Editorials: Isaac Orr

Net Metering Gives Big Advantage to the Wealthy

Champagne wishes and caviar dreams are coming true thanks to a government policy called net metering, which allows wealthy environmentalists who have installed solar panels on their roofs to profit

GAO Report Confirms: States Better Fracking Regulators than EPA

A new report from the Government Accountability Office (GAO) confirms what many small-government environmentalists have been saying for years: States are more effective at regulating the dispo

The Texas Textbook Massacre

Would you want the textbooks at your child's school to teach your kids the Soviet Union still exists and is the greatest danger your child will face in their lifetime?

The Political Attraction of Severance Taxes

As the topic of severance taxes heats up in Pennsylvania and Ohio, it’s worth investigating exactly what severances taxes are and why they are implemented.

Industry Doesn’t Undermine Tourism

In rural areas, there is often a heated debate over economic development that essentially boils down to a choice between industrial jobs and tourism jobs.

Foundation Provides Cover for Indecisive Politician

Hydraulic fracturing, also known as “fracking,” is a technique for recovering oil and natural gas from shale rock formations once too costly to develop.

Energy and Earthquakes in Ohio

Ohio sits above the Utica and Marcellus shales, two geologic formations that have rich energy potential waiting to be unlocked by the process of hydraulic fracturing, commonly referred to as&n

Obama, EPA Regulations Make Fracking Mandatory

Almost every day we hear about severe weather events—wildfires in Colorado, droughts in California, polar vortexes in Wisconsin.

Buyer Beware: New EPA Regulations Are All Smog and Mirrors

Have you ever been shopping for a computer and felt like the salesman used “tech-talk” and a lot of words you didn’t understand just to confuse you so he could “up-sell” you on the “latest” and mos

The Preventable Tragedy of Energy Poverty

In our world of laptops, iPads, flat-screen TVs, microwaves, and jet-skis, it is easy to forget that 1.3 billion people on this plan