Daily Policy Digest

Environment Issues

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...

Houses Built Under FEMA Guidelines Suffer More Damage

Houses that are built according to FEMA guidelines suffer more property damage during hurricanes than homes built prior to the guidelines...

America Needs Mining Reform

The United States imports $119 billion worth of minerals each year, and our reliance on other countries makes domestic manufacturers vulnerable to supply disruptions and price spikes...

Is Congress Afraid to Support Obama's Climate Plan?

Last week, President Obama said that Congress was afraid to support his Climate Action Plan, but empirical data shows that Congress is right to remain skeptical...

Renewable Energy Loan Guarantee Program Back in Business

The federal program offering loan guarantees for renewable and energy-efficient projects, notorious for its $535 million loan to solar panel maker Solyndra, is now accepting applications...

California Restricts Water Use to Combat Drought

As a massive drought continues to impact California, cities and agencies levy restrictions on water use...

Court Says New York Communities Can Ban Fracking

More than 170 towns in the state of New York have used zoning laws to ban or put a moratorium on fracking...


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