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WPC's Center for the Environment brings balance to the environmental debate by promoting the idea that human progress and prosperity work in a free economy to protect the environment.

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Is Climate Change Killing Honeybees?

June 23, 2014 in Blog

Last week, for National Pollinator Week, the President released a fact sheet announcing new efforts to save honeybees.

As a beekeeper, I can certainly attest to the value of bees for a whole range of reasons. I was speaking last week in Bellingham and one farmer/beekeeper in the audience noted that bees increase yields at his orchard by 40-50 percent. Others, like me, like the honey and simply enjoy keeping bees.

The Market—Not Policy—Will Dictate Coal’s Future

June 16, 2014 in Publications

This Opinion/Editorial was published by The Wall Street Journal on May 23, 2014. 

Whatever the EPA does about coal, there are several realities that will continue to dictate the future of coal in our energy mix.

To Save Water, Stop Subsidizing It

June 16, 2014 in Publications

What’s Next for Alternative Fuel Vehicles

June 16, 2014 in Publications

Don’t Let Politicians Make Energy Policy

June 16, 2014 in Publications

Climate Policy Won't Avert a Forest Fire "Apocalypse." Active Forestry Will.

June 9, 2014 in Blog

Last week, as part of his push for his climate policy in Washington state, Governor Inslee warned of the upcoming fire season, citing what he called "the three horses of the fire Apocalypse" - drought, heat and beetles.

As the Spokesman-Review noted, the Governor claimed "The number of wildfires in Washington could quadruple by 2030 if steps aren’t taken to reduce carbon pollution and slow climate change."

Good News And Bad News About Honey Bees

June 9, 2014 in In the News
Los Angeles County Beekeepers Association
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Los Angeles County Beekeepers Association
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Friday, June 6, 2014

Carbon Tax: What is it? Who's doing it? How's it working?

June 9, 2014 in In the News
ClimateSolutions.org
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ClimateSolutions.org
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Monday, June 9, 2014