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California’s Carbon Restrictions Hurt Poor, Minorities

A new paper shows California’s policies to promote renewable energy and mandate restrictions on carbon dioxide emissions are having and will continue to have a disparate, harmful impact on the poor and minorities. California has long been a leader in enacting progressive environmental policies. For instance, by the year 2020, the state has required one-third of the electricity delivered by utilities be generated from renewable sources. The state has also committed to reduce its greenhouse gas...

Bill Banning State GMO Food Labels Reintroduced in Congress

Rep. Mike Pompeo (R-KS) has reintroduced the Safe and Accurate Food Labeling Act of 2015 to prevent individual states from requiring labels indicating whether a food was genetically modified (GMO). “GMOs are safe and have a number of important benefits for people and our planet,” Pompeo said. The bill would also tighten the standards companies must use to designate their food as GMO-free: Crops must not be planted with bioengineered seeds, and animals must not be fed bioengineered food. “I...

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