Daily Policy Digest

Environment Issues

Afghanistan: The Saudi Arabia of Lithium

U.S. agencies estimate Afghanistan's mineral deposits to be worth upwards of $1 trillion...

Obama Bypassing Congress on Environmental Regulations

The centerpiece of President Obama's environment push is a set of regulations to limit greenhouse gas pollution from new and existing power plants; even if the regulations are set as expected, states will not need to submit their implementation plans until 2016 -- after Obama is out of the White House...

Labels for Genetically Modified Foods Are a Bad Idea

Around 70 percent of processed foods in the United States contain genetically modified ingredients...

Will Washington Politics Kill the U.S. Energy Revival?

Once moribund industrial manufacturing, petrochemical and steel companies have experienced a business resurgence thanks to the combination of fracking and horizontal drilling freeing up formerly untapped gas deposits...

Environmental Free Trade

If governments are serious about supporting the environment and promoting free trade, a proposal to eliminate all tariffs on a wide range of environmental goods would be a good way to accomplish both...

The Environmental Protection Agency's Ethanol Band-Aid

The ethanol mandate has sent corn prices skyrocketing, harmed cattle and poultry producers, forced refiners to waste money on ethanol credits, and hiked food prices worldwide...

U.S. Oil Reserves Reach Highest Level in 28 Years

While the United States has only 2 percent of the world's proven oil reserves, it has more total recoverable oil than the rest of the world's proven reserves combined...

Genetic Engineering Produces a Genuine Monstrosity

Since the 1980s there has been a broad consensus in the scientific community that the newest techniques of genetic modification are essentially an extension, or refinement, of older, less precise and less predictable ones, and that oversight should focus on the characteristics of products, not on process...

The Alternative Energy Hoax

The indoor air pollution that biomass produces kills more than 3 million people annually...

Why Fracking Could End the Age of Gas Price Spikes

A traditional oil well might produce 50 barrels of oil a day when it opens; newly fracked wells have been known to produce over 7,000 barrels a day...


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