Michigan’s absurd laws criminalize the population

This article appeared on DetroitNews.com December 4, 2014. Did you know that Michigan has a higher incarceration rate than Iran, Russia and Cuba? This is partly because Michigan state law, like that of other states and the federal government, has gone overboard in criminalizing activities that are not inherently wrong. … »

ALEC Weighs in on Proposed “Clean Power Plan”

Earlier today, the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) submitted a public comment expressing significant concerns with EPA’s plan to regulate greenhouse gas emissions from existing stationary sources under §111(d) of the federal Clean Air Act. On June 2, 2014, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) published its proposed Clean Power … »

EPA Proposes Its Most Expensive Regulation to Date

The strategy of publicly releasing bad news late on a Friday afternoon in order to avoid significant media scrutiny is well established and commonly employed by a variety of institutions. For example, corporations may elect to bury a bad earnings report or government bodies may release unflattering documents just before … »

EPA’s MATS Rule Headed to Supreme Court

Today the U.S. Supreme Court agreed to hear arguments challenging the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) rule limiting mercury and other pollutants (e.g., arsenic and metals) emitted from coal-fired power plants. EPA’s Mercury and Air Toxics Standards (MATS) were finalized in 2012 and apply to 1,400 of the country’s largest … »