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Environment Issues

Venezuela's Oil Troubles Will Not Be Over Soon

Despite the price of oil multiplying by a factor of twelve since Chávez rose to power in 1999, Venezuela has been producing a million barrels less per day than before Chavez took power...

Oil and Gas Workers May be Paid More to be Less Happy than Their Green-Jobs Counterparts

It does not take a scientist to see that members of the oil and gas industry are typically paid much more than their green-collar counterparts...

The Environmental Protection Agency Comes Down on Texas Jobs

The EPA should consider the national economic implications of overregulating ground level ozone in Texas...

Keystone XL is Better for Economy and Environment: Obama Vetoes Anyway

The Keystone XL is a critical infrastructure project for the energy security of the United States and for strengthening the American economy...

The All-Of-the-Above Energy Strategy Threatens Alaskan Oil

the only thing the president’s all-of-the-above energy policy has done is hold back the industry’s growth...

U.S. Energy Performance could lead to Position of Power

United States lawmakers could leverage its energy performance to improve its relationship with China...

The EPA Wants to Control All Waters of the United States

The EPA’s efforts to expand its control of all “waters of the United States” will affect farms, ranches, orchards, mines and timber industries, and give it jurisdiction over millions of acres of private property...

States Are Better Prepared to Manage Federal Lands

Ultimately, state management of federal lands will benefit the economy by adding jobs and nurturing oil and gas production...

Let the States Manage Federal Lands

It takes the Bureau of Land Management 227 days on average to complete a drilling application; it takes just 30 days to complete the same application at the state level...

Debunking Global Warming Claims: National Security Concerns and Shrinking Glaciers

The Antarctic Ice Sheet has grown steadily since the government first began measuring it in 1979...


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