NCPA Media: Environment
Jul 11, 2007
Rhetoric is Free; Turning Rhetoric into Policy is Costly, Says NCPA's Burnett
From former Vice President Al Gore's recent turn as movie producer and rock concert promoter to Speaker Nancy Pelosi's specially created climate change committee, politicians often go to great lengths to propagate the belief that energy use must be reduced to combat catastrophic global warming.
Jun 29, 2007
Raising CAFE Standards Will Do More Harm Than Good, Say NCPA Expert
The House of Representatives should ignore the Senate's recent call to dramatically raise Corporate Average Fuel Economy (CAFE) standards.
Jun 22, 2007
Air Pollution Hysteria Prompting Unfounded Ozone Fears, Say NCPA Expert
Reducing smog emissions standards from the current 85 parts per billion (ppb) to between 70 ppb and 75 ppb, as recently suggested by the Environment Protection Agency (EPA), is virtually impossible.
Jun 21, 2007
If Emissions Must Be Cut, Developing Countries Need To Participate, Say NCPA Experts
China is now the world leader in carbon dioxide emissions, news that reinforces the need for the developing countries to be included in plans to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
Jun 06, 2007
Agencies Must Now Demonstrate Strong Burden of Proof to Protect Seasonal Wetlands
The Environmental Protection Agency and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers have issued guidelines for determining whether seasonal wetlands fall under government jurisdiction, finally giving landowners, federal regulators and state officials clearer guidance about which wetlands are under federal control.
May 25, 2007
U.S. CO2 Emissions Fall While European Emissions Increased
In the war of words over climate change, European policy makers often lecture their American counterparts about carbon-dioxide (CO2) emissions and the need to sign international energy reduction agreements. Yet recent reports show that the U.S. is actually doing a better job of controlling its CO2 emissions.
May 18, 2007
Today is the second annual "Endangered Species Day," as declared by the U.S. Senate in honor of the Endangered Species Act. Yet rather than a cause for celebration, animal lovers and private property owners should view this day with sadness.
May 11, 2007
Focus Should be on Increasing Domestic Supplies, Not Punishing Producers, Says NCPA Scholar
As gas prices passed the $3.00 a gallon mark, several members of Congress have taken aim once again at the oil companies, promoting everything from a windfall profits tax to breaking the oil companies up. Yet rather than attacking "big oil," Congress should look in the mirror.