by Bruce Yandle
My latest Economic Situation Report for March 2011 is now available online. Read or print it online here [PDF].
Because abandoned mines generate substantial environmental harms, it is critical to remove regulatory disincentives to clean-up efforts and to replace them with positive incentives.
The delays and expense associated with an overly bureaucratic process pose real environmental costs.
We must take the time to separate facts from propaganda and listen to scientists and stakeholders to avoid prioritizing emotions over evidence.
Property rights play a critical role in protecting both people and the environment.