Op-Ed: AG Morrisey – Consumer protection: Not a bully’s weapon on free speech

August 16, 2016 Several state Attorneys General have made headlines recently for their efforts to force ExxonMobil and others—through subpoenas—to turn over research and comments about climate change over the last four decades. Whatever views one has about climate change, this is a dangerous and concerning precedent. The Attorneys General have embarked on a wide-reaching fishing expedition that wanders far … Read More

Op-Ed: AG Rutledge – New and dangerous labor rule hurts small businesses

June 8, 2016 Claiming that it will be equitable for all parties even though it applies only to employer-side labor lawyers, and not union-side lawyers, the Labor Department released its Persuader Advice Exemption Rule. By ignoring more than 50 years of legal precedent, the Labor Department is thrusting a rule on businesses that is