NCPA Media: Environment
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.
Apr 24, 2007
Canada to Follow U.S. Policy Lead, Says NCPA Scholar
News out of both China and Canada is bolstering the Bush administration's decision not to ratify the Kyoto global warming treaty, choosing instead to seek technological innovation and participation in the Asian-Pacific partnership on Clean Development and Climate.
Apr 11, 2007
Report High on Shock, Low on Evidence says NCPA Scholars
According to the NCPA, the recent severe and costly hurricanes are the beginning of a completely natural, not at all unusual, multi-decadal cycle that scientists have monitored for more than 100 years.
Apr 03, 2007
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
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
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.