CEI Today: EPA poised to regulate coal, natural gas, state "regional haze," size of US regulations, Silent Spring, and more

Wednesday, May 28, 2014
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Globalwarming.org: In EPA Lawsuit, Supreme Court Just Killed Cooperative Federalism

At 9:30 AM yesterday morning, the Supreme Court
declined to review the 10th Circuit’s split 2-1 decision in Oklahoma, et al. v. EPA, et al., 723 F. 3d 1201 (2013).

State regulators with initial responsibility under the Clean Air Act are denied the discretion to conduct reasonable fact-finding. In this scenario—which is now reality—cooperative federalism will cease to have any functional meaning, because the States would become a second class partner.
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> Interview William Yeatman

See also: Further Thoughts on Supreme Court’s Refusal to Review Oklahoma v. EPA


Fox Business: EPA to unveil new regulations impacting coal, natural gas?

EPA is poised to unveil new regulations on coal and natural gas. CEI's Myron Ebell predicts higher energy prices in middle America and a scramble in the states on how to comply with the EPA mandate. > View the interview

> Interview Myron Ebell



Rachel Carson Was Wrong

This week is the birth anniversary of Silent Spring author Rachel Carson, whom Google honored yesterday with a Google doodle. But the truth is that Rachel was wrong, as CEI's Angela Logomasini has explained. Agrochemicals have not caused the “sinister” ills Carson predicted. In fact, it is her anti-chemical legacy that now poses a global risk both to food supply and the environment.
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> Interview Angela Logomasini


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

U.S. Regulation Compared to the World’s Largest Economies

The cost of federal regulations amount to the equivalent of around 11 percent of U.S. GDP, as I’d noted in the last installment of this series.

But the U.S. economy is the world’s largest, approaching $17 trillion. So it’s interesting to compare the estimated cost of regulation to the size or national incomes of other countries around the world.

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