CEI Today: Senate vote on Utility MACT, Supreme Court decisions, and Michigan right to work


Globalwarming.org: Why Sen. Lamar Alexander Is Wrong about the Utility MACT

The Senate this week has an opportunity to check one of EPA’s worst regulations: the Mercury and Air Toxics Standards Rule, also known as the Utility MACT. On Wednesday, the upper chamber of Congress will vote on S. J. Res. 37, a Congressional Review Act resolution of disapproval that would effectively block the Utility MACT.

To read more about the merits of S. J. Res. 37, click here and here. Suffice it to say for this post, EPA’s Utility MACT would cost $10 billion annually, making it one of the most expensive regulations ever. It would also ban the construction of new coal-fired power plants. > Read the full analysis on Globalwarming.org

> Interview William Yeatman


Inhofe Sets a Date for Senate Vote to Block All Pain and No Gain Utility MACT 


CEI’s Myron Ebell Discusses the Utility MACT Vote



Spectator.org: Midwest Unions' Desperate Last Stand

Last Wednesday, supporters of the so-called "Protect Our Jobs" Constitutional Amendment (POJA) submitted 684,286 petition signatures to the Michigan Department of State -- more than double the amount needed to put the measure on the ballot in November.

If passed, the Amendment would enshrine collective bargaining in the Michigan Constitution.

POJA would effectively destroy any chance for Michigan to give workers the right to say no to a union and still keep their job -- the main benefit of a right-to-work law. > Read the full commentary on Spectator.org

>Interview Vincent Vernuccio

> Keep up with all labor union news at Workplacechoice.org



Divided Supreme Court issues four major rulings, but not on Obamacare

The Supreme Court issued four decisions today, but not the widely anticipated ruling in the constitutional challenge to Obamacare.  In its rulings, the Court upheld a rape conviction over objections that the defendant did not have the chance to question the reliability of the DNA evidence that helped convict him; said the federal government must fully reimburse Indian tribes for money they spend on federal programs; refused to block a lawsuit seeking to shut down an Indian casino; and ruled that overtime pay was not required for drug company sales representatives under the federal Fair Labor Standards Act.  > Read the full commentary on Examiner.com

> Interview Hans Bader





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