Fracking wastewater not causing radioactivity issues in Pennsylvia rivers

Michael Giberson The recent New York Times series on natural gas fracking suggested that poorly treated produced water was being discharged into streams and rivers in Pennsylvania, and that disposal of produced water was a larger environmental issue than groundwater contamination from poorly completed wells. A key concern raised in both industry and regulator documents … More Fracking wastewater not causing radioactivity issues in Pennsylvia rivers

A triple-dividend from Pigovian gasoline taxation?

Michael Giberson Evan Turgeon, a lawyer working for the Cato Institute, has an article on gasoline taxation in the Journal of Land, Resources & Environmental Law: “Triple-Dividends: Toward Pigovian Gasoline Taxation.” The “triple dividends” asserted are benefits to the U.S. domestic economy, the national security outlook, and the environment. In general the idea is that if … More A triple-dividend from Pigovian gasoline taxation?