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  • Sue and Settle Once Again Rears its Ugly Head image

    Sue and Settle Once Again Rears its Ugly Head

    One of the more sinister trends occurring in the environmental policy realm lately has been the rise of so-called “sue and settle” agreements. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and…

  • Do You Have a Permit to Shovel That Snow? image

    Do You Have a Permit to Shovel That Snow?

    As the Washington, D.C. region and much of the East Coast remain closed, and residents and city officials attempt to clear roads and sidewalks from one of the largest winter…

  • DC Circuit Court Upholds MATS Rule image

    DC Circuit Court Upholds MATS Rule

    Dedicated readers of the American Legislator may remember brief coverage of the Supreme Court ruling Michigan v. Environmental Protection Agency from earlier this summer. In a 5-4 ruling…

  • Congressman Chris Cox Talks Policy at ALEC Tax Academy image

    Congressman Chris Cox Talks Policy at ALEC Tax Academy

    Former Congressman Chris Cox of California recently addressed attendees of the 2015 ALEC Tax and Fiscal Policy Academy. While participating in the Academy, the congressman sat down with ALEC leaders to discuss…

  • “Do Not Track” and Do Not Regulate image

    “Do Not Track” and Do Not Regulate

    If you enable “Do Not Track” functions on your web browser, does that mean websites will not use cookies or other analytic devices to gather data about you and your…

  • Paris Climate Change Talks: What Might an Agreement Look Like? image

    Paris Climate Change Talks: What Might an Agreement Look Like?

    The Paris climate convention expected to take place later this year represents the culmination of more than 20 years of work by thousands of international delegates. Since the adoption of…

  • Clean Power Plan Published in Federal Register image

    Clean Power Plan Published in Federal Register

    Almost three months after being finalized by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the much anticipated Clean Power Plan has been published in the Federal Register.  Today’s publication means…

  • Uber and Lyft: Expanding Demand for Fare-Based Rides in Cities image

    Uber and Lyft: Expanding Demand for Fare-Based Rides in Cities

    Uber and Lyft both take business away from traditional taxis and increase overall demand for transportation-type companies. A study by the city of Portland, Oregon, as reported by…

  • Electronic Data Privacy in California – ALEC Member Helps Lead the Way image

    Electronic Data Privacy in California – ALEC Member Helps Lead the Way

    The privacy of electronically stored and transmitted data is important in today’s technological world. Many privacy advocates have argued for stronger civil liberty protections, and in California—the hub of technology—they…

  • Paris Climate Change Talks: How Did We Get Here? image

    Paris Climate Change Talks: How Did We Get Here?

    The United Nations (UN) has been trying to address the climate change issue for the better part of 20 years now. In some respects, the Paris summit will be the…

  • Paris Climate Change Talks: A Primer image

    Paris Climate Change Talks: A Primer

    Later this year, the eyes of the world will turn to Paris for two weeks as delegates from the international community gather at the United Nations (UN) Climate Change…

  • Court Issues Nationwide Stay against “Waters of the US” Rule image

    Court Issues Nationwide Stay against “Waters of the US” Rule

    Big news for the states legally challenging the ongoing EPA “Regulatory Train Wreck.” Earlier today, the Cincinnati-based Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit issued a nationwide stay against…

  • Building a Better (Cyber) Wall image

    Building a Better (Cyber) Wall

    Perhaps Donald Trump is right. America needs to build a wall for better protection. The right type of wall, though, may not be physical. The wall needed is a “cyber” wall.

  • Projected Ozone Nonattainment Areas image

    Projected Ozone Nonattainment Areas

    Following yesterday’s news that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) will lower the current National Ambient Air Quality Standard (NAAQS) for ozone from 75 ppb to 70, here…

  • EPA Releases New Smog Rule image

    EPA Releases New Smog Rule

    Today, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released a long-awaited rule targeting ground-level ozone, a respiratory irritant derived from the burning of fossil fuels as well as other industrial…

  • New Models from the Energy, Environment and Agriculture Task Force image

    New Models from the Energy, Environment and Agriculture Task Force

    Earlier this summer, members of the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) gathered in San Diego for the organization’s 42nd Annual Meeting. In addition to hearing from three…

  • Ed Markey’s Energy Hypocrisy? image

    Ed Markey’s Energy Hypocrisy?

    Last week National Journal held a forum in Washington, D.C. where three members of the U.S. Senate discussed the prospect of lifting the current ban on crude oil exports…

  • The District’s Next Regulatory Overreach image

    The District’s Next Regulatory Overreach

    Under the auspice of ‘consumer protection’ the District of Columbia (D.C.) Board of Physical Therapy is currently writing rules that will impose a licensing requirement for certified Personal Trainers which…

  • A Tough Labor Day for Unions image

    A Tough Labor Day for Unions

    This Labor Day, as Americans are fitting in one last trip to the beach or holding backyard barbeques, labor unions are left with little to celebrate. Union membership in the…

  • Walmart Rolls Back Hours image

    Walmart Rolls Back Hours

    This April after experiencing years of attacks from progressives, Walmart announced it would spend more than $1 billion to increase salary and training for its employees. As a result, Walmart…