Hands-on research is one of the core operations of Strata. Our research team identifies and analyzes complex issues dealing with the environment, energy, and public lands. Believing that better outcomes result when people are given more freedom, we approach our research from a liberty-minded perspective. Our policy analysts work to ensure that Strata’s research reaches and impacts both policymakers and the general public. Strata also employs student researchers who work on real research projects through an apprenticeship that teaches them writing, analytical, and professional skills that will benefit them throughout their careers. Through our research, Strata is working to change the world for the better.

Recently Published Research

THE SUE-AND-SETTLE PHENOMENON: ITS IMPACT ON THE LAW, AGENCY, AND SOCIETY

Sue-and-settle is the name applied to a federal agency’s use of litigation to create policy outside of the normal regulatory process. This paper [...]

Politics and Energy

Nearly three-quarters of the USD 1.8 trillion of global energy investment is driven either by direct investing by state-owned enterprises or [...]

Utah’s Wood Burning Stove Replacement Project

Three areas in Utah exceed the particulate matter air pollution standards set by the EPA. Since 2014 the Utah Legislature has passed 55 bills [...]

Access to Reliable Energy is Not Just Important, it is Necessary to Prosper

While money may not buy happiness, money, or at least a minimum amount of money, is highly correlated with happiness and satisfaction. Some [...]

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