Category Archives: Environment

Gasoline and Greed

By William B. Conerly, Ph.D. Why have gasoline prices come down so much? Certainly global prices for crude oil have dropped, but why did the local gas station operator drop prices that you and I pay? A year ago I … Continue reading

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When Are Energy-Efficiency Efforts Worth It?

When does “being green” make sense?  Perhaps not as often as you think. Todd Myers, director of the Center for the Environment at Washington Policy Center, recently noted in a Wall Street Journal article that a “key mistake people make when … Continue reading

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This Week in the Capitol: Marijuana, ODOT, and the Energy Trust of Oregon

While much of the media this week focused on gun control bills, Cascade’s John Charles and Steve Buckstein brought attention to government spending, marijuana, and the “Tax That Won’t Die,” aka the Oregon Public Purpose Charge. On Monday, John Charles … Continue reading

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Rural Freedom Project – Juniper Entrepreneur

Gerard Joseph Lebreque talks with Cascade Policy Institute about his struggles with regulations on juniper and his life in rural Oregon. SEE THE VIDEO. Continue reading

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A Defense of Free Market Environmentalism

By Nick Sibilla On July 30, the Washington Post published my letter to the editor where I argued for the privatization of America’s national parks. In response to an earlier op-ed (which claimed the National Park Service was a “prime … Continue reading

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Last chance to see Farmageddon!

Be sure to catch this great movie before it’s out of theatres in Oregon on the 26th! HOLLYWOOD THEATER 4122 NE Sandy Boulevard Portland, OR 97212 (503) 281-4215 To pre-buy tickets: www.hollywoodtheatre.org COLUMBIA RIVER BREWING CO. 1728 NE 40th Ave (40th … Continue reading

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Climategate 2: Don’t Give Greenpeace a Chance

By Nick Sibilla The United Nations (UN) has found itself entangled in yet another climate scandal. First, the UN’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) was involved in “Glaciergate,” where it claimed that Himalayan glaciers would melt in 25 years. … Continue reading

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The Future? Higher Electricity Rates and More Oregonians on Assistance Programs

The Oregon Senate Committee on Finance and Revenue recently passed Senate Bill 863 (SB 863) which allows electric utilities to increase the amount of funds available for low-income assistance programs. The bill now moves to the Senate floor. Specifically, SB … Continue reading

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Misconceptions, myths and other assertions about renewable energy

Over my almost three years at Cascade Policy Institute, I have noticed that there are many misconceptions, myths and other assertions about renewable energy that need to be cleared up. This blog post is the first of many I hope … Continue reading

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Jimmy McMillan is back!

The man that made “The rent is too damn high” a catch phrase in the last election cycle is back…. this time gasoline is the target. Check out the website behind the video here, or the group behind it all … Continue reading

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