By Greg Walcher Greens are angry that Interior modified a last-minute Obama Administration rule on migratory birds they wanted to use to attack energy and ranching. The rule had been in effect for only 27 days.
The Obama administration originally found that forcing coal-fired plants to use the mercury control technology would cost an estimated $9.6 billion a year — the most expensive clean air regulation. This cost was far higher than the expected annual health savings of $6 million. However, the administration was able to rack up these health saving numbers by enabling the MATS Rule, with co-benefits adding another $80 billion, according to The New York Times.
The Paris climate agreement would force U.S. taxpayers to fork over approximately $10 billion every year to developing countries like China, Iran, and Venezuela.
Replacing Clean Power Plan with less harmful ACE rule does not fix fraudulent CO2 science.
Obama's "Clean Power Plan" was a wrong-headed mistake, guaranteed to make American power more expensive while not meaningfully cleaning anything. EPA is now working to rectify Obama’s CPP and has unveiled a replacement called the "Affordable Clean Energy" rule.
The author argues that the U.S. should dilute the massive regulatory powers that currently reside in a single EPA Administrator, whose agency in recent years has been responsible for fully 25% of all federal regulations, a number of which were sharply criticized as being based on faulty or insufficient evidence.
USAID policies perpetuate disease and malnutrition. Part three of a three part series.
USAID policies fail on humanitarian grounds
In America’s most powerful, intrusive and costly agency, power resides in one administrator.
USAID still pushes climate alarmism over energy, jobs, health and prosperity for poor countries. First of three parts.
Former President Barack Obama’s DOE expanded the class of bulbs covered by a 2007 lightbulb ban to include bug lights, three-way bulbs, “rough service lamps,” and some decorative bulbs, such as globe-shaped bulbs. Obama’s decision came in January 2017 and roped in bulbs that had previously been exempt from the ban.
The Obama administration may be gone, but its policies are still doing harm.
Politifact justified its ruling that EPA is telling a half-falsehood in stating emissions are down under President Trump by stating emissions – under the booming Trump economy – are not falling quite as quickly as they did under the stagnant Obama economy. The fact is U.S. emissions continued to decline -- just as EPA reported.
The UNEP-EPA memorandum is little more than an implementation tool of the Paris agreement and should suffer the same fate.
“What President Trump really did was declare an end to the war on affordable energy for Americans and signal that the world’s greatest republic was no longer going to going to stoop to extra-constitutional means to join governments around the world in seeking new ways to tax their citizens."