Gas price hypocrisy

In 2016, as part of President Obama's last budget proposal, he proposed a per barrel tax on crude oil. Analysts estimated that levy would increase retail gas prices by 25 cents or more. Whom can we trust on energy policy?

By |2018-12-27T22:10:59+00:00December 27th, 2018|Energy|Comments Off on Gas price hypocrisy

EPA reins in murky “WOTUS” rule

Gabriella Hoffman: President Obama’s EPA deemed all bodies of water—including puddles and ditches— as “navigable waters” subject to regulation under the WOTUS rule.

By |2018-12-21T16:58:04+00:00December 19th, 2018|Regulation|Comments Off on EPA reins in murky “WOTUS” rule

CFACT official comment: CAFE reform will offer important relief

The Trump administration’s plan to freeze corporate average fuel economy (CAFÉ) standards for five years and to revoke California’s power to set its own gas-mileage rules will bring much-needed reform to the antiquated Corporate Average Fuel Economy (CAFÉ) standards.

By |2018-10-23T09:58:37+00:00October 23rd, 2018|Regulation|Comments Off on CFACT official comment: CAFE reform will offer important relief

More misplaced environmentalist outrage

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.

By |2018-10-11T10:39:21+00:00October 11th, 2018|Environment|Comments Off on More misplaced environmentalist outrage

EPA rolling back Obama’s mercury rule

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.

By |2018-10-01T17:02:57+00:00October 1st, 2018|Energy|Comments Off on EPA rolling back Obama’s mercury rule

Good riddance to Obama’s energy mistake

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.

By |2018-08-29T14:47:46+00:00August 29th, 2018|Energy|Comments Off on Good riddance to Obama’s energy mistake

Taming the EPA Regulatory Hydra: Further solutions (Part 2)

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.

By |2018-08-17T11:01:21+00:00August 21st, 2018|Regulation|Comments Off on Taming the EPA Regulatory Hydra: Further solutions (Part 2)
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