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  • New Hampshire Shows Way to Self-Sufficiency of Parks

    Published August 1, 1997
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    In yet another example of how Washington can learn from energetic, cost-conscious state governments, New Hampshire's state park system--24 natural areas, 12 historic sites, and 36 diverse recreation areas--is enjoying its seventh year of
  • Myths of Global Warming Cited as Kyoto Nears

    Published August 1, 1997
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    As the administration moves forward with plans to sign a treaty in December imposing legally binding, internationally enforceable limits on the production of greenhouse gases, questions continue to be raised as to whether such a far-reaching step is
  • Markets Better than Mandates at Determining Recycling Levels

    Published August 1, 1997
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    The popular debate over whether "trash is treasure" or "recycling is garbage" misses the point, according to a new study by the Reason Public Policy Institute.
  • Battle Over Air Quality Standards Enters New Arena

    Published August 1, 1997
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    On June 25, President Clinton announced his endorsement of EPA's controversial plans to tighten standards for particulate matter (PM) and ground-level ozone, moving the national debate over air quality regulation to a new arena: Congress and the
  • Global Climate Change Negotiations: A Lead Weight on Our Nation’s Future Economic Growth

    Published August 1, 1997
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    On July 15, 1997, Senator Chuck Hagel (R-Nebraska) addressed the Competitive Enterprise Institute’s Conference on Global Climate Issues, held in Washington, D.C. What follows is an abbreviated version of his remarks.
  • A Canadian’s View of Global Warming

    Published July 28, 1997
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    Much of Canada is suffering the most miserable spring in years. Temperatures remain below normal. With a month to go till the summer solstice (or maximum sunshine per day), the Victoria Day holiday weekend high was a balmy five degrees.
  • Why Al Salvi Is Wrong About Guns

    Published July 18, 1997
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    Last October, The Heartland Institute presented its Heartland Liberty Prize to Al Salvi for his outstanding efforts to promote individual liberty. We were impressed by the young U.S.
  • Food Supply Up, Prices Fall

    Published July 1, 1997
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    Bumper crops in the United States, Canada, and even Latin America have sent 1997 world agricultural price levels back to where they were in 1995.
  • Environmental Regulations Can Be Made User Friendly

    Published July 1, 1997
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    Local land use and environmental regulations can be made much more user-friendly without sacrificing community objectives. Here are a few ways suggested by John L. Gann Jr.
  • Ethanol Tax Incentives Produce Little Environmental Benefit, GAO Reports

    Published July 1, 1997
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    A new report by the U.S. General Accounting Office finds that billions of dollars in subsidies and tax exemptions for alcohol fuels have failed either to reduce U.S. reliance on foreign sources of oil or to benefit the environment.
  • Alaska Health Dept. Challenges Jacobson PCB Findings

    Published July 1, 1997
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    The February 27, 1997 issue of the New England Journal of Medicine prints a letter from the Alaska Division of Public Health that casts new doubt on a study often cited by activists for tighter regulation of water quality. John P. Middaugh M.D.
  • Falling Cancer Rates Are Evidence that Synthetic Chemicals Pose No Threat to Public Health

    Published July 1, 1997
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    Dr. Bruce Ames and Dr. Lois Swirsky Gold, scientists with the National Institute of Environmental Health Science Center at the University of California, Berkeley, came before the U.S.
  • Associated Press Article Links Chemicals to Early Puberty

    Published July 1, 1997
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    The Associated Press recently reported on a study alleging that American girls reach puberty earlier than commonly believed, with nearly half of black girls and 15 percent of white girls beginning to develop sexually by age 8.
  • The Dangerous Greening of American Foreign Policy

    Published July 1, 1997
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    Dr. Henry Miller was trained as a physician and molecular biologist.
  • PBS Program Examines Nuclear Power

    Published July 1, 1997
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    In April, the PBS broadcast an hour-long Frontline report titled “Nuclear Reaction.” Here are some of the points made during the program. The energy from nuclear power is in very concentrated form.
  • World Population Growth Slows

    Published July 1, 1997
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    The population explosion so many professional doomsayers confidently predicted only a few years ago appears to be little more than a fizzle. According to the United States Census Bureau, the world's population grew by only 79.6 million people in 1996.
  • Chemical Companies Set Ambitious Emissions Reduction Goals

    Published July 1, 1997
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    The United States chemical industry has undertaken an ambitious program designed to reduce emissions from large and small facilities alike.
  • Congress Fails to Use Review Power to Reform Regs

    Published July 1, 1997
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    It may not be an 800-pound gorilla, but Congress last year passed legislation, later signed into law by President Clinton, that, if properly used, may turn out to be a 350-pound gorilla--something overzealous regulators will no longer be able to ignore.
  • Update on Environmental Legislation and Regulations

    Published July 1, 1997
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    The following summary of pending legislation and recent regulatory decisions is provided by arrangement with The National Coalition for Public Lands and Natural Resources, a nonprofit 501(c)6 corporation advocating continued multiple use on public lands.
  • U.S. Soldiers Preparing for Green Mission in Latin America

    Published July 1, 1997
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    If the Pentagon and the State Department have their way, American soldiers attached to the U.S. Southern Command (SouthCom) will soon become warriors for the environment. In at least 32 Latin American and Caribbean nations, members of the U.S.
  • Quality of Environment Improving Dramatically

    Published July 1, 1997
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    The quality of the environment in the U.S. and Canada is getting better, not worse, according to a study released in late April by the Pacific Research Institute and Fraser Institute.
  • What Is a Wetland?

    Published July 1, 1997
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    When most people think of the word “wetland,” they imagine something resembling the Everglades. The legal definition, however, is not so simple or clear. For starters, there is no wetland statute nor even a Congressional definition of the term.
  • EPA, States Clash Over Voluntary Pollution Audits

    Published July 1, 1997
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    A new front has opened up in the widening conflict between EPA and a growing number of state environmental agencies throughout the country.
  • States, EPA Clash Over Environmental Audit Confidentiality

    Published July 1, 1997
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    In what promises to be a protracted struggle over who can best enforce the nation's environmental laws and provide for a cleaner environment, EPA and a growing number of state environmental agencies are at loggerheads over state efforts to introduce

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