NCPA Media: Environment

  • Apr 27, 2011

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

  • 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.