Tag Archive: Government regulation

  • ALEC Weighs in on Proposed Ozone NAAQS Revision

    | March 18, 2015 | Add a comment

    Yesterday, the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) submitted comments to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) expressing significant concern with a proposed revision of the current National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS) for ozone from 75 parts per billion to a level within a range of 60 to 70 ppb. … »

  • 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 … »

  • FCC opposes ALEC Proposal and Hurts the Broadband Economy and Consumers

    | February 27, 2015 | Add a comment

    Yesterday in a 3-2 vote, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) weakened the U.S. economy, reduced our quality of life and slowed the advance of broadband –a shocking vote blatantly opposing market competition and innovation. The FCC has moved a never-released-to-the-public plan that will impose heavy handed Title II authority over … »

  • 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 … »

  • NERC Report Highlights Potential Reliability Impacts of EPA’s Clean Power Plan

    | November 12, 2014 | Add a comment

    The North American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC) is a non-profit international regulatory authority whose mission is to ensure the reliability of the electric grid and power supply in North America. Earlier this month, NERC released its preliminary review of the potential electric grid reliability concerns that may arise as a … »

  • Like Your Cell Phone? That’ll Be An Extra 17 Percent

    Since Americans have become more mobile the demand for wireless access has increased. However, high tax burdens on wireless services have made it increasingly difficult for consumers to pay their cell phone bills. In a recently released report, Wireless Taxation in the United States 2014, Scott Mackey and Joseph Henchman of … »

  • 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 … »

  • A Number That Does Not Compute – 706: FCC Preemption Will Cost Taxpayers Millions

    | September 11, 2014 | Add a comment

    ALEC commends former FCC Commissioner and Tennessee regulatory official Deborah Taylor Tate for her principled and reasoned criticisms of current proposals to federally preempting state laws restricting muni broadband networks. The following appeared at the Free State Foundation Blog on September 4, 2014. Most Americans probably do not associate anything … »