CEI Today: EPA's energy plans and big rules growing under Obama

Friday, May 30, 2014
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Fox News: EPA: The Obama administration’s new legislative branch


Will the Environmental Protection Agency resurrect the defunct Waxman-Markey cap-and-trade bill, a 1,428-page behemoth that threatened to slam the brakes on the U.S. economy before it died in the Senate in 2010?

That may seem unbelievable but it’s the likely end game if courts uphold EPA’s draconian carbon “pollution” rules for new and existing fossil-fuel power plants, which are almost fully upon us.  And American democracy will also suffer if EPA goes ahead.
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> Interview Marlo Lewis



Openmarket.org: Obama’s New Unified Agenda of Federal Regulations Shows Big Rules Are Growing

In the just-released Spring 2014 Unified Agenda of Federal Regulations, published twice a year by the Office of Management and Budget, federal departments and agencies have 3,348 rules in the pipeline. This annual flow of larger-scale rules has been considerably higher under Obama than it was under President Bush. > Read More

See also, Paul Bedard: OMB: 13-year high for new and costly federal regulations

> Interview Wayne Crews

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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


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