Daily Policy Digest

Environment Issues

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...

Renewable Energy Loan Guarantee Program Back in Business

The federal program offering loan guarantees for renewable and energy-efficient projects, notorious for its $535 million loan to solar panel maker Solyndra, is now accepting applications...

California Restricts Water Use to Combat Drought

As a massive drought continues to impact California, cities and agencies levy restrictions on water use...

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...


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