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Environment Issues

The Market-Driven Energy Revolution

Since 2008, domestic oil production has increased 12 percent, while imported oil has fallen to 45 percent of total consumption from 61 percent...

Bald Eagles Fall to Green Energy

The Altamont Pass wind farm in Northern California alone is estimated to kill 67 golden eagles annually...

The Continuing Failure of Green Conceit

Each green job created in Spain's effort to boost the green energy sector cost about $750,000, and only one in 10 of the new green jobs were permanent...

Sustainability

The argument that the earth is incapable of providing for an expanding human population is without scientific basis...

Oil Production: United States Is Capable of Out-Producing World

The U.S. Geological Survey estimates that the Green River Formation contains about 3 trillion barrels of oil...

Finding Sources of Rare Earths beyond China

In 2008, factories outside of China used nearly 60,000 tons of rare earths; in the past two years, however, China has limited exports to just 30,000 tons per year, driving up global prices, says H. Sterling Burnett, a senior fellow at the National Center for Policy Analysis...

Environmental Groups Collecting Millions from Federal Agencies They Sue

The General Accounting Office tracked 525 legal fee reimbursements that totaled $44.4 million from 2001 through 2010 for environmental groups suing the federal government...

Obama Is Losing the Keystone Pipeline Battle

Any dissolved hydrocarbons from a break in the Keystone XL pipeline that enter into groundwater would probably remain within 1,000 feet of the spill point...

Solar Project Opens on Federal Property

Seventeen solar power facilities, five wind farms and eight geothermal power plants have gotten the green light to break ground on federal lands since Obama came to office in 2009...

Why We Need to Terminate Big Wind Subsidies

Despite tens of billions in subsidies, wind turbines still generate less than 3 percent of U.S. electricity...


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