"What Trump misses about regulations"

Environmental Economics

Joe Aldy: President Trump jettisoned more than 30 years of bipartisan regulatory policy on January 30 when he issued an executive order on “ Reducing Regulation and Controlling Regulatory Costs.” The order requires that whenever a new regulation is enacted by any federal agency, regulators must eliminate two rules, so that the cost of complying with the new rule is offset by the costs associated with the two existing rules. Are regulations costly for business?

Eighty-percent of environmental economists surveyed think cutting EPA regulations will not benefit the U.S. economy

Environmental Economics

 And it is also why: Eighty-percent of environmental economists surveyed think cutting EPA regulations will not benefit the U.S.  In fact, most are advocates for truly free markets:  markets that fully capture all benefits and cost of production and consumption through market-based regulations. Sensible market-based regulations makes sense. Apologies to those of you who have missed me the last few weeks (hi mom!)

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When the benefits of regulation are perceived to be zero

Environmental Economics

The regulations President Trump wants to rollback are there for that reason. monthly job reports from the BLS) and there is no short-term macroeconomic benefit from environmental regulations. Alan Krupnick: A striking feature of President Trump’s recent energy speech for me is that there is not a word to be found about the environment and health protections. via www.rff.org.

Benefit-cost analysis should be used to determine whether regulations come or go

Environmental Economics

Back in November Cass Sustein considered the 2 for 1 regulation executive order ( emphasis added ): Donald Trump promises to impose, soon after his inauguration, a new requirement on federal agencies: If they want to issue a new regulation, they have to rescind two regulations that are now on the books. As presidents from Ronald Reagan to Barack Obama have recognized, the real question is whether regulations, whether new or old, are justified.

North Carolina Moves to Toss Out Regulators | Mother Jones

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North Carolina Moves to Toss Out Regulators. The bill, which would affect 131 regulators, will now be considered in the state house. Ousting all the regulators could dramatically affect coastal planning. Skip to Navigation. Skip to Content. Mother Jones. Politics. Environment.

SCOTUS Further Weakens EPA Power to Regulate Greenhouse Gases

Green (Living) Review

Supreme Court on Monday placed further limits on the Environmental Protection Agency''s already-modest power to regulate power plant and factory emissions of greenhouse gases.

Go Support ORV Regulations at Cape Hatteras

10,000 Birds

Take a gander at Nate’s post and then click through and give a comment in support of regulating off-road vehicle use at Cape Hatteras National Seashore. Do it for the birds! Asides

Israel Relaxes Regulations On Medical Marijuana

Green Prophet

Israel’s recent decision to permit greater use of medical marijuana may relieve thousands suffering from chronic pain. Cannabis is known to give blessed relief from the pain of cancer.

"Virginia governor calls for state carbon regulations"

Environmental Economics

Terry McAuliffe (D) signed an executive order on Tuesday directing regulators to formulate rules cracking down on electricity sector carbon emissions. The order requires state officials to convene a working group on carbon emissions and issue a report by the end of the year on potential regulations to limit power plant greenhouse gases.  Climate federalism: Virginia Gov.

Coal Ash Needs Regulation In United States

Eco Friendly Daily

There is no federal regulation of coal ash ponds in the United States, even though the Environmental Protection Agency lists heavy metals contained in the ash ponds as dangerous for human and environmental health.

Eco-friendly concrete now mandatory in Dubai

Green Prophet

The 79 regulations will deal with the buildings from its designing stage by choosing sustainable sites, using appropriate orientation and using modern techniques which help in minimizing the environmental impacts of construction phase in balance with economic vision.

Arsenic In Your Food? Consumers Push Regulation

Green Prophet

When I first thought of arsenic in my food, I remembered “Arsenic and Old Lace,” a movie from the 1940s where two old ladies nonchalantly poison their elderly suitors with a little arsenic in their elderflower tea.

