March 23, 2018
Thirty-five years ago dishwashers cleaned dishes in about an hour. Sadly, today there are no dishwashers that do so due to federal government regulations. This isn’t progress, it is the failure of government to allow consumer choice. The Competitive Enterprise Institute this week petitioned the Department of Energy to fix the problem.
January 19, 2018
Its success in policymaking notwithstanding, the "race to the bottom" theory has fared poorly with the passage of time.
December 28, 2017
After thirty years of mostly disappointments and defeats, 2017 has been a banner year for advancing free market policies across the board on energy, climate, and environmental issues. We at CEI are proud to have played an important role in promoting many of...
September 6, 2017
It’s refreshing to see that political correctness has little hold on the Trump Administration, enabling common sense policymaking—despite offending the left. One of latest “assaults” on leftist nonsense is the reversal of the Obama...
June 28, 2017
On Tuesday, June 27, the Trump Administration took the long-awaited first steps to repealing the unconstitutional misuse of the Clean Water Act (CWA) of 1972 to regulate, control, and...
EPA Should Use Review of Mercury and Air Toxics 'Supplemental Analysis' to Put 'Co-benefits' in the GraveJune 12, 2017
In late April, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit paused five year-old litigation over the Environmental Protection Agency’s Mercury and Air Toxics Standards, while the Trump administration reviews the Obama administration’s legal and regulatory posture. Here’s how we got here:
April 29, 2017
In a double dose of good news, the D.C. Circuit Court this week put on hold litigation surrounding two major Obama-era Environmental Protection Agency rules for existing power plants.
On Thursday, a three-judge panel on the D.C. Circuit granted the EPA’s request to pause litigation over the Mercury and Air Toxics Standards, also known as the Utility MACT. As I’ve reported before, this rule would cost $10 billion annually, yet its bizarre purpose is to protect a supposed population of pregnant subsistence fisherwomen who eat hundreds of pounds of self-caught fish during their pregnancies, despite all the signs along rivers and lakes advising...
January 31, 2017
January 9, 2017
Environmental litigation groups like the Sierra Club, Natural Resources Defense Council, and the Center for Biological Diversity will pursue three types of lawsuits over the next four years (at least).
Green Group Litigation Strategy #1: They will...
January 4, 2017
On Tuesday, The Hill’s Timothy Cama reported:
An environmental group is launching a new advertising campaign against the confirmation of President-elect Donald Trump’s pick to head the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).
Clean Air Moms Action, a project of the Environmental Defense Action Fund, said Tuesday it is spending at least $100,000 on the campaign which centers on children's health concerns, targeting the Washington, D.C., area, and six states with senators who could swing the confirmation vote.
See the ad for yourself here. In fact, it is based on an egregious lie, and the truth of the matter demonstrates the...