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Biden-Harris Admin Giving Out Billions In EV Subsidies

  • 07/19/24
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The Biden administration plans to award General Motors and Chrysler-parent Stellantis nearly $1.1 billion in grants to convert existing car manufacturing plants to build electric vehicles and components. The Department of Energy (DOE) announced $1.7 billion  in planned grants to help fund the conversion of 11 “at risk” plants in eight states to enable the production of 1 million electric vehicles annually, help retain 15,000 existing jobs, and create 3,000 new positions. The plants are...


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The Unregulated Podcast #191: Hey Joe, How Are You Doing?

  • 07/19/24
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On this episode of The Unregulated Podcast Tom Pyle and Mike McKenna go over the fallout from the attempted assassination on Donald Trump, the events at the RNC, and what Trump's choice of J.D. Vance for vice-president means for the future of American energy and politics.

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Biden And Harris Block Development In Alaska

  • 07/16/24
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On July 5, Biden’s Interior Department blocked 28 million acres of federal land (D-1 lands) in the state of Alaska from any mining or oil and gas development, which removes an area the size of the state of Pennsylvania from resource development. The Biden administration also blocked  a 211-mile gravel road, the Ambler Access Road, that would have connected mining districts in west-central Alaska to a highway that runs through the middle of the state. The mines are rich in copper and cobalt...


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The Unregulated Podcast #190: Making Fetch Happen

  • 07/12/24
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On this episode of The Unregulated Podcast Tom Pyle and Mike McKenna discuss the latest woes of Team Biden, America's out of control spending, the fading EV fad, and commemorate the passing of the great James Inhofe.

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Biden's Tik-Tok Inspired LNG Ban Blocked By Courts

  • 07/12/24
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A federal judge halted President Joe Biden’s temporary moratorium on new licenses for exports of US liquefied natural gas (LNG). U.S. District Judge James D. Cain Jr. in Louisiana issued a preliminary injunction  in a lawsuit filed by 16 states, including Louisiana, Alaska, Texas, West Virginia and Wyoming, which argued Biden violated the U.S. Constitution and other federal laws by halting licenses in January to assess their impact on climate change. Under Biden’s direction, the...


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Alaska Sues Biden Over War On American Energy

  • 07/11/24
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Two lawsuits have been recently filed against the Biden administration over lost leases on Alaska’s North Slope. A coalition of North Slope local and regional governments, tribal governments and Native corporations has sued the Biden administration in the U.S. District Court in Anchorage for prohibitive environmental protections President Biden placed on the National Petroleum Reserve in Alaska (NPR-A). And, the state of Alaska has filed suit  in the U.S. Court of Federal Claims to recover...


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EV Hype Fading As Biden Mandates All Electric Future

  • 07/09/24
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A recent survey by McKinsey & Co. found that almost half of American electric vehicle (EV) owners are considering going back to internal combustion engine cars, i.e. gasoline or diesel vehicles. Forty-six percent of survey respondents said they were likely to purchase a gas-powered vehicle for their next car purchase. The top three reasons behind the shift are the lack of charging infrastructure, high cost of ownership and the complexityof long-distance trips. Globally, 29 percent  of EV...


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The Unregulated Podcast #189: The Hits Keep

  • 07/03/24
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On this episode of The Unregulated Podcast Tom Pyle and Mike McKenna cover the fallout from Biden's disastrous debate, SCOTUS correcting Chevron Deference, and more bombastic stories from a busy week in Washington.

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Supreme Court to Congress:  We Did Our Job, Now Do Yours

WASHINGTON, DC (6/28/24) – Today, the U.S. Supreme Court issued a 6-3 opinion in Loper Bright Enterprises, et al. v. Raimondo overturning the 1984 decision in Chevron v. Natural Resources Defense Council (“Chevron deference”), which directed courts to defer to regulatory agencies’ interpretations of ambiguous statutes. This action reaffirms the Constitutional separation of powers, restores stability and certainty to the regulatory process, and ensures that Congress – rather than...


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The Unregulated Podcast #188: Hate Watch

  • 06/28/24
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  • Podcast

On this episode of The Unregulated Podcast Tom Pyle and Mike McKenna discuss the first 2024 presidential debate, results from some recent high profile primary contests, the issues shaping the 2024 election, the latest SCOTUS rulings, and more.

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