Statement: Federalism In Action on the Clean Power Plan

On February 23, 2016

Federalism In Action (FIA), a 501c(3), is a national public policy organization promoting American federalism — the uniquely American notion that individual liberty is protected only through a proper balance of authority and a healthy tension between the national and state governments. We believe the Clean Power Plan (CPP) violates these basic principles of American federalism. The […]

What is Federalism In Action?

On February 2, 2016

Federalism In Action Relentlessly Dedicated to Solving the System Problem “Every system is perfectly designed to achieve the results that it gets.” – W. Edwards Deming The American Founders designed a system to achieve the results of peace and prosperity through securing the inalienable rights of Americans to life, liberty, property and self-determination. Mindful of the […]

For Clean Power Plan to Succeed, More Freedom Is Needed

On August 15, 2015

Josh Smith | State Budget Solutions President Obama’s push for “clean” energy reaches its peak in the form of the Administration’s newly-unveiled Clean Power Plan, with its goal of encouraging the use of renewable energy and cutting greenhouse gas emissions. The proposal features even more stringent emissions standards that would apply to states, as well as […]

North Dakota State Representative Speaks Out on Local Control

On May 14, 2014

At Federalism in Action, we work to highlight state lawmakers who are fighting to make sure their states can make local decisions and retain local control. Here’s a recent example from North Dakota State Representative, Kim Koppelman, who wrote an op-ed describing a jurisdiction issue facing neighboring states North Dakota and Minnesota. Read the full article below […]

Top 3 Local Series: Keeping Government Local

On September 6, 2013

Over the last few decades, Washington, D.C.’s control and influence over states and communities has reached unprecedented levels. Fortunately, this has not dampened the American spirit. Each week, Federalism at Action will highlight some of the concrete, innovative ways Americans are “keeping it local,” what our local communities have to offer and why our government […]

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