PERC's Top Ten Media Hits in 2014

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Tuesday, December 30, 2014
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As the sun sets on 2014, we've assembled our ten favorite media appearances from this past year.

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PERC's Top Ten Popular Media Appearances of 2014

January 7: Reason
Lights Out for America’s Favorite Light Bulb
 
by Shawn Regan
The incandescent light bulb ban is crony capitalism in a green disguise.

February 21: National Review
Can Congress Learn to Fish?

by Jonathan Adler
A greater reliance on private-property rights can prevent overfishing and ensure sustainability.

March 13: Forbes
5 Ways the Government Keeps Native Americans in Poverty
 
by Shawn Regan
Give tribes the dignity they deserve to unleash the wealth of Indian nations.

April 22: Wall Street Journal
A Peaceable Solution to the Range War over Grazing Rights
 
by Shawn Regan
Federal land policy needs to evolve to encourage cooperation instead of conflict.

May 14: Wall Street Journal
Stopping Keystone Ensures More Railroad Tank-Car Spills
 
by Terry Anderson
Pipeline spills are much rarer and more easily contained than tank-car derailments.

June 19: Wall Street Journal
Fighting Western Fires with Economics
 
by Terry Anderson and Daniel Botkin
With good science and the right incentives, we can manage forests better.

June 23: New York Times
Harness Property Rights to Protect Beaches
 
by Reed Watson
Respecting property rights means better beach experiences and long-term beach conservation.

August 28: Stossel
The Green Monster: The EPA Gone Wild
featuring Terry Anderson and Jonathan Adler
Long before the EPA was a glint in anyone's eye, property rights were dealing with pollution issues.

October 24: Wall Street Journal
The West Needs a Water Market to Fight Drought
 
by Gary Libecap and Robert Glennon
A policy overhaul would allow efficient water markets and reward conservation.

November 18: Land of No Use
Land of No Use: A Montana Wilderness Ski Project
 
featuring Holly Fretwell and Shawn Regan                        
New ski film takes viewers into the backcountry to explore Montana's wilderness debate.

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2017 UpdateAs PERC's director of outreach from 2014 through 2016, Wendy launched the Impact Fellowship,  the E.L. Wiegand Storyteller in Residence program, the Eco-Fads podcast with Todd Myers, and the interactive map of PERC's ideas in action. She managed PERC's website, social media presence, external relations, and outreach efforts. She helped...
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