Tag Archives: energy

Feeling pushed by lands ‘poll’? Sutherland Soapbox, 10/21/14

This post is a transcript of a 4-minute weekly radio commentary aired on several Utah radio stations.   For those who have ever wondered what a “push poll” looks like, the Center for American Progress, a liberal think tank that’s … Continue reading

Posted in Land Use, Podcast | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

Energy development boosts poor and middle class

Amid the agonizingly slow recovery from the last recession, policy-makers on both sides of the aisle have turned their focus to improving economic mobility for the poor and economic security for the middle class. So from the political left we … Continue reading

Posted in Economic Development | Tagged , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Carl Graham in the Heritage Insider: The West’s Fight for Self-Government

The federal government owns nearly half of all land west of Nebraska, and it is increasingly using that ownership to cut Western states off from the natural resources and tax bases they need to take care of themselves. National polls show … Continue reading

Posted in Land Use | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

Whether by fire or blade, ‘green’ energy is killing birds – Sutherland Perspective, 8/26/14

This post is a transcript of a 4-minute weekly radio commentary aired on several Utah radio stations. My grandpa had an old saying: “Nothing’s free, and nothing’s priceless.” That sounds a little cynical, but it’s true. Everything has a cost, … Continue reading

Posted in Energy | Tagged , , , | 1 Comment

Podcast: the states vs. the feds on public lands

Listen to Carl Graham, director of Sutherland’s Coalition for Self-Government in the West, in a podcast about control and use of public lands. Utah state Rep. Ken Ivory, Donald J. Kochan of Chapman University School of Law, and David Garbett … Continue reading

Posted in Environment, Land Use, Podcast | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

A reminder of Utah’s lost energy opportunities

This just in! There’s energy in the ground, and there’s money and jobs to be had in energy. OK, maybe that’s old news. Not that it matters that much in Utah anyway, where the ground is mostly owned by the … Continue reading

Posted in Economic Development, Energy | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Keeping petrodollars at home – and out of tyrants’ hands

Imagine a world freed from the extortive effects of energy dependence. Advanced democracies wouldn’t be obliged to prop up petty tyrants who abuse their subjects and scoff at civil society. Hate-filled despots intent upon exporting violence and imposing their twisted … Continue reading

Posted in Energy | Tagged , | Leave a comment

New report: Energy development on federal lands could add $6.7B to Utah’s economy

A report released today by the Sutherland Institute Center for Self-Government in the West finds that, based on high-, medium-, and low-usage scenarios, the state’s economy could add between about $1.2 billion and $6.7 billion and 9,400 to 58,000 jobs … Continue reading

Posted in Energy | Tagged , , | 5 Comments

Fracking is good for Utah

So what’s all the fuss about fracking? Its most vocal opponents charge that fracking will burn your water, pollute your air, and cause the very ground to shift beneath you. The oil and gas industry, and many of those who … Continue reading

Posted in Energy | Tagged , , | 4 Comments

Does Utah have enough water to support a nuclear power plant?

Yesterday, Sutherland hosted the second of three forums on nuclear energy in Utah. In this session, we discussed water requirements and water resources needed in the proposed nuclear power plant near Green River, Utah. Sutherland President Paul Mero interviewed three water experts, … Continue reading

Posted in Economic Development, Energy, Environment | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment