Volume 22, No.1, Spring 2004

Features

The shadowy "precautionary principle" is stopping progress and distorting priorities.
J. Bishop Grewell
Are entrance charges keeping low-income people from enjoying the outdoors?
A friendly critic questions the justice and practicality of PERC's environmental approach.
Linda Platts
This selection from a new book reveals some unintended consequences of environmental laws.

Columns

Daniel Benjamin
A scholarly article supports Environmental Protection Agency regulation of air pollutants.

Perspectives

Linda Platts
The rising global demand for paper is forcing producers to look beyond trees to crops such as flax and hemp. The increase in forests set aside for wildlife preserves and recreation is also reducing the availability of wood pulp typically used in papermaking.
Linda Platts
In Wyoming's Powder River Basin, efforts to access a major new source of natural gas stalled when drilling for coalbed methane also produced millions of gallons of tainted groundwater.
Linda Platts
In Anchorage, Alaska, companies are giving their employees incentives to reduce winter air pollution. They come in the form of cold hard cash, and they work. But the companies too have an incentive to reduce air pollution.