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  • New CEI Study Endangers EPA’s Endangerment Finding

    April 21, 2020
    Just in time for the 50th Earth Day, CEI is publishing an Issue Analysis called “The Scientific Case for Vacating EPA’s Carbon Dioxide Endangerment Finding.” The Endangerment Finding, proclaimed by the EPA on December 7, 2009, is the centerpiece for all of the agency’s regulation of carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gas emissions.
  • This Week in Ridiculous Regulations

    April 20, 2020
    Please do all you can to keep yourself and your loved ones safe. Hopefully Congress will also act on some of the #NeverNeeded regulations that are hindering the pandemic response. Meanwhile, regulatory agencies issued new final regulations ranging from telehealth corrections to red crab specifications.
  • EPA Proposes to Retain Current Standards for Particulate Matter

    April 17, 2020
    The EPA proposed to retain the National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS) for particulate matter established in 2012. Environmental groups predictably condemned the proposal. However, studies of health improvements in areas with declining PM2.5 levels do not establish a causal link between mortality risk and PM2.5 exposures below the NAAQS.
  • Facts, Not Feelings, Should Inform Regulation of the Debt Settlement Industry

    April 17, 2020
    As money gets tight during the COVID-19 pandemic and quarantine, policy makers need to ensure that struggling households have multiple options to manage their debts and stay afloat. One such option is debt settlement, and the good news is that the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau is resisting calls to regulate it out of existence.
  • California’s #NeverNeeded AB5 Is Harming the Coronavirus Response

    April 16, 2020
    California’s AB5 law was already backfiring before the COVID-19 pandemic hit. It has cost thousands of jobs—many of which are home-based. During a time of social distancing, working from home helps keep people safe while allowing them to stay financially afloat.
  • VIDEO: Road Map to Reopening

    April 16, 2020
    The U.S. Chamber of Commerce hosted a fascinating video conference this week entitled “Big Picture: Road Map to Reopening,” with the Chamber’s Suzanne Clark and Dr. William Hanage, an infectious disease epidemiologist at Harvard’s Chan School of Public Health. The event offered some useful observations beyond “more research is needed.”
  • Apple and Google Demonstrate Big Tech Done Right Can Make Big Government Obsolete

    April 16, 2020
    Many see the purpose of government as solving problems that otherwise wouldn’t be efficiently addressed in its absence. Yet, despite the steady growth of government, technological advances have rendered many functions of government obsolete. In the present COVID-19 crisis, big tech is proving that even the most daunting problems are no longer the exclusive dominion of government.
  • Businesses Critical of Costly Climate Bill Finally Get to Weigh In

    April 16, 2020
    The American Manufacturing and Innovation (AIM) Act would limit the production of hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs), the class of chemicals used as refrigerants in most air conditioning and refrigeration equipment, as well as for other purposes. Many supporters of the AIM Act claim that it would create 33,000 jobs, but many manufacturers see the bill as a potential jobs killer.
  • On Balance, We’re All Better Off With Big Tech and Big Telecom During a Crisis

    April 15, 2020
    Thanks to the novel Coronavirus, the U.S. economy has come to an unprecedented halt and the country’s death toll stands at more than 20,000. Amid the suffering, a few bright spots in commerce have emerged, much to the benefit of American consumers. So, naturally, the federal government continues to devote its time and energy to threatening those same industries.
  • Memo to BlackRock: Drop Activist Agenda, Focus on Recovery

    April 15, 2020
    Should large institutional investors find and support profitable firms or adopt the tactics of left-wing pressure groups to force companies into adopting a political agenda? That’s the issue at the heart of a new open letter to BlackRock CEO Larry Fink that takes the firm’s to task for its announced investment guidelines, which would put goals like climate activism ahead of shareholder returns.

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