NCPA Media: Environment

  • May 18, 2007

    Endangered Species Act Has Harmed Endangered Species

    Today is the second annual "Endangered Species Day," as declared by the U.S. Senate in honor of the Endangered Species Act. Yet rather than a cause for celebration, animal lovers and private property owners should view this day with sadness.


  • May 11, 2007

    Congressional Criticism Misses Mark On Gas Prices

    Focus Should be on Increasing Domestic Supplies, Not Punishing Producers, Says NCPA Scholar

    As gas prices passed the $3.00 a gallon mark, several members of Congress have taken aim once again at the oil companies, promoting everything from a windfall profits tax to breaking the oil companies up. Yet rather than attacking "big oil," Congress should look in the mirror.


  • Apr 24, 2007

    China Soon To Become Largest Greenhouse Gas Emitter

    Canada to Follow U.S. Policy Lead, Says NCPA Scholar

    News out of both China and Canada is bolstering the Bush administration's decision not to ratify the Kyoto global warming treaty, choosing instead to seek technological innovation and participation in the Asian-Pacific partnership on Clean Development and Climate.


  • Apr 11, 2007

    UN Climate Report Wrong On Hurricanes, Right On Adaptation

    Report High on Shock, Low on Evidence says NCPA Scholars

    According to the NCPA, the recent severe and costly hurricanes are the beginning of a completely natural, not at all unusual, multi-decadal cycle that scientists have monitored for more than 100 years.


  • Apr 03, 2007

    Supreme Court Ruling Doesn't Mean EPA Will Regulate CO2 Emissions

    Court Only Ruled EPA Has Authority to Regulate, Notes NCPA Scholar

    The Environment Protection Agency is not required to regulate carbon dioxide emissions from tailpipes, contrary to the impression fostered in media reports about the U.S. Supreme Court's "rebuking the Bush Administration for its inaction."


  • Mar 21, 2007

    Truth About Global Warming Too Inconvenient For Gore

    Movie and Books Rife with Mistakes and Misstatements, Says NCPA's Burnett

    While former Vice President Al Gore did his best to limit his exposure to serious critiques in today's Congressional hearings, a scholar with the National Center for Policy Analysis (NCPA) says "he cannot hide from the various mistakes, misstatements and outright falsehoods in his movie and books on global warming."


  • Mar 15, 2007

    New Army Corps Rule Fails To Give Relief To Property Owners

    Flood Plain Rule a Change Only a Lawyer Could Love, says NCPA's Burnett

    In an effort to discourage developers from building on large areas of wetland by offering them waivers to build on smaller ones without environmental reviews, the Army Corps of Engineers issued new construction rules last week that have upset environmentalists and developers alike.


  • Feb 28, 2007

    U.S. And World Fisheries In Rapid Decline

    Perverse Incentives to Over-Fish Are Creating Undersea Wasteland, Notes NCPA Scholar

    American and world fisheries have entered a period of rapid and unprecedented decline.