Daily Policy Digest

Environment Issues

The 97 Percent Myth

There is no basis for the claim that 97 percent of scientists believe that man-made climate change is a dangerous problem...

Obama's Cap-and-Trade to Worsen Poverty

Americans in the bottom fifth of the income distribution spend almost one quarter of their income on energy...

EPA Greenhouse Regulations Could Cost $50 Billion Annually

A Chamber of Commerce study estimates that EPA regulations could reduce coal-fired energy capabilities by one-third nationally and could cost as many as 224,000 jobs annually through 2030...

Evaluating Thorium as a Nuclear Energy Option

The nuclear energy industry has minimal experience working with thorium, compared to decades of experience working with uranium. This has deterred investment and kept companies from using the new technology...

The U.S. Needs Nuclear Energy

Two nuclear reactors in New York at the Indian Point Energy Center can provide up to 30 percent of the electricity for New York City...

Solar Power is Too Expensive

If the U.S. electricity that is generated by natural gas came from solar power instead, consumers' monthly electric bills would increase 25 percent...

U.S. May Lift Oil Export Ban

What many Americans may not realize is that a series of 1970s-era laws prohibit most exports of crude oil, creating market distortions...

No Keystone XL Means More Railroad Spills

Crude oil is going to continue moving, regardless of whether the president approves Keystone XL. If the pipeline is not approved, oil will have to move via railroad...

Further Ozone Reductions: Are There Benefits?

Currently, the EPA is evaluating whether or not to make its National Ambient Air Quality Standard for ozone even stricter. Such regulations, according to the EPA, could cost businesses up to $90 billion annually to comply...

Government Limits Potential for Oil Production

As a result of excessive government regulations, companies may spend anywhere from five to 10 years to move from permit approval to production, without a guarantee that they will be able to produce crude oil successfully...


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