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Environment Issues

A Carbon Tax Would Harm U.S. Competitiveness and Low-Income Americans

A carbon tax would accelerate emission output as energy-intensive industries relocate to other countries where they can freely emit greenhouse gas emissions...

Different Types of Mandated Gasoline Reduce Competition

Today, there are 17 different types of gasoline mandated across the country, according to the American Petroleum Institute...

Hard Facts: An Energy Primer

In 2011, the United States produced 23 trillion cubic feet of natural gas, making it the world's top producer...

Offshore Drilling: Increase Access, Reduce the Risk and Stop Hurting American Companies

Rather than regulating the offshore drilling industry, which is important to our domestic economy, the United States should pursue policies that increase job creation and energy supplies...

The Hidden Flaw of "Energy Efficiency"

Mexico's cash-for-coolers program subsidized the swapout of inefficient air conditioners and refrigerators with efficient ones; however, energy consumption was cut by only 7 percent...

Carbon Emissions and the Drought

Global warming alarmists are quick to blame this summer's drought on rising carbon emissions, in spite of the fact that U.S. emissions have fallen 1.7 percent in 2011 -- the lowest levels in 20 years...

The Case for Natural Gas Exports

American firms could make up to $3 billion per year from exporting liquefied natural gas...

Subsidy-Powered Vehicles

Consumers would rather buy a cheaper car and pay less in insurance, making electric cars uncompetitive and government subsidies a failure...

Wind Production Tax Credit Already Phasing Out

The production tax credit for wind energy is set to expire at the end of the year, which provides the certainty that businesses need...

Policy by Panic

Global accumulated cyclone energy is at its lowest level since 1970, despite the cries of those that claimed Hurricane Katrina was a shape of things to come as a result of global warming...


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