Michael Shellenberger, whose views have changed somewhat since he was an “Environmental Hero” in Time magazine, appeared before the House Select Committee on the Climate Crisis on July 28. But (rather like the congressional treatment of Attorney General Bill Barr) the committee didn’t listen.
Thirteen years of regulatory oversight? From the Detroit News: Numerous violations and longstanding concerns that the Edenville Dam could not withstand a significant flood led the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission to revoke its license for power generation in September 2018. *** “Thirteen years after acquiring the license for the project, the licensee has still…
FEE: ‘A Litany of Useless Laws Have Been Exposed by the Coronavirus.’ CEI: Regulation, not offshore outsourcing, is hindering supply of medical equipment. BBC: As coronavirus goes up, air pollution goes down.
Starbucks is trying out a fully ‘compostable’ cup. – Ecowatch.com • European trade unions say E.U. Green Deal will cost 11 million jobs. – Euractiv.com • The Empire State building was constructed in 410 days. Why can’t we build that fast now? Guess. – Medium.com •
By H. Sterling Burnett You may have heard that the Trump administration is proposing changes in the 50-year-old National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), which mandates federal regulatory environmental oversight of major infrastructure projects. These changes are appropriate and overdue. Here’s why. NEPA requires federal agencies to assess the environmental effects of their proposed actions before…
Wild horses and burros range throughout the public grasslands of the United States. With few predators, they face starvation or dehydration, as 90,000 animals attempt to live on dry lands that can sustain fewer than a third of that number.
PERC, the Property and Environment Research Center, has developed a possible solution, one that has now been adopted by the Bureau of Land Management, which oversees those lands. It is an incentive-based plan that pays individuals to adopt horses.
In this guest post by Shawn Regan, a research fellow and the director of publications at the Property and Environment Research Center (PERC) in Bozeman, Montana, looks at the fact that to acquire rights to natural resources in the West, you must use the resource. This is an obvious barrier to many would-be environmentalist bidders.