NCPA Media: Environment

  • Apr 03, 2007

    Supreme Court Ruling Doesn't Mean EPA Will Regulate CO2 Emissions

    Court Only Ruled EPA Has Authority to Regulate, Notes NCPA Scholar

    The Environment Protection Agency is not required to regulate carbon dioxide emissions from tailpipes, contrary to the impression fostered in media reports about the U.S. Supreme Court's "rebuking the Bush Administration for its inaction."


  • Mar 21, 2007

    Truth About Global Warming Too Inconvenient For Gore

    Movie and Books Rife with Mistakes and Misstatements, Says NCPA's Burnett

    While former Vice President Al Gore did his best to limit his exposure to serious critiques in today's Congressional hearings, a scholar with the National Center for Policy Analysis (NCPA) says "he cannot hide from the various mistakes, misstatements and outright falsehoods in his movie and books on global warming."


  • Mar 15, 2007

    New Army Corps Rule Fails To Give Relief To Property Owners

    Flood Plain Rule a Change Only a Lawyer Could Love, says NCPA's Burnett

    In an effort to discourage developers from building on large areas of wetland by offering them waivers to build on smaller ones without environmental reviews, the Army Corps of Engineers issued new construction rules last week that have upset environmentalists and developers alike.


  • Feb 28, 2007

    U.S. And World Fisheries In Rapid Decline

    Perverse Incentives to Over-Fish Are Creating Undersea Wasteland, Notes NCPA Scholar

    American and world fisheries have entered a period of rapid and unprecedented decline.


  • Feb 21, 2007

    U.S. Cutting Greenhouse Gases Better Than Europe

    U.S. Action Besting European Treaties and Regulations, Notes NCPA Scholar

    Despite constant criticism from environmental activists at home and across Europe claiming the U.S. government is doing nothing to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, new evidence suggests America's efforts are more effective than those of Europe's.


  • Feb 02, 2007

    IPCC Report Less Alarming Than It Appears

    Report Reduces Amount of Warming Estimated Compared to Previous Reports, Notes NCPA Scholar

    Contrary to ominous news reports, the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) summary report shows less expected warming and lower estimated sea level rise than previous reports.


  • Jan 17, 2007

    Democrat Congress Sings Same Song, New Verse On Energy

    Energy Plan Won't Increase Supply or Reduce Prices, Says NCPA's Burnett

    The House of Representatives is set to vote this week on a package of energy proposals that will impose new conservation fees on oil and natural gas taken from the Gulf of Mexico and will bar companies from future Gulf lease sales unless they agree to renegotiate leases agreed to under the Clinton Administration.


  • Jan 17, 2007

    Government Has Poorly Managed Public Lands

    Private Sector Should be Given Chance Where Government Has Failed, says NCPA Report

    Government has poorly managed the public's natural resources as it struggles to balance public land uses, such as logging and recreation, with preservation of lands in their original state, according to a new report from the National Center for Policy Analysis (NCPA).