NCPA Commentaries by H. Sterling Burnett
H. Sterling Burnett is a Senior Fellow for the National Center for Policy Analysis. While Burnett works on a number of issues, he specializes in issues involving environmental policy and gun policy.
Jul 01, 1998
The Brady Bill doesn't apply to juveniles because Federal law prohibits the sale of handguns to anyone under 21.
Apr 22, 1998
On Earthday 1998, with the new millennium approaching it is time to build a bridge to a better environment in the 21st century.
Apr 01, 1998
At the 1992 United Nations' Earth Summit in Rio, the United States signed a treaty establishing the voluntary goal of returning to 1990 levels of greenhouse gas emissions by the year 2000. By 1996 it was evident voluntary action was not working.
Mar 27, 1998
In 1997 the federal government, which had demanded that new passenger vehicles come equipped with passenger-side air bags by that year, did an about-face.
Dec 01, 1997
I'm still hoping, perhaps foolishly, that traditional environmentalists (by that I mean the typical Audubon or Sierra Club member) will find common ground with the classical liberals who call themselves free market environmentalists.
Oct 16, 1997
Though ground-level measurements of temperature show the earth has warmed between 0.3 and 0.6 degrees Celsius in the last 100 years, many scientists and the American public remain largely unconvinced or unconcerned that global warming is a serious threat to society.
Aug 29, 1997
Citing concern for the health of asthmatic children, President Clinton on June 25 endorsed stringent clean air standards for particulate matter (soot) and ground-level ozone (smog), first proposed by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in November 1996.
Jul 23, 1997
The Clinton administration has decided to commit the United States to finalizing a treaty in December 1997 that would impose internationally enforceable limits on the production of greenhouse gases, primarily carbon dioxide (CO2).
May 29, 1997
A casual glance at the nation's highways shows that much has changed in the last 25 years, including fewer large family cars on the road, a dramatic increase in the number of light trucks and sport utility vehicles (SUVs) and the introduction of minivans.
Apr 01, 1997
Public attention has recently turned to the global nature of many environmental problems, such as global climate change, the transmigration of pollution, the rapid loss of biodiversity, and the collapse of ocean fisheries.