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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New FERC Guidance Adds Climate Considerations to Natural Gas Pipeline Approval Process

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission issued sweeping requirements that will force pipeline developers seeking permits to meet a strict climate change threshold.

Minnesota Regulators Approve Xcel Energy’s Plan to Close Remaining Coal Power Plants

Minnesota’s Public Utilities Commission unanimously approved Xcel Energy’s proposal to shut down its last remaining coal-fired power plants by 2030.

Alaska Supreme Court Rejects Youth Lawsuit Challenging the State’s Energy Policies

Slamming the door on an effort to implement climate policy through judicial means, the Alaska Supreme Court dismissed a lawsuit claiming the state’s young residents had a state constitutional right to be protected from global warming caused by the development of oil and natural gas.

The U.S. EPA Restores California’s Waiver for Vehicle Emission Standards, Affecting the Whole Nation

The Biden administration is poised to reinstate a waiver allowing California to set auto emission rules that are more stringent than federal standards.

Health Insurers Must Provide Gender Reassignment – HHS Proposed Rule

“Dozens of health plans already provide a range of services for Gender Dysphoria. It is not entirely clear what the Biden Administration’s goal is. My guess is political posturing,”

CDC’s Performance During Pandemic Sparks Calls for Reform

“The CDC is, in part, a scientific agency – they use facts and principles of science to guide policy – but they are also fundamentally a political agency: The director is appointed by the president of the United States, and the CDC’s guidance often balances public health and welfare with other priorities of the executive branch."

Military Disease Data Missing, Taken Off-line After COVID Shot Mandate

Johnson also asked Secretary Austin to explain missing data on myocarditis, an inflammation of the heart muscle that has been reported in young adults following COVID-19 shots.

Investors Are Increasingly Shunning Green Energy Stocks and Funds

Green energy stocks and funds have fallen on hard times, with declines in major indexes tracking green companies topping 50 and 39 percent respectively.

Federal Court Dismisses Lawsuit Challenging Biden’s Revocation of Keystone XL Pipeline

A federal judge in Texas has dismissed a lawsuit challenging the Biden administration’s cancellation of the Keystone KL pipeline, saying the suit had become moot after the pipeline’s developer said it would no longer pursue the project.

The U.S. GAO Finds Waste in Government Financed Carbon Capture and Storage Schemes

A U.S. Government Accountability Office review of federal spending on Carbon Capture and Storage technology says the federal dollars have been misspent.

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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