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McClaughry: The next solar bailout

If the higher price of solar panels and the declining Investment Tax Credit undercut the viability of their business plans, expect an urgent appeal for a taxpayer bailout for solar installers, to counter the government tariff bailout of the solar panel makers.

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McClaughry: Martyrs to the Clean Water Act

As reported by Tony Mecia in the Aug. 21 Weekly Standard, Duarte faces a $2.8 million fine plus a mandated outlay of as much as $13 million in “mitigation credits.” His crime: plowing a vacant 22-acre field to grow wheat without a Corps of Engineers permit.