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Bill Glahn on North Saint Paul’s Radical Rain Gardens

A law known as “Complete Streets”  was passed in 2010 that aims to re-design public streets to foster a “greener” approach to getting around (emphasizing pedestrian and bicycle traffic over cars, for example). Although there are some good ideas in there, the coalition that supported this effort reads like a who’s who at a Lake […]

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Why can’t I buy electricity at the farmers’ market? By Bill Glahn

Walmart is America’s largest grocer.  Yet farmers’ markets seem to be more popular than ever.  Both can survive and thrive because they offer consumers distinct choices and cater to different types of customers.  At Walmart, I can save money, live better, and buy a can of “dolphin safe” tuna at a competitive price.  At my local farmers’ […]

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Mixed News on Greenhouse Gas Emission Ruling

Statement from American Tradition Institute Environmental Law Center director Dr. David Schnare on the June 20th Supreme Court decision in American Electric Power v. Connecticut:

Monday, June 20, 2011
Contact: Paul Chesser, executive director, paul.chesser@atinstitute.org

From Dr. David Schnare, Esq.:
“Today the Supreme Court unanimously ruled that federal common law nuisance claims cannot be brought against utilities for their greenhouse gas emissions. (American Electric Power Co. v. Connecticut, U.S., No. 10-174, 6/20/11). It wasn’t a surprise to any competent lawyer. Nor was this any kind of big win for those skeptical of climate change alarmism. But, this decision does signal one important point.

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