Energy Regulation

The growth of America’s energy sector has been one of the few bright spots in a lagging economy. But instead of allowing the industry to flourish, the federal government and its agencies, most notably the Environment Protection Agency (EPA), undermine the energy sector by regulating and confiscating land and enacting onerous rules with little regard to their impact on the economy and subsequent impact on the real estate community.

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Regulatory-Energy Reform

Background: In the last few decades, innovative technologies dramatically expanded the amount of available oil reserves in the United States. U.S. natural gas reserves have…

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11 Ways Trump Has Rolled Back Government Regulations in His First 100 Days

By Rachel del Guidice, Daily Signal reporter As President Donald Trump reaches his 100th day in the White House on April 29, he will have…

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Government Funding Won’t Address Western Water Issues

By Nicolas Loris, Heritage Foundation Fellow in Energy and Environmental Policy Those who do not learn from history are doomed to repeat it. Sometimes, members…

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Trump’s Sweeping Executive Order on Climate Policy Has Been Sorely Needed

By Nicolas Loris, Heritage Foundation Fellow in Energy and Environmental Policy As promised, President Donald Trump has issued an “energy independence” executive order to undo…

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Next Farm Bill Shouldn’t Play Favorites With Energy

By Nicolas Loris, Heritage Foundation scholar in Energy, Environmental & Regulatory Issues The House Agriculture subcommittee on commodity exchanges, energy, and credit is holding a…

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Q&A on Trump’s WOTUS Executive Order

By Heritage Foundation scholar Daren Bakst & Daily Signal editor Daniel Davis In light of President Donald Trump’s executive order that should put an end…

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This Little-Used Tool Could Help Congress Undo Years of Government Overreach

By Paul J. Larkin Jr., Senior Legal Research Fellow at the Heritage Foundation In Washington, there is a saying that regulators never met a rule…

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Republican Cultural Elites Proposing Carbon Tax

This week, a group of Republicans publicly called for a substantial new carbon tax. These leaders, uniting under the banner of the “Climate Leadership Council,”…

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New Small Businesses Face $83,019.23 Regulatory Cost in First Year Alone

By Gloria Taylor The National Association of Small Business released the results of their Small Business Regulations Survey this week. The survey confirms that out…

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REINS Act Will Check Executive Overreach, Restore Constitutional Balance

By Rep. Doug Collins (R-GA) As a new Congress begins, Republicans have made it clear that regulatory reform is a priority that puts the interest of…

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Freedom Caucus Releases List of Regulations for Trump to Gut

By Gloria Taylor Last month, the House Freedom Caucus dropped a new report outlining 228 rules and regulations for the Trump Administration to tackle in…

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Drain the Swamp? This Energy Bill Is More Big Government Paternalism

By Nicolas Loris, Heritage Foundation Expert in Environmental and Regulatory Policy Time is running out for negotiations between the Senate and House of Representatives on…

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Three Key Reforms for Federal Water Policy

By Daren Bakst, Research Fellow in Agricultural Policy at the Heritage Foundation For decades, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the U.S. Army Corps of…

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The Federal Regulations That Affect Your Thanksgiving Foods

By Diane Katz, research fellow in regulatory policy at the Heritage Foundation This being the fourth Thursday of November, we turn our attention to the…

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The Pathway Out of Paris

By Nicolas Loris and Steven Groves, The Heritage Foundation As climate negotiators work out the details of the Paris Agreement on global warming in Marrakech,…

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Heritage Action Opposes Special Tax Breaks for Renewable Energy

Members of Congress will return to Washington, D.C. after the Presidential election on November 14th for a lame-duck session of Congress. Historically speaking, politicians use…

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Rising Red Tape Near Top of Small Business Fears

By Jessica McBirney and James Gattuso, The Heritage Foundation Far from equipping small businesses “with the tools and resources they need to succeed,” government actions…

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Unleash America’s Energy Resources

The U.S. economy added 151,000 jobs in the month of August, roughly 30,000 less than the 180,000 jobs many economists predicted. The unemployment rate was…

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Obama shows what not to do on climate policy

By Nicolas Loris, Heritage Foundation Energy & Environmental Expert President Obama sets off for his final Asia trip as commander in chief this week, and…

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Should the Federal Government Regulate Greenhouse Gases?

Heritage Action recently joined energy groups and other conservative organizations in sending a letter to Representative Evan Jenkins (R-WV) thanking him for introducing his latest…

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House Passed Interior-EPA Spending Bill a Mixed Bag

Last Thursday, the House of Representatives passed a $32.1 billion Fiscal Year 2017 Interior-EPA spending bill (H.R. 5538) by a vote of 231 to 196.…

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House Passes Legislation Expanding Consumer Choice in Flood Insurance Marketplace

On Thursday, the House of Representatives passed H.R. 2901 – Flood Insurance Market Parity and Modernization Act introduced by Representative Dennis Ross (R-FL). Passed by…

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Senate Fails to Defund Waters of the U.S. Rule

Last week, the Senate failed to pass an amendment preventing the Environment Protection Agency (EPA) and the Army Corps of Engineers from using federal funds…

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Congress considering energy bill that would expand federal ownership of private land

The U.S. Senate is set to debate and consider the Energy Policy Modernization Act of 2015 (S. 2012) over the next few months. One provision…

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