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|0 Comments

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)

Report: Obama’s last minute light bulb ban may soon be history

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.

By |2018-08-09T14:48:35+00:00August 9th, 2018|Energy|Comments Off on Report: Obama’s last minute light bulb ban may soon be history

Politifact disgraces itself on U.S. emissions ruling

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.

By |2018-06-26T10:29:37+00:00June 26th, 2018|Climate|Comments Off on Politifact disgraces itself on U.S. emissions ruling

One year anniversary of Trump’s withdrawal from the Paris Climate Accord

“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."

By |2018-06-02T08:19:03+00:00June 2nd, 2018|Climate|Comments Off on One year anniversary of Trump’s withdrawal from the Paris Climate Accord
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