January 19, 2018 12:28 PM
Its success in policymaking notwithstanding, the "race to the bottom" theory has fared poorly with the passage of time.
December 28, 2017 8:05 AM
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 these decisions...
September 6, 2017 4:51 PM
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 Administration’s 2011...
June 28, 2017 5:51 PM
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 take private...
EPA Should Use Review of Mercury and Air Toxics 'Supplemental Analysis' to Put 'Co-benefits' in the GraveJune 12, 2017 5:30 PM
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 8:37 AM
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 5:44 PM
January 9, 2017 1:21 PM
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 challenge all of...
January 4, 2017 9:24 AM
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...
December 20, 2016 9:57 AM
The newly elected congressional majority should be ready and willing to help implement President-elect Donald Trump’s promise to tackle onerous regulations. But what about so called “non-regulatory programs” that have significant public policy and marketplace impacts?
Congress can address problems associated with such programs by defunding them or by bringing them under the authority of existing environmental laws.
Top on the list should be the Environmental Protection Agency’s Integrated Risk Information System, also known as IRIS. IRIS gains its authority simply as a line item inside EPA’s Office of Research and Development. As a research program, IRIS operates outside the regulatory process and its accountability systems.