Written by IER
Recently, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released a new regulation that mandates the reduction of carbon dioxide emissions from existing power plants. This regulation was originally designed by the Natural Resources Defense Council, a New-York based firm that employs over 350 attorneys ...
Written by Robert L. Bradley, Jr.
“The exportation of the materials of manufacture is sometimes discouraged by absolute prohibitions, and sometimes by high duties,” Adam Smith observed in the Wealth of Nations. This barrier remains in our day. A recent op-ed in the New York Timesby former Obama administration official Stephen ...
Written by Michael Snyder
Never before have we seen so much death along the west coast of North America.
Massive numbers of sea stars, bluefin tuna, sardines, anchovies, herring, oysters, salmon, marine mammals and marine birds are dying, and experts are puzzled. We are being told that we could even see “local ...
Written by IER
Residents of Pueblo, Colorado are concerned about their skyrocketing electricity prices because the state’s Clean Air-Clean Jobs Act is forcing the closure of inexpensive coal plants. Pueblo has a poverty rate of 18.1 percent; family incomes are far below the state average; and a third of the ...
Written by Peter Byrne of The Energy Report
Steve Palmer, founder of AlphaNorth Asset Management, has a "buy cheap, sell dear" investment strategy that wins, as the outperforming return on one of his investment funds demonstrates. In this interview with The Energy Report,Palmer unveils a handful of resource stocks that are slumbering through ...
Written by Alan Caruba
Watching left-wing organizations lose their wits denouncing conservatives is always fun and particularly if you know one of their targets. In my case, that would be Tom DeWeese, the founder and president of the American Policy Center; the most expert and outspoken opponent of Agenda21 in the ...
Written by Paul Driessen
Ethanol damages your cars, small engines, food budget – and kills Gulf of Mexico animals
Ethanol and other biofuel mandates and subsidies got started when politicians bought into claims that we are rapidly depleting our petroleum, and fossil-fuel-driven global warming is boiling the planet.
Written by Robert P Murphy
The Australian government has voted to repeal its carbon tax, becoming the first major power to do so. For those (like us at IER) who believe carbon taxes harm consumers in exchange for no corresponding environmental benefits, the move signals benefit for the Australian people. Yet the episode also ...
Written by IER
Oklahoma and Texas increased their economies by a combined total of $5.7 billion due to the southern leg of the Keystone pipeline (the “Gulf Coast Pipeline”) during the 17 months it was under construction. According to the Consumer Energy Alliance, the pipeline also brought in local tax ...