CEI Today: EPA power plant rule, trade, and the Ex-Im Bank

Wednesday, June 10, 2015
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CEI Responds to Dismissal of Murray Energy Lawsuit Against EPA

Senior Fellow at the Competitive Enterprise Institute Marlo Lewis responded today to a federal appeals court decision to dismiss a lawsuit against the Environmental Protection Agency’s proposed power plant rule:

“After reviewing the oral argument, it is disappointing, though no surprise, that the Court, purely for reasons of judicial restraint, declined to rule on the merits of the lawsuit against EPA." > Read more

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The Value of Trade

It’s worth reminding policymakers about the value of free trade—both exports and imports—as the House of Representatives ponders legislation on trade promotion authority (TPA), H.R. 1314, which would give the President “fast-track” authority so that implementing legislation for trade agreements can be voted up or down without amendment. TPA will be critical in considering the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement, still being negotiated. > Read more

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Bad Tradeoff: Ex-Im vs. a Weak Dollar

Atthis point, it looks like Congress will let the Export-Import Bank’s charter expire on June 30. This is not a big deal in grand scheme of things. Ex-Im would continue to service its existing loan guarantees and other financial products, and Ex-Im employees would also review applications for new loans and loan guarantees, though they would not be able to act on them. But suppose Ex-Im does have to shut down operations for good. What other options do export-oriented policymakers have?  > Read more


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