NCPA Media: Environment

  • May 04, 2011

    Bluey and Burnett: More oil would mean smaller deficit

    By blocking drilling, Obama turns down billions in needed revenue

    With the price of oil at more than $100 per barrel, higher gasoline prices are eating into Americans’ budgets. Consumers, however, are not the only ones losing out. The various taxes, lease revenues and royalty payments to federal, state and local governments for oil and gas production on public lands is a significant source of revenue - among the largest sources outside of the personal income tax. Yet, the Obama administration stubbornly clings to a “no new production in our backyard policy” - while blaming oil companies for high prices.


  • May 03, 2011

    This week in gas wars

    Washington Examiner – A summary of upcoming oil-related bills references an NCPA analysis on the impact of the moratorium on offshore drilling.


  • Apr 28, 2011

    Obama 'War on Oil' Policy Increasing Federal Budget Deficit

    Yahoo! News- A new report from the National Center for Policy Analysis titled "The Fiscal Impact of the Offshore Drilling Moratorium" confirms that Obama administration "War on Oil" policies are widening the federal budget deficit.


  • Apr 28, 2011

    Competition, Choice Still Winners For Electricity Consumers

    The Technology of Electricity Changes Constantly; Economics Does Not

    WASHINGTON, D.C. -- In an update of its landmark study on electricity and competition, the National Center for Policy Analysis (NCPA) today released a new study showing that, while deregulation has not been done well in some states, where it has been the delivery of services has improved, generation capacity has been enhanced, and consumers have more and better quality choices. Most important, deregulation is beginning to deliver lower prices.


  • Apr 27, 2011

    Cutting Oil Company Tax Breaks Could Push Prices Up, Analysts Say

    CNSNews.com - President Barack Obama's call to end "subsidies" for oil companies will not lower the price of gas, but could likely increase it, analysts said Tuesday.


  • Apr 27, 2011

    Offshore Drilling Ban Hurting Consumer, State and Federal Budgets

    Time to Remove President’s De Facto Moratorium: NCPA Report

    Lifting the Obama administration’s moratorium on  offshore drilling could add nearly five million revenue dollars a day toward reducing the runaway deficit and significantly lower gasoline prices, according to new research from the National Center for Policy Analysis (NCPA).


  • Apr 14, 2011

    Lesson From Japan: Confronting The U.S. Nuclear Stockpile

    It’s Time for Congress to Act, Says NCPA Expert

    NCPA – Japan’s current nuclear crisis reinforces the need for Congress to provide options for storing used nuclear fuel, according to experts at the National Center for Policy Analysis and the Caesar Rodney Institute.  “The time for political dithering is long past,” said NCPA Senior Fellow H. Sterling Burnett.  “The government, by law, is obligated to store spent fuel; it should get to the task of doing so.”


  • Apr 11, 2011

    Activists Sue USDA to Block Herbicide-Resistant Alfalfa

    The Heartland Institute - Continuing their assault on improvements in agricultural technology, environmental activists have launched a lawsuit against the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) for approving alfalfa modified to resist Roundup weed killer.