Daily Policy Digest

Environment Issues

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...

Getting Rid of Renewable Energy Mandate Would Benefit Consumers

In 2008, the state of Ohio mandated that electric utilities get 12.5 percent of their electricity supply from renewable sources by 2024...

What Does the Future Look Like for American Coal?

While coal remains America's most used energy resource, it faces mounting challenges...

Methane Regulations: Are They Really Necessary?

Limiting methane emissions would do little to reduce the earth's temperature...

Reduce Consumer Costs by Repealing Energy Regulations

While America's energy boom has brought consumers jobs, lower prices and energy bill savings, there's much more that can be done...


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