Kenneth Artz

Artz has more than 20 years’ experience in nonprofit organizations, publishing, newspaper reporting, and public policy advocacy.

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Dozens of Natural Gas-Fueled Power Plants Are Under Construction in the United States

States near the nation’s largest shale plays are expected to bring dozens of of new natural gas-fired power online over the next few years.

Fauci Eyes Permanent Mask Rule for Air Travel

Despite his certitude as to the nation’s most visible health official, Fauci’s comments put him at odds with a 2020 study conducted for the Department of Defense (DoD) by American Airlines on airline travel. The study found that when seated with a mask on, “only 0.003% of particles actually made their way into another passenger’s breathing zone.”

Activists Push Medicare to Tackle Climate Change

“Biden came into office saying that fighting climate change was his number one priority and he was going to take a ‘whole-government approach.’ It's not just Medicare - it's every agency in the federal government fighting climate change.”

Hospital Mergers Jumped 25 Percent in 2021

“Despite the best arguments in support of hospital mergers, creating hospital monopolies does not improve patient outcomes, nor does it decrease health care costs.”

Biden Administration Creating a New Bureaucracy to Develop a National Electric Vehicle Charging Network

A new federal joint office is being created to oversee spending of $7.5 billion to build out a national electric vehicle charging network, contained in the Infrastructure and Jobs Act written passed by Congress in mid-November 2021.

Texas’ Rep. Arrington Offers Legislation to Protect Independent Oil and Gas Producers from Unjustified Regulation

The “Science-Based Emissions Standards Act of 2021,” H.R. 5991, would force the Environmental Protection Agency to slow down the process for developing emission regulations affecting small producers.

President Joe Biden Resumes Oil and Gas Leasing in Response to Court Ruling

Months after a federal judge first issued an injunction on President Joe Biden’s oil and gas permitting ban on federal lands, the Biden finally offered its offer its first oil and gas lease sale in mid-November.

Physicians’ Group Sues Over Surprise Billing Regulations

Despite the legislative fix for surprise medical billing, no one can really be sure this will solve the problem.

Biden Banking Nominee Withdraws from Consideration

Saule Omarova, a controversial Cornell law school professor, has withdrawn her name from consideration as President Joe Biden’s nominee as Comptroller of the Currency.

President Biden Demands a Federal Investigation of Oil Companies over Price Increases

President Joe Biden has asked the Federal Trade Commission to investigate whether the oil and gas industry is responsible for the recent sharp increases in gasoline prices.

Kenneth Artz

Artz has more than 20 years’ experience in nonprofit organizations, publishing, newspaper reporting, and public policy advocacy.

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