Energy and Natural Resources

Shaping a Progressive Energy Policy: Natural Gas

National energy policy is a more prominent issue now than at any time since the "energy crisis" of the 1970s. Congress is debating legislation that would create a new national energy policy in respons…

Are We Running Out of Oil?

Over the past 150 years, geologists and other scientists often have predicted that our oil reserves would run dry within a few years. When oil prices rise for an extended period, the news media fill w…

Kyoto Misses Targets -- Hits Poor Instead

In March 2001, President Bush announced that the United States would not be a party to the Kyoto Protocol on Global Climate Change.

Breathe Easier on Asthma-Air Pollution Link

Some past studies have shown that air pollution can aggravate pre-existing lung ailments. But pollution-control advocates are mistakenly citing a study published in the February 2nd issue of The Lance…

CAFE's Three Strikes - It Should be Out

The federal Corporate Average Fuel Economy (CAFE) standard was enacted during the 1975 energy crisis. It required auto manufacturers to meet certain mileage standards, measured in Miles Per Gallon (mp…

S. 556: A Backdoor Attempt to Implement the Kyoto Protocol

The Clean Power Act of 2001 (S. 556) is sponsored by Sens. Jim Jeffords, Joseph Lieberman and John McCain. Its supporters say it will reduce emissions of air pollutants from the nation's power plants.…

Hunters: Founders and Leaders of Wildlife Conservation

The state of wildlife on the African continent today resembles that of wildlife in the United States in the late 19th century. African wildlife populations are declining as habitat is converted to far…

Saving Lives by Rejecting the Precautionary Principle

Many environmentalists, citing the adage "better safe than sorry," argue that the "precautionary principle" should govern policy making. By this, they mean that technology should not be used until or…




 
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