Policy Briefs

Replacing the Environmental Protection Agency

July 15, 2014

In 1968, when I was serving as the head of a groundwater professional society, it became obvious to me and a handful of others that the United States did not have any serious focus on potential pro

The Economic Impact of Regulating U.S. Greenhouse Gas Emissions Under the Clean Air Act

Margo Thorning
June 9, 2009

The imposition of greenhouse gas permitting requirements on stationary sources will negatively impact U.S.

The Economic Impact of Regulating U.S. Greenhouse Gas Emissions Under the Clean Air Act

Margo Thorning
September 14, 2010

The imposition of greenhouse gas permitting requirements on stationary sources will negatively impact U.S.

Block Grants for All: Liberating the Poor and Taxpayers Alike

May 5, 2014

The remarkable success of the Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Reconciliation Act of 1996 – better known simply as “welfare reform” – is well known.

AMS Survey Shows No Consensus on Global Warming

November 28, 2013

In a November 2013 Heartland Institute Policy Brief, Heartland President Joseph Bast examines an American Meteorological Survey of its members which found only 39.5% of those who responded say they

Analysis: New International Survey of Climate Scientists

September 25, 2010

In a September 2010 Heartland Institute Policy Brief, Heartland President Joseph Bast examines an international survey of climate scientists conducted by German scientists Dennis Bray and

You Call This Consensus?

July 7, 2011

Heartland Institute President Joseph Bast writes a 2011 paper examining the common sound bites surrounding the idea that there is a scientific "consensus" surrounding the idea that humans are the p

Climate Change, Energy Policy, and National Power

March 21, 2014

Global warming alarmism threatens U.S. national power and national security, say Admiral Thomas B. Hayward, Vice Admiral Edward S. Briggs, and Captain Donald K. Forbes.

A Better Medicare for Seniors and Taxpayers

February 12, 2014

Of all the entitlement programs in the U.S. requiring reform, Medicare – the federal health insurance program for people who are 65 or older – presents the most difficult problem of all.

Scientific Critique of IPCC’s 2013 'Summary for Policymakers'

October 16, 2013

The Summary for Policymakers released in September by the United Nations’ Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change is filled with concessions that its past predictions were too extreme and mislead

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