NEWS: CNN "House GOP Leadership Urges Obama to Support Job-Saving Legislation"
House Republicans are continuing to fight back against job-destroying regulations with votes scheduled this week on two bills that will modify and improve EPA's recent boiler and cement MACT rules that for many facilities are not achievable. H.R. 2250, the EPA Regulatory Relief Act, and H.R. 2681, the Cement Sector Regulatory Relief Act, will require EPA to re-propose the rules so that standards and timelines are actually achievable and impose the least burdens on job creators, consistent with President Obama's recent executive order on improving regulations. Speaker of...
OPINION: Lucian Pugliaresi in the Wall Street Journal "The Lessons of the Shale Gas Revolution"
The Wall Street JournalSeptember 30, 2011The Lessons of the Shale Gas RevolutionNorth American oil production can double by 2035.By LUCIAN PUGLIARESI
In response to a 2009 request from Secretary of Energy Steven Chu, the National Petroleum Council (NPC) reported earlier this month that oil production in North America could double by 2035--to 20 million barrels per day.
Where can all this oil come from? For one, the hydraulic fracturing (fracking) technique used in shale gas production is now being applied to extract oil. The...
NEWS: ABC News "New Study Underlines Unfulfilled Promises of Health Care Bill"
Now: "The president wasn't saying the legislation would guarantee that everyone can keep his or her preferred plan, just that the legislation wouldn't force anyone to change." - White House Deputy Chief of Staff Nancy DeParle, September 29, 2011
Actually, that sounds a lot like what he saidâ€¦
Then: "If you like your current plan, you will be able to keep it." --President Obama, July 21, 2009...
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NEWS: Associated Press Exclusive "Long-Term Care Plan Alarms Ignored"
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Even as leading Democrats offered assurances to the contrary, government experts repeatedly warned that a new long-term care insurance plan could go belly up, saddling taxpayers with another underfunded benefit program, according to emails disclosed by congressional investigators.
Part of President Barack Obama's health care law, the program is in limbo as a congressional debt panel searches for budget savings and behind the scenes, administration officials scramble to find a viable financing formula.
A longstanding priority of the late Sen. Edward M. Kennedy, D-Mass., the...
OPINION: Wall Street Journal Editorial "An EPA Moratorium"
Wall Street Journal Editorial
Obama has the power to delay new rules that will shut down 8% of all U.S. power generation.
Since everyone has a suggestion or three about what President Obama can do to get the economy cooking again, here's one of ours: Immediately suspend the Environmental Protection Agency's bid to reorganize the U.S. electricity industry, and impose a moratorium on EPA rules at least until hiring and investment rebound for an extended period.
The EPA is currently pushing an unprecedented rewrite of air-pollution rules in...
OPINION: Detroit News Editorial "Revise EPA Rules for Cement Plants"
Editorial: Revise EPA rules for cement plantsLoss of direct and indirect jobs would negatively hit already ailing economy if rules are not revisedAugust 12, 2011
The EPA has forged a set of rules governing emissions from cement manufacturing plants that could dramatically reduce the number of plants in the United States.
Fortunately, a bipartisan coalition of House members has produced legislation that would require the agency to take a more realistic approach to regulation. It should be adopted.
The legislation has the support of House Energy...
OPINION: Detroit News Editorial "New Ozone Regulations Should Wait for Science"
The Detroit News August 4, 2011Editorial: New ozone regulations should wait for science
EPA is pushing to put tighter mandates in place before completing its own scientific research
In a rare, if temporary, victory of pragmatism over ideology, the Environmental Protection Agency decided not to press ahead with the release of new smog standards. At least for now.
The agency had indicated the new regulations would be issued recently, despite pleas from local communities and businesses to wait until the EPA completes its own scientific review...
OPINION: Wall Steet Journal Editorial "TRAIN Act Will Expose True Costs EPA is Trying to Hide"
The Wall Street Journal
The Cost of Lisa Jackson
Why the EPA doesn't consider job losses when it creates new rules
The White House lookback on "excessive" regulation has concluded and--breaking news--there's more work left to do. So let's commend those in Congress trying to force the Administration to conduct a credible cost-benefit test.
Last month the House Energy Committee passed a bill that reforms the Environmental Protection Agency's process for creating new rules and mandates, which it has been doing with a special fervor under administrator...