Environmental Regulation


, Houston Chronicle
Texas should lead in promoting carbon capture regulation
Josiah Neeley

Few places can match Texas’ experience with oil and gas exploration. From Spindletop and the dawn of the oil era to George Mitchell and the rise of hydraulic fracturing, Texas has led the way in…

R Sheet On Fuel Delivery
C. Jarrett Dieterle & Nick Zaiac
Was the Clean Power Plan Pointless?
Josiah Neeley

After much anticipation, the Trump administration has recently unveiled its replacement for the Obama-era Clean Power Plan. The CPP, which was the subject of legal challenges and many dire economic…

Reducing Regulatory Barriers to Carbon Capture Investment
William Murray

Over regulation of drilling rules has created a chilling effect on CCS investment and in light of this, a regulatory exemption regarding a specific portion of the Safe Drinking Water Act’s…

, National Review
Removing carbon from the air isn’t becoming ‘cheap’
Josiah Neeley

From National Review:
Josiah Neeley of R Street, meanwhile, points out that
even at the low end of the cost range, $94 a ton is still more than double the Obama administration’s estimate of…

, Forbes
Pending stricter marine fuel regulations roiling oil markets
William Murray

William Murray cited in Forbes:
The IMO regulations will undoubtedly be supportive of higher oil prices. Indeed, past implementation of environmental rules on fuels has proved this, most recently…

, Greenbiz
‘Clean tax cuts’ and the global free market for plastic solutions
Josiah Neeley

From GreenBiz:

Key meetings have been co-hosted by groups like Rocky Mountain Institute, The Nature Conservancy, the Sabin Center for Climate Change Law at Columbia University and the R Street…

, Washington Examiner
Daily on Energy: Senate loses climate bill advocate in John McCain’s passing
Devin Hartman

From Washington Examiner:
“It’s going to be so interesting to watch if are we going to see the Clean Air Act moving forward be about addressing carbon pollution in a broad power sector sense, or…

, New York Times
Trump’s plan for coal emissions: Let coal states regulate them
Eli Lehrer

From The New York Times:

“Everyone who votes on climate change is a Democratic base,” said Eli Lehrer, president of R Street, a free-market think tank in Washington that supports policies to…

What’s in Andrew Wheeler’s EPA wheelhouse?
William Murray

Quickly, after so many months in the news, Environmental Protection Administration (EPA) Chief Scott Pruitt’s name has entered the way-back machine, along with his private phone booth and used…