January 6, 2018
Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke on January 4th announced an ambitious oil and gas leasing plan for the federal Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) for 2019 to 2024. The Draft Proposed Plan (DPP)...
December 28, 2017
After thirty years of mostly disappointments and defeats, 2017 has been a banner year for advancing free market policies across the board on energy, climate, and environmental issues. We at CEI are proud to have played an important role in promoting many of these decisions...
December 1, 2017
If news reports are accurate, the review of National Monument designations submitted by Interior Secretary Zinke does not begin to fulfill...
October 13, 2017
On October 4, 2017, Owen Paterson MP, who until 2014 was the United Kingdom’s Secretary of State for Environment, Food, and Rural Affairs, visited CEI to deliver remarks on how the U.K.’s separation from the European Union (EU) will allow the former to develop more effective, better-targeted environmental policies tailored to the country’s specific needs.
September 6, 2017
It’s refreshing to see that political correctness has little hold on the Trump Administration, enabling common sense policymaking—despite offending the left. One of latest “assaults” on leftist nonsense is the reversal of the Obama Administration’s 2011...
August 25, 2017
“The survival of our species has always depended on advances in agriculture.” So begins the narration for Food Evolution, a new documentary about genetically modified foods and the high-stakes global controversy over their use.
Astrophysicist and popular science educator Neil deGrasse Tyson provides the soothing, even-handed voice that takes viewers from a plant genetics lab in the United States to a banana farm in Uganda, showing viewers how genetic modification works and the very real problems around the world it is helping to solve.
August 24, 2017
On August 7, the Department of Interior’s Office of Natural Resources Revenue (ONRR) repealed the Obama administration’s minerals Valuation Rule. The Obama rule revised longstanding regulations governing how leaseholders on federal and Indian...
August 23, 2017
Earlier this year, the Environmental Protection Agency rejected a petition from two environmental activist groups to ban the longtime, widely-used pesticide chlorpyrifos. Last week, the New York Times published an ostensible exposé on that decision by reporter Eric Lipton, but despite a lot of dark...
August 3, 2017
Bloomberg reports some good news this week: Honeybee hive health has improved and so-called colony collapse disorder (CCD) is less of a problem than it was before. Yet CCD has never really been the major challenge to bees. Environmental activists have used it as an excuse to...
July 18, 2017
A recently released study claims to have finally proven that certain pesticides are harming both honeybees and wild bees, and news headlines have sounded the alarm. For example, a Los Angeles Times...