Category: Environment and Enterprise Institute

Civil Rights Report Wrong on Environmental Justice Priorities, by David Almasi

Civil Rights Report Wrong on Environmental Justice Priorities, by David Almasi

Select Steel, Inc. couldn't build a steel mill in Genesee County, Michigan due to "environmental justice" concerns. If the staff of a federal commission has its way, more companies might find their expansion plans disrupted as well. To environmental activists ...
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Tinkering With Energy is Playing With Fire: Cap and Trade Schemes are Regressive, Placing Burdens on Low-Income Communities, by Bonner Cohen

Tinkering With Energy is Playing With Fire: Cap and Trade Schemes are Regressive, Placing Burdens on Low-Income Communities, by Bonner Cohen

National Policy Analysis #490 /
Hopes for a swift and lasting economic recovery could be dashed if Congress approves a misbegotten scheme that two independent government agencies have concluded will send energy prices through the roof. The "Climate Stewardship Act of 2003" (S. 139), introduced ...
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The Case for Sport Utility Vehicles: It's the Economy, Stupid, by Geoffrey Moore

The Case for Sport Utility Vehicles: It’s the Economy, Stupid, by Geoffrey Moore

New Visions Commentary /
Drivers of sport utility vehicles (SUVs) have recently been called gas-guzzlers, had their faith and religion questioned and even been called terrorists (the poor gas mileage of some SUVs helps put money in Osama's pocket, you see). Why are SUV ...
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Buckle Up, Black America, by Mary Katherine Ascik

Buckle Up, Black America, by Mary Katherine Ascik

New Visions Commentary /
A New Visions Commentary paper published January 2003 by The National Center for Public Policy Research, 501 Capitol Ct., N.E., Washington, DC 20002, 202/543-4110, Fax 202-543-5975, E-Mail [email protected], Web http://www.nationalcenter.org. Reprints permitted provided source is credited. Black America needs to ...
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Smart Growth Tosses a White Hood Over Black Homeownership, by Kevin Martin

Smart Growth Tosses a White Hood Over Black Homeownership, by Kevin Martin

New Visions Commentary /
When one imagines liberal environmental activists, the stereotype is one of tie-dyed followers of the Grateful Dead. These days, environmental activism is big business. Well-paid heads of green groups more likely choose Bruno Maglis over Birkenstocks. But some of the ...
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Fuel Efficiency Regulations Save Gas But Cost Lives and Money, by Mary Katherine Ascik

Fuel Efficiency Regulations Save Gas But Cost Lives and Money, by Mary Katherine Ascik

That new car you just bought may be a threat to your health - and even your life - thanks to Corporate Average Fuel Economy (CAFE) standards. These federal rules are responsible for thousands of needless deaths and injuries. Not ...
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For Safety's Sake: Buckle Up, Black America, by Mary Katherine Ascik

For Safety’s Sake: Buckle Up, Black America, by Mary Katherine Ascik

Black America needs to fasten its collective seatbelt. According to figures from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), only 69 percent of African-Americans wore seat belts in 2000 as opposed to 74 percent of whites.1 That's just a five ...
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EPA's Regulatory Turnaround an Example of Compassionate Conservatism in Action, by Syd Gernstein

EPA’s Regulatory Turnaround an Example of Compassionate Conservatism in Action, by Syd Gernstein

Just the thought of new environmental regulations can make people groan. Nobody wants to breathe dirty air or drink toxic water, but government policies to protect the planet can be unnecessarily expensive - especially for those who can least afford ...
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LCV Environmental Scorecard Ratings Shortchange Urban Blacks, by Mike Green

LCV Environmental Scorecard Ratings Shortchange Urban Blacks, by Mike Green

New Visions Commentary /
While pretending to be nonpartisan, the League of Conservation Voters (LCV) recently published a "report card" grading politicians on their environmental voting records. Internet ads hyping the rankings tease "Did your senator vote to trash the environment?" We are supposed ...
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Giving With One Hand, Taking Away with the Other: Competing Government Policies Both Promote and Deny Homeownership Opportunities for Minorities, by David Almasi

Giving With One Hand, Taking Away with the Other: Competing Government Policies Both Promote and Deny Homeownership Opportunities for Minorities, by David Almasi

New Visions Commentary /
It's three steps forward, but two steps back. Policies removing barriers to minority homeownership are favored by governments, but the competing objective of combating the perceived threat of urban sprawl by some of these governments is simultaneously restricting homeownership opportunities ...
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