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Reasonable Disagreements: Mend It Or End It? - The Environmental Regulations Of Infrastructure

interview with Richard A. Epstein, Adam J. Whitevia Reasonable Disagreements
Wednesday, May 2, 2018

Debating environmental regulation of infrastructure projects.

Analysis and Commentary

Genetic Engineering Applied To Agriculture Has A Long Row To Hoe

by Henry I. Millervia GM Crops & Food
Thursday, October 12, 2017

In spite of the lack of scientific justification for skepticism about crops modified with molecular techniques of genetic engineering, they have been the most scrutinized agricultural products in human history.


EPA, The Nature Of Regulation, And Democracy

by John H. Cochrane featuring Richard A. Epsteinvia Grumpy Economist
Saturday, April 28, 2018

My Hoover colleague Richard Epstein posted a revealing essay on the nature of environmental regulation last week, with environmental regulation as a particular example. The contrast with "Environmental Laws Under Siege: Here is why we have them" in New York Times and the New Yorker's Scott Pruitt's Dirty Politics is instructive.

Analysis and Commentary

Viewpoint: Examining The Science Denial Behind IFOAM—Organics International

by Henry I. Miller, Drew L. Kershenvia Genetic Literacy Project
Wednesday, April 25, 2018

The true-believers in organic agriculture, such as the International Federation of Organic Agriculture Movements (IFOAM—Organics International), are as deluded as those who deny the value of vaccines and, like them, have the potential to inflict tremendous harm.

Analysis and Commentary

Earth Day: More About Hurling Tomatoes Than Planting Them

by Henry I. Miller, Jeff Stiervia American Greatness
Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Earth Day has changed a lot since its inception in 1970, and not for the better. In the spirit of the time, it started as a touchy-feely, consciousness-raising, idealistic experience. Attendees were prototypic tree-huggers.

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In the News

Earth Day: The Impact Of Plants On Mental Health

quoting William Damonvia The Utah Statesman
Sunday, April 22, 2018

Plants play vital roles in the ecosystem. They convert carbon dioxide to oxygen which allows the majority of animal life on the planet to thrive. Thanks to research done by the Royal Botanical Gardens in the United Kingdom, there are approximately 391,000 known species of vascular plants.


Lee Ohanian On The Lars Larson National Podcast (1:21:47)

interview with Lee Ohanianvia Lars Larson National Podcast
Friday, April 20, 2018

Hoover Institution fellow Lee Ohanian discusses how the free market can solve our problems if we would let it especially concerning the environment.

In the News

Federal Government Continues To Give Native American Tribes A Bad Deal

quoting Terry Andersonvia The Western Journal
Friday, April 20, 2018

The Department of the Interior has worked steadily to increase opportunity and access to the federal lands and resources under its purview. Earlier this week, the department released a comprehensive list of its accomplishments thus far in 2018.

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Analysis and Commentary

Earth Day Has Embraced Hysteria And Abandoned Science

by Henry I. Miller, Jeff Stiervia Fox News
Friday, April 20, 2018

Sunday is Earth Day, a celebration conceived by then-U.S. Senator Gaylord Nelson and first held in 1970 as a “symbol of environmental responsibility and stewardship.” In the spirit of the time, it was a touchy-feely, consciousness-raising, New Age experience. Most activities were organized at the grassroots level.

In the News

Americans On Climate Change: All Talk, Little Action

quoting Terry Andersonvia OZY
Thursday, April 19, 2018

Terry Anderson, executive director of the Property and Environment Research Center in Montana, who advocates free market solutions to environmental problems, says people will rebel against government limits on their behavior. The feds, he says, should help us adapt to a changing climate by ending subsidized flood, hurricane and crop insurance.


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