Green Energy Dreams Will Hurt The Poor: Like any good illusionist or pick-pocket, successful politicians and bureaucrats must be adept at the art of misdirection. Commonly used political magic tricks are phrases like “protect the planet” or “fight climate change,” and they are meant to distract people from wondering who will bear the cost of more expansive environmental regulation. Read more
Lt. Governor Holcomb asks Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement to Withdraw Stream Protection Rule: Lt. Governor Eric Holcomb sent a letter this morning to Joseph G. Pizarchik, director of the Office of Mining Reclamation and Enforcement, encouraging the immediate withdraw of the Stream Protection Rule. The proposed rule would harm Indiana's coal industry and would slow Indiana's robust economic growth. Read more.
Obama Regulations Cost Taxpayers $348.7 Billion: Regulations issued under the Obama administration could cost taxpayers roughly $350 billion, according to a new report released by Sen. John McCain (R., Ariz.). McCain highlighted 25 major final and pending regulatory actions, including the president’s health care law and numerous new rules from the Environmental Protection Agency, and noted how they affect the state he represents. Read more.