Bonner R Cohen

Bonner R. Cohen is a senior fellow with the National Center for Public Policy Research, a position he has held since 2002.
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Death Rates Took Unusual Turn During COVID-19

A surge in deaths in April 2020, two months after the outbreak of the pandemic in the U.S., alarmed public health officials and served to justify far-reaching measures to stem the virus’s spread.  But the CDC data also shows two additional peaks, one in January 2021 and the other in September 2021. This caught Briand’s attention.

CDC Issues Travel Alert on Monkeypox

 As of May 30, the CDC says there are 15 confirmed cases in the U.S. in eight states - three in each California and Florida, two in each Colorado, and New York, and one in each Massachusetts, Virginia, and Washington.

Bill Targets Farmland Conversion for Industrial Wind and Solar Facilities

A bill introduced by U.S. Rep. Tom Tiffany targets federal subsidies for renewable energy by banning taxpayer funding for the conversion of working farms to industrial-scale wind and solar power-generating facilities.

President Biden Approves Summer Sales of E15

In a bid to combat soaring prices at the pump, President Joe Biden approved temporarily allowing E15—15 percent ethanol blended with 85 percent gasoline—to be sold from June 1 through September 15.

NextEra Energy Kills Eagles at Industrial Wind Facilities

A subsidiary of NextEra Energy, a leading producer of renewable energy, was fined $8 million in April after pleading guilty to criminal charges of killing more than 150 eagles at eight of its industrial wind power facilities around the country.

Lockdowns, Mandates Failed to Stop Virus, Undermined Economy, Education

Two recent studies – one dealing with lockdowns, the other focusing on masks – strongly suggest that much needs to change lest the country repeat the costly mistakes that were made following the disease’s outbreak in early 2020.

Congress Considers Alternatives to Animal Testing in Medical Research

Sen. Rand Paul states the bill would not end animal testing outright, but would allow the option for drug sponsors to use alternative methods where they are suitable.

Delawareans Sue to Stop Industrial Solar Facility

Opponents of a proposed industrial-scale solar facility in rural Kent County, Delaware are suing to stop the project.

Republicans Offer Bills Targeting Putin, Seeking to Reestablish American Energy Independence

Republican lawmakers in the House and Senate have introduced bills designed to restore U.S. energy independence and provide relief to American consumers.

West Virginia Passes Bills to Make Oil and Gas Development Easier

The West Virginia Legislature approved two bills in early March to facilitate the development of oil and natural gas in the state, by expanding mineral owners’ abilities to develop jointly owned pooled resources.

Bonner R Cohen

Bonner R. Cohen is a senior fellow with the National Center for Public Policy Research, a position he has held since 2002.

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