For generations, from Teddy Roosevelt to Ronald Reagan, Republicans have taken the lead on a wide range of environmental and natural resource issues.
Energy & Environment
The rewards of a successful free trade agreement are significant—with the potential to boost EU and U.S. GDP by approximately 0.5 percent —yet the road to resolution is riddled with sensitive issues.
The RFS goals for reduced oil imports, lower greenhouse gas emissions, etc. have been met ten years ahead of schedule, but not because of the standards. No, the credit goes to new drilling technologies, increased use of natural gas, and reduced consumption of gasoline.
Across fields of activity, it is widely understood that arbiters and finders of fact must be independent of the parties they are evaluating.
Congress is once again wavering over extending a key tax break for the wind industry, and wind’s foes — largely sponsored by coal, oil and gas moguls Charles and David Koch — are pushing hard for its demise, never mind the fact that fossil fuels, the primary cause of climate change, are more heavily subsidized.
In December 2011, the Obama Administration set an aggressive two-year goal to complete $2 billion worth of performance contracting projects at federal facilities. This White House initiative on Energy Savings Performance Contracting has leveraged...
One thing everyone can agree on is that pollinators are too vital to lose. Congress now has an opportunity to take action in the farm bill, an opportunity legislators shouldn’t pass up.
Nations that foster livable cities with vibrant populations and skilled workforces are the nations with a competitive advantage in the global marketplace. A well-designed, well-maintained network of city parks is a vital component of any city’s infrastructure and a trademark of a healthy urban environment.
If the past year tells us anything, it's that clean, renewable energy is no longer a hope for the future -- it’s a rapidly growing reality.
Whenever there is a tragedy, be it in a coal mine, on a drilling platform, or in your neighborhood, there is an understandable desire to learn the cause and penalize the perpetrator. In many cases, regulatory agencies must decide the appropriate penalty. Accidents like the Massey coal mine tragedy, the Enbridge Pipeline oil spill, the Arkansas oil pipeline failure, and gas pipeline explosions like those in Allentown, Sissonville, and San Bruno, all have resulted in significant fines and penalties.