Daily Policy Digest

Environment Issues

Why Expanding the Coastal Barrier Resources System Makes Sense

In many ways, current government policy incentivizes behavior that both harms the environment and wastes taxpayer dollars...

Wind Farms Are Killing Eagles

Wind farms in 10 states have killed at least 85 eagles since 1997, with most deaths occurring between 2008 and 2012, as the industry was greatly expanding...

Obama to Block Construction of Coal Plants

About 39 percent of electricity in the United States came from coal-fired plants in the first half of 2013...

Why We Should Approve the Keystone Pipeline

The Keystone XL pipeline is simply an extension of an already existing program that is working well, creating jobs and expanding U.S. manufacturing...

Department of Energy Loses Millions in Green Tech Loan

The U.S. Department of Energy recovered only about one-sixth of its $50 million green technology loan to Vehicle Production Group LLC, a maker of wheelchair-accessible vans now under new ownership...

Energy's Unexpected Jobs Boom

The recent energy boom increased average household disposable income in 2012 by $1,200; that figure is expected to grow to $2,700 by 2020...

Global Warming Primer: Second Edition

The National Center for Policy Analysis' updated global warming primer presents a factual analysis of the state of the climate, the threats posed by global warming, and the implications and results of the possible responses to warming...

Fracking Boom Raising Household Incomes by Thousands

In 2012, the energy boom supported 2.1 million jobs, added almost $75 billion in federal and state revenues, contributed $283 billion to the gross domestic product and lifted household income by more than $1,200...

Government Accountability Office Report on Green Jobs

Of the $595 million appropriated or allocated specifically for green jobs activities since 2009, over 84 percent was spent on "training and support services" rather than actual employment...

A Carbon Tax Would Make No Sense

There is evidence that as carbon dioxide levels have risen, plants are growing faster, which means cheaper food...


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