Regulation Monday (with snark)

Environmental Economics

President Barack Obama is using his executive authority to take his strongest action yet against climate change -- proposing new EPA regulations. Oooohhh, new regulations.  Chamber of Commerce, a business federation, estimated the new regulations will cost the economy $50 billion a year.   According to Costanza, the benefits of the new regulations will be in the neighborhood of $100 bazillion.per minute. "The

Job-killing regulations

Environmental Economics

On Mars: Fearing that any further delay might prevent their movement from having any meaningful impact, a consortium of leading conservationists confirmed Wednesday it is attempting to get a head start on preserving the planet Mars.

Carbon Regulation Watch

Environmental Economics

"So the EPA, probably in the next few weeks, is probably going to set standards that any new power plant that's built in the U.S. has to achieve a certain carbon dioxide emissions rate per unit of energy produced."

The idea is that the benefits of regulations are zero

Environmental Economics

From the "text of executive order on eliminating rules": (b) For fiscal year 2017, which is in progress, the heads of all agencies are directed that the total incremental cost of all new regulations, including repealed regulations, to be finalized this year shall be no greater than zero, unless otherwise required by law or consistent with advice provided in writing by the Director of the Office of Management and Budget (Director). (c) Regulations have benefits and costs. If

Fishing, Conservation and Marine Protected Areas: Let’s Work Together

Nature Conservancy - Science

And any or all of these regulations will be placed in particular areas, some indeed may look quite like MPAs, but under a different name. Fisheries regulations can create a management regime that is far more effective than many MPAs, even if they aren’t counted in the formal tallies.

How can fiberglass insulation help regulate heat loss


How can fiberglass insulation help regulate heat loss. Ishani Chatterjee: Fiberglass insulation is an effective way of heating up the house. There is diversified reason for which insulation becomes important for the home.

Video — Regulating Monopolies « Knowledge Problem

Environmental Economics

Lynne Kiesling : I am pleased to announce my first video in the Learn Liberty series — “ Regulating Monopolies: A History of Electricity Regulation “.

California Issues Draft of First Fracking Regulations


On December 18, California issued its first-ever fracking regulations that would require oil and gas companies to report where they are using hydraulic fracturing ten days before starting operation as well as disclosing what chemicals they are using.

Job-killing regulations?

Environmental Economics

From the inbox: Environmental regulations are unlikely to move the needle on jobs—they won’t drive the unemployment rate up or down.    This week, the Senate debated and rejected EPA’s mercury exposure regulation, EPA moved forward with a new soot rule , and today, the House will considered an energy drilling bill.   Especially as we approach an election, it is important to be clear about what effects regulations have or don’t have on jobs.

Environmental regulations have always been an easy target

Environmental Economics

regulations) will reduce economic activity. The coincidence of these two major trends has led many to suspect that environmental regulation may be playing a major causal role in impairing the "competitiveness" of U.S. Overall, there is relatively little evidence to support the hypothesis that environmental regulations have had a large adverse effect on competitiveness, however that elusive term is defined.

Jobs and environmental regulation

Environmental Economics

The EPA came out on top with the highest ratios by far, with benefits from its regulations exceeding costs by an average of more than 10 to 1. As any economist worth his or her professional crest will tell you, regulation solves problems that markets ignore. Those who create costs pay for them — that simple idea is the logic behind the Clean Air Act and most other environmental regulations.


Green (Living) Review

However, following on from a recent CIWEM conference where 87 percent of delegates supported a comprehensive review of the financial regulation of water, a presentation at Water & Environment 2010: CIWEM’s Annual Conference will address how the framework needs to develop to respond to the new challenges facing the industry, in particular to encourage long-term sustainable solutions and meet the challenge of climate change.

Abu Dhabi: Biggest Polluter Turned Green Police

Green Prophet

Business & Politics carbon emissions Environmental Agency Abu Dhabi environmental regulations Middle East In October 2010, the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) called out oil-producing Abu Dhabi for being one of the world’s highest emitters of carbon dioxide per capita.

The Institute for Policy Integrity's Statement on Trump Executive Order on Regulation

Environmental Economics

From the inbox: In response to President Trump’s executive order on reducing regulation, Richard Revesz, director of the Institute for Policy Integrity at NYU School of Law, has released the following statement: -- This “one in, two out” policy is a deeply flawed and irrational approach to regulation. Judging a regulation based solely on its costs, without considering benefits, is illogical.

