Daily Policy Digest

Environment Issues

America's Shale Boom Not Over Despite Low Petroleum Prices

The technology deployed in America's shale fields has advanced more rapidly than in any other segment of the energy industry...

States vs Local Hydraulic Fracturing Bans

State legislatures are now finding themselves in a fight against local authorities for control of hydraulic fracturing regulations in their own states...

OPEC Struggling to Keep Up The Pace in Old Price War

Oil producers hurt themselves by providing a set price, which affects how oil is traded...

Economics of Recycling in Houston

Cities like Houston could lose their popular recycling programs...

States Taking a Stand Against New EPA Rules

Several U.S. senators proposed legislation to combat the EPA's latest attempt to reduce greenhouse gases at existing power plants...

Obama Seeks to Change the Endangered Species Act

Administration officials hope the planned Endangered Species Act updates may head off some of the long-standing criticism the law infringes on states' rights voiced by Republicans, Western governors and the oil and gas industry...

Shale Revolution Boosts Income around $150 a Year

The fracking revolution has happened incredibly quickly, with natural gas output in the United States increasing by 25 percent in just six years...

Frac Sand Safe Despite What Environmentalists Say

Some environmental activist groups and community organizers contend silica sand mining presents significant threats to human health and the environment. Scientific evidence strongly refutes such claims...

Tesla Becomes the Harbinger of Doom for Utilities

Utilities are losing customers. Tesla Energy already has over 38,000 pre-ordered Powerwall systems...

The Highway Trust Fund Is Almost Insolvent

The Highway Trust fund is running a $13 billion cash flow deficit this year and is expected to exhaust all its money sometime in July unless lawmakers take action...


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