Bonner R Cohen

Bonner R. Cohen is a senior fellow with the National Center for Public Policy Research, a position he has held since 2002.

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Congress Considers Resolution to Protect U.S. Drug Supplies

“We simply cannot outsource our public safety and national security to foreign nations.”

Vacation to Europe? Bring Immunization Proof

Seven EU member states – Bulgaria, Croatia, Czechia, Denmark, Germany, Greece, and Poland – issued their first Digital Green Certificates on June 1. The policy is set to go into effect in all 27 EU countries on July 1.

Biden Administration Fast-Tracks Massive Solar Project in California Desert

Underscoring its commitment to renewable energy in an effort to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, the administration of President Joe Biden fast-tracked the approval of a giant solar power project on federal land in the southern California desert on May 3.

States Protect People from Vaccine Passports

In addition to Texas and Florida, other states – either through executive orders, legislation, or governors’ pronouncements – have said no to vaccine passports.

Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker Signs Net-Zero Emissions Law

Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker signed legislation committing the state to taking “aggressive action” on climate change” by achieving net-zero emissions by 2050.

Democrats Push for Bigger Government Role in Health Care

Eager to make use of their narrow, but still potentially powerful, majorities in the House and Senate, congressional Democrats are pursuing an assortment of legislative options aimed at tightening the federal government’s grip on health care. 

New Mexico Regulators Proposes Stricter Ozone Regulations for Oil and Gas Operators

New Mexico’s Environmental Department (NMED) unveiled its final ozone regulatory proposal on April 29, updating less-stringent draft rules it had issued last summer.

Economists Would Have Taken a More Hands Off Approach to Pandemic

An alternative approach, one that could also be applied to future pandemics, would be to lower the cost of the externality, rather than just trying to limit activities that lead to transmission of the virus.

President Biden Executive Order Mandates a Nationwide 30 X 30 Conservation Plan

A provision in President Joe Biden’s Executive Order (EO) 14008, titled “Tackle the Climate Crisis at Home and Abroad, Create Jobs, and Restore Scientific Integrity across the Federal Government,” promises to recast the nation’s conservation practices for decades to come. Section 216 of the January 27 EO calls on the United States to “achieve the goal of preserving at least 30 percent of our lands and waters by 2030.”

Evidence Increasingly Points to Wuhan Lab as Origin of COVID-19

“It takes courage and integrity to deal directly with countries such as China where moral concerns and bioethics in medical and scientific research are dangerously lacking,”

Bonner R Cohen

Bonner R. Cohen is a senior fellow with the National Center for Public Policy Research, a position he has held since 2002.

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