NCPA Media: Environment

  • Aug 28, 2015

    Drilling Deeper: The More Things Change…

    Campaigns to Ban Frac’ing are Widespread

    PB Oil & Gas: PB Oil & Gas story features the NCPA’s “Frac Map,” which shows the bans, restrictions, and regulations on frac’ing in the United States.

  • Aug 05, 2015

    Group tracks U.S. fracking bans

    Daily Oil Bulletin: NCPA’s “FracMap,” showing bans and restrictions on hydraulic fracturing (fracking) in the U.S., was the featured daily infographic on

  • Jun 05, 2015

    China Is About To Tighten Its Grip On Rare Earth Minerals

    China is poised to tighten its grip on the world market for rare earth minerals, as low prices push the lone U.S. producer to the brink of bankruptcy

    CNN Money: China, which controls about 95 percent of global rare earths production, may be poised to tighten its grip on the world market for rare earth minerals, warns a CNN Money article citing NCPA research.

  • May 24, 2015

    Recycling is big business, but it's taking a hit from falling commodity prices

    Plastics Today: A drop in scrap recycling commodity prices is beginning to hurt the recycling industry and could cause major cities to lose their recycling programs says a Plastics Today article citing NCPA research.

  • Mar 05, 2015

    CA Bag Ban Draws Not-So-Funny Response

    A critic of California’s plastic bag ban says the idea would be funny if it wasn’t actual policy.

    One News Now: California’s plastic bag ban would be laughable if it wasn’t actually policy, says NCPA Senior Fellow Pam Villarreal in a One News Now article.

  • Feb 02, 2015

    Report Says U.S. Should Take Advantage of Coal Exports

    Fierce Energy: Restricting coal exports will only hurt the American economy and US workers, while doing nothing for the environment, according to a NCPA report featured in a Fierce Energy piece.

  • Jan 05, 2015

    Dallas’s Plastic Bag Ban Went Into Effect on January 1st, and Nobody Seems Happy About It

    Texas Monthly: The ban on plastic bags in Dallas will likely force shoppers to take their business elsewhere and cost shop owners money, according to a report by NCPA Senior Fellow Pam Villarreal cited in a Texas Monthly article.

  • Nov 15, 2014

    Plastic Bag Ban or Fee: A Lose-Lose Scenario For City

    Sioux City Journal:  Plastic bag bans cause employers to lose business and lay off employees, according to a National Center for Policy Analysis study featured in a Sioux City Journal op-ed.