Daily Policy Digest

Environment Issues

The Highway Trust Fund Is Almost Insolvent

The Highway Trust fund is running a $13 billion cash flow deficit this year and is expected to exhaust all its money sometime in July unless lawmakers take action...

Could Higher Costs for Water in California Curb Water Waste?

A neighborhood in the epicenter of rain-deprived Southern California pays only $0.002 per gallon for water. Other Californians pay up to three to four times more, but that is still less than a penny per gallon...

Peak Oil Worries Grow With Dependency on the United States And Russia

Excluding Russia and the United States, analysts argue the oil production peak was in February of 2006 and that we are now almost 3,000,000 barrels below that level...

Wind and Solar Facilities Face No Consequences for Killing Millions of Birds

In 2009, Exxon Mobil paid $600,000 for killing 85 birds in five states...

Two Federal Agencies Threatening Water Ways and Property Rights

The Environmental Protection Agency and Army Corps of Engineers' proposed rule would assert jurisdiction over numerous types of waters, including tributaries, adjacent waters and other waters...

Rising Oil-Exploration Costs and Decreasing Stock Market Values Make Takeovers Likely

Exxon now has fewer employees than 20 years ago and pumps 50 percent more oil and gas. Nevertheless, getting bigger today might not create the savings energy companies are seeking...

Obama's Green Loan Program Dumps $2.2 Billion on Taxpayers

Nearly $1 billion in loans have already defaulted under the Energy Department program...

Can Interstate Tolling Save U.S. Roads?

The estimated cost of reconstruction and prudent widening is nearly $1 trillion--and no funding source exists for this purpose...

Venezuela in Serious Need of Energy Reform

Venezuela has the largest deposit of proven oil reserves, and owns over 17 percent of the world's oil...

Obama Seeks to Nationalize Each State's Electric Power Sector

The EPA's rule fundamentally re-orders the longstanding relation between the feds and states to create a "mother-may-I" relationship that has never before existed...


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