At a time when many people have put off buying a new car until the economy improves, the last thing we need is a stringent government regulation on fuel efficiency that will raise the cost of vehicles and make matters even more difficult for consumers.
I respectfully submit that the interagency working group's estimate of the social cost of carbon (SCC) is flawed in at least one important respect.
Should a Canadian corporation be allowed to take land rights from a small Nebraska rancher? Should conservatives side with Big Government and Canadians over private landowners?
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry attracted some attention last week by describing climate change as “perhaps the world’s most fearsome weapon of mass destruction.” Another part of his remarks, though, was just as revealing.
Oil companies are increasingly leasing trains to bring the crude from remote areas where it's being produced to the markets where it's needed. But several derailments involving oil-tank cars in the US and Canada over the past year have raised questions about whether rail shipments of oil are safe. Considering the thousands of oil shipments by rail, the accident rate is vanishingly small.
Think the days of coal plants in Michigan are numbered? Not so fast. Notwithstanding challenges from environmental groups, our nation’s success with innovative technologies for increasing the efficiency of new power plants will keep coal in the energy mix for decades to come.
Last December, in response to fevered political pressure, the European Commission banned the use of neonics for two years. The moratorium, guided by the precautionary politics that now dominate science-based regulation in Europe, took effect just as a number of new studies shed increasing doubt on the belief that neonics play a key role in bee health.
Contrary to opponents of Keystone XL, the pipeline would have virtually no effect on global warming, and the world is not experiencing more frequent and extreme climate-related events.
In this conference, veterans of the Iraq and Afghanistan wars, mental health and disability experts, and an economist will discuss current hurdles to rehabilitation, and suggest alternatives that could more effectively expedite the reintegration of veterans into their families, communities, and workplaces.
Please join Representative Randy Forbes (R-VA), AEI, the Heritage Foundation, and the Foreign Policy Initiative for a timely discussion on the 2014 QDR and the future of American defense strategy in an era of constrained budgets.
This event is livestream only.
AEI’s Philanthropic Freedom Project welcomes Bill Gates for an exclusive event at AEI.