CEI Today: EPA vs the states, production quotas for renewable fuels, the OMB's report on regulation, and airline competition

Wednesday, September 3, 2014
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EPA vs THE STATES - WILLIAM YEATMAN

How the EPA Is Undermining Cooperative Federalism under the Clean Air Act

 

“President Obama’s EPA has imposed 51 takeovers of state Clean Air Act programs, while the previous three administrations accounted for a grand total of only five,” said CEI senior fellow William Yeatman, author of the report, How the Obama Administration Is Undermining Cooperative Federalism under the Clean Air Act.” > Read more


> Interview William Yeatman
 

EPA'S RENEWABLE FUEL PRODUCTION QUOTAS - MARLO LEWIS

 

Globalwarming.org: Scaling Back Renewable Fuel Standard

EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy has indicated that new federal renewable fuel production quotas, originally due in June, will be released soon. CEI's Marlo Lewis has explained why EPA may be less enamoured by ethanol mandates these days. "EPA estimates that ... corn ethanol’s carbon dioxide-equivalent (CO2e) emissions were 33% higher than gasoline’s in 2012."
> Read more

> Interview Marlo Lewis
 

OMB REPORT ON REGULATIONS - WAYNE CREWS

Forbes: Here's How Obama's Pen and Phone Can Shrink The Federal Government Instead


This week is the deadline for filing public comments on the 2014 edition of OMB's Draft Report to Congress on the Benefits and Costs of Federal Regulation.


This report is the federal government’s only map of itself with respect to all benefits and costs of federal regulations — in an era when dozens of departments and agencies issue over 3,500 rules and regulations annually impacting the economy, environment, energy, health and safety, finance and more. Yet too little of the regulatory apparatus gets reviewed, and too few agency mandates are questioned.  > Read more

 

> Interview Wayne Crews
 

AIRLINE COMPETITION - MARC SCRIBNER

Republicans sell out free-market principles for union favors

 


The Hill reports that Department of Transportation has rejected expedited approval for Norwegian Airlines to gain access to airports in the U.S. Air Line Pilots Association, with assistance from Republicans, has opposed the airline's entry into the market. As CEI transportation policy expert Marc Scribner has explained, "The Department of Transportation now faces a clear choice—side with American travelers by approving Norwegian Air’s application or cave in to politically connected special interests that stoop to xenophobic pandering." > Read more

> Interview Marc Scribner
 

 

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