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  • EPA Says Global Warming Poses Substantial Threat to Humans

    Extreme heat waves, increased hurricanes, disease and death were the crux of the message the EPA delivered when it released its report on climate change and health yesterday. It seems to be another case of highlighting the Armageddon dangers albeit these are the least plausible. This comes only a week … More

    Where You Go, EPA will Follow

    Bob gets up for work and promptly leaves his apartment complex at 8:00 a.m. It’s an important day for Bob; he’s flying to Chicago to take an important client out to dinner. But as he’s leaving, he notices a handful of men inspecting his apartment complex. Puzzled and a bit … More

    Energy 101: An Interactive Quiz

    The American Petroleum Institute just released its Energy IQ Survey that you can access here. The survey, which also comes in a printable PDF form, asks a series of questions that Americans will find both informative and surprising. It’s easy to see that rising gas prices are hurting American households. … More

    From Biofuels to BioFailure

    It’s hard to find a voice outside the Midwest or Archer Daniels Midland buildings that support the use of biofuels and ethanol as a means for filling gas tanks. Environmentalists and especially world hunger groups are adamantly expressing their concern about the unintended consequences of biofuels policy. Christopher Booker and … More

    EPA Could Regulate Lawnmowers, Speed Limit

    Want to mow your lawn? Better check with the Environmental Protection Agency first. Last Friday the EPA issued an Advanced Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (ANPR) that would impose a number of unthinkable regulations on the economy and everyday life. One of many is regulation the emissions of a lawnmower. This … More

    President Lifts Order on Offshore Drilling

    President Bush has done his part and now it will be up to Congress to do theirs. President Bush is lifting an executive order restricting offshore continental shelf drilling, an order put in place by George H.W. Bush in 1990. President Bush said in this speech, “The only thing standing … More

    Nuclear at the Crossroad

    As we continue to chronicle the worldwide nuclear renaissance here on the Foundry and at The Heritage Foundation, it is important to note the outlier nations and the reasons for which they resist nuclear power. Europe draws nearly a third of its electricity from nuclear power and is likely to … More

    The EPA and You

    Remember that little green alien, Gazoo, in the Flintstones that would always interfere in Fred’s life and try to help him out, but in the end, he’d make things dramatically worse? Well, the United States has its own green Gazoo, The Environmental Protection Agency, and they’re about to interfere heavily … More

    Thorium Nuclear Reactors Promising

    Despite having not built a plant in more than three decades, the technology for nuclear power has come a long way in the United States. One of the most intriguing developments is the ability to use the chemical element thorium to power reactors. Thorium power has unique advantages that address … More

    EPA Not Doing Enough?

    Reps. Jim Oberstar (D-Minn.) and Henry Waxman (D-Calif.) have called out the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for not properly enforcing the Clean Water Act, and have demanded “the agency provide Congress with information about its enforcement process.” This is in response to an internal letter from the EPA that claimed … More