NCPA Media: Environment

  • 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.

  • Apr 11, 2011

    New Jersey DEP Proposes Relaxing Some Environmental Restrictions

    Environment and Climate News - The New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection has announced it will do its part to help restore jobs and revitalize the state economy by relaxing some regulations on state businesses.

  • Apr 08, 2011

    BURNETT AND STEVENSON: Lessons from Japan on nuclear waste

    Safe storage solutions are available - if Congress will act

    The Washington Times - The nuclear crisis in Fukushima, Japan, has shown, beyond a doubt, the time has come to deal with the United States' supply of used nuclear fuel rods - commonly, but erroneously, called 'waste.' The most immediate potential hazard in the Fukushima crisis stems from the loss of water cooling the plants stored spent fuel.

  • Mar 16, 2011

    Nuclear Energy Podcast

    Wisconsin Public Radio- NCPA Senior Fellow H. Sterling Burnett debates the future of nuclear energy on Wisconsin Public Radio.  (Podcast)

  • Mar 14, 2011

    State Regulators Clear Fracking in Water Pollution Claims

    After conducting a comprehensive study of claims of natural gas production polluting a ranch owner’s aquifer and drinking water, Colorado state regulators concluded the operations undertaken by Pioneer Natural Resources in Las Animas County, Colorado caused no negative water impacts.

  • Mar 10, 2011

    Kentucky Senate Approves Building of Nuclear Power Plants

    Environment and Climate News - The Kentucky Senate has approved a bill to end a moratorium on nuclear power plants being built in the state. The bill, sponsored by Bob Leeper (I-Paducah), passed the Senate on February 8 by a 31-5 vote.

  • Feb 22, 2011

    Roadblock On Domestic Oil Production Even More Costly Now

    NCPA Expert: Mideast Unrest Is Not the Only Cause of High Oil, Gas Prices

    The ongoing turmoil throughout the Middle East highlights the continuing and pervasive vulnerability of the U.S. economy to oil price instability, yet the Obama administration continues to thwart any efforts to increase domestic oil production, according to National Center for Policy Analysis (NCPA) Senior Fellow H. Sterling Burnett.

  • Feb 17, 2011

    Green Energy Poses a Major Threat to US National Security - H. Sterling Burnett, a Senior Fellow with the National Center for Policy Analysis, wrote a piece earlier this week that shows the entire folly of the green movement.