Daily Policy Digest

Environment Issues

Is There a Highway Funding Crisis? Not Really

Lawmakers on both sides of the aisle are considering raising the federal gas tax...

Supreme Court Will Hear EPA Case This Term

In 2012, the EPA finalized a rule regulating mercury from electric utilities at a staggering cost of $9.6 billion annually...

A Six-Year Delay on Keystone XL

It has been six years since Canadian energy company TransCanada applied to construct the Keystone XL pipeline...

Cap-and-Trade Programs Reduced Hiring, Earnings

Cap-and-trade programs place a ceiling on certain types of emissions -- companies are given a right to emit pollutants to a certain limit, and they can sell that right to others...

Delaying Keystone Makes Little Sense

For six years, President Obama has delayed approving the Keystone pipeline, which would carry oil from Alberta, Canada, to the Gulf Coast...

New York Fracking Ban Will Cost the State Jobs, Revenue

Despite the fact that fracking is lowering energy costs and raising American GDP, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo (D) plans to prohibit racking the state of New York...

Customers Face High Energy Prices Thanks to European Climate Agenda

Despite 18 years of no global warming, European nations have continued to push a climate change agenda, to the detriment of consumers...

U.S. Carbon Emission Cuts Will Raise Energy Costs

With greater carbon dioxide regulation, domestic energy and production costs will rise…...

Despite Steady Temperatures, Policymakers Plow Forward with Climate Change Agenda

While pundits continue to talk about the dangers of global warming, the globe actually hasn't seen warming since 1998...

Economic Benefits of Fracking and Horizontal Drilling

Hydraulic fracturing and horizontal drilling techniques have opened American shale and allowed the United States to capitalize on its vast oil and gas resources...


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