Daily Policy Digest

Environment Issues

Court Says New York Communities Can Ban Fracking

More than 170 towns in the state of New York have used zoning laws to ban or put a moratorium on fracking...

Biofuel Mandate Will Raise Gas Prices

The Congressional Budget Office (CBO) has estimated that gasoline prices will increase by 13 cents to 26 cents per gallon by 2017 if the Renewable Fuels Standard remains unchanged...

Illegal Immigrants Cross Over Protected Lands

Illegal immigrants, including drug smugglers and human traffickers, are exploiting protected lands to make their way into the United States more easily...

Energy Boom Has Created 450,000 Jobs

The shale energy sector continues to experience phenomenal growth, and a new study suggests this will continue for the next decade...

Private Sector Solutions for Transportation Infrastructure

Increasing infrastructure spending is not a sustainable answer to the nation's congestion problems...

Colorado Towns Try to Limit Fracking

Towns across Colorado are enjoying an economic boom from energy production, but environmentalists are trying to limit fracking...

Shale Gas and American Foreign Policy

Shale gas, combined with the United States' other energy resources, could provide 200 years' worth of energy...

Problems with Public Resource Management

Public managers of our nation's natural resources lack the effective incentives that private managers, with private property rights, have...

U.S. Oil Production Keeps Prices Steady

While the continued violence in Iraq has raised concerns about oil, price volatility is low thanks to increased American oil production...

The Government Benefits from Fracking

State and local governments saved a total of $720 million on electricity and gas thanks to fracking. These significant savings are equivalent to the cost of hiring 25,000 full-time employees...


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