Day: September 24, 2008

Freedom and the Expansion of the EPA


In April 2007, the Supreme Court concluded that greenhouse gases (GHGs) meet the Clean Air Act’s definition of an air pollutant. Therefore, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has been given authority to regulate all GHGs, including carbon dioxide from new motor vehicles. This decision may have profound effects on personal freedom in the United States.

The Clean Air Act did not authorize mandatory regulations to address global climate change, and (more…)

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Build It and They Will Come…or Not

Cascade Commentary


The Metro Council is scheduled to vote on a proposed Convention Center hotel in early October. This publicly subsidized project most likely will turn out to be a drastically unsound business decision, potentially wasting hundreds of millions of taxpayer dollars. When no hotel chain has been willing to build the hotel without subsidies, the market for a hotel in that location may not exist. (more…)

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