NCPA Media: Environment

  • Aug 10, 2011

    Saving Gas Via Underpowered Death Traps

    Research confirms that increasing fuel economy standards does cost lives on the road. But economist Mark Jacobsen explains how that doesn't have to be the case.

    Miller-MCune: The Obama Administration's new fuel-economy standards for cars, light trucks and SUVs have a down side.

  • Aug 01, 2011

    Utah Approves Expansion of Important Copper Mine

    The Heartland Institute - After two public hearings and an extended comment period, the Utah Air Quality Board has approved emissions increases for long-term mining at Kennecott Utah Copper's Bingham Canyon mine. During the process, Kennecott was able to overcome objections from environmental activists who claimed mining causes too much air pollution.

  • Aug 01, 2011

    Wildfire Threat Grows with Housing Sprawl

    CNBC – The threat of larger wildfires today was the topic of a 2008 NCPA publication.

  • Aug 01, 2011

    Bedbugs Found Carrying Drug-Resistant Staph

    The Heartland Institute – In an article on bedbugs, Sterling Burnett blames the government ban on DDT for the recent infestation surge.

  • Jul 29, 2011

    Obama Unveils Landmark Fuel Economy Rules

    New vehicles will need to get nearly 55 mpg by 2025.

    Slate – Peter Fulham covers the new fuel economy rules for automakers, and quotes Sterling Burnett on his issue with the plan.

  • Jul 29, 2011

    Obama: Fuel economy deal a template for debt talks

    Politico – President Obama proudly announced an agreement on new vehicle fuel efficiency requirements, but NCPA's Sterling Burnett warns about the unintended consequences.

  • Jul 27, 2011

    CAFE Fuel Economy Standards Kill: NCPA

    NCPA: President Obama and the automakers are nearing an agreement that would raise fuel economy standards to nearly 55 miles per gallon by 2025. 'This will take away consumer choice and force all but the wealthiest drivers into small, underpowered death traps,' said National Center for Policy Analysis Senior Fellow H. Sterling Burnett.

  • Jul 19, 2011

    Green Appliance Mandates Make Consumers See Red

    Energy Tribune - The Federal Government is considering new energy efficiency mandates for icemakers. Before starting down this path it should carefully examine the differences between the rosy promises and the real results from other household appliance efficiency standards that it has imposed.