Archive for July 11th, 2017

Huntley Alliance members Rebecca Newberry (top left), Richard Lipsitz (top right), Peter Stuhlmiller (bottom left), Diana Strablow (bottom right)   photo: Elizabeth McGowan
Coal / Energy

A working-class Buffalo suburb retired a coal plant the right way

TONAWANDA, NY — “In just five years, between 2008 and 2012, Huntley’s pre-tax earnings tumbled by $113 million as it operated far below capacity, translating into a combined revenue hit of at least $6.2 million to the town, county, and local school district. That precipitous decline came when state education […]

President Trump signed an executive order in February requiring federal agencies to form deregulation teams, many of which are now staffed by political appointees with potential conflicts. Photo: Doug Mills/The New York Times
Right-to-Know

Trump has secretive teams to roll back regulations, led by hires with deep Industry ties

WASHINGTON, DC — “President Trump entered office pledging to cut red tape, and within weeks, he ordered his administration to assemble teams to aggressively scale back government regulations. But the effort — a signature theme in Trump’s populist campaign for the White House — is being conducted in large part […]