CEI Today: EPA's new ozone standard, highway trust fund shortfall, cost of regulation, and more

Wednesday, May 14, 2014
In the News Today



Globalwarming.org: The Fix Is In: On Ozone NAAQS, EPA Relies on EPA Science

EPA estimates its national ozone standard at 60 parts per billion would cost $90 billion annually. Given the stakes, you’d think EPA and CASAC would rely on only the latest, most independent science, right? Alas, that isn’t the case. Instead, all of the clinical studies cited by the Clean Air Scientific Advisory Committee (CASAC) in support of that standard were created by the EPA—the organization that proposed the limit. Thus, the science on which the economy’s fate hinges suffers from a troubling absence of independence. Moreover, all of the non-EPA literature (on health impacts of 60 ppb ozone) cited by CASAC does NOT support a 60 ppb standard.  > Read more

> Interview William Yeatman




Openmarket.org: EPW Drops Highway Bill Nothing Burger, Attempts to Bail Out Sinking Ship with Leaking Bucket

Monday evening, the Senate Environment and Public Works (EPW) Committee’s “big four” released their draft highway bill reauthorization proposal. It basically calls for six more years of the status quo, with some nice gimmicks thrown in for good measure. Observers knew it would fail to address the core problem facing the Highway Trust Fund: that Congress spends more money than it takes in. > Read more

> Interview Marc Scribner



Red Tapeworm 2014: a new series taking a walk through some sections of Ten Thousand Commandments: An Annual Snapshot of the Federal Regulatory State (2014 Edition).

Reckoning the Dollar Cost of Federal Regulation

The Office of Management and Budget pegs the cumulative costs of 115 selected major regulations during the decade 2002-2012 at between $57 and $84 billion.

Tardy Bureaucrats Gone Wild

Guess Which Is the Largest Government on Earth?


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An Annual Snapshot of the Federal Regulatory State