The Heartland Institute’s Donald Kendal, Jim Lakely, and Chris Talgo are joined by the Center of the American Experiment’s Isaac Orr for episode 342 of the In The Tank Podcast. On this episode, the ITT crew talks about the end of mask mandates. Jim responds to Twitter. And the big question of the day: Is the Biden Administration returning to energy sanity?

OPENING CHIT CHAT

Jim Promotes a Tweet on Twitter
https://twitter.com/HeartlandInst/status/1514717380433391618

TOPIC ONE – MASK MANDATES

NYP – Judge’s decision to void mask mandate prompts mid-flight cheers among fliers
https://nypost.com/2022/04/19/judges-decision-to-void-mask-mandate-prompts-mid-flight-cheers-among-fliers/

AP News – Feds will appeal mask ruling only if mandate still needed
https://apnews.com/article/judge-strikes-down-mask-mandates-1fccaa750b6d42b6b609ef75d3c14c26

Paul Krugman Makes a Ridiculous Prediction
https://twitter.com/paulkrugman/status/1516424571439792146

TOPIC TWO – ENERGY SANITY?

ABC News – Infuriating climate activists, Biden expands oil drilling on public land
https://abcnews.go.com/Politics/infuriating-climate-activists-biden-expands-oil-drilling-public/story?id=84148098

The Hill – Biden announces $6B to bail out nuclear plants at risk of closure
https://thehill.com/policy/energy-environment/3273536-biden-announces-6b-to-bail-out-nuclear-plants-at-risk-of-closure/

Watts Up With That – ‘We’re all in trouble’ – Wind turbine makers selling at a loss
https://wattsupwiththat.com/2022/04/14/were-all-in-trouble-wind-turbine-makers-selling-at-a-loss/

The Blaze – The cost of lithium — a metal used to make electric car batteries — is up nearly 500% since last year: ‘Supply is simply nowhere near enough to feed this demand surge’
https://www.theblaze.com/news/lithium-cost-skyrockets-amid-electric-vehicle-demand

Reuters – Special Report: U.S. solar expansion stalled by rural land-use protests
https://www.reuters.com/world/us/us-solar-expansion-stalled-by-rural-land-use-protests-2022-04-07/

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