carbon border tax in the $3.5 trillion budget reconciliation bill that is linked to the sweeping infrastructure package chugging toward completion. With its advantages in both chambers of…

by | Apr 28, 2021

In late March, the American Petroleum Institute — the national oil and gas industry trade association — announced its Climate Action Framework. The plan calls for federal spending on low-carbon research and development, expansion of subsidies for carbon capture technology,…

by | Apr 9, 2021

President Joe Biden’s new spending plan amps up rhetoric on national competition with China, maintaining the confrontational approach established by the previous administration. But whereas the 45th president championed what he called American energy dominance as a key element of…

by | Mar 11, 2021

Domestic climate debates are clouding our reasoning on energy exports. The latest example of this problem is the climate movement’s vocal opposition to a proposal from Sempra, a San Diego–based energy infrastructure company, to send natural gas to Mexico for…

by | Feb 25, 2021

An awkward conflict in Washington reveals both the tectonic shifts remaking American politics and Joe Biden’s Achilles’ heel. Biden has tabbed climate change as one of the “four interrelated existential crises” facing America today and has released a barrage of…

by | Feb 14, 2021

Joe Biden isn’t the most important man in Washington. In fact, he isn’t even the most important man in Washington named Joe. That distinction belongs to the senior senator from West Virginia, Democrat Joe Manchin. Manchin is perhaps the final…

by | Jan 28, 2021

Sleepy no more, President Joe Biden has taken to the Oval Office with gusto. On Wednesday, he resumed a climate policy blitz that has already included rejoining the Paris Agreement and deep-sixing the Keystone XL pipeline with an “Executive Order…

by | Jan 22, 2021

Among many executive actions signed on Inauguration Day to sweep Trump policies out the door along with the man himself, President Biden rescinded approval for the Keystone XL oil pipeline. Keystone XL, according to Biden’s top climate policy adviser Gina McCarthy,…

by | Dec 13, 2020

Where oh where does Joe Biden stand on fracking? The question is of great significance due to fracking’s scope and resultant economic impact. Fracking has been the primary driver of the U.S. energy renaissance. Since the late Bush years, when…

by | Dec 7, 2020

The incoming Biden administration has made climate change a signature issue, deeming its importance on par with the COVID-19 recovery and racial inequality. According to the Biden transition website, climate change poses an existential threat to our environment, our health, our…

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