PERC's Terry Anderson and the Hoover Institution's Carson Bruno examine the hydraulic fracturing process and the market mechanisms which would allow us to take advantage of fracking's benefits and mitigate its costs.
As part of the government shutdown that started October 1, the National Parks Service closed all U.S. national parks and monuments. Visitors were denied entry to Yosemite and Yellowstone and acres and acres of national park lands until the government resumes business. But economics professor Holly...
Jonathan Adler 02/21/2014
Many environmental problems are exaggerated. The threats facing marine fisheries, however, are quite real. There is a growing consensus among fishery experts that greater reliance on private-property rights can prevent overfishing and ensure sustainability.
Shawn Regan 02/13/2014
The Farm Bill will make it more difficult for Asian catfish to enter the U.S. market. But critics say it’s a trade barrier in disguise.
Holly Fretwell 02/13/2014
Citizens in the West have little say on how most of their land is managed. Some western states are beginning to fight for custody.
Holly Fretwell 02/12/2014
In the West, nearly half the land is owned and controlled by the federal government, compared with only 4 percent in the East. Holly Fretwell explains why that difference affects the ability of western states to determine their own destiny.
Terry Anderson, Reed Watson 01/27/2014
Montana's Stream Access Law has led to an erosion of property rights and reduced public benefits flowing from private lands. Isn’t it time to say enough is enough?
Shawn Regan 01/07/2014
When industry and environmental groups claim that a regulation will solve all problems, consumers beware. It’s probably crony capitalism in disguise.
Dino Falaschetti, PERC's Executive Director, shares a story on the lessons of green energy policy and green growth.
Laura Huggins 01/02/2014
It is time to move beyond the Nixon approach to the environment. The past 40 years have shown how good political intentions — or, at least, political maneuvering — in the name of environmental protection can create perverse economic incentives to do the opposite.