Tag Archive: EPA

  • NERA: EPA Ozone NAAQS Regulation Could Cost $140 Billion per Year

    | February 28, 2015 | Add a comment

    In late 2014, the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) proposed a rule that would further ratchet down national ambient air quality standards (NAAQS) for ground level ozone from the current level of 75 parts per billion (ppb) to a range of 65 to 70 ppb. Notably, the National Association … »

  • New Website Launch: How the EPA’s Clean Power Plan Proposal will Affect the States

    and | February 24, 2015 | Add a comment

    CleanPowerPlanFacts.com, a new website released today by the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) will help illustrate how the United States Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) proposed Clean Power Plan will affect electricity generation in the states. The EPA’s Plan would mandate a 30 percent reduction in carbon dioxide emissions from existing … »

  • EPA Climate Regulations Expected to Hit Manufacturing Sector Especially Hard

    | February 18, 2015 | Add a comment

    A short paper recently released by the Heritage Foundation takes a look at the expected manufacturing job losses as a result of President Obama’s Climate Action Plan. Predictably, they are significant. Using a social cost of carbon (SCC) equal to $37 per ton, the Heritage Energy Model (HEM) was used … »

  • EPA Proposes Its Most Expensive Regulation to Date

    | November 26, 2014 | Add a comment

    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 … »

  • New Report Assigns Dollar Values to Recent EPA Regulations

    | November 20, 2014 | Add a comment

    Ever since the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released its Clean Power Plan proposal this past June, a number of analyses have been conducted to try and determine the total cost of the regulation to electricity consumers. A report released this morning by Energy Ventures Analysis (EVA), however, goes a … »

  • Polar Vortex Highlights Grid Reliability Concerns

    | October 10, 2014 | Add a comment

    One of the chief concerns about the EPA’s recently proposed Clean Power Plan is the effect that the regulation would have on electric grid reliability. We’ve written before about the roughly 50 gigawatts of installed baseload capacity that the EPA itself acknowledges will be retired by 2020 directly as a … »

  • EPA Proposed Regulation Would Significantly Hurt Access to Electricity

    | September 11, 2014 | 1 Comment

    When talking about energy and environmental policy, it is a bit troublesome to watch just how recklessly big-government environmentalists unfairly and erroneously accuse individuals and organizations of the pro-free market persuasion of being “climate deniers.” Instead of engaging in thoughtful, substantive discussion, many of these environmental activists oftentimes resort to … »

  • EPA Continues Its Public Listening Sessions

    | November 8, 2013 | 1 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 … »