Energy & Environment

Energy & Environment

Pork-barrel politics at the EPA

The EPA's attempt to garner political support for its proposed carbon regulation actually casts climate change as a less-important problem than the administration has repeatedly asserted that it is.

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Keeping cooperation in cooperative federalism

In a little-noticed part of the opinion, the Supreme Court's decision in EPA v. EME Homer City Generation sheds light on a design flaw in the statute that most prominently features cooperative federalism — the Clean Air Act. The Clean Air Act may be structured, counterintuitively and unhelpfully, to discourage state participation.

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The EPA market manipulation switcheroo

There is a long history of using EPA rules as a catch-all conduit of culpability, a slight-of-hand smokescreen useful for setting up the agency as the dupe to mask the real reasons behind power plant shutdowns.

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