Daily Policy Digest

Environment Issues

Private Sector Solutions for Transportation Infrastructure

Increasing infrastructure spending is not a sustainable answer to the nation's congestion problems...

Colorado Towns Try to Limit Fracking

Towns across Colorado are enjoying an economic boom from energy production, but environmentalists are trying to limit fracking...

Shale Gas and American Foreign Policy

Shale gas, combined with the United States' other energy resources, could provide 200 years' worth of energy...

Problems with Public Resource Management

Public managers of our nation's natural resources lack the effective incentives that private managers, with private property rights, have...

U.S. Oil Production Keeps Prices Steady

While the continued violence in Iraq has raised concerns about oil, price volatility is low thanks to increased American oil production...

The Government Benefits from Fracking

State and local governments saved a total of $720 million on electricity and gas thanks to fracking. These significant savings are equivalent to the cost of hiring 25,000 full-time employees...

DC's Transportation Plan: Discouraging Driving

Washington, D.C.'s transportation plan will substitute high-cost urban transit for low-cost driving, even though transit emits more greenhouse gases per passenger mile than driving does...

Assessing the Effectiveness of the Cash-for-Clunkers Program in California

California is hoping to reduce air pollution by paying drivers to scrap older, polluting cars and purchase new, "cleaner" models, but the program has had very limited success so far...

Will World Join U.S. in Cutting Emissions?

Persuading other countries to follow the United States' example of cutting carbon emissions will not be an easy task...

Cities Try to Regulate Fracking

Some cities have begun using zoning laws to keep fracking at a distance...


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