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. > Read more > Interview William Yeatman
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
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.>Read More
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.
CEI's Warren T. Brookes Journalism Fellowship is a one-year fellowship that aims to provide journalists the opportunity to improve their knowledge of free markets principles and limited government through interaction with CEI policy experts. > cei.org/warrenbrookes