CEI Today: EPA Clean Power Plan, Obama NLRB nominee, Bush v Obama regulations, United Streetcar, and more

Tuesday, Dec. 2, 2014
In the News Today

 

EPA CLEAN POWER PLAN - MARLO LEWIS

 

CEI Urges Regulation Be Withdrawn
 
This week the Competitive Enterprise (CEI) Institute and at least 11 other free-market organizations submitted public comments to the Environmental Protection Agency opposing EPA’s long-anticipated Clean Power Plan (CPP), which would increase electricity prices and raise reliability concerns across the country. According to CEI senior fellow Marlo Lewis, the Clean Power Plan is illegitimate and unlawful.

“EPA is low-balling implementation costs, misleading the American people on the Clean Power Plan’s true costs,” said Lewis. “But despite all the costs and consequences, the plan’s putative climate benefits are illusory—the regulation should be withdrawn.”
 

> Interview an expert
 


OBAMA NLRB NOMINEE - ALOYSIUS HOGAN

 

In the final weeks of this congressional lame-duck session, the Senate will consider President Obama’s nominee to the National Labor Relations Board, Lauren McFerran.

 

Given the NLRB is the independent federal agency in charge of overseeing America’s powerful union lobby and investigating unfair labor practices, Congress should conduct a thorough examination of NLRB nominees and not rush the process. The Senate should hold off on a shotgun confirmation of NLRB nominee Lauren McFerran.


According to CEI senior fellow Aloysius Hogan, “McFerran should not be slid through a committee hearing a couple weeks after she was nominated. Given the issues at hand, full advice and consent cannot be provided in such time.”


> Interview Aloysius Hogan
 

REGULATION BUSH vs OBAMA - WAYNE CREWS

Forbes: High-Dollar Regulations Scorecard -- Barack Obama Vs George Bush
 

Back in his 2012 State of the Union Address, President Obama declared that he had issued fewer rules in his first three years as president than his predecessor, President George Bush.

 

With respect to the most expensive rules contained among the thousands—the ones that the White House Office of Management and Budget calls “economically significant”—the picture is different. > Read more

UNITED STREETCAR: THE SOLYNDRA OF TRANSPORTATION - MARC SCRIBNER

The Washington Post published a fascinating article about the rise and fall of United Streetcar, an Oregon-based manufacturer that owes its very existence to the worst kind of Washington politics. What happened was the same mix of cronyism and incompetence that has followed the Obama administration’s efforts to promote fuzzy-sounding objectives such as “alternative energy” in the case of Solyndra, and “livability” in the case of United Streetcar. > Read more

 

> Interview Marc Scribner
 

DEC. 5 - REPEAL DAY EVENT

81st Anniversary Celebration of Repeal Day: Prohibition Still Doesn’t Work

 

Featuring Michelle Minton, Fellow in Consumer Policy Studies, Competitive Enterprise Institute (@michelleminton)
> Register
 

Sign Up for the Weekly Cooler Heads Digest!

Every Friday afternoon, we send out an electronic newsletter on the latest energy and environment happenings, known as the Cooler Heads Digest. Sign up today!
 

 

    

 

CEI is a non-profit, non-partisan public policy group dedicated to the principles of free enterprise and limited government.  For more information about CEI, please visit our website, cei.org.  Follow CEI on Twitter! Twitter.com/ceidotorg.

 

Saturday, 10am ET
Realclearradio.org