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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 […]

EPA Clean Power Plan Under Fire

On August 28, 2014

In June, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) proposed a new rule that would limit carbon emissions from power plants. This will have serious ramifications for energy-producing states, particularly those that generate electricity from coal power plants. Even more troublesome, the rule would restrict local decision-making and control of state energy production. A number of states […]

Top 3 Local: Cities on the Rise

On May 30, 2014

It’s finally Friday! Before you head out for the weekend, make sure to check out the latest Top 3 Local blog post. Each Friday, Federalism in Action finds the 3 top stories highlighting local people making local decisions. We summarize the best examples of “Federalism in Action” from around the country so you can stay […]

Top 3 Local: Honoring Those Who Made the Ultimate Sacrifice

On May 23, 2014

Are you ready for the holiday weekend? Before you close up shop for the long weekend, take a look at the latest Top 3 Local blog post. In case you’re new here, every Friday, Federalism in Action finds the 3 top stories highlighting local people making local decisions across the nation. We find the best […]

Top 3 Local: Federalism Education Bill Passes in Utah

On March 14, 2014

This week, we take another look at the top local stories happening around the nation that best exemplify federalism in action. If you’re new here, we collect the weekly top 3 stories that best show local people making local decisions, and today, we are showcasing some great local stories. Find the highlights below and click […]

Federalism All Star: North Dakota Representative Bette Grande

On March 4, 2014

The federal government may be growing at an alarming rate and becoming overly involved in state and local affairs, but thankfully, courageous lawmakers nationwide are resisting this overreach. One such lawmaker is North Dakota State Representative Bette Grande. Her tireless efforts to promote local decision-making and control make her this week’s Federalism All Star. Elected […]

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