CEI Supports EPA’s Proposed Revision of Power Plant Rule

Marlo Lewis, Jr. • March 19, 2019 Yesterday I submitted comments on behalf of the Competitive Enterprise Institute supporting the Environmental Protection Agency’s proposal to dramatically scale back the agency’s 2015 rule establishing “carbon pollution” standards for new coal power plants. This post provides some quick background on EPA’s proposal and then summarizes the key…

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DC District Court Hands Trump’s EPA A Major Victory Over Environmentalists

From The Daily Caller Michael Bastasch | Energy Editor The District of Columbia District Court granted the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) petition to dismiss legal action against a policy to prohibit scientists from receiving agency funding while sitting on advisory boards. EPA issued the policy directive in 2017 under former Administrator Scott Pruitt. A coalition…

Government (-driven) shutdowns have human consequences

Too many government regulators burden and shut down private sector businesses and jobs Paul Driessen Many observers praised President Trump’s 2019 State of the Union speech. Some said it was his best ever and even as one of the best SOTU speeches in history. It celebrated the nation’s progress, extolled its opportunities and sought bipartisan…

Scientist who rejects warming named to advisory board

From E & E News Scott Waldman, E&E News reporter Climatewire: Friday, February 1, 2019 John Christy, director of the University of Alabama, Huntsville, Earth System Science Center, will join EPA’s Science Advisory Board. Michael Mercier/University of Alabama, Huntsville The Earth will benefit from burning more fossil fuels and regulations on greenhouse gases must be…

Prodding Trump’s EPA to reexamine Endangerment

Use external pressure to overcome Administration inertia on reviewing Endangerment Finding William L. Kovacs Campaign rhetoric strongly suggested that the Trump Administration would redress the Obama Administration’s insane attempts to regulate every aspect of society in a futile attempt to control nature and climate. President Trump withdrew from the Paris Accord, initiated repeal of the…

Winning! “Enshrining the Trump administration’s hobbled approach to climate regulation as the only reasonable approach under the law” and…

“Slamming the door shut on any later attempts to recreate Obama’s handiwork”! Guest spiking the football in the end zone by David Middleton Neil Gorsuch + Brett Kavanaugh = slamming the door shut on any later attempts to recreate Obama’s handiwork. Trump issues rollback of Obama’s biggest climate rule By ALEX GUILLÉN 08/21/2018 The Trump administration…

Taming the EPA Regulatory Hydra: An essential first step

Foreword by Paul Dreissen In recent years, the US Environmental Protection Agency published over 25% of all pages of regulations issued by all federal government agencies, including 13 of the 28 most costly rules. In fact, EPA has been responsible for half of all costs imposed by federal regulations on American businesses and families –…

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New York EPA Lawsuit – Climate Hydrofluorocarbon Fight Heats Up

Guest essay by Eric Worrall US States led by New York are suing the EPA to try to prevent Pruitt from reversing Obama era rules limiting the use of HFCs. A.G. Underwood Sues EPA Over Illegal Rollback Of Key Climate Protection Regulation AG Underwood Leads Coalition of 11 AGs, Charging EPA with Illegally Seeking to…