CEI Today: EPA vs the states on regional haze, E-Verify, and Americans paying taxes overseas


US Chamber of Commerce: EPA's New Regulatory Front: Regional Haze and the Takeover of State Programs


EPA’s Regional Haze program, established decades ago by the Clean Air Act, seeks to remedy visibility impairment at federal National Parks and Wilderness Areas. Because Regional Haze is an aesthetic regulation, and not a public health standard, Congress emphasized that states, and not EPA, should be the lead decision makers. However, EPA—with some help from its friends at special interest groups and the controversial “Sue and Settle” Rulemaking process— has devised a loophole to usurp state authority and federally impose a strict new set of emissions controls that cost 10 to 20 times more than the technology the states would otherwise have used. > Read the full report on USChamber.com

> Interview study author William Yeatman



Huffington Post: Why Everyone Should Fear E-Verify


"The only people who have to be afraid of the E-Verify system are illegal aliens and the employers who hire them." That was Pennsylvania House Committee Chairman Daryl Metcalfe (R-Butler) who has proposed a new bill that would mandate the use of the controversial employment verification program. But Metcalfe is wrong--all Pennsylvanians should fear E-Verify, which has caused numerous problems for lawful citizens and businessmen in every state that has implemented it. > View the full commentary on Huffingtonpost.com


Openmarkets.org:  Americans Pay Taxes On Overseas Income, Including Bank Accounts In So-Called “Tax Havens”

Recently, there has been a lot of coverage of the fact that Romney, Obama, and other politicians like Dick Durbin and Debbie Wasserman Schultz have received income from overseas (like Romney’s former Swiss bank account, and the thirty percent of President Obama’s income that comes from foreign sources). This has left the false impression with a lot of angry people that if you stash money overseas, you don’t have to pay tax on it.  Wrong. You do have to pay taxes on it. The U.S., unlike many European countries, taxes its citizens on their worldwide income, regardless of where they make it. As the I.R.S. explains, “Your worldwide income is subject to U.S. income tax.” Romney, Obama, and others in fact pay such taxes on overseas income, which is listed as taxable income on their tax returns.  > Read the full commentary on Openmarket.org




You're invited! JULY 19 EVENT


Risky Science at the EPA:

Exploring Alternatives for EPA Risk Assessment

A Roundtable Discussion Sponsored by

The Competitive Enterprise Institute

Featured Speaker: Nandan Kenkeremath, former Senior Counsel, House Energy and Commerce Committee

Kenkeremath will launch the discussion with a presentation on how EPA can improve the scientific basis of its risk assessment process by incorporating a wider range of probabilities, weigh-of-evidence measures, and best available science. 

July 19, 2012

12:00 PM – 1:30 PM


The Competitive Enterprise Institute

1899 L Street, N.W., 12th Floor

Washington, D.C. 20036

Lunch provided

Please RSVP to Angela at alogomasini@cei.org

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