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Sizing Up the President’s ‘All of the Above’ Energy Plan

By Hal Quinn, President & CEO, National Mining Association 

Recently the National Journal asked NMA CEO Hal Quinn and others to weigh in on the question of whether the administration’s “All of the Above” energy plan is genuine or if there is less there than meets the eye. Here is Quinn’s response, published June 4.

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EPA’s Beyond Coal Campaign

By Luke Popovich

A useful word has crept into policy discussions in this town—it is “orderly,” as in the “orderly exit” of bankrupt countries from the Eurozone, the “orderly default” on big bank loans or an “orderly withdrawal” from Afghanistan. Change, in other words, may be inevitable but it need not be harmful. And when change is disruptive it shouldn’t be destructive. Makes sense.

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What’s Causing Coal’s Decline?

By Luke Popovich

That is the question we’re hearing more about in this town. It’s an irritating Beltway version of the “Do you still eat with your hands?” query. Let’s start by correcting the premise.

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A Coal-Free Energy Policy?

“If we’re going to take control of our energy future; if we’re going to avoid these gas price spikes down the line, then we need a sustained, all-of-the-above strategy that develops every available source of American energy—oil, gas, wind, solar, nuclear, biofuels and more.” President Obama, February 23

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What Were They Thinkin’?

By Luke Popovich

You may not find an American Idol in the televised GOP debates. But they, together with the onslaught of primaries and caucuses, are useful not only for seeing where the presidential candidates stand on energy and environmental issues, but also for inklings into public opinion on these issues, too.

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