Daily Policy Digest

Environment Issues

Can Interstate Tolling Save U.S. Roads?

The estimated cost of reconstruction and prudent widening is nearly $1 trillion--and no funding source exists for this purpose...

Venezuela in Serious Need of Energy Reform

Venezuela has the largest deposit of proven oil reserves, and owns over 17 percent of the world's oil...

Obama Seeks to Nationalize Each State's Electric Power Sector

The EPA's rule fundamentally re-orders the longstanding relation between the feds and states to create a "mother-may-I" relationship that has never before existed...

Heavy and Light Rail Wasting Taxpayer Dollars

In Seattle, a 3.3-mile route is expected to cost $628 million...

The Shale Revolution Brought Natural Gas Production to Historic Heights

Natural gas production on federal lands has declined by 31 percent over the past five years, while production on private and state lands has increased by 37 percent...

New EPA Regulations Could Cut 296,000 Energy Jobs

The employment costs of the EPA's proposed regulations could eclipse $29.6 billion. That figure alone would make it one of the costliest regulations of all time...

Obama Looks to Paris to Leave His Climate Change Legacy

The climate continues to plateau; no significant warming has occurred in nearly 20 years—in spite of a greater than 10 percent increase in CO2...

Congress: Permit Crude Oil Exports Now

Posting a 13.4 percent economic growth rate in 2012, North Dakota's economy has grown five times faster than the national average…

Americans Paying for High Cost Subsidies for Low Wind Energy Output

The wind energy sector received 42 percent of total federal subsidies while producing only 2 percent of the nation's total electricity...

Oil Price Drop Forcing Commodity-Rich Countries to Sell Off Foreign Assets

Oil futures in New York traded at $52.78 a barrel today, 49 percent lower than a year ago...


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