Daily Policy Digest

Environment Issues

Keystone XL Delay Has Consequences

If built, the pipeline will transport 4 percent of the oil that is consumed in the United States each day...

Genetic Engineering Can Help Fight the California Drought

There is one technology that could do much to lessen the impact of the drought on California's farmers: genetic engineering...

U.K. Allows Companies to Explore for Natural Gas

Most of Britain's natural gas deposits are in economically-depressed areas, which have a lot to gain from development in the region...

Is There Really a 97 Percent Consensus on Global Warming?

NCPA Senior Fellow Michael Stroup explains where the global warming "scientific consensus" comes from and why the numbers are unreliable...

Burning Trash in Sweden

Sweden sends just 1 percent of its waste to landfills...

Detroit's New 3-Mile Light-Rail Line

The federal government has given Detroit $41 million in taxpayer subsidies to build light rail, and supporters have asked for another $12 million for the project...

A Plan to Replace the EPA

Jay Lehr, science director at the Heartland Institute, has a five-year plan to replace the Environmental Protection Agency with 50 state agencies...

Houses Built Under FEMA Guidelines Suffer More Damage

Houses that are built according to FEMA guidelines suffer more property damage during hurricanes than homes built prior to the guidelines...

America Needs Mining Reform

The United States imports $119 billion worth of minerals each year, and our reliance on other countries makes domestic manufacturers vulnerable to supply disruptions and price spikes...

Is Congress Afraid to Support Obama's Climate Plan?

Last week, President Obama said that Congress was afraid to support his Climate Action Plan, but empirical data shows that Congress is right to remain skeptical...


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