Federalism—preserving the states’ independent policymaking role to promote innovation and democratic accountability—is a value embraced by people across the political … More
Trump’s infrastructure plan is an opportunity for states and environmentalists to use federalism to steer development in an environmentally friendly direction
Last month, the White House released a $1.5 trillion infrastructure plan that calls for $200 billion in federal infrastructure spending, … More
The boy who cried wolf grew up to be an environmental alarmist
Environmental alarmists may grab headlines, but they’ve repeatedly proven spectacularly wrong. Environmental issues require sober analysis and problem solving, not overheated rhetoric.
Environmental protectionism: when environmental laws protect businesses from competition
The environment’s greatest friend is technological innovation. Human ingenuity–what Julian Simon called “the ultimate resource”–has consistently enabled us to make more with less. Yet environmental laws too often throw up roadblocks to that progress, favoring the dirty status quo over a cleaner future.