Tim Benson

Tim Benson joined The Heartland Institute in September 2015 as a policy analyst in the Government Relations Department.

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Water Woes Plague Colorado River Compact States

Demand from California and a drought are leading to water shortages and political battles among western states using the Colorado river. Desalination and water markets could solve the problem.

An Education Freedom Report Card (Podcast with Guest Jonathan Butcher)

Education Freedom Report Card: The Heritage Foundation's Jonathan Butcher discusses how the states rank in school choice and accountability. Heartland's Tim Benson is joined by Jonathan Butcher, the Will Skillman Fellow in Education...

Data Shows Methane Emissions in Colorado Declined Significantly Despite Large Increase in Oil Production

Data shows methane emissions in Colorado fell 72 percent since 2015, even as oil production grew by 33 percent.

Virginia Republicans Seek Escape from Zero Emissions Mandate

Republicans in Virginia are attempting to overturn a law requiring the state to follow California’s ban the sale of new gas-powered vehicles by 2035.

Research & Commentary: New Report Details How to Strengthen America, Weaken Putin, and Make the World Safer Via Increased American Energy Production

American Experiment North Dakota has released a report detailing how American leadership on energy concerns, and a ramping up of domestic energy sources, can reduce Russia’s strategic leverage over European countries and help make the world a safer place.

Research & Commentary: Congressional Bill Would Block Federal Infrastructure Funds From Heading to States That Have Banned Hydraulic Fracturing

Proposed legislation would block any state that bans the hydraulic fracturing from receiving funds from the Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant’s program from the U.S. Department of Energy.

Teachers’ Confidence Lowest Ever, Says Ed Tech Giant (Survey)

Teachers' confidence lowest ever in eighth annual survey of educators' attitudes by learning technology company Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. An annual survey by learning technology company Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (HMH) found teachers’ confidence in...

Michigan Signature Drive Resurrects Vetoed School Choice Plan

Michigan signature drive resurrects a plan that Gov. Whitmer vetoed to establish a Student Opportunity Scholarship (SOS) program funded by donations. A Michigan petition drive resurrected the possibility of a major school choice...

U.S. Leads World in LNG Exports for Now

In the first half of 2022, the U.S. became the world's leading liquefied Natural Gas exporter on strong exports to Europe.

Florida Judge Tosses ‘Rights of Nature’ Lawsuit

A circuit court judge in Florida struck down a so-called “rights of nature” amendment to the Orange County Charter.

Tim Benson

Tim Benson joined The Heartland Institute in September 2015 as a policy analyst in the Government Relations Department.

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