Prodding Trump’s EPA to reexamine “Endangerment Finding”

BY WILLIAM KOVACS: without independent testing of the factual claims establishing its Finding, EPA retains the power to regulate all energy-producing and energy-using activities throughout the United States – and thus to regulate our production, consumption, transportation, employment base and living standards.

By |2019-01-07T15:04:08-04:00January 7th, 2019|Regulation|Comments Off on Prodding Trump’s EPA to reexamine “Endangerment Finding”

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

Unfounded fears about synthetic pesticides

By Steve Goreham. Our modern society suffers from “chemophobia." Will insects eat our crops or people? Scientific evidence shows that everyday exposure to synthetic pesticides is negligible and that widespread pesticide fears are unfounded.

By |2018-11-15T10:34:08-04:00November 15th, 2018|Environment|Comments Off on Unfounded fears about synthetic pesticides

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 |2018-10-23T09:58:37-04:00October 23rd, 2018|Regulation|Comments Off on CFACT official comment: CAFE reform will offer important relief

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 |2018-10-01T17:02:57-04:00October 1st, 2018|Energy|Comments Off on EPA rolling back Obama’s mercury rule

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 |2018-09-24T17:40:04-04:00September 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 |2018-08-29T14:47:46-04:00August 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 |2018-08-17T11:01:21-04:00August 21st, 2018|Regulation|Comments Off on Taming the EPA Regulatory Hydra: Further solutions (Part 2)