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

EPA’s proposed “Affordable Clean Energy Rule” is responsible, constructive

The draft EPA rule still seeks to curb CO2 emissions, but provides states with essential flexibility to balance this requirement with meeting their energy. As before, power plant emissions are still estimated to fall 33 percent below 2005 levels by 2030, but do so without imposing the high CPP costs.

By |2018-09-24T17:40:04+00:00September 26th, 2018|Energy|Comments Off on EPA’s proposed “Affordable Clean Energy Rule” is responsible, constructive

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)

Who is EPA’s Andrew Wheeler?

Scott Pruitt’s departure leaves Andrew Wheeler as the acting administrator of the EPA for the foreseeable future, with much speculation as to how the former lobbyist and lawyer will run the agency.

By |2018-07-08T07:44:42+00:00July 8th, 2018|Regulation|Comments Off on Who is EPA’s Andrew Wheeler?
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