NCPA Media: Environment

  • Dec 02, 2010

    Reversal On Offshore Drilling To Cost Jobs, Raise Prices

    Obama About-Face Likely to Worsen Economic Outlook, Burnett Says

    The Obama Administration's on again-off again policy on offshore drilling is off-again, a decision that will restrict domestic production for the next seven years and will adversely affect American consumers.
  • Nov 29, 2010

    Can Cancun Climate Ties Bind?

    Don’t Bet On It, Says NCPA Expert

    DALLAS - On the heels of Climategate, the discovery of numerous mistakes in the report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), the failure to meet the $100 billion in commitments to developing countries to adapt to climate change and, worse, no consensus to extend the Kyoto Protocol, expectations for this week's United Nations climate summit in Cancun are very low, according to National Center for Policy Analysis (NCPA) Senior Fellow H. Sterling Burnett.


  • Nov 18, 2010

    Lame-Duck Caution

    NCPA Expert: Four Legislative Efforts Are "Must-Watch"

    DALLAS - Fearing a lame-duck Congress might attempt to ram through costly and ineffective environmental legislation, action on four environmental initiatives is critical both to improve the U.S. economy and protect the environment, according to NCPA Senior Fellow H. Sterling Burnett.


  • Sep 24, 2010

    Renewable Energy Standard Another "Washington Knows Best" Effort

    NCPA Expert: It Is Nothing More Than a Back-Door Energy Tax

    DALLAS - The renewable energy standard (RES), backed by Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid and three Republicans, is yet another, Washington knows best, one-size-fits-all piece of proposed federal legislation that is nothing more than a back-door energy tax, according to the National Center for Policy Analysis (NCPA) Senior Fellow H. Sterling Burnett.


  • Aug 02, 2010

    Gulf Oil Spill Becomes More Hype Than Reality

    Although Still a Tragedy, Spill Is Now Reported to Not Be as Bad as Originally Claimed

    Dallas - More than two weeks after BP began capping a spewing oil rig, it seems that much of the resulting oil spill has disappeared, and evidence suggests that environmentalists may have tried to take this most unfortunate event and make it seem worse than it really was, according to NCPA Senior Fellow, H. Sterling Burnett.


  • Jul 22, 2010

    President Obama Misleads Public on Major Energy, Environmental Issues

    President Ignored Science on Yucca Mountain, Texas' Permitting System, Now Deepwater Moratorium

    Dallas - It is no surprise that a federal appeals court refused to reinstate the Obama Administration's deepwater drilling moratorium, since the scientist cited in support of the moratorium actually rejected the policy, according to NCPA Senior Fellow, H. Sterling Burnett.


  • Jul 16, 2010

    Biotechnology Could Solve Famine And Malnutrition

    A New NCPA Study Says Genetically Modified Crops are Safe, Meet the Needs of a Growing Population

    The use of biotechnology to create genetically modified crops can meet the needs of a growing population, according to a new study by the National Center for Policy Analysis, especially as the world's population grows from six billion to approximately nine billion people this century.


  • Jun 30, 2010

    Cheap Energy, Not Carbon Taxes Should Be The Focus Of Obama Administration

    NCPA Expert Says Current Climate Bill Efforts Are Especially Destructive During This Economic Decline

    The Obama Administration should focus less on putting a price on carbon this year and focus more on making energy cheaper and more accessible, according to NCPA Senior Fellow H. Sterling Burnett.