Daily Policy Digest

Environment Issues

Energy Production on Standby Until Crude Oil Export Ban is Lifted

Even with 185,000 miles of liquid petroleum pipeline across the United States, there is just not enough to transport the huge volume in the current energy boom...

OPEC Oil Export Revenues Continue Declining

OPEC net oil export revenues (excluding Iran) could fall further to about $380 billion in 2015 (unadjusted for inflation) as a result of the much lower annual crude oil prices expected in 2015...

America's Shale Fields Could Improve International Interests

America is already the world's fastest growing source of oil (and natural gas) and the world's largest producer of liquid hydrocarbons...

The Northeast's Natural Gas Supply and Demand Problem

New Englanders are overpaying $3.58 per thousand cubic feet of natural gas...

Controversy Surrounding Wind Power's Potential

The methodology behind how the White House derived the statistics on wind energy are not known and highly suspect...

RFS Did Nothing to Reduce Dependence on Foreign Oil or Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions

The energy content of ethanol is less than gasoline, so vehicles running on 10 percent ethanol and 90 percent gasoline will generally get 3 to 4 percent fewer miles per gallon than if they were running on pure gasoline...

Reassessing the Antiquities Act

The Department of the Interior is responsible for maintaining antiquities, however they are currently running at least a $13.5 billion deficit...

It Is Time to Lift America's Crude Oil Export Ban

Cash-strapped oilmen would like to sell their product abroad and are lobbying to lift the crude oil ban...

Wind Power Is Not Economically Feasible

Reason Foundation found it is not economically feasible to expect wind generation to produce more than 20 percent of operating electricity capacity...

State Governments Want to Shut Down Fracking

Despite the benefits of energy production, hydraulic fracturing bans and draconian regulations have become more and more common at both the state and local level...


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