Texas Public Policy Foundation

Aderholt et al. v. Bureau of Land Management et al.

KENNETH ADERHOLT; PATRICK CANAN, KEVIN HUNTER; RONALD JACKSON; WILLIAM LALK; KENNETH PATTON; BARBARA PATTON; JIMMY SMITH; KENNETH LEMONS, JR., in his official capacity as Clay County Sheriff; WICHITA COUNTY, TEXAS; CLAY COUNTY, TEXAS; WILBARGER COUNTY, TEXAS
February 25, 2016

A complaint filed by a number of land owners and local government officials against the Bureau of Land Managment for its attempts to claim their lands along the Texas's Red River border with Oklaho

The Great Windstorm Divide: Isolating the Texas Coast

Bill Peacock
May 29, 2015

SB 900 would take take Texas's windstorm insurance system and make it worse by making the market less transparent and reducing its actuarial soundness.

The EPA Targets Texas: Clean Power Plan

Mario Loyola
May 14, 2015

A comparison of how the states compare under the Environmental Protection Agency’s Clean Power Plan shows that the agency is particularly targeting Texas to bear a disproportionate economic burdent

Power Play by the EPA

Leigh Thompson
May 6, 2015

The EPA’s Clean Power Plan unveiled in June 2014 mandates a 30 percent reduction in carbon-dioxide emissions from existing power plants by 2030 from 2005 levels.

Fracking Facts: The Science, Economics, and Legal Realities

Leigh Thompson
March 18, 2015

Hydraulic fracturing, commonly known as fracking, has been employed in the U.S. since the 1940s. While innovation has improved the precision of the process, the essentials are the same.

“Fixing” the Texas Margin Tax

Talmadge Heflin, Chuck DeVore, and James Quintero
October 1, 2012

Texas' franchise tax was expanded in 2008.

The Endangered Species Act and Texas: A Look Ahead

Kathleen Hartnett White
February 5, 2015

This paper looks analyzes the dangers that ESA listings pose to Texas’ continued economic growth and propperity.

The Need for Nuclear Regulatory Reform

Mario Loyola
January 22, 2015

Nuclear power accounts for 19 percent of U.S. electricity needs, yet the U.S. government has impeded the development of a healthy, competitive nuclear sector.

Non-Renewal of Policies in Texas’ Homeowners Insurance Market

August 18, 2014

This study, produced by the Texas Public Policy Foundation, studies the effects of the state's non-renewal law on the economy.

Groundwater Conservation Districts: Opportunities for Reform

Joshiah Neely
October 13, 2014

In Texas groundwater rights are constitutionally protected rights and the state should prohibit Groundwater Conservation Districts (GCD), local entities that are the chief source of groundwater reg

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