Daily Policy Digest

Environment Issues

Let the States Manage Federal Lands

It takes the Bureau of Land Management 227 days on average to complete a drilling application; it takes just 30 days to complete the same application at the state level...

Debunking Global Warming Claims: National Security Concerns and Shrinking Glaciers

The Antarctic Ice Sheet has grown steadily since the government first began measuring it in 1979...

EPA Mercury Rule Based on Silly Science

In addition to the fact that mercury constitutes a tiny portion of the atmosphere, the EPA is tackling a problem based on misleading data...

Delaying Keystone Means More Carbon Emissions

The Keystone XL pipeline bill is heading to the president's desk for his signature -- or his veto...

Global Warming: Rhetoric versus Reality

The climate models predicted an 0.8 degree Fahrenheit rise in temperature over the last 15 years. The reality? The temperature rose just 0.09 degrees, 90 percent less than what was predicted by the models...

Debunking Fracking Myths

While fracking has sent oil and gas prices falling and created high-wage jobs for Americans across resource-rich states, the practice has garnered its fair share of critics...

Fracking Creates Big Benefits for Workers, Landowners, and America's Poor

In North Dakota, some oilfield workers without college degrees are making $200,000 per year...

Electric Car Tax Breaks Benefit the Wealthy, Don't Help the Environment

Half of Washington's sales tax breaks for electric cars go to residents in the wealthiest 10 percent of Washington zip codes...

EPA's Impact on New Mexico: Higher Prices, Fewer Jobs

The EPA has proposed new rules to limit carbon dioxide emissions as well as mercury emissions from coal-fired power plants...

Electricity Consumption Drops during the Super Bowl

Millions tuned in to watch this year's Super Bowl, and, according to General Electric, televisions alone during the ballgame consume more than 11 million kilowatt-hours of energy...


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