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Written by dkoplowPosted: Apr. 29, 2019

Big surprise: fossil fuels win under tax reform

Logo for the Tax Cuts & Jobs Act of 2017 Analysis of the early post-tax reform data from large public companies suggests that many profitable firms are paying no federal income taxes, and often getting refunds.  Firms involved with fossil fuels have been big winners.  An April paper by the Institute on Taxation and Economic Policy in… Read More
Written by dkoplowPosted: Apr. 17, 2019

Tongass old growth timber: restarting old federal subsidies to clearcutting?

Tongass National Forest, Juneau, Alaska There are fewer and fewer non-fragmented ecosystems in the US; the Tongass National Forest in southeast Alaska is one of them.  The Los Angeles Times notes that at 17 million acres, the Tongass is the "world's largest intact coastal temperate rain forest."  For nearly two decades, the federal… Read More
Written by dkoplowPosted: Apr. 16, 2019

A few threads on the Fukushima accident

Cover to Japanese edition of "Learning from Fukushima" With the eighth anniversary of the Fukushima accident having recently passed, I wanted to mention a few Fukushima-related threads. 1.  A Japanese translation of Learning from Fukushima was released in February, making the material accessible to more people within Japan.  Namatame Norifumi was the… Read More

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