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Environment Issues

The Cost of Wind Energy Jobs

Taxpayers spend about 15 times more on wind energy jobs than jobs in oil-and-gas...

Locavores or Loco-vores?

Locavores disregard hundreds of years of trial and error and the many benefits derived from a larger food supply chain...

Let Wind Power Tax Credit Expire

From 2009 to 2013, federal revenues lost to wind-power developers are estimated to be $14 billion -- $6 billion is from the production tax credit...

Tax Credit in Doubt, Wind Power Industry Is Withering

The wind turbine industry is struggling to sell its product; as a result, 10,000 jobs have disappeared since 2008, when the industry employed about 85,000 people...

The China Model and U.S. Energy Policy

China's growth from energy provides not an example, but a cautionary tale about its energy policy and larger model for economic growth...

Labeling of Genetically Engineered Foods Is a Losing Proposition

Compliance costs for a new California law requiring genetically engineered food to be labeled would inflate the costs of goods, meaning families would have to pay up to $350 to $400 more a year on groceries...

A Good Fracking Story

Hydraulic fracturing is cost-effective and the benefits to the environment speak for themselves -- carbon dioxide emissions have dropped 20 percent despite adding 57 million energy producers...

The Focus on Green Jobs Is Misplaced

The federal government should place the emphasis on creating all types of jobs rather than putting priority on creating nebulous green jobs...

Hydraulic Fracturing: Critical for Energy Production, Jobs and Economic Growth

In the past 60 years, hydraulic fracturing has retrieved 600 trillion cubic feet of natural gas; 1 trillion cubic feet of natural gas alone is enough to heat 15 million homes for one year...

Fuel Economy Rules Trump Smart Growth

The annual overall reduction in carbon dioxide emissions from the new federal fuel standards would be equal to the 30 year impact of smart growth policies...


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