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  • EPA Allows Groups More Time To Comment On Its 730-Page CO2 Plan September 16, 2014
    Bowing to pressure from a wide range of interest groups, the Environmental Protection Agency announced Tuesday it would be extending the time groups have to comment on its controversial “Clean Power Plan” by 45 days. The rule itself is 130 pages long and contains more than 600 pages of additional documents, making it a mountain […]
    Michael Bastasch
  • Franchises Pressure Congress To Save Them From Regulators September 16, 2014
    Franchise owners everywhere are making the trip to Washington, D.C., to oppose a recent decision handed down by the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB), which threatens the existence of the franchise model. According to The Hill, the International Franchise Association (IFA) is sending in over 350 franchisees and franchisers to join with Speaker John Boehner […]
    Jonah Bennett
  • Nonprofits Banking On Illegal Immigration For Federal Funds September 16, 2014
    Florida nonprofits haven’t been audited since 2008, but that hasn’t stopped the federal government from throwing millions of dollars at the organizations to house illegal immigrants, Watchdog reports. The Unaccompanied Alien Children Program, run by the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), is tasked with doling out money to nonprofits in an attempt to […]
    Jonah Bennett
  • Government Study (Once Again) Shows Fracking Does Not Harm Drinking Water September 16, 2014
    The Energy Department has released a study that once again shows that hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, is not harming drinking water supplies in the Marcellus Shale region. The DOE’s report found no evidence that fracking fluid or natural gas migrated into drinking water aquifers. The report found that “fracture growth ceased more than 5,000 feet […]
    Michael Bastasch
  • Report: Fighting Global Warming Is Affordable, Only Costs $4 trillion September 16, 2014
    But $4 trillion is only the tip of the costberg, as the report also urges countries to enact policies to reduce their carbon footprints, like halting deforestation, pricing carbon dioxide emissions, land-use reforms, and cutting fossil fuel subsidies.
    Michael Bastasch
  • Brady Center To Sue Websites That Sold Ammo To Aurora Theater Shooter September 16, 2014
    The Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence will sue the online gun dealers who sold weapons to Aurora Theater shooter James Holmes, according to a a local news report. “The lawsuit alleges that the websites negligently supplied Holmes with the arsenal he used to kill 12 people and wound at least 58 others by failing […]
    Greg Campbell