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Absurd Government Regulation Making Life Harder

Absurd Government Regulation Making Life Harder

The other day I wrote a post about a study by two economists which indicated that America is 72% poorer than we could have been thanks to overzealous government regulation. If that was a bit too esoteric, here’s a real world example of how government layering on regulation after regulation is making us poorer. A

Shocker: EPA Quietly Withdraws Study Linking Fracking To Groundwater Contamination

Last year an EPA study of groundwater in Pavilion, Wyoming, made national news as the “first link” between fracking and groundwater contamination. That was big news for the anti-fracking activists who touted the study endlessly as proof that the gas/oil drilling technique is dangerous and “poisons” groundwater. But there were problems with the EPA’s study

Feds Want To Disable Your Phone While Driving To Prevent Distracted Driving

Despite the hype cell phone use while driving is given, traffic fatalities related to distracted driving due to a cell phone are less than 1% of overall US road fatalities. According to a 2012 report from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, distracted driving accounted for 9% of all traffic fatalities in the US in

Number Of Women As Top Household Earners Growing, Birth Rates Falling

According to a Pew study, women are becoming the top income earners in an increasing number of households. Part of that increase is due to an increase in single mother households – not a positive for our society – but what’s interesting is that the number of married women who are the top income earners

Cramer: New Federal Fracking Rules Would "Threaten The Nature Of Our Thriving Energy Economy"

The Obama administration unveiled today a draft of the first ever federal regulation of hydraulic fracturing. The Interior Department unveiled a revised proposal Thursday to regulate the oil-and-gas development known as “fracking” when it occurs on federal and Indian lands. It’s Interior’s second swing at the delayed rules for hydraulic fracturing after the department in

The Keystone Pipeline Would Save Lives In North Dakota

Traffic is up in North Dakota, and more people/vehicles on the roads means more fatalities. A big chunk of the traffic increase in the state stems from trucks transporting oil. There’s not enough pipeline or rail capacity to take all the oil produced out of the state. But if the Keystone XL pipeline were built,

Feds Want Drunk Driving Level Lowered To .05 BAC

The federal government bullied the states into lowering the blood alcohol level at which point a driver is considered drunk to .08 years ago by threatening to remove federal transportation funds for state that didn’t comply. Now the feds want to go even lower, taking the legal limit down to .05 BAC. WASHINGTON — States

Union: North Dakota Is The Most Dangerous Place In The Nation To Work

According to a press release sent out by the AFL-CIO, North Dakota is the most dangerous place in the nation to work. That’s based on worker fatality rate of 12.4 per 1,000 workers. That’s not a good number, but it’s not surprising either. Like the other states on the bottom of the list – Wyoming,

Hoeven A Definite No On Gun Control Bill, Heitkamp Still A Maybe UPDATE: Heitkamp Says No

The Senate plans on voting on gun control today, and Democrats don’t yet have their votes. Senator Heidi Heitkamp still isn’t clear on how she’ll vote. Senator John Hoeven, for his part, says that despite voting to end the filibuster of the bill he’s a definite “no” vote. Sen. Heidi Heitkamp, a Democrat, didn’t say

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