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02/11/2016
Obscure Ozone Advisory Panel Scrutinized by Congress

By Karen Kerrigan Last week, Senator James Inhofe (R-OK), chairman of the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee (EPW), called upon the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to provide greater transparency behind the process used to choose new members of the ...

01/27/2016
Bipartisan Senate Report Highlights Regulatory Burdens on Businesses, Large and Small

Regulations Across the Board Are Overwhelming Businesses By Karen Kerrigan In a new U.S. Senate bipartisan report, the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee (HSGAC) has highlighted the considerable and growing regulatory burden harming many businesses, large and small, ...

01/26/2016
Renewable Fuel Standard No Longer the Third Rail of Iowa Politics

By Karen Kerrigan Next Monday, February 1, all eyes will be on the first-in-the-nation Iowa Caucus. For the first time in the 2016 election season, we will hear directly from voters who they want in the White House. In the ...

01/12/2016
House Will Vote to Stop ‘WOTUS’ Rule

President Obama Needs to Sign this Regulatory Life Raft to Small Businesses By Karen Kerrigan Thanks to the leadership of Sen. Joni Ernst (R-IA), the Senate passed a “joint resolution of disapproval,” under the Congressional Review Act (CRA), of EPA’s ...

01/06/2016
Regulatory Reform 2016: House to Vote on Key Measures This Week

Bills will increase transparency, reduce burden for small businesses By Karen Kerrigan As the New Year begins, small businesses continue to express concern over the economy’s persistent sluggishness.  Weak economic performance can be traced to several factors, including the never-ending ...

11/30/2015
CRS Comments on Obama’s RFS Announcement

“The Obama administration should be forced to explain how they can continue to support a mandate so universally opposed, especially on the environmental front.” Washington D.C., – Following the Obama administration’s announcement on the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS), Karen Kerrigan, ...

11/23/2015
Obama’s Turkey of an Announcement on RFS This Week?

As President Obama travels to Paris next week to demonstrate his leadership on climate change for a United Nations conference, his administration is faced with an inconvenient policy announcement. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is required to announce the corn ...

11/20/2015
Ahead of EPA Action, New Report Details the Federal Corn Ethanol Mandate’s Devastating Harm to Illinois’ Economy, Environment

Link to Report WASHINGTON, D.C. – With less than two weeks left before the Obama administration’s Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announces its corn ethanol volume mandates for 2014, 2015, and 2016, the Center for Regulatory Solutions (CRS), a project of ...

11/17/2015
Federal Ethanol Mandate Imposes $42 Billion Fuel Tax on California

National Political Players Have Sold Out the Golden State, Report Shows Link to Report WASHINGTON, D.C. – San Francisco billionaire Tom Steyer and other national political figures have sold out California’s economy by supporting the federal government’s corn ethanol mandate. ...

11/13/2015
New CRS Report: How Corn Ethanol Mandates Have Hurt Indiana’s Environment and Economy

Link to Report Indianapolis, Indiana – A new report released today by the Center for Regulatory Solutions (CRS), a project of the Small Business and Entrepreneurship Council (SBE Council), reveals the corrosive impact the national corn ethanol mandate has on ...


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