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Environment Issues

Expensive Oil Weighs Down the Economy

Driven by higher oil prices, U.S. consumers will spend about $600 billion more on petroleum fuels in 2012 than they did in 2002...

The Streetcar Fantasy

The cost of operating one streetcar mile is three to four times higher than operating one bus mile...

Controversial HOT Lanes Spread Nationally

A dozen highway lanes that charge cars rising tolls as traffic increases now operate across the nation and another 18 are under development...

Fuel Efficiency Standards

The downsizing of cars in the 1970s and 1980s resulted in an additional 1,300 to 2,600 traffic fatalities in 1993 alone...

Time to Excise Fuel Duty?

Taxes comprise 60 percent of the cost of a liter of petrol or diesel in the United Kingdom...

Is Opposition to Genetic Engineering Moral?

Genetically modifying mosquitos has reduced the infected mosquito population by 80 percent in the Cayman Islands and by 90 percent in Brazil...

The EPA vs. State Economies

This year, 40 percent of the nation's corn will be used for ethanol manufacturing, increasing corn prices, harming state poultry, beef, pork and dairy farmers who use corn as animal feed...

U.S. Redraws World Oil Map

The shale-oil boom can help the United States surpass Saudi Arabia as the largest oil supplier by 2020...

Carbon Tax Will Kill the Economy, Boost Inflation

Even if a carbon tax were somehow able to cut all emissions, it wouldn't be enough to offset carbon dioxide levels to curb the effects of global warming...

Natural Gas Industry Cozies Up to Washington

The government is going against market forces and investing in natural gas infrastructure at a time when many investors are steering clear...


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