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Attorneys General Attempt to Stifle Free Speech
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Attorneys General Attempt to Stifle Free Speech

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The subpoena is an attempt to intimidate Americans for exercising their First Amendment rights. While the attorneys general have a right to form a coalition “aggressively protecting” their efforts to combat climate change, they do not have a right to abuse their authority.

SCOTUS Stays Clean Power Plan
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SCOTUS Stays Clean Power Plan

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The Clean Power Plan could cause electricity prices to increase around 15 percent a year on average, and as much as 22 percent on peak years.

Louisiana Need Not Rush Implementation of EPA Rule
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Louisiana Need Not Rush Implementation of EPA Rule

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According to the plan, Louisiana will have to lower its carbon dioxide emissions by nearly 30 percent of 2012 levels by 2030. Since renewable sources are much more expensive than coal, energy costs will increase drastically, and families and businesses will be burdened with tough financial decisions.

New Study: EPA Regulations to Increase Louisiana Electricity Prices by 22 Percent
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New Study: EPA Regulations to Increase Louisiana Electricity Prices by 22 Percent

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Today the Pelican Institute for Public Policy is releasing a new study by economists at the Beacon Hill Institute at Suffolk University which finds that the three recent Environmental Protection Agency regulations on mercury and carbon dioxide emissions will increase Louisiana electricity prices by 22 percent by 2030.

Before the Flood: Reducing Louisiana’s Vulnerability to Severe Weather Through Market-Based Insurance Reforms
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Before the Flood: Reducing Louisiana’s Vulnerability to Severe Weather Through Market-Based Insurance Reforms

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Louisiana’s unique coastal vulnerabilities will require the state to pursue sensible free-market reforms to its insurance markets and built environment to avoid catastrophic costs in the decades ahead.