In the past 50 years Congress has passed legislation such as the Clean Air Act seeking to improve air quality and the Clean Water Act addressing the cleanliness of waterways in the U.S.

While some improvements has been made nationally in both air pollution and water cleanliness, both laws have resulted in the most complex, comprehensive, and costly environmental laws in existence.

Additionally, environmental improvements in both areas began to improve prior to the 1970s when both laws were enacted. Through pragmatic regulatory reform of both laws, the Competitive Enterprise believes Americans can have clean water and improved air quality without submitting to undue regulations that strangle industry and harm our economy.

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Vol. VII, No. 13

Politics   NY Times Accuses White House of Censoring EPA Report   In a front-page story on June 19 and an…

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Vol. VII, No. 12

Politics   Scientists Revive Debate in Canada   An open letter published in Canada’s National Post on June 4 urges Paul…

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Boost Your Environmental IQ Online

Washington, D.C., February 7, 2003—The Competitive Enterprise Institute is launching a new online feature, the "e-class" quiz, this week. The quiz, developed by CEI’s…

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Ecology, Liberty & Property

Ecology, Liberty & Property: A Free Market Environmental Reader Publication Date: Spring 2000Price: $16.95ISBN #1-889865-02-8 Are free markets and environmental protection compatible?  Is…

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Earth Report 2000

Earth Report 2000: Revisiting the True State of the Planet Date: 1999 Edited by: Ronald Bailey Published by: McGraw-Hill Earth Report 2000 is a…

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The Market and Nature

(Originally appeared in The Freeman, September 1993) Many environmentalists are dissatisfied with the environmental record of free economies.  Capitalism, it is claimed, is…

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