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Environment Issues

Lawmakers Push to Lift Export Restrictions

With a U.S. oil boom in full swing thanks to the North Dakota shale and oil production in Texas, support is emerging to lift oil export restrictions that have been in place for years...

A Carbon Tax Is Not More Efficient

Even reducing greenhouse gases by 100 percent, the United States would only be able to avert a warming of 0.173 degrees Celsius by 2100...

Fracking Keeps Heating Bills Down

While the increased demand due to cold weather has raised natural gas prices, the jump in price has not been as extreme as in past cold snaps...

Texas' Energy Market

Proponents of changing Texas' energy system argue that the energy markets do not produce enough revenue to encourage future energy investments and are advocating for regulations that would impose new energy taxes on consumers...

Keystone XL Won't Worsen Climate Change

In its final environmental review, the U.S. State Department found the Canada-U.S. oil pipeline would not greatly increase carbon emissions because the oil sands in Alberta will be developed anyway...

Europe's Renewable Energy Lesson

The average electricity price paid by European industrial firms rose by 16.7 percent between 2008 and 2012...

Biggest Problems with the Ethanol Mandate

The Environmental Protection Agency's ethanol mandate lowers fuel efficiency and damages vehicle engines...

Fuel Rules Raising Costs in Detroit

The impact of new Environmental Protection Agency regulations were on full display at this year's Detroit Auto Show...

Why Wind and Solar Are a Problem

Government has spent years encouraging wind and solar energy, but in 2012, wind still did not constitute even a full 1 percent of the world's energy supply, and solar was responsible for only 0.2 percent of world energy supply...

Restrictions on Plastic Bags Fail to Deliver Results

San Francisco's city supervisor claimed that each plastic bag cost the city 17 cents, but H. Sterling Burnett, a senior fellow with the National Center for Policy Analysis, calculated that the cost of clearing plastic bags should be less than 7.9 cents per bag...


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