Environment Commentary

The California rush to ban foam takeout food containers is starting to look like a frenetic race that would embarrass even the most aggressive Black Friday shoppers. Currently, 119 cities and counties in California prohibit businesses from providing customers with takeout food packaging made of polystyrene....

By Hank Campbell and Henry I. Miller A recent op-ed harangue in the Washington Post — "Scientists know plastics are dangerous. Why won't the government say so? — by radical activist Paul Thacker seeks to create concern about the health effects of plastics and plasticizers.  It reads like a cross between...

Many of you may be unaware, but this past week was National Clean Energy Week. And, while many economically harmful policies have been proposed in pursuit of clean, efficient, and cost-effective renewable energy, the goal is worthwhile. It just matters how we get there. The Clean Capitalist Coalition (full...

California’s chronic water problems were once again national news when Gov. Jerry Brown signed legislation establishing a code of water-use restrictions that would be more fitting for an undeveloped nation. As usual, policymakers chose the austerity of coercive public policy over the voluntary, cooperative agreements...