The key to effective regulation is effective enforcement

Environmental Economics

Proposed climate regulations might not be too bad

Environmental Economics

"Regulation an acceptable cost for frackers"

Environmental Economics

In short, there won't be an unregulated fracking industry so the industry ought to go along with the regulators David Zetland. RECENT advances in hydraulic fracturing (fracking) technologies and techniques promise to unlock vast reserves of natural gas. Additional shale-gas supply will reduce energy costs, carbon emissions and, for many countries, dependence on foreign energy producers. via www.petroleum-economist.com.

Professor Urges Regulations to Prevent Further Fatal Building Collapses in Beirut

Green Prophet

At least 19 people have died following the collapse of a 1940s apartment building in Beirut, Lebanon on Sunday. The owner of the 5 storey building that collapsed on Sunday killing 19 people has been arrested.

Volkswagen executives did a benefit cost analysis of cheating U.S. environmental regulations

Environmental Economics

Reviewing previous cases of violations of environmental regulations by auto manufacturers in the U.S.

New Antarctic Shipping Regulations Announced

Eco Friendly Daily

In order to decrease the impact such visits may have on the environment, nations which are part of the Antarctic Treaty have announced new regulations. The proposed regulations will determine the safety equipment, actual vessel design and crew training.

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"House conservatives' sweeping plan for Trump's first 100 days, explained"

Environmental Economics

All regulations have zero benefits: Thursday morning, the House Freedom Caucus, the main group representing the far right of House Republicans, released an ambitious regulatory — or, really, deregulatory — agenda for the Trump administration to pursue.

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The best laid plans of federal regulators

Environmental Economics

The Electric Power Research Institute, which is funded by utility companies, is investigating reports of "aggressive" corrosion in scrubbers across the nation. "Our "Our findings, so far, show it's fairly widespread through the industry," said John Shingledecker, senior project manager in the research institute's fossil materials and repair program.

An environmental law prof on Atlas' environmental substance abuse

Environmental Economics

The Definition of Gun Control we all Need to Understand.

Elephant Journal

Z ADMIN Spirituality Featured Today awareness change compassion gun gun control gun regulations gun violence guns happiness healing Health & Wellness las vegas shooting life mass shooting news prayer shootings tragedy tragic violenceI grew up in a house with guns. I’ve held them in my hands. I’ve shot them, felt the recoil, and seen my targets splinter into pieces. All of that being said, I believe in gun control.

Quote of the Day: Give me back my regulators dammit!

Environmental Economics

Without federal employees to set rules and quotas for the fishing season, crab fleets in Alaska are in limbo -- unsure whether they'll be able to head out in pursuit of lucrative crab that bring in millions of dollars each season. via www.cnn.com.

RFF on the Issues: When a Carbon Tax Is Better than Regulation

Environmental Economics

When isn't it? Earlier this week at the Paris climate conference, President Obama said that imposing a price on carbon emissions “was a smarter way to deal with pollution than a command-and-control system.” Many experts agree that “much of the economic pain from rising energy costs could be minimized” by a revenue-neutral carbon tax.

TIMELINE: Shell's Year of Arctic Screwups | Mother Jones

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1, 2013 3:06 AM PST Tweet James.Stringer/Flickr; ReneS/Flickr Last August, Shell got a long-awaited go-ahead from US regulators to begin exploratory oil drilling in the Arctic. Skip to Navigation. Skip to Content. Mother Jones. Politics. Environment. Culture. Photo Essays.

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UK regulator publishes first Smart Grid Evaluation Framework

Green (Living) Review

The UK energy regulator Ofgem (Office of the Gas and Electricity Markets) has published the first Smart Grid Evaluation Framework, to provide energy companies with a methodology for assessing the value of new smart grid solutions. The framework has been produced for The Smart Grids Forum , established by Ofgem and DECC (Department of Energy and Climate Change) in April 2011, to provide leadership to the power industry on the implementation of smart grids.