CEI Today: Supreme Court on Clean Air Act, minimum wage, and $1.8 trillion in regulation

Thursday, May 1, 2014
In the News Today



Globalwarming.org: EPA v. EME Homer City Generation: SCOTUS Clarifies Clean Air Act’s Good Neighbor Provision, 5 Years Late

Monday’s Supreme Court ruling in EPA v. EME Homer Generation, which upheld the EPA’s 2011 Cross State Air Pollution Rule (CSAPR), clarified more than a decade of contradictory interpretations of the Clean Air Act by the D.C. Circuit. For this, we can be thankful.

The Court’s opinion, delivered by Justice Ginsburg, puts to rest the confusion sowed by the circuit court’s incongruent decisions, by ruling unequivocally that the Clean Air Act’s Good Neighbor provision gives EPA the authority to take costs into account during implementation. > Read more

> Interview William Yeatman




Openmarket.org: This Minimum Wage Hike Will Kill Jobs

The key thing you need to know about a minimum wage hike is that it will kill jobs. In the middle of CBO’s range of estimates for a bill that raises the minimum wage from the current $7.25 per hour to $10.10 per hour is a loss of 500,000 jobs. Senators voting for this minimum wage hike will have a hard time explaining their focus on job creation. > Read more


Related: Congressional Scorecard Update: Minimum Wage Fairness Act of 2014

> Interview Aloysius Hogan



Federal Regulations Take $1.8 Trillion Bite Out of Economy

This week, CEI released its annual Ten Thousand Commandments report on the size and scope of federal regulations. Federal regulations took a $1.863 trillion bite out of the U.S. economy in 2013. > View the report

Wall Street Journal: Regulator Without Peer - By at least one measure, Obama surpasses all of his predecessors.


Investor's Business Daily: U.S. Regulatory Costs Are World's No. 10 Economy

Fox News: Obama's record-setting expansion of federal regulations


Washington Examiner: Average U.S. household spends more on federal regulations than for health care, food or transportation

> Interview Wayne Crews

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CEI Podcast for April 29, 2014: Ten Thousand Commandments

The 2014 edition of Ten Thousand Commandments: An Annual Snapshot of the Federal Regulatory State is out now. Author Wayne Crews discusses the study, the need for government transparency, and the urgency of reform.