Energy and Natural Resources

Progressive Environmentalism: Principles for Regulatory Reform

The vast majority of environmentalists believe that appreciation of the natural world needs to be integrated with human progress. But a vocal, prolific and energetic minority of reactionaries who do n…

Should We Worry About Ozone?

A theory held by some scientists is that the depletion of stratospheric ozone is substantial and will grow to alarming levels unless the use of CFCs and some related chemical compounds is eliminated.…

Environmental Racism?

America already has over-politicized environmental issues. It would be inappropriate to divert even more resources to uncertain or nonexistent "problems." However, if the government assumes its proper…

The Next Environmental Battleground: Indoor Air

The proponents of indoor air regulation seek to protect workers' health and safety. However, since there is a relationship between low income and mortality, high regulatory costs may actually increase…

Auto Fuel Economy Standards: Good for the Environment or a Cause of Highway Dealths?

The Corporate Average Fuel Economy (CAFE) program was part of legislation enacted in 1975 to reduce American dependence on foreign oil.  Studies show that the CAFE is already responsible for 2,200 to…

A Consumer's Guide To Environmental Myths and Realities

Americans are being besieged with advice on how to be "good environmentalists." Advice on what products to buy and what actions to take is routinely given to consumers, legislators and even school chi…

Progressive Environmentalism: A Pro-Human, Pro-Science, Pro-Free Enterprise Agenda For Change

In the world today, there are about 150 governments and five billion people. The environmental movement has increasingly looked to the 150 governments to solve problems, while ignoring the role of the…

Rethinking the Clean Air Act Amendments

The Clean Air Act was passed in 1970 and has been amended on several occasions.  Recent amendments proposed by President Bush have been so altered in the Senate and the House of Representatives that t…