NCPA Media: Environment

  • 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.


  • Jun 10, 2010

    Vote Today On EPA Regulation Could Establish Jurisdiction On Climate Change

    NCPA Expert Says EPA Regulation is Bad Economic Policy; Too Expensive in Recession

    Dallas -Today's vote on Sen. Lisa Murkowski's (R-Alaska) proposal to block EPA regulation on climate change could strike a blow for the rule of law by reestablishing Congress' sole jurisdiction over interstate commerce, according to H. Sterling Burnett, Senior Fellow with the National Center for Policy Analysis.
  • May 25, 2010

    Oberstar's Proposal To Revise Clean Water Act Is More Than EPA Can Handle

    NCPA Expert Says the Federal Government Already Mismanages Lands They Currently Regulate.


  • May 13, 2010

    NCPA: Climate Bill Good For Nuclear, Drilling, But Still A Tax

    NCPA Expert Says Kerry-Lieberman Bill Will Result in Lost Jobs, Higher Prices

    Although Sen. John Kerry (D-MA) claims that the Kerry-Lieberman climate bill, which was formally released yesterday, will not raise taxes for Americans and will have "very little if any cost increase to the American consumer," the bill will inevitably have the same negative economic impact of any other tax, according to H. Sterling Burnett, Senior Fellow with the National Center for Policy Analysis.