Kenneth Artz

Artz has more than 20 years’ experience in nonprofit organizations, publishing, newspaper reporting, and public policy advocacy.
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California Fracking Ban Rejected by the State Senate

A bill to ban fracking and other non-traditional oil-extraction techniques in California failed to get out of committee on April 13.

Occidental Petroleum Breaks With Rivals, Rejects Carbon Taxes

The CEO of Occidental Petroleum Corp says the company opposes a carbon dioxide tax, an idea that has gained support from rival oil companies and some trade groups.

Idaho Bill To Increase Electric Vehicle Fees Fails

An Idaho House committee bill that would have more than doubled what it costs to register an electric vehicle failed to get out of committee and is apparently not going to get an up or down vote this legislative session.

Biden Administration’s Tax Plan Targets Fossil Fuel Producers for Tax Increases

President Joe Biden’s new tax proposal contains provisions that would end common business tax credits for fossil fuel companies, which the Biden administration refers to as subsidies. The tax proposal would also provide additional extended federal support for select renewable energy technologies.

California City Restricts Food Choices at Checkout Lanes

At its core is the paternalistic belief that consumers need the government to protect them from not only private-sector businesses but from themselves

States Struggle to Pay Bills to Medicaid Managed Care Companies

Due to declining revenues from the pandemic, states are having to take a serious look at the Medicaid programs, often the biggest cost driver in any state budget.

Trump Tackles Drug Prices

President Donald Trump signed four executive orders intended to lower drug prices and boost U.S. production of medicines and medical equipment.

California Considers Banning Gasoline-Powered Yard Equipment

California may soon ban gasoline-powered gardening tools such as lawnmowers and leaf-blowers statewide.

U.S. Department of Energy Approves Four New Liquefied Natural Gas Projects in Texas

The U.S. Department of Energy approved four liquefied natural gas export projects for construction on the Texas Gulf coast in February.

California Considers Imposing Climate Change Education

A California bill under consideration in the state legislature would require schoolchildren to learn that humans are causing dangerous climate change in order to graduate.

Kenneth Artz

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

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