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Ethanol policy reform--the rare place where environmentalists and energy advocates agree

Commentary by Marita Noon

We all expect to pay a price for missing deadlines—fail to pay a parking ticket on time, and you may find a warrant out for your arrest. People have lost their jobs when they c-- Continue reading

What if Obama's climate change policies are based on pHraud?

Commentary by Marita Noon

"Ocean acidification" (OA) is receiving growing attention. While someone who doesn't follow climate change science might think OA is a stomach condition resulting from eating-- Continue reading

Germany's "energy transformation:" unsustainable subsidies and an unstable system

Commentary by Marita Noon

Perhaps when Germany's Chancellor Angela Merkel was a child, she attend a party and was the only one who came without a present, or wearing inappropriate attire—and the embarras-- Continue reading

Letter to Gov. Martinez on Gila River project

Editor's Note: The writer of this letter to the governor asked for a P.S. to be added to the end, which was not in the original letter.

December 5, 2014

Governor Martinez,

My name is Russell Dobkins.-- Continue reading

Sun-Zia Project Threatens National Security

By New Mexico State Senator Mary Kay Papen and Congressman Steve Pearce

Washington, DC (Dec. 2, 2014) Today, we in the United States face an unprecedented variety and quantity of threats against our s-- Continue reading

Misconceptions Abound on 'Right to Work"

By Paul J. Gessing

In the wake of the 2014 elections, New Mexico has a unique opportunity to enact long-overdue economic reforms. The goal of those reforms must be to wean our struggling economy off o-- Continue reading

It's time for tough love on tax credits for the mature wind industry

For immediate release: December 1, 2014.
Commentary by Marita Noon

Is the lame duck Congress oblivious to the message voters sent to Washington last month? Or, are they intentionally ignoring it in fav-- Continue reading

Dear Northeast, How's that solar working out for ya?

Commentary by Marita Noon

A couple of months ago, effective in November, National Grid, one of Massachusetts' two dominant utilities, announced rate increases of a "whopping" 37 percent over last year.-- Continue reading

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