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FOIA Document Release Shows Pfizer Anticipated Vaccine Adverse Events

“Clearly Pfizer didn’t want the data to come out. It could have shut down the vaccination effort, caused courts to stand up for human rights, put egg on the face of their FDA collaborator, and caused their stockholders to flee.

Supreme Court Restores Limits on States Blocking Interstate Energy Projects

The United States Supreme Court has temporarily blocked a ruling that vacated a rule change implemented under the Trump administration limiting states’ abilities to block major interstate energy projects under the 1972 Clean Water Act.

With Gas Prices Rising, Texas Oil and Gas Well Production Surges

Soaring oil and gasoline prices are driving a surge in new production, especially in Texas, where most drilling is undertaken on private lands.

Biden Invokes Defense Authorization Act for EV Battery Minerals

President Joe Biden announced is invoking the 1950 Defense Production Act (DPA) to encourage new mining in the United States, to secure a domestic supply of critical minerals, specifically for electric vehicle batteries.

Minnesota EV Managed Charging Program a ‘Failure,’ Says Regulator

Excel energy reports that only 10 percent of 14,000 electric vehicle owners in its service area have signed up for its managed charging program.

Federal Dietary Guidelines Blamed for Rising Obesity

Among adults aged 20 or older, severe obesity, as defined as Body Mass Index (BMI) equal to or greater than 40 nearly doubled from 4.7 percent in 1999 to 2020 to 9.2 percent in 2017-18.

Fuel Producers, States Challenge New EPA Rule Effectively Mandating Electric Vehicles

An unlikely coalition has formed to legally challenge the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) revised fuel economy rules.

Biden Appointees Rescind License Extension for Florida Nuclear Plant

The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission reversed a 2019 decision it made to extend Florida Power & Light’s operating license for two reactors at the Turkey Point nuclear power plant until 2052 and 2053, respectively.

North Dakota Fracking Increases but Problems Remain

As oil prices soar, the pace of fracking in western North Dakota has seen an uptick, though the drilling of new wells remains sluggish.

The U.S. Federal Energy Regulatory Commission Tightens Gas Pipeline and LNG Regulations

The U.S. Federal Energy Regulatory Commission narrowly adopted stricter regulations and licensing requirements for natural gas pipelines and liquefied natural gas transport, which will raise costs and cause delays..

Kevin Stone

Kevin Stone writes from Dallas, Texas.

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