Energy & Environment Legislative Alerts
AFP supports H.R. 6172, which would stop the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) from finalizing performance standards under section 111 of the Clean Air Act for carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions from coal and natural gas-fired power plants unless and until carbon capture and storage (CCS) technology is technologically and economically viable.
The Obama administration just finalized rigid fuel economy standards that will limit consumer choice, increase the number of fatalities likely to occur in car accidents, and decrease vehicle sales, inevitably forcing difficult layoffs at auto dealerships. This highly controversial regulation requires that cars model years 2017-2025 get at least 54.5 miles to the gallon by [...]
Although there are many factors that affect the price that people pay at the grocery store, one big reason is strict Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) rules on ethanol, which divert corn into fuel. In order to address rising food prices, policymakers should permanently repeal these rules.
In response to the Obama administration’s proposed regulation of oil and natural gas fracturing on federal and Indian lands, AFP submitted the following comment: August 22, 2012 Department of the Interior Director Robert Abbey Docket No. BLM-2012-0001 RIN No. 1004-AE26 Bureau of Land Management To Whom it May Concern, Americans for Prosperity (AFP) is a [...]
In a stunning defeat for the Obama administration’s EPA, the DC Circuit Court of Appeals today threw out the Agency’s so-called Cross-State Air Pollution Rule (CSAPR). The Court castigated the EPA for exceeding its statutory authority and attempting to take over the Clean Air Act’s “cooperative federalism” approach to air pollution. A process where “both the Federal Government and the States play significant roles,” the Court reminded.