Clean Air Act
Jonathan Strong writes in The Daily Caller that the EPA's endangerment finding was not an "end-run" around Congress.
"In short, applying the Clen Air Act to greenhouse gases threatens to turn the Act into a de-industrialization mandate, a national economic suicide pact. Yet one of the statute’s core purposes, declared in the first section, is 'to promote . . . the productive capacity of the population.' When did Congress vote to rescind that provision?"
Parisian officials are proposing a ban on SUVs in the city.
The 2010 Federal Register is the third-largest ever.
"The next few years will tell us a lot. 2010’s high page count may have been a combination of this year’s ambitious legislation plus a midnight rush to get the White House’s regulatory wish list in place before the other team can block it. Or, as in the past, it could be that we have reached a new, permanent plateau of frenzied federal activity. I’m hoping for the former. But the Republicans in Congress are no friends of limited government, so one never knows. They will reliably oppose anything the other team comes up with. But as the Bush years showed, they’ll also vote for the exact same policies so long as it’s their team that’s proposing them. This is not a recipe for fiscal or regulatory health."