Let us inject facts into ‘Seismicity’

“What’s unfortunate is that some folks are attempting to use [recent seismic events in Ohio] as a justification for stopping oil and natural gas development in Ohio — kind of like trying to argue that the auto industry should be shut down just because a scrap tire dump caught fire somewhere.” Continue reading Let us inject facts into ‘Seismicity’

Burnett: Plastic Bag Bans Hurt Shoppers, Retailers and Workers

By H. Sterling Burnett, Ph.D.
January 19, 2012, Exclusive for JunkScience.com

A small but increasing number of cities are in a frenzy to ban plastic shopping bags. More than two dozen cities nationwide have either banned plastic grocery bags (and in some cases, paper bags) entirely, or have imposed a fee for using them in order to encourage the use of reusable bags. However, such policies have hidden costs few seem to recognize. Continue reading Burnett: Plastic Bag Bans Hurt Shoppers, Retailers and Workers

Nannying: Ban on fast-food ads reduced consumption of junk food, says study

An outright ban is recommended as the “most effective policy tool.” Continue reading Nannying: Ban on fast-food ads reduced consumption of junk food, says study

Enviros aim to stop exporting of coal, LNG via Oregon port

A port spokesman called many of the environmental claims “speculative, emotional and sensational.” Continue reading Enviros aim to stop exporting of coal, LNG via Oregon port