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Ozone Bill Grants Much Needed Relief from Regulation

In 2015, the Environmental Protection Agency finalized new National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS) for ground level ozone. This regulation is slated to be one of the most expensive in history, affecting nearly all aspects of the economy. However, the potential benefits come nowhere close to justifying the astronomical costs. Fortunately, H.R. 4775, the Ozone Standards Implementation […]

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EPA’s Deceptive Defense of Carbon Rule

On March 29th, EPA filed its response to the D.C. Circuit Court on why the agency’s regulations of carbon dioxide from power plants is legal. There’s no shortage of whoppers to highlight in EPA’s briefs. Here are a few: It’s just the market trend, man. EPA insists the rule “follows existing industry trends without resulting in […]

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10 Myths Behind Submitting a State Implementation Plan (SIP)

Now that the so-called “Clean Power Plan” is finalized, the EPA is pressuring states to develop implementation plans (SIP). States should not submit implementation plans. Attorneys left and right believe EPA’s carbon regulations are likely illegal. Therefore, before saddling their residents with higher electricity costs and consigning their states to a federal energy takeover, states […]

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Outrage Over EPA Rules Continues

Since EPA proposed the new carbon dioxide emissions rules for existing power plants on June 2nd, twelve states have filed suit, arguing the new regulations are illegal under the Clean Air Act. The governors of Texas and West Virginia have demonstratively spoken out against the rules, citing their need for coal-fired power plants to provide their […]

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In the Pipeline: 7/24/13

We don’t understand this. Who wouldn’t want to be rolling down the street, smoking indo, sipping on gin and juice, in a Leaf? The National Legal and Policy Center (7/23/13) reports: “Reports have trickled out lately that, all of a sudden, demand is so great for the all-electric Leaf that Nissan’s production just can’t keep up. ‘We’re […]

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In the Pipeline: 5/13/13

If you support construction of Keystone XL, you are racist (on top of all the other names you’ve already been called). Politico (5/10/13) reports: “As business leaders, philanthropists and supporters of your 2008 and 2012 campaigns, we write to urge you to reject the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline and to do everything in your power to […]

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In the Pipeline: 1/25/13

What the hell, it’s only money, right? Daily Caller (1/24/13) reports: “California has been a leader in Renewable Energy production, in part due to federal and state level policies that provide incentives for producers of renewable power. However, a new report found that California’s Energy policies will raise state power rates and associated costs by nearly 33 […]

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NRDC Jumps for Joy Over Court Win for EPA

  The Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) was ecstatic over the recent appellate court ruling, upholding the EPA’s power to regulate carbon dioxide emissions under the Clean Air Act. Yet the NRDC’s description misleads the innocent reader on several crucial points. Contrary to their claims, federal regulations in the energy and transportation sectors won’t help […]

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