Opeds

Terry Anderson
Bozeman ChronicleDecember 3, 2007 By Terry L. Anderson
James G. Workman
News-TribuneNovember 25, 2007
Billings GazetteSeptember 1, 2007 By Alison Berry
Pittsburgh Tribune-ReviewAugust 19, 2007 By Bill Steigerwald
Holly Fretwell
Seattle Post-IntelligencerApril 11, 2006 By Holly L. Fretwell Guest Columnist
Donald Leal
Providence JournalJanuary 9, 2006 By Donald R. Leal
Terry Anderson
Colorado Springs GazetteNovember 19, 2005 Free-market environmentalism is a win-win for everyone By Terry L. Anderson
Peter Hill
By Peter J. Hill
Holly Fretwell
Scottsdale TribuneJune 27, 2005 Paying modest fees would enable
Terry Anderson
The Weekly StandardApril 25, 2005 By Terry L. Anderson
Randy Simmons
Headwaters NewsJanuary 5, 2005  By Randy T. Simmons
Holly Fretwell
Billings GazetteSeptember 11, 2004 By Holly L. Fretwell
Forbes.com September 20, 2004 By Vernon L. Smith
Thomas Bray
Detroit NewsJuly 18, 2004 By Thomas Bray
J. Bishop Grewell
Tacoma News TribuneJuly 4, 2004 By J. Bishop Grewell
Terry Anderson
Rocky Mountain NewsJuly 3, 2004 By Terry L. Anderson
Jane Shaw
Herald and NewsKlamath Falls, ORJune 14, 2004 Water trades work elsewhere:Why not in the Basin? By Jane S. Shaw
Holly Fretwell
Rocky Mountain NewsFall 2003By Holly Lippke Fretwell
Denver PostColorado VoicesOctober 12, 2003 Squeezing multiple use By Tim Fitzgerald, Western Colorado
J. Bishop Grewell
Orange County RegisterAugust 29, 2003 By J. Bishop Grewell
Holly Fretwell
July 12, 2002 By Holly Lippke Fretwell
Donald Leal
vThe OregonianJune 25, 2002 Individual Fishing Quotas:Long Overdue By Donald R. Leal
Holly Fretwell, Linda Platts
June 26, 2002 By Linda Platts and Holly Lippke Fretwell
Holly Fretwell
J. Bishop Grewell, Peter Hill
Bozeman Daily ChronicleJune 20, 2000 By J. Bishop GrewellIn the foothills of
J. Bishop Grewell
By J. Bishop Grewell Tiny microbes living in the mud-pots and geysers of Yellowstone National Park have sparked a mammoth controversy.
Apple Daily, Hong KongDecember 13, 1999 By Matthew Brown
Richard Stroup
Orange County RegisterOctober 12, 1999Fear Bigger Governments,Not Bigger Populations By Richard L. Stroup and Matthew Brown
Richard Stroup
vBozeman Daily ChronicleAugust 4, 1999 By Richard Stroup
Orange County RegisterJuly 18, 1999 CLAY LANDRYCopyright 1999 The Orange County Register
Bruce Yandle
Environmental Protection MagazineMarch 1999 Harnessing Markets to Improve Water Quality: Using a free-market approach can save
Jane Shaw
Tacoma News TribuneAugust 13, 1998 By Matthew Brown and Jane S. Shaw
Terry Anderson
Rocky Mountain NewsJune 7, 1998 By Terry L. Anderson
Terry Anderson
The Orange County RegisterFebruary 16, 1998 By Terry L. Anderson
Donald Leal, Terry Anderson
Wall Street JournalAugust 26,1997 By Terry L. Anderson and Donald R. Leal
Donald Leal
Sacramento BeeAugust 5, 1997 Forest Service Roads Opened form Recreation Would Defray Costs By Donald R. Leal
Linda Platts, Holly Fretwell
Wall Street JournalJanuary 28, 1997 By Holly Lippke Fretwell and Linda Platts
Jane Shaw
Wall Street JournalSeptember 4, 1996 By Michael Sanera and Jane S. Shaw
Terry Anderson
Chicago TribuneSeptember 3, 1996 By Terry L. Anderson and Mark Liffman
Terry Anderson
Savannah Morning NewsMay 19, 1996 Georgia's Groundwater: Own It or Lose It By Terry L. Andersonand Pamela S. Snyder
Richard Stroup
The Washington TimesApril 2, 1996 By Richard Stroup
Linda Platts
Christian Science MonitorMarch 20, 1996 By Urs P. Kreuter and Linda E. Platts
Terry Anderson
Rocky Mountain NewsDecember 20, 1995 By Terry L. Anderson and Michael R. Houser
Terry Anderson
Wall Street JournalNov. 22, 1995 By Terry L. Anderson
Jane Shaw
Wall Street JournalSeptember 7, 1995 By Pamela S. Snyder and Jane S. Shaw
Laura Huggins
Washington Times April 18, 2008 By Laura E. Huggins
Salt Lake Tribune March 1, 2008 By Alison Berry
Terry Anderson
Great Falls Tribune October 16, 2008
Jane Shaw
By C. Kenneth Orski and Jane S. Shaw
Andrew Morriss
By Andrew P. Morriss
Terry Anderson
By Terry L. Anderson [See research by Terry Anderson and Dominic Parker]
Laura Huggins
By Laura E. Huggins
Andrew Morriss
By Andrew P. Morriss
By Jay Ambrose
Bruce Yandle
By Jody Lipford and Bruce Yandle
Laura Huggins
By Laura E. Huggins
Laura Huggins
Obama's Great Outdoor Initiative is not a bottom-up approach, but once again a top-down effort that will create more government programs and reduce local control.
