Editorials: Isaac Orr

Frac Sand Study: Lots of Scare, Little Science

How would you feel if you walked into a doctor’s office and the doctor told you about the potential dangers of heart surgery but didn’t tell you the risks can be minimized with proper precautions o

Air Monitoring Data at Frac Sand Facilities Not Scary

Halloween is upon us, and once again opponents of frac sand mining are trying to scare people in Wisconsin and other parts of the Upper Midwest by producing one-sided studies based on 

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.