Daily Policy Digest

Environment Issues

Have Wildfires Increased Due to Global Warming?

Wildfires have decreased, not increased, as global temperatures have risen...

The EPA's Misleading Cost-Benefit Calculations

When the Environmental Protection Agency issues new regulations, it sometimes provides an estimate of costs and benefits. But, according to a new report, the agency's calculations are not all that they appear...

California's High Speed Rail Project a Financial Disaster

California is plowing forward with its high speed rail plan, despite the fact that it lacks the funds to pay for the project...

House Tries to Stop EPA Overreach

The EPA has proposed to regulate nearly all ditches, including those that are man-made...

Solar Boom Pales in Comparison to Oil and Gas Production

In just one year, the United States increased its oil production by more than twice the energy output of the entire solar sector...

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...


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