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Middle Ground Needed for the Debate on Fracking in America

A fracking rig in Bradford County, Pennsylvania // Credit: by Bob WarhoverHydraulic fracturing, or “fracking” as it has come to be known in the popular lexicon, is the process of drilling and injecting fluid into the ground at a high...

Posted September 11, 2013    

Internalizing Externalities: A Call for Pragmatic Climate and Trade Policies

credit: World Trade OrganizationThe classic conversation on climate change does not speak much about trade policy. Maybe it should. The nations of the world face the intersection of two global dilemmas: enhancing economic welfare through trade...

Posted September 9, 2013    

Social Cost of Carbon Emissions Has Risen 60 Percent in Three Years

credit: trayport.comRecently, the world came to realize that carbon dioxide levels passed the sobering threshold of 400 parts per million for the first time in over 2 million years. While the economic consequences of such a milestone remain somewhat...

Posted September 7, 2013