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Just The Fracts

Getting The Fracts Straight

by Terry Anderson, Carson Brunovia PolicyEd.org
Wednesday, January 20, 2016

All forms of energy production have their risks, but scientific research suggests that hydraulic fracturing’s risks of water use, water contamination, or induced seismic activity from improper fluid disposal are rare, overblown, or easily mitigated. Like other energy productions, we have to weigh the risks and rewards. Estimates suggest fracturing will create almost 4 million jobs and pump almost $500 billion in the U.S.’s economy by 2035.

In the News

Hanson: No Investment In Water Infrastructure

featuring Victor Davis Hansonvia California Ag Today
Tuesday, April 3, 2018

California Ag Today recently spoke with Victor Davis Hanson, a Martin and Illie Anderson Senior Fellow at Stanford University's Hoover Institution. Hanson was the keynote speaker at the March 22 World Water Day event, facilitated by the California Water Alliance (CalWA) and held at Harris Ranch in Coalinga. He discussed the need for more water infrastructure.

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Area 45: Scott Pruitt On How The Trump Administration Has Reoriented The EPA

interview with Scott Pruittvia Area 45
Thursday, March 29, 2018

Scott Pruitt, Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency, discusses the EPA’s highlights and priorities.

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Area 45: On Top Of The World With David Slayton

interview with Commander David Slaytonvia Area 45
Tuesday, February 27, 2018

The Arctic Ocean and global strategic concerns.

In the News

Florida Senators Urge President Trump To Bring Nuclear Carrier To Mayport

quoting Admiral Gary Rougheadvia News4Jax
Thursday, January 25, 2018

Florida's two U.S. senators, Rubio and Bill Nelson are urging President Donald Trump to “include funding in the 2019 Presidential Budget to support a nuclear-powered aircraft carrier at Naval Station Mayport."

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Chain Reactions

by Admiral James O. Ellis Jr. , George P. Shultzvia Hoover Digest
Friday, January 26, 2018

Before we jettison nuclear energy, let's count the costs: to the economy, to the environment, and to national security.

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Keeping the Lights On

by Jeremy Carlvia Hoover Digest
Friday, January 26, 2018

Nuclear power has to remain part of our energy mix. 

Interviews

Richard Epstein: Don Deblasio Tilts With The Windmills Of Exxon And Shell

interview with Richard A. Epsteinvia The John Batchelor Show
Thursday, January 18, 2018

Hoover Institution fellow Richard Epstein discusses his Defining Ideas article "Is Global Warming A Public Nuisance?"

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The Federalist Society Convention: Inside Washington's Real Nerd Prom

by Adam J. Whitevia The Federalist Society
Thursday, November 16, 2017

For conservative and libertarian lawyers, the Federalist Society’s annual convention in Washington is the unrivaled social event of the year: a nationwide class reunion, plus prom, plus the Oscars—with after-parties‚ all rolled into one. And it goes on for three days, starting today.

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Two On Energy Subsidies

by John H. Cochrane via Grumpy Economist
Monday, November 13, 2017

The WSJ has two good and related opeds on energy and transport subsidies recently, Randall O'Toole on Last Stop on the Light-Rail Gravy Train and Lee Ohanian and Ted Temzelides write on energy and transport subsidies.

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Energy Policy Task Force


The Task Force on Energy Policy addresses energy policy in the United States and its effects on our domestic and international political priorities, particularly our national security.