Daily Policy Digest

Environment Issues

Don't Cut Carbon, Just Adapt to Climate Change

Even if the United States eliminated all carbon emissions from transport for four years, the world's carbon dioxide emissions would still increase...

Should California Raise Water Prices?

California has incredibly low water prices: water costs less than 0.7 cents per gallon in San Diego and Los Angeles...

Should the United States Require GMO Labeling?

Sixty-four nations have so far passed GMO labeling laws, requiring manufacturers to note whether their foods are the product of genetic modification...

Obama Pushes International Climate Agreement

Reports have emerged that the Obama administration plans to push for an "international climate change agreement" that, unlike a formal treaty, would be entered into without Senate approval...

Desalinizing Water in Texas

Desalination takes brackish water and seawater and cleans it, removing the salt and turning it into water that can be used for irrigation and for drinking water...

Calming Fears of Climate Change in Asia

Many climate studies have focused on South and Southeast Asia, as the region is considered uniquely vulnerable to the projected effects of climate change...

Cheaper to Buy New Cars than Build Light Rail

A county proposal to build a light-rail service would be wildly expensive yet yield little benefits...

DOT Issues New Rail Regulations for Oil

The Department of Transportation (DOT) recently unveiled new regulations intended to improve the safety of transporting crude oil by rail...

Keeping the EPA in Check by Cutting Funding

Congress can use the appropriations process and its power over funds to curb regulatory action...

North Dakota Ahead of Alaska in Oil Production

While North Dakota gained residents between 2012 and 2013, Alaska lost more residents than it gained...


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