Newspaper Articles – Kenneth Artz

Pennsylvania Governor Reinstitutes State Park, Forest Fracking Ban

New Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf restored a natural-gas drilling moratorium on state parks and forests fulfilling a campaign promise to environmental activists.

Fracking Wins Again in Colorado

The small town of Erie, Colorado narrowly voted down an “emergency” one-year fracking moratorium in a 5-4 vote in January.

Low Oil Prices Boost Economy

A worldwide oil glut has caused the price of crude oil to fall below $50 a barrel since topping $100 a barrel in June.

Nebraska Supreme Court OKs Keystone Pipeline

Nebraska’s Supreme Court ruled TransCanada Corp.’s Keystone XL pipeline can move through the state.

Keystone Pipeline Awaits President’s Decision

After two weeks of debate, the U.S. Senate passed a bill approving construction of the final leg of the Keystone XL pipeline, by a 62-36 vote.

Washington Governor Proposes Carbon Tax

Washington Gov. Jay Inslee has pushed an ambitious cap-and-trade program requiring the state's largest industries to pay for every ton of CO2 they release.

Chimpanzee Not a Person, NY Court Declares

An attempt by the animal rights group Nonhuman Rights Project to have Tommy the chimpanzee granted “legal personhood” failed in a New York appellate court in early December.

HHS: Medicaid Patients Have Limited Access to Doctors

A new study by the Office of Inspector General for the Department of Health and Human Services found half of all providers listed in Medicaid managed care plan are not available to new Medicaid pat

North Dakota Mandates Oil Be Filtered

North Dakota regulators are imposing strict new oil standards requiring every barrel of crude produced in the state to be filtered to remove volatile types of natural gas in order to make crude-by-

Study: Price Transparency Benefits Consumers

Recent public and private initiatives have sought to lower health care costs by making health care prices more transparent.