Politico Gets It Wrong on EPA Waivers - CHRIS HORNER
Horner on Politico Story: ‘When the law is inconvenient, pretend it’s something else’
The Competitive Enterprise Institute responded today to a story published by Politico, which takes issue with an earlier CEI review of documents produced after CEI filed suit under the Freedom of Information Act. Politico changed the parameters of the inquiry in material ways - dispensing with legal distinctions not-so-easily walked away from when applying the law as reporting on it. > Read more
> Interview Chris Horner
DODD-FRANK ANNIVERSARY - JOHN BERLAU
Openmarket.org: On Dodd-Frank’s 3rd Anniversary, “North Star” is Further Out of Reach
In his weekly radio address, the president also hailed the confirmation of Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Director Richard Cordray, which occurred last week after Senate Republicans caved to Majority Leader Harry Reid’s “nuclear option” threat to end the filibuster.
Dodd-Frank has declared certain large financial institutions to be “Systemically Important Financial Institutions,” enshrining too-big-to-fail in law. And the volumes of regulations emanating from the law’s 2,500-plus pages have harmed community banks, credit unions, small businesses, farms and manufacturers that had nothing to do with the crisis. > Read more
> Interview John Berlau
EPA Failure on Deadlines
The EPA has routinely failed to comply with statutory deadlines established for three core Clean Air Act programs and, more often than not, now promulgates regulations almost six years after established deadlines, according to a new CEI study. > Read more
In the wake of the NSA’s spying scandal, several groups are filing a lawsuit challenging the NSA. CEI's Ryan Radia shares many of the suit’s criticisms of the NSA, and adds a few.