NCPA Media: Environment

  • Mar 26, 2014

    Paper, or else: Dallas council restricts plastic bags Banning plastic bags in Dallas could cause shoppers to take their business outside the city, says NCPA Senior Fellow Pam Villarreal in a article.

  • Mar 13, 2014

    Better Alternative To Bag Bans

    Dallas Morning News: The NCPA study on plastic bag bans was cited in a Dallas Morning News op-ed. The study found that banning plastic bags cost more than it saved.

  • Jan 16, 2014

    House Passes Bill to Expedite Energy Production on Federal Lands

    Heartlander: NCPA Senior Fellow H. Sterling Burnett touts the benefits of the bill passed by the House expediting energy production on federal lands, stating that the bill will create jobs and increase tax revenues even for states that don’t receive direct energy revenues.

  • Jan 04, 2014

    Efforts to curb unbridled growth that's killing the planet

    'Natural capital' of resources viewed as more vital than economic growth

    San Francisco Chronicle:  Senior Fellow Sterling Burnett comments on the idea of placing a monetary value on parts of the ecosystem.

  • Jan 03, 2014

    Are plastic bags actually good for the environment?

    Canadian Living: Senior Fellow Sterling Burnett explains that plastic bags use less energy and produce fewer greenhouse gases than paper or reusable bags.

  • Dec 30, 2013

    Fingers pointing over ethanol-rich E85 fuel

    If you're looking to pay less for gasoline in 2014, there is an alternative. But you may want to do your homework before signing the dotted line.

    One News Now:  Senior Fellow Sterling Burnett explains that ethanol-based fuel reduces a vehicle’s fuel economy. 

  • Dec 19, 2013

    Paper vs. Plastic: Which Bags Hurt the Environment More?

    Discovery News: Trace Dominguez of Discovery News discusses the NCPA’s plastic bag ban study and the environmental impact of different types of grocery bags.

  • Dec 19, 2013

    Ban those plastic bags, cut down more trees

    Do bans on plastic grocery bags save cities money? That is a question one organization aims to answer in a new study.

    One News Now:  A study by Sterling Burnett indicates that plastic bag bans are not saving cities money.