The Environment (Fall 2009)

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Public Transit Is Off-Track

Randal O'Toole Fall 2009
America faces many environmental challenges, ranging from energy shortages, pollution, and greenhouse gas emissions to disappearing wildlife habitat. While these problems may be real,...

The Dismal Economics of Climate Regulation

Jeff Kueter Fall 2009
The U.S. Congress is now moving towards the creation of a cap-and-trade system. Proponents see the system, which has been strongly endorsed by President...

The Pitfalls of Global Environmental Regimes

Howard Gumnitzky Fall 2009
Concerns over climate change have spurred calls for a coordinated international effort to regulate global emissions. Those who warn of global warming envision a...

Carbon Emissions in the Middle East

Richard Baehr Fall 2009
While global warming alarmists claim that carbon emissions are the primary factor behind global warming (and hold the U.S. responsible, as the leader of...

The Investment Opportunity of the 21st Century

Jeff Siegel Fall 2009
Several years ago, I was invited to speak at a panel discussion on energy investing. The audience was comprised mostly of seasoned investors with...

Harnessing the Energy of Trash

Alyssa A. Lappen Fall 2009
Among the greatest ironies of President Barack Obama's environmental policies is his federal budget proposal to "cap-and-trade" greenhouse gas emissions. The plan would roughly...

Conservatism’s Green Roots

David Jenkins Fall 2009
This year's debate over climate change legislation has provided a vivid illustration of how today's conservative political and media leaders approach environmental issues. The...

Letter From the Publisher: A Climate for Debate

Matthew Brooks Fall 2009
The wrangling over environmental legislation in Washington continues. Waxman-Markey, better known as Cap-and-Trade, raises serious questions about the global warming debate, the hysterical warnings...

Letter to the Editor – Breaking Our Oil Addiction

Marc Goldman Fall 2009
Dear Editor: Energy independence is the catch phrase of the millennium. The prospect of it is so tantalizing that virtually no American opposes it. Political leaders...

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