CEI Today: EPA sue-and-settle, carbon pollution standards, technology regs, and 2014 Progressivism

Thursday, January 9, 2014
In the News Today


The Hill: House looks at 'sue and settle'

Republican leadership in the House of Representatives has scheduled floor action this week on H.R. 2279, the Reducing Excessive Deadline Obligations (REDO) Act. ‘Redo’ is an apt acronym for this worthy bill, which would afford Congress an opportunity to revise a decades-old mistake, and thereby strike at the heart of an insidious legal strategy known as “sue and settle.”

To be precise, H.R. 2279 would allow Congress to mitigate the ills caused by an overabundance of deadlines in environmental laws enacted during the 1970s.
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> Interview William Yeatman


CEI Submits Initial Comments on EPA’s Proposed Carbon Pollution Standard

EPA finally published the proposed Carbon Pollution Standard in Wednesday’s Federal Register, thereby initiating a 60-day period during which the agency accepts comment from the public.

The rule is illegal, due to a number of flaws. For starters, it’s based on speculative technology, known as carbon capture and sequestration. More fundamentally, the Carbon Pollution Standard would result in an increase in greenhouse gas emissions, the very “pollutant” that is supposed to be controlled. > Read more

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Forbes: The Consumer Electronics Show's Lessons On The Separation Of State And Technology

While most of the country endured the polar vortex this week, the annual tech vortex known as the 2014 Consumer Electronics Show took over Las Vegas.

The technological geniuses here help pull America’s economic wagon, but ill-conceived or predatory interventions from the Federal Trade Commission, the Federal Communication Commission and over 50 other departments and agencies could mangle things.
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> Interview Wayne Crews

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Wilkow!: Progressives Move Their Agenda "Forward"

After poor economic growth, even more big government spending and the failed rollout of Obamacare, you would think 2013 was a bad year for progressives and that it would mean trouble going into the 2014 elections... but that's not the case. > View the interview

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