Tag Archives: EPA

Tales of Changing Technology and Jurisdiction from the FTC, FCC, and EPA

by Gus Hurwitz — Saturday, Jan. 3, 2015

Last month Professor Tribe filed comments with the EPA and wrote in the Wall Street Journal to argue that the EPA’s new Clean Power Plan rules are unconstitutional. I would like to expand upon and generalize his concerns. The basic issue – that the agency is asserting newfound and broad regulatory power based on general […]

FERC and EPA: Better Together? (Part 2)

by Bruce Huber — Tuesday, Dec. 30, 2014

This is the second part of a discussion about the relationship between FERC and EPA. In Part 1, I explained that Congress has generally written its environmental statutes without regard for its energy statutes, and vice versa. Recent environmental regulatory activity—in particular, two massive initiatives announced by EPA in 2014—has heightened concerns that EPA and […]

FERC and EPA: Better Together?

by Bruce Huber — Wednesday, Dec. 24, 2014

I’m exploring a few issues in energy regulation that are likely to attract the attention of the 114th United States Congress. My previous post discussed the Nuclear Regulatory Commission’s regulation of high-level nuclear waste management; in this post, I want to take a look at the relationship between FERC and EPA and how some recent regulatory […]

Taking the “Scientific” and “Advisory” out of the EPA Scientific Advisory Board

by Micah Berman — Monday, Dec. 1, 2014

On November 18, the U.S. House voted (mostly on partly lines) to pass the EPA Science Advisory Board Act of 2014. Although the name of the Act is pretty dull, its impact would be significant. Among other problems, the bill would make the EPA Science Advisory Board (SAB) less scientific, and it would prohibit it […]