NCPA Media: Environment

  • Jun 02, 2013

    Cash for Clunkers’ Hurt the Environment, Analysis Shows

    heartlander.org: NCPA Senior Fellow H. Sterling Burnett says the cash for clunkers “program treated all vehicles the same, which took newer cars off the road and left older ones running.”


  • May 26, 2013

    Lightening an Energy Load Requires a Ton of Work

    energybiz.com: Finding common ground on hot button energy issues has been a major impediment. But one area where policymakers are coming together is in the realm of energy efficiency, which is cost-effective while it is also reducing emissions and the reliance on electric generation.


  • May 14, 2013

    Ethanol-blend gas – issues of mileage, engine wear discussed

    Gas prices are cheaper than this time last year, but drivers of vehicles that take E85 are paying a lot less. Still, not everyone is on board.

    One News Now: NCPA Senior Fellow H. Sterling Burnett says that increasing ethanol from E10 to E15 will cause more damage to car engines and lead to more breakdowns.


  • Apr 22, 2013

    US Mine Approval Times a Growing Concern for Investors

    Rare Earth Investing News: An NCPA study suggests that states with rare earth resources could improve revenue and add approximately 3,600 well-paid jobs with mining development.


  • Apr 19, 2013

    Law of the Sea Treaty (LOST) Should Walk the Plank

    Masterresource.org:  “[T]he threat of environmental extremism in a vast new area provides the biggest reason to reject the treaty. The Kyoto Treaty was rejected as national policy for good reason. LOST is  Kyoto with a court attached.”


  • Apr 03, 2013

    Too Strict Regulations Could Doom U.S. Rare Earths Mining

    Rare Earths Should Come from U.S. Not China: NCPA Study

    With economic and military demand likely to grow in the next few years, the United States must reform its mine permit process and safety regulations to get to the vast underground store of rare earths materials that could drive growth, add jobs and bring revenues to state budgets, according to a new study from the National Center for Policy Analysis (NCPA).


  • Apr 01, 2013

    Montana Bill Would Define Hydro as Renewable Power

    heartlander.org: Less reliable and more expensive energy sources have been pushed on consumers through government regulations, says NCPA Senior Fellow H. Sterling Burnett.


  • Mar 25, 2013

    Electric Car Enthusiasts are Squaring Off with Ethanol Advocates

    Lawmakers Consider Changing the Renewable Fuels Standard

    Energy Biz: Federal subsidies and mandates are the main reason ethanol is still in the marketplace, says NCPA Senior Fellow Sterling Burnett.