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 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.
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.