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.


A Contrarian View of the Local Food Movement

July 16, 2015 in Publications

This Opinion/Editorial was featured in The Wall Street Journal.

The effort to re-localize agricultural production in the U.S. is becoming a real food fight.

State and city climate policy is mired in symbolism

June 29, 2015 in Publications

This Opinion/Editorial was featured in The Seattle Times on June 27, 2015.

Bipartisan approaches to increase energy efficiency would do more good than wasteful climate policies and regulations

After 11 years of failure in our state, one would think “green” politicians would learn.

The Science and Comedy of Kirkland’s Proposed Bag Ban

May 20, 2015 in Publications

“Borderline comical.” As members of the Kirkland City council consider banning plastic grocery bags, they should keep those words in mind. 

They are the words of Dr. Christopher Reddy, Senior Scientist at Wood’s Hole Oceanographic Institute when he spoke against Rhode Island’s proposed ban on plastic bags. After listening to environmental activists pushing the ban, he made it clear their arguments – the same arguments we hear in Washington state – are simply unscientific. 

It’s Time to Bring Energy Policy Into the Smartphone Era

May 8, 2015 in Publications

What the Energy Sector Can Learn From Uber

March 31, 2015 in Publications

This Opinion/Editorial was featured in The Wall Street Journal on March 31, 2015.

Download a PDF of this opinion/editorial here. 

For most Americans, the type and price of energy they must buy is dictated by their local utility.

Five myths of Cap-and-Trade

March 17, 2015 in Publications