Daily Policy Digest

Environment Issues

A Better Way to Preserve Endangered Species

While the ESA is aimed at improving the survival of species, it carries such hefty penalties that landowners actually try to rid their lands of the endangered animals...

How to Lower the Price of Gas

Gas prices have an impact beyond the pump, raising the price of food and other goods and services, all of which have their own transportation costs...

Nuclear Waste Policy Needs Reform

Nuclear waste management is the biggest problem facing the development of nuclear power...

America Set to Lead World in Oil Production

According to the International Energy Agency, the United States is producing oil at the same level as Saudi Arabia...

Germany's Coal Binge

Germany's coal renaissance is a cautionary tale for policymakers that try to intervene in the market to promote renewables and instead have to face economic realities...

Earth-Friendly Energy Is Anything But

Environmentalists worship solar energy and wind power as Earth-friendly answers to their ecological prayers. Tortoises, bats, butterflies, and bald eagles beg to differ...

The Potential of Thorium for Safer, Cleaner and Cheaper Energy

The new generation of nuclear reactors will be fueled by thorium (Th-232) instead of uranium (U-235)...

Alaska's Lessons for the Keystone XL Pipeline

Many opponents of the Trans-Alaska pipeline argued that there would be threats to wildlife, earthquakes, and massive oil spills along the Pacific Coast. None of these doomsday scenarios ended up transpiring...

Why British Columbia's Carbon Tax Is Not Applicable to America

The United States could not reap the same success from a carbon tax that British Columbia has due to fiscal and geological differences...

Dangers Aside, Railways Reshape Crude Market

Today, 1.6 million barrels of oil, close to 20 percent of the total pumped in the U.S., are being shipped by rail per day...


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