Daily Policy Digest

Environment Issues

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...

Lifting the Oil Export Ban Would Increase Energy Production

The United States now produces more oil and natural gas than Russia and Saudi Arabia...

Energy Production Decreases as Federal Government Land Grab Increases

Federal government land control and land acquisition takes away opportunities for development, particularly when it comes to much needed energy resources...

Solar and Wind Power vs. Fossil Fuels

Subsidizing wealthy crony capitalists to build low-density, low-output, capital-intensive, land-hungry renewable energy schemes, while telling the poor to give up the dream of getting richer through fossil fuels, will not work...

The EPA Proposes New Climate Change Initiative Regulations

Having already targeted power plants, cars and other sources of emissions, the Obama administration is pushing to regulate the oil and gas sector, one of the greatest economic success stories of the past ten years...

Energy Parallels and Peak Oil

OPEC chose to raise oil production, thinking demand for their product would cause prices to increase. They were wrong...

Venezuela's Oil Troubles Will Not Be Over Soon

Despite the price of oil multiplying by a factor of twelve since Chávez rose to power in 1999, Venezuela has been producing a million barrels less per day than before Chavez took power...


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