NCPA Media: Environment

  • Jun 12, 2013

    Dallas plastic bag ban bad for many reasons

    Dallas Morning News: Banning plastic bags can negatively impact local businesses and consumers, according to NCPA Senior Fellows Pamela Villarreal and H. Sterling Burnett.


  • Jun 11, 2013

    Don’t Divest, Educate -- An Open Letter to American Universities

    Masterresource.org: “What we ask for is a more rigorous education on energy and environmental issues. Today’s students do not learn even basic facts about the energy sources that make our civilization possible. But they are encouraged to take strong policy positions on the basis of extremely speculative predictions by individuals and institutions who falsely claim to represent the conclusions of all informed scientists.”


  • Jun 11, 2013

    Gun Control Debate 2013: You Can't Argue With Facts

    Policymic: According to NCPA data more guns would not necessarily impact crime rates, however, it does show that gun control is a flawed policy.


  • Jun 02, 2013

    Cash for Clunkers’ Hurt the Environment, Analysis Shows

    heartlander.org: NCPA Senior Fellow H. Sterling Burnett says the cash for clunkers “program treated all vehicles the same, which took newer cars off the road and left older ones running.”


  • May 26, 2013

    Lightening an Energy Load Requires a Ton of Work

    energybiz.com: Finding common ground on hot button energy issues has been a major impediment. But one area where policymakers are coming together is in the realm of energy efficiency, which is cost-effective while it is also reducing emissions and the reliance on electric generation.


  • May 14, 2013

    Ethanol-blend gas – issues of mileage, engine wear discussed

    Gas prices are cheaper than this time last year, but drivers of vehicles that take E85 are paying a lot less. Still, not everyone is on board.

    One News Now: NCPA Senior Fellow H. Sterling Burnett says that increasing ethanol from E10 to E15 will cause more damage to car engines and lead to more breakdowns.


  • Apr 22, 2013

    US Mine Approval Times a Growing Concern for Investors

    Rare Earth Investing News: An NCPA study suggests that states with rare earth resources could improve revenue and add approximately 3,600 well-paid jobs with mining development.


  • Apr 19, 2013

    Law of the Sea Treaty (LOST) Should Walk the Plank

    Masterresource.org:  “[T]he threat of environmental extremism in a vast new area provides the biggest reason to reject the treaty. The Kyoto Treaty was rejected as national policy for good reason. LOST is  Kyoto with a court attached.”