Energy & Environment Legislative Alerts
President Obama’s beleaguered Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has faced much criticism for the wide-reaching rules on power plants it recently proposed. American families and businesses are rightly worried that this new proposed rule would hurt economic growth and job creation and provide little if any benefit. Last week bought another of challenge to the new rules.
by Christine Harbin Hanson Opposition to handouts for wind energy is growing at the grassroots level, and it appears that lawmakers on Capitol Hill are beginning to take note. Congressman Mike Pompeo recently released a “Dear Colleague letter” with the signatures of over 50 of his House Colleagues, calling on Speaker Boehner and Majority Leader [...]
Australia’s recent carbon tax experiment has laid bare for the world to see the dirty truth behind climate taxation: it hurts individuals and families across the board, causing the economy to suffer without having any significant impact on the climate.
The proposed "Waters of the U.S." rule would extend EPA and Army Corps of Engineers authority to regulate private land anywhere in the U.S. that water can conceivably run, even dry creek beds, manmade ditches, and intermittent standing water.
Americans for Prosperity, the nation’s largest free-market grassroots organization, released a nationwide 117-organization coalition letter today that calls on Congress to oppose resurrecting federal wind subsidies. The organizations listed on the letter are diverse in size and scope, but they share one thing in common: Now is the time to end special tax treatment for [...]