Daily Policy Digest

Environment Issues

Fracking Creates Big Benefits for Workers, Landowners, and America's Poor

In North Dakota, some oilfield workers without college degrees are making $200,000 per year...

Electric Car Tax Breaks Benefit the Wealthy, Don't Help the Environment

Half of Washington's sales tax breaks for electric cars go to residents in the wealthiest 10 percent of Washington zip codes...

EPA's Impact on New Mexico: Higher Prices, Fewer Jobs

The EPA has proposed new rules to limit carbon dioxide emissions as well as mercury emissions from coal-fired power plants...

Electricity Consumption Drops during the Super Bowl

Millions tuned in to watch this year's Super Bowl, and, according to General Electric, televisions alone during the ballgame consume more than 11 million kilowatt-hours of energy...

Getting Rid of Renewable Energy Mandate Would Benefit Consumers

In 2008, the state of Ohio mandated that electric utilities get 12.5 percent of their electricity supply from renewable sources by 2024...

What Does the Future Look Like for American Coal?

While coal remains America's most used energy resource, it faces mounting challenges...

Methane Regulations: Are They Really Necessary?

Limiting methane emissions would do little to reduce the earth's temperature...

Reduce Consumer Costs by Repealing Energy Regulations

While America's energy boom has brought consumers jobs, lower prices and energy bill savings, there's much more that can be done...

The Link between Fossil Fuels and Human Progress

The world today uses 39 percent more oil and 107 percent more coal than it did in 1980...

Is There a Highway Funding Crisis? Not Really

Lawmakers on both sides of the aisle are considering raising the federal gas tax...


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