California is criminalizing recreational behavior in the state parks, writing tickets for the likes of rafting wihtout a life jacket and a dip without a suit. The fines they collect help fill the state coffers.
Free Market Environmentalism is better at managing natural resources than the government. The oil spill clean-up in the Gulf of Mexico is a recent example.
Roger Meiners
Stimulus spending for green jobs is short sighted. The solar panels produced can make electricty for less, but will eventually cost more to replace.
In most cases, recycling is a profligate use of natural and human resources.
Recyling household trash makes people feel warm and fuzzy, but its not good for the environment.
Holly Fretwell, Shawn Regan
Federal Land management has largely led to poor stewardship. Permanenty funding the Land and Water Conservation Act to provide $900 miilion annually for more land purchases is a bad decison. The feds should focus on managing the 25 pecent of the US that they already own.
Terry Anderson
The Federal Government continues to acquire more land, much of it is donated, but the cost of land maintenance at this scale is immense and the feds do not have the funds to do the job.
China's growing wealth and economic power means it also vested in seeing the US propser as it holds a huge amount of US debt and remains an important trading partner.
Andrew Morriss
By Andrew P. Morriss
Roger Meiners
PERC's Roger Meiners writes that calls for massive changes in all aspects of modern life from transportation to food production in order to reduce carbon emissions are unrealistic. Repeated failures of such utopian experiments suggests extreme caution.
James Huffman
By Jim Huffman
Laura Huggins
As our quality of life continues to improve, the world's prevailing sentiment continues to be one of a disastrous future, all because the population has reached 7 billion. Are these worries real or just a scare tactic?
Terry Anderson
Endangered African wildlife are conserved on Texas ranches that have switched from money-losing livestock to profitable rare and endangered species.
Terry Anderson
By Terry L. Anderson
Terry Anderson
The uncertainties of tribal governance and judicial systems has a chilling effect on economic development on reservations. A point in case is the Grand Canyon Skywalk.
Holly Fretwell
New Forest Service policy calls for more sustainability even for communities and recreation. Trying to make everything sustainable simply makes no sense.
Terry Anderson
By Terry Anderson
Laura Huggins
US Congress passes legislation opposing catch share fisheries one of the most promising management schemes for protecting fisheries and marine habitat
Shawn Regan
Imagine if the government were responsible for looking after your best interests. How well would this work? Just ask Native Americans.
Holly Fretwell
Citizens in the West have little say on how most of their land is managed. Some western states are beginning to fight for custody.
Shawn Regan, Fred Thomas
How opposition to coal exports is impacting one of the poorest communities in Montana — the Crow Indian reservation.
Michael `t Sas-Rolfes
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is about to destroy 6 tons of confiscated ivory. But does the destruction of ivory stockpiles really help the cause?
Terry Anderson, Shawn Regan
In the Wall Street Journal, Terry Anderson and Shawn Regan explain how Washington rules prevent tribes from developing resources that could help lift them out of poverty.
Matt Ridley
The death this week of Ronald Coase, one of the world's most-cited economists, comes at a time when there is lively debate about the very issue he raised: why neither markets nor government are panaceas.
Shawn Regan
In a state known for its golf, Floridians understand the concept of a mulligan. That’s why five years after passing a costly ethanol mandate, Florida lawmakers opted for a do-over.
Laura Huggins
PERC fellows offer "candidate species conservation banking" as a promising development of voluntary exchange through a market-like approach in their San Jose Mercury News op-ed.
Terry Anderson
With private investment in green energy down 34 percent between 2011 and 2012, proponents of subsidies for R&D struggle to make their case.
Terry Anderson
Private ownership is the key to good resource stewardship. As Terry Anderson explains, stream access laws undermine property rights and reduce landowners' incentives to provide habitat for fish and wildlife.
Terry Anderson, D. Bruce Johnsen
Facing the "fiscal cliff," perhaps the president and Congress should start thinking in terms of the "foreclosure crisis." All lenders, whether a local home-loan bank or the Chinese government, expect to be repaid either from the borrower's income or, if that is insufficient, from the sale of assets. Where does that leave the U.S. government?
Laura Huggins
From the World Resources Institutes initiative for Keeping Options Alive to the United Nations Decade on Biodiversity, calls for conserving biodiversity are persistent. This goal appears reasonable, at least on its face.
H. Spencer Banzhaf
Saturday night marks the end of daylight-saving t
Thursday marks the 40th anniversary of the Clean Water Act. No doubt, the billions spent on the act have improved overall water quality.
Terry Anderson
Terry Anderson of PERC supports the Green Tea Party in 2012 and its preseidential candidate Kermit the Frog. Kermit promises environmental quality with limited government and budget cuts.
Donald Leal
 Watch PERC's "Saving Ocean Fisheries with Catch Shares"By Preston Mixon and Donald R. Leal Special to The Daily News
Terry Anderson, Reed Watson
Environmental, fiscal and economic irresponsibility in the name of protection.

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