Competitive Enterprise Institute

CEI Joins Coalition Letter Urging Repeal of Expanded Davis-Bacon Act

View Full Document as PDF Dear Secretary Acosta: As the Department of Labor implements Executive Order 13771, “Reducing Regulation and Controlling Regulatory Costs,” issued by President Trump on January 30, 2017, the undersigned organizations respectfully recommend the repeal of All Agency Memorandum (AAM) 212, issued …

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Time for a New Fed Chairman

The establishment is pulling out all the stops to demand that President Trump reappoint Janet Yellen as Federal Reserve Chair. But a new Chairman of the Federal Reserve would help take the central bank in a direction that helps the economy. One of the problems of …

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CEI Joins Coalition Supporting Review of National Monuments Under the Antiquities Act

View Full Document as PDF Dear Mr. President, As leaders of grassroots, legal, and public policy organizations throughout the United States, we welcome your administration’s recent review of national monuments created under the Antiquities Act of 1906.  It is our understanding that Interior Secretary Ryan …

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How Could EPA Avoid 'Sue and Settle' Problem?

OneNewsNow discusses the EPA’s “sue and settle” directive with Chris Horner. Lawsuits involving environmental groups and the EPA may not be going away, even though EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt says they’re doing away with the practice of “sue and settle.” Sue and settle is a situation in …

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Comments to the EPA on Renewable Fuel and Diesel Standards for 2019

View Full Document as PDF Thank you for the opportunity to submit comments on the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) proposed Renewable Fuel Standards (RFS) for 2018 and Biomass-Based Diesel (BBD) Volume for 2019.[1] EPA proposes a BBD volume target of 2.1 billion gallons for 2019—the …

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Longer, Costlier Legal Battles Ahead as EPA Vows No Settling

Bloomberg BNA discusses the EPA’s ‘sue and settle’ directive with William Yeatman. EPA Administer Scott Pruitt’s refusal to settle environmental lawsuits means longer and more expensive legal battles, observers say. … William Yeatman, a senior fellow at the free market advocacy group Competitive Enterprise Institute, told …

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Air Traffic Control Might Finally Move into the 21st Century

America is long overdue for an overhaul of our radar-based air traffic control system. Yet federal modernization efforts are plagued by delays, cost-overruns, and shifting goals and requirements. Congress and regulators have been lackluster at managing and upgrading the 24/7 business of air traffic control, …

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New Challenge to Endangerment Finding

Politico’s Morning Energy covers a coalition letter, led by CEI, urging the EPA to review the “endangerment finding.” A group of 60 skeptics of mainstream climate change science sent Pruitt a letter Tuesday seeking “an honest, unbiased reconsideration” of the agency’s 2009 endangerment that compelled it to take …

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Donald Trump's Regulatory Reform Could Be Derailed by Administrative State Jargon

The federal administrative state hummed along for years, relatively unperturbed until Donald Trump implemented a freeze on new costs in January. In the background, though, the decades-long accumulation of official designations of rule types and effects has complicated the prospects for fundamentally reforming the federal …

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The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau: Hurting Those it Was Designed to Protect?

Fox Business Network Online covers CEI’s “Case against the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau” by Iain Murray. The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) has been a source of contention among lawmakers on Capitol Hill since it was introduced in the wake of the financial crisis and a new …

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