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Rotten DAPL: The Hangover at Standing Rock

Apparently, the #NoDAPL protest, which started as “something that was beautiful,” has devolved into a morass “where it’s ugly, where people are fabricating lies and doing whatever they can, and they’re driven by the wrong thing.” And that “wrong thing”...

/ January 24, 2017

Divesting from Divestment

As 2017 gets started, the activist rhetoric for divestment will inevitably ramp up. So here are a few hard truths that divestment proponents ignore: 1. It’s bad business. Pension and university endowment managers have a heavy charge: to optimize their...

/ January 12, 2017

Energy divestment is not the answer to climate change

The end of summer means that college students all across the country are heading back to campus. Few experiences compare to college life. It is a time of freedom, adventure, and intellectual and personal growth. It is where social and...

/ September 6, 2016

The RFS is flying blind

Back in 2005, the Renewable Fuel Standard and its corn ethanol mandate were sold to the American public on three key themes: rising gasoline use, foreign oil dependency, and environmental stewardship.

/ August 24, 2016