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.
Jan 15, 1997
Contrary to popular opinion, the last Congress was one of the most environmentally active ever, passing three major environmental bills and a host of minor ones.
Jan 09, 1997
Despite the recent attention paid to global environmental problems (e.g., global climate change, ozone thinning and the rapid loss of biodiversity), for most people environmental problems are local.
Dec 06, 1996
Timothy Wirth, the Undersecretary of State for Global Affairs, is staging a series of events to drum up support for the Clinton Administration's recent commitment to an internationally binding agreement to cut greenhouse gas emissions.
Sep 10, 1996
Paradoxically, a century of development has turned vast areas of prairie and desert into large urban forests.
Aug 19, 1996
Politicians complain that the media never give them credit when programs work. Is President Clinton's "get tough on crime" policy finally paying dividends?
Jul 23, 1996
A recent federal court decision may have drastically altered the debate over renewal of the controversial Superfund law to clean up hazardous waste sites.
Jun 19, 1996
What could be wrong with a bill that promotes environmental protection, preserves a fundamental civil right and does so at minimal, if any, additional cost to the government? Plenty, according to some environmental extremists, most members of the Senate Democratic minority and the Clinton Administration.
May 03, 1996
Superfund is the largest single project of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Yet despite cumulative federal expenditures of more than $30 billion over 15 years, Superfund successes are few.
Mar 11, 1996
Despite spending more than $30 billion over 15 years, the federal Superfund program has failed.