Daily Policy Digest

Environment Issues

Peak Oil Worries Grow With Dependency on the United States And Russia

Excluding Russia and the United States, analysts argue the oil production peak was in February of 2006 and that we are now almost 3,000,000 barrels below that level...

Wind and Solar Facilities Face No Consequences for Killing Millions of Birds

In 2009, Exxon Mobil paid $600,000 for killing 85 birds in five states...

Two Federal Agencies Threatening Water Ways and Property Rights

The Environmental Protection Agency and Army Corps of Engineers' proposed rule would assert jurisdiction over numerous types of waters, including tributaries, adjacent waters and other waters...

Rising Oil-Exploration Costs and Decreasing Stock Market Values Make Takeovers Likely

Exxon now has fewer employees than 20 years ago and pumps 50 percent more oil and gas. Nevertheless, getting bigger today might not create the savings energy companies are seeking...

Obama's Green Loan Program Dumps $2.2 Billion on Taxpayers

Nearly $1 billion in loans have already defaulted under the Energy Department program...

Can Interstate Tolling Save U.S. Roads?

The estimated cost of reconstruction and prudent widening is nearly $1 trillion--and no funding source exists for this purpose...

Venezuela in Serious Need of Energy Reform

Venezuela has the largest deposit of proven oil reserves, and owns over 17 percent of the world's oil...

Obama Seeks to Nationalize Each State's Electric Power Sector

The EPA's rule fundamentally re-orders the longstanding relation between the feds and states to create a "mother-may-I" relationship that has never before existed...

Heavy and Light Rail Wasting Taxpayer Dollars

In Seattle, a 3.3-mile route is expected to cost $628 million...

The Shale Revolution Brought Natural Gas Production to Historic Heights

Natural gas production on federal lands has declined by 31 percent over the past five years, while production on private and state lands has increased by 37 percent...


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