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Environment Issues

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...

Millions Spent on Green Energy Jobs that Don't Exist

The Obama administration spent $501 million of taxpayer money on "green energy training programs" for jobs that do not exist in the green energy sector...

Majority of Americans Dislike the Carbon Tax

A certain portion of Americans might be willing to pay carbon taxes if they would do any good, but no one has proven that a carbon tax will do anything to mitigate global warming, says H. Sterling Burnett, a senior fellow with the National Center for Policy Analysis...

Obama's War on Coal Harms Americans

More than 200 coal plants are set to close their doors over the next decade, resulting in a loss of over 40,000 megawatts of electricity...

Environmental Protection Agency Revisits Ethanol Mandate as Fuel Use Slips

The United States is heading toward the "blend wall," the point at which fuel marketers can't absorb any more ethanol into the gasoline supply without using higher-percentage ethanol blends that aren't widely sold...

How U.S. Agricultural Subsidies Harm the Environment, Taxpayers and the Poor

Oxfam International notes that the more than 10 million people in Central and Western African countries who rely on the production and sale of cotton lose up to $250 million every year due to subsidies, says Marcelo Ostria, a research associate with the National Center for Policy Analysis...


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