NCPA Media: Environment
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.
Feb 28, 2007
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. 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
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
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
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).
Dec 14, 2006
Congress Needlessly Ties States Hands, Says NCPA Expert
In one of its final acts, Congress voted to end a quarter-century offshore drilling ban and allow energy companies to tap natural gas and oil beneath waters in a small region of the Gulf of Mexico.