Press Releases

 

Entries in Regulatory Actions (594)

Saturday
May312014

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

Friday, May 30, 2014
In the News Today

 

EPA CAP-AND-TRADE - MARLO LEWIS

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.
> Read more


> Interview Marlo Lewis

 

REGULATION - WAYNE CREWS

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

Apply for CEI's Journalism Fellowship!
 

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

 

Sign Up for the Weekly Cooler Heads Digest!

Every Friday afternoon, we send out an electronic newsletter on the latest energy and environment happenings, known as the Cooler Heads Digest.

 

    

 

CEI is a non-profit, non-partisan public policy group dedicated to the principles of free enterprise and limited government.  For more information about CEI, please visit our website, cei.org, and blogs, Globalwarming.org and OpenMarket.org.  Follow CEI on Twitter! Twitter.com/ceidotorg.

 


CEI Founder Fred L. Smith, Jr.
@fredlsmithjr


Capitalists ought not to be cowed by their critics

Saturday, 10am ET
Realclearradio.org


Henry Juszkiewicz, President of Gibson Guitar, discusses his response to the federal government’s armed raid.

An Annual Snapshot of the Federal Regulatory State

 





 

Saturday
May312014

Garcia For Congress - EPA’s new proposed restrictions will cost New England billions

SALEM, NH– Marilinda Garcia, Republican candidate for New Hampshire’s Second Congressional District, released the following statement regarding the U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s report on the EPA’s newly proposed regulatory regime, which is “based on the Obama Administration’s emissions reduction goals.”

 

“New Hampshire families and small businesses are already feeling the effects of higher energy costs due to the harmful and overbearing environmental policies put forth by Washington liberals like President Obama and Rep. Ann Kuster. This proposal will not only compound our existing problems by raising our already sky-high electricity costs by $600 million each year, but will also cost the New England region’s economy $2.7 billion annually and eliminate almost 5,000 jobs in the north east. 

 

Rep. Ann Kuster must demand an end to these harmful, job-killing policies and stop walking in lock-step with President Obama on energy issues. It’s time that our elected officials defend our hardworking families and individuals, and put New Hampshire first.”

Saturday
May312014

AFPNH - Call your Congresswoman 

On Monday, the Obama Administration will announce new regulations that will cost our region nearly 5,000 jobs all while raising the rate we pay for electricity.


Call Congresswomen Carol Shea-Porter and Ann McClane Kuster and ask them to oppose these job-killing regulations!

A report released by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce this week shows that President Obama's proposed EPA regulation would cost the New England region's economy $2.7 billion annually and would destroy 4,700 jobs in the region.  

We need Carol Shea-Porter and Ann McClane Kuster to stand up for the people of New Hampshire and stop this proposal that will kill jobs and bring more damage to our still struggling economy.  

The report also revealed that the regulations would increase electricity costs in the Northeast, which are already among the highest in the nation, by $600 million each year.  How can we expect businesses to move here or create new jobs when these policies force them to pay more every time they turn on the lights?!  

These new regulations will mean fewer jobs and higher electric rates.

Call Congresswomen Carol Shea-Porter and Ann McClane Kuster and ask them to oppose the Obama regulations today!

Live Free or Die,


Greg Moore
State Director
Americans for Prosperity - New Hampshire
Friday
May302014

CEI Today: George Will on regulation, new EPA energy regs, Google driverless cars, and more 

Thursday, May 29, 2014
In the News Today

 

EPA CLIMATE PLAN - WILLIAM YEATMAN

How EPA’s Impending Climate Plan Conflicts with Congressional Intent as Evidenced by the Federal Power Act

 

Next week, the President is expected to “personally” unveil a climate plan for existing power plants that would, as reported, give the Environmental Protection Agency the authority to impose demand-side management programs on unwilling States.
 

Last week, the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission’s (FERC) demand-side response regulation impermissibly infringed on the States’ exclusive authority to regulate retail electricity markets.

 

This is a problematic contradiction. > Read more


> Interview William Yeatman

 

GOOGLE DRIVERLESS CARS - MARC SCRIBNER  

 

Openmarket.org: How Policy Makers Should Approach Google’s Driverless Shuttles

Tuesday, Chris Urmson, director of Google’s Self-Driving Car Project, wrote a post for the company blog describing Google’s newest prototype: fully automated vehicles that lack manual steering, accelerating, and braking functions.

Products such as the Google driverless “carts” should not be subject to strict federal motor vehicle safety standards and states seeking to recognize the legality of autonomous vehicles should be sure to include legislative provisions that make this distinction. 
> Read more

> Interview Marc Scribner
 
 

REGULATION - WAYNE CREWS

George F. Will: According to the annual "snapshot of the federal regulatory state" compiled by Clyde Wayne Crews Jr. of the Competitive Enterprise Institute, four of the five largest yearly totals of pages in the Federal Register — the record of regulations — have occurred during the Obama administration. The CEI's delightfully cheeky "unconstitutionality index," measuring Congress' excessive delegation of its lawmaking policy, was 51 in 2013. This means Congress passed 72 laws but unelected bureaucrats issued 3,659 regulations. > Read More

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

> Interview Wayne Crews

Apply for CEI's Journalism Fellowship!
 

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

 

Sign Up for the Weekly Cooler Heads Digest!

Every Friday afternoon, we send out an electronic newsletter on the latest energy and environment happenings, known as the Cooler Heads Digest.

 

    

 

CEI is a non-profit, non-partisan public policy group dedicated to the principles of free enterprise and limited government.  For more information about CEI, please visit our website, cei.org, and blogs, Globalwarming.org and OpenMarket.org.  Follow CEI on Twitter! Twitter.com/ceidotorg.

 

Saturday, 10am ET
Realclearradio.org


Henry Juszkiewicz, President of Gibson Guitar, discusses his response to the federal government’s armed raid.

An Annual Snapshot of the Federal Regulatory State

 





 

Wednesday
May282014

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

Wednesday, May 28, 2014
In the News Today

 

SURPEME COURT & EPA's REGIONAL HAZE MANDATE

 

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.
> Read more

> Interview William Yeatman


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

EPA CLIMATE PLAN - MYRON EBELL

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

 

SILENT SPRING RACHEL CARSON - ANGELA LOGOMASINI
 

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.
>Read More

 

> Interview Angela Logomasini
 

REGULATION - WAYNE CREWS

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.

Apply for CEI's Journalism Fellowship!
 

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

 

Sign Up for the Weekly Cooler Heads Digest!

Every Friday afternoon, we send out an electronic newsletter on the latest energy and environment happenings, known as the Cooler Heads Digest.

 

    

 

CEI is a non-profit, non-partisan public policy group dedicated to the principles of free enterprise and limited government.  For more information about CEI, please visit our website, cei.org, and blogs, Globalwarming.org and OpenMarket.org.  Follow CEI on Twitter! Twitter.com/ceidotorg.

 

Page 1 ... 3 4 5 6 7 ... 119 Next 5 Entries »