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Environment Issues

The Facts behind the EPA's Latest Proposal

The total cost of the new Mercury and Air Toxics Standards will be approximately $10 billion per year...

Fuel Efficiency Proposal Will Price out Millions of Buyers

The National Automobile Dealers Association has projected that by 2025, 6.8 million car buyers will be priced out of the market due to higher fuel standards for domestic car manufacturers...

Federal Funds Flow to Clean Energy Firms with Obama Administration Ties

A Washington Post analysis found that $3.9 billion in federal grants and financing flowed to 21 companies backed by firms with connections to five Obama administration staffers and advisers...

Lessons from Europe's Experience with Renewable Mandates and Subsidies

Italy's Instituto Bruno Leoni found that the capital necessary to create one green job could have created 6.9 jobs if invested in industry...

EPA's Approaching Regulatory Avalanche

Cumulatively, Environmental Protection Agency rules scheduled to become effective in the next three years could cost more than $1 trillion and destroy hundreds of thousands of jobs...

Oil and Gas Boom Lifts U.S. Economy

The use of new drilling techniques to tap oil and gas in shale rocks far underground helped add about 158,500 new oil and gas jobs over the past five years...

Lessons from Solyndra

From 2008 to 2011, Solyndra spent almost $1.9 million on lobbyists...

Costs and Consequences: America's Misguided Energy Policies

The Obama administration recognizes that the only way renewable energy can be allowed to compete with less expensive fossil fuels is by making oil and natural gas more expensive to develop...

A New Front in the Fracking War

It is estimated that enough gas is recoverable from shale in North America to fuel the country for 45 years...

Keystone Can Help the Gulf

According to the federal Energy Information Administration, the United States exported 3 million barrels per day of finished petroleum products in October 2011 -- a new high...


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