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Environment Issues

Cash for Clunkers Caused Auto Industry to Lose Money

The automobile industry saw its revenue drop by $3 billion in less than a year due to the Cash for Clunkers program...

Is There Any Benefit to Plastic Bag Bans?

Paper and reusable bags use more energy and release more greenhouse gas emissions than plastic bags...

The Marcellus Shale Boom: Boosting Wages by 36 Percent

Since 2007, when the shale boom first started, production of natural gas in the Marcellus region has increased 14 times...

Keystone XL Delay Has Consequences

If built, the pipeline will transport 4 percent of the oil that is consumed in the United States each day...

Genetic Engineering Can Help Fight the California Drought

There is one technology that could do much to lessen the impact of the drought on California's farmers: genetic engineering...

U.K. Allows Companies to Explore for Natural Gas

Most of Britain's natural gas deposits are in economically-depressed areas, which have a lot to gain from development in the region...

Is There Really a 97 Percent Consensus on Global Warming?

NCPA Senior Fellow Michael Stroup explains where the global warming "scientific consensus" comes from and why the numbers are unreliable...

Burning Trash in Sweden

Sweden sends just 1 percent of its waste to landfills...

Detroit's New 3-Mile Light-Rail Line

The federal government has given Detroit $41 million in taxpayer subsidies to build light rail, and supporters have asked for another $12 million for the project...

A Plan to Replace the EPA

Jay Lehr, science director at the Heartland Institute, has a five-year plan to replace the Environmental Protection Agency with 50 state agencies...


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