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Energy and Environment

Poor may have to choose between heating and eating

By R. Neal
October 27, 2005 - Posted by R. Neal Despite dire warnings of energy shortages and skyrocketing natural gas prices, the Senate this week voted down additional funding for the Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program that would assist low-income families with their heating bills this winter.

Imminent Domain

By R. Neal
October 4, 2005 - Posted by R. Neal As part of the great Rural Electrification of the 1930s under FDR, the Tennessee Valley Authority was founded to control flooding, generate power, and improve the lives and welfare of the people in the valley.

Is it "Malaise" Time Yet?

October 4, 2005 - Georgia cancelled school for two days last week, ostensibly to "save energy," and Jay Bookman of the Atlanta Journal Constitution (and one of my favorite columnists) doesn't think it's a very good idea:

Goodbye, ESA

September 30, 2005 - Yesterday the House voted to strip down the Endangered Species Act, one of the landmark achievements of the 1970s environmental movement:

Heartbreaking tragedy in Texas...

By R. Neal
September 23, 2005 - Posted by R. Neal WILMER, Texas: A bus carrying elderly evacuees from Hurricane Rita caught fire and was rocked by explosions early Friday on a gridlocked highway near Dallas, killing as many as 24 people, authorities said.

Conserve

September 1, 2005 - By R. Neal People around the South and the rest of America are starting to feel a ripple effect from the Gulf Coast disaster. Increasing gas prices, impending shutdown of commercial air travel for lack of jet fuel, long lines at gas stations, and even some price gouging have gotten people's attention.