Kevin Stone

Kevin Stone writes from Dallas, Texas.

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NIAID Director Fauci to Receive Record Retirement Benefit Payout

 Auditors at determined that Fauci, who continues to work at age 81, would receive at least $350,000 a year with cost-of-living adjustments.

Biden Administration to Scrap Trump-era Plan to Expand Drilling in National Petroleum Reserve

The administration of President Joe Biden announced its intent to reverse a decision made by the prior Trump administration to open up vast swathes of the Alaska National Petroleum Reserve, or NPR-A, to new exploration and production.

Canadian Oil Sands Production Finds a New Outlet to the U.S. Gulf Coast

The Capline pipeline, connecting Patoka, Illinois to St. James, Louisiana, is now fully operational, transporting heavy crude oil produced in Canada’s tar sands to refiners along the U.S. Gulf of Mexico.

Tesla Backs Minnesota Nickel Mine

Seeking to increase its access to nickel required for the company’s electric vehicles, Tesla has committed to buy at least 165 million pounds of nickel concentrate from the proposed Tamarack nickel project in Minnesota.

Med School Goes Full Woke

“Teaching physicians that people of color are perpetual victims trapped in a rigged system they have no control over, robs them of personal agency, thus promoting a learned helplessness, which only increases both mental and physical health morbidity.”

U.S. Department of Energy Reverses Itself, Rescinds Trump-era Shower Head Rule

The Biden administration has restored Obama-era restrictions on water flow rates through shower heads, rescinding changes the Trump administration made to the rule to allow greater consumer choice.

U.S. EPA Proposes Revised Ethanol Rules

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has proposed reducing in the amount of biofuel that refiners are required to blend into petroleum-based fuels.

Infrastructure Bill Provision Could Be Used to Usurp States’ Control over Energy Development

A provision of the sweeping infrastructure law signed in November by President Joe Biden could extend the federal government’s control over electric power transmission expansions.

Businesses Sue Over California Animal Welfare Law

A 2018 animal welfare law enacted in California through a ballot initiative took effect in January, triggering lawsuits from livestock and meat processing industry groups, as well as restaurants and retailers.

Restrictions on Midwives Drive Up Birth Costs and Create Maternity Deserts – Report

“A lot of people think the regulations are following the science, but they're not. They're following the money, and the money is in big, consolidated hospital complexes that employ a lot of people and hold incredible political sway.”

Kevin Stone

Kevin Stone writes from Dallas, Texas.

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