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SPN Environmental Policy Exchange: Volume 4, Issue 2

Published on Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Vol. 4   Issue 2

Cosponsored by the State Policy Network and Commonwealth Foundation

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Story Highlight:  EPA's Regulatory Train Wreck

The EPA's ever-increasing mandates, from the revised air standards for ozone to the new greenhouse gas emissions standards, will severely impact state economic growth.

Marlo Lewis, Jr. with the Competitive Enterprise Institute accurately stated that, "Americans live under a regime of regulation without representation," as non-elected officials are ushering in vast policy changes with no accountability to the public.  

Efforts to rein in the Agency on the national level include the Defending America's Affordable Energy and Jobs Act introduced by Sen. John Barrasso (R-WY) and Rep. Tim Walberg (R-MI) as well as the Energy Tax Prevention Act. This Act would overturn a number of new greenhouse gas mandates and is expected to be voted on by the House Energy & Commerce Committee this week.

Avenues for states to reclaim their sovereignty are outlined in ALEC's recent publication "EPA's Regulatory Train Wreck: Strategies for State Legislators." You can read more here. 

Issues and Resources:

Climate Change

EPA Mandates



Links of Interest


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