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April 16, 2014 | Defining Ideas (Hoover Institution)

Risky Hydraulic Fracturing?

April 3, 2014 | John Batchelor Show

Commander David Slayton on the John Batchelor Show (10:31)

Hour 4: Guests: David Slayton, Hoover. Markos Kounlikakis, Hoover. Bob Zimmerman, Sid Perkins, Science.
March 24, 2014 | EconTalk

John Christy and Kerry Emanuel on Climate Change

John Christy of the University of Alabama in Huntsville and Kerry Emanuel of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology talk with EconTalk host Russ Roberts about climate change. Topics discussed include what we know and don't know about global warming,...
March 5, 2014 | Defining Ideas (Hoover Institution)

Three Cheers for Fracking

February 20, 2014 | Investor's Business Daily

NAFTA Summit a Wasted Opportunity For An Epic Energy Pact

On the 20th anniversary of Nafta, perhaps the greatest trade pact in history, President Obama came to a summit with Mexico with little to offer, wasting a chance for a far-ranging new energy pact.
February 18, 2014 | NewsMax

EPA's Wood-Burning Stove Ban Deals Blow to Rural Homes

The Environmental Protection Agency recently imposed restrictions on wood-burning stoves that will deal a blow to rural Americans who rely on wood to heat their homes.
February 14, 2014 | Wall Street Journal Live

Uncommon Knowledge With David Berlinski

February 11, 2014 | San Francisco Chronicle

Keystone Brings Out the Green in the GOP

Whether President Obama approves the Keystone XL pipeline from Canada or not, environmentalists or labor unions will be angry. For 40 years, foreign policy was a factor favoring wind, solar and alternative energies. Shultz and another Hoover Institution fellow, Nobel laureate Gary Becker, argued in 2013 that "a carbon tax would encourage producers and consumers to shift toward energy sources that emit less carbon - such as toward (natural) gas-fired power plants and away from coal-fired plants - and generate greater demand for electric and flex-fuel cars and lesser demand for conventional gasoline-powered cars." In the Wall Street Journal, the Hoover Institution scholars said their tax would be practical and market-friendly, "not for financing some other government programs." With so many partisans antiscience, antieconomics and antichange, the Republican Party, once strong and sensible, now resembles a huddle of trembling polar bears, trapped on a melting Arctic ice floe, drifting toward oblivion.
February 11, 2014 | FrontPage

The Costs of the Environmentalism Cult

A fundamental incoherence about humans and their relationship to nature -- and how it harms our economic interests.
February 10, 2014 | EconTalk

Paul Sabin on Ehrlich, Simon and the Bet

Paul Sabin of Yale University and author of The Bet talks with EconTalk host Russ Roberts about his book. Sabin uses the bet between Paul Ehrlich and Julian Simon--a bet over whether natural resources are getting scarcer as population...