Tag Archive: EPA

  • EPA Continues Its Public Listening Sessions

    | November 8, 2013 | Add a comment

    This past September, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) issued a new proposed rule under the auspices of the Clean Air Act (CAA) limiting carbon emissions from power plants built in the future.  EPA is currently working on developing similar regulations targeting existing fossil fuel fired power plants which are … »

  • EPA’s Assault on State Sovereignty Part II

    and | June 27, 2013 | Add a comment

    Obama’s recently released climate change initiative calls for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to unleash yet another energy regulation aimed at reducing greenhouse gases from existing power plants, severely threatening the generation of affordable and reliable energy. This is only one piece of an unprecedented EPA regulatory assault unleashed … »

  • The EPA’s Assault on State Sovereignty Part I

    and | June 26, 2013 | 2 Comments

    Well timed with the President’s climate change agenda announcement, the American Legislative Exchange Council just released a report which sheds light on the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) ongoing usurpation of regulatory control from the states.  Titled The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Assault on State Sovereignty, the report highlights the … »

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    ALEC to States: Repeal Renewable Energy Mandates

    | November 5, 2012 | Add a comment

    ALEC adopts Electricity Freedom Act and discusses it on Master Resource (a free-market energy blog). “As the debate over subsidies, handouts, and cronyism for renewable energy continues, so too will the debate surrounding state-based renewable energy mandates. Fundamentally, forcing state citizens to purchase a product they may not be able … »

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    ALEC Weighs in on EPA’s Proposed Carbon Dioxide Standard

    and | June 27, 2012 | Add a comment

    On Monday June 25, the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) submitted a public comment in opposition to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) proposed carbon dioxide standard for new power plants. ALEC has repeatedly adopted the position that regulation of greenhouse gases under the Clean Air Act is unnecessary, ineffective … »

  • Regulation without Representation: How the EPA has become a Political Tool

    | April 26, 2012 | Add a comment

    In the January 2011 State of the Union address, President Obama called for the United States to produce 80 percent of its electricity from “clean” energy by 2035. The introduction of a Clean Energy Standard bill in Congress would further this goal by essentially forcing Americans to purchase politically preferred … »

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    Free-Market Principles Apply to Light Bulbs, Too

    | April 5, 2012 | 2 Comments

    The U.S. Department of Energy has awarded appliance-maker Philips $10 million for devising an alternative to today’s 60-watt incandescent light bulb. The Philips bulb sells for $50, yet a standard incandescent bulb sells for around $1. Government programs such as the “L-prize” are yet another example of the waste of taxpayer dollars.  … »

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    Palm Oil – Fueling Economic Growth in the Developing World

    | March 29, 2012 | Add a comment

    In a decision that could have serious economic implications for Indonesia, Malaysia and other countries located within the narrow global band where oil palm is grown, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has issued an initial ruling to restrict the importation of palm oil for use as an accepted biofuel.  The … »

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    All Cost No Benefit: EPA Proposes Carbon Dioxide Regulation for Power Plants

    | March 27, 2012 | 2 Comments

    Today, the EPA has proposed a carbon dioxide standard for new power plants. The EPA blames carbon dioxide and other human emitted greenhouse gases for an increase in global temperature during the past 100 years. Unfortunately, this action is yet another EPA regulation that is essentially all cost and no … »

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    Sackett Victory Holds EPA Accountable…but by How Much?

    | March 22, 2012 | 1 Comment

    By Senator Rand Paul (KY) On March 19, 2012, the Environmental Protection Agency concluded one of its longest-running enforcement matters – a 22-year battle with 80-year-old Massachusetts cranberry farmer and Korean War veteran, Charles Johnson. Mr. Johnson’s crimes were neither violent nor extreme. Rather, Mr. Johnson has spent the past … »