NCPA Media: Environment

  • Jan 09, 2008

    Coal Possible Solution To Texas' Growing Energy Needs

    Coal Power Can Lower Costs, Increase Reliability, Says NCPA's Burnett

    Noting the state's population and economic growth in relation to the state's available power and energy resources, NCPA Senior Fellow H. Sterling Burnett today told attendees at the Texas Public Policy Foundation's 6th Annual Policy Orientation for the Texas Legislature that Texas needs more power capacity for both peak-time and normal operations. Speaking on a panel about the state's energy needs, Burnett said coal may provide the solution.

  • Nov 16, 2007

    U.N. Recycles Climate Report Just In Time For The Holidays

    IPCC Gives Thanks for Climate Change, the Non-Story That Keeps on Giving, says NCPA Expert

    The United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change is meeting this week to negotiate another summary of its already released report on climate change.  The summary will not offer any new science or evidence of human-caused climate change, but will offer the body's politicians and activists a fresh chance to keep the issue in the news, according to H. Sterling Burnett, a senior fellow with the National Center for Policy Analysis (NCPA).

  • Nov 07, 2007

    Gas Prices Rise - Congress Provides Only Bandaid Solutions

    If Congress Had Taken Steps 10 Years Ago, We Wouldn't Be In This Dilemma

    Crude oil futures surged today to a record high of $98.62 per barrel, propelled by a sharp drop in crude oil supplies-a problem that could have been averted had Congress started taking steps 10 years ago, says H. Sterling Burnett, senior fellow with the National Center for Policy Analysis (NCPA).

  • Nov 01, 2007

    NCPA: Senate Climate Bill Would Be Costly, Ineffective

    Push for "Cap and Trade" Ignores Lessons Learned by Rest of the World

    A global warming bill on the move in the U.S. Senate would needlessly slow economic growth and reduce the nation's ability to pursue other programs with bigger payoffs in terms of improved human health and welfare, according to H. Sterling Burnett, a senior fellow with the National Center for Policy Analysis (NCPA). 

  • Oct 23, 2007

    Proposed EPA Regulations Could Bankrupt U.S. Cities

    Current standards already protect Americans with room to spare, says NCPA's Burnett

    The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has proposed a new and unreasonable federal standard for ozone air pollution that is much stricter than the current limit, according to a new report by H. Sterling Burnett, senior fellow at the National Center for Policy Analysis (NCPA).

  • Sep 28, 2007

    Bush Climate Talk Long On Vision, Short On Details

    H. Sterling Burnett, senior fellow with the National Center for Policy Analysis (NCPA) issued the following statement today regarding President Bush's speech at the Major Economies Meeting on Energy Security and Climate Change at the State Department this morning

  • Sep 25, 2007

    Endangered Species Act Does More Harm Than Good

    Land-Use Controls Punishes Landowners and Animals Alike, Says NCPA Study

    The Endangered Species Act, which was created to help protect species in danger of extinction, put the very species it is supposed to protect at risk, according to a new study by the National Center for Policy Analysis (NCPA).

  • Sep 05, 2007

    Current Ozone Standards Already Working

    Give Current Standards Time To Work, Says NCPA's Burnett

    H. Sterling Burnett, Senior Fellow with the National Center for Policy Analysis(NCPA), testified today at an EPA public hearing on setting national ambient air quality standards for ozone levels. Burnett told the panel that due to technological improvements and the EPA's existing standards, Ozone levels have decreased and will continue to do so.