Globalwarming.org: Obama’s EPA Is Killing Cooperative Federalism
EPA’s primary enabling statutes, the Clean Air Act and the Clean Water Act, are founded in cooperative federalism. Simply put, Congress intended for EPA and States to serve as partners in the mitigation of environmental pollution attendant to economic development.
This changed on or about January 20th, 2009. > Read more
Daily Caller: How Fiat took U.S. taxpayers for a ride
As 2014 opened, Detroit was bankrupt, but they were cheering the five-year-old U.S. auto bailout in Italy. That’s because after being the beneficiary of billions in U.S. taxpayer largesse, Fiat, the 115-year-old Italian auto company, is going to buy its final stake in Chrysler from that other big bailout recipient, the United Auto Workers (UAW).
Senior Fellow William Yeatman argues that the REDO Act, up for a House vote today, would limit a practice called sue and settle. Friendly activist groups sue allied agencies over missed deadlines, and the settlements typically include enactment of policies that the agencies and the groups both favor. Sue and settle is a form of regulation without representation, without input from Congress or voters.