By Bruce Yandle, Andrew P. Morriss, and Lea-Rachel Kosnik
RS-02-3: 2002By Bruce Yandle, Andrew P. Morriss, and Lea-Rachel Kosnik
Thoughts on the Relative Merits of Cap-and-Trade versus Emission Taxes for Controlling Carbon Emissions.
By Bruce Yandle
In the forty years that have passed since oily debris on the banks
As part of PERC's FME workshop, "Financial Contracting, Transaction Costs, and Environmental Amenities," Jonathan Klick of the University of Pennsylvania Law School presents on estimating the effects of emissions permits.
As oil continues to gush from BP's Macondo well and politicians posture, it is time for us to ask why we are drilling in such risky places when there is oil available elsewhere. The answer lies in the mantra NIMBY—"not in my back yard."
By Brian Lutz and Martin Doyle -- Our research shows that for the Marcellus Shale significantly less wastewater is generated for every unit of natural gas recovered by hydraulic fracturing than by conventional gas production.
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The preliminary results of this research provide robust evidence that ozone levels well below federal air quality standards have a significant impact on productivity among hourly farm workers.
Most claims of environmental good from recycling are myths. Recycling often uses more resources than it saves.
The Remediators Inc. is proving that mushrooms are a safe and cost-effective way to clean up contaminated soils.
Assessing the common law as a replacement for pollution control regulations.
Reducing pollution is not the only factor to be considered when it comes to lowering infant mortality rates passion.
Does a firm's pollution harm its reputation? You might think so, but recent research by Jonathan Karpoff, John Lott Jr., and Eric Wehrly argues otherwise.
A scholarly article supports Environmental Protection Agency regulation of air pollutants.
A major study of the Clean Air Act confirms that -- as businesses often claim -- the costs are high.
By Daniel K. Benjamin Given the racket that people raise over airport noise, one would think that the social benefits of regulating airport noise must be great.
By Daniel K. Benjamin EPA cleanups of superfund sites cost an average of $12 billion for every cancer case prevented.
Since 1980, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has had the auth
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.
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.