In Colorado, Local Fracking Debate Holds National Implications

May 12, 2014 by Kate Rosow Chrisman

Colorado Fracking Debate

An oil and gas boom over the past decade saw wells creep closer to the metropolitan areas along Colorado’s Front Range, a heavily populated area that includes Denver and Boulder, and with it, growing public anger over the extraction process.[read more]

Dash for Clunkers

October 17, 2011 by Gernot Wagner

You can motivate people to drive less through various means. Gas taxes come to mind. Or a tax on vehicles miles traveled, or a congestion fee. Whether you call it a “tax” or a “fee,” charging money is always part of the equation. The alternative to a tax is a ban, and that’s almost always a bad idea. Case in point is Mexico City, which...[read more]

Cracks in wall for California’s ban on nuclear energy

October 28, 2010 by Dan Yurman

The potential for nuclear energy is not lost on some of the state’s political and business leaders For the past three decades the State of California has banned the development of new nuclear reactors inside its borders. Green groups led by the Sierra Club have pulverized any effort to over turn the ban like Viking warriors taking a...[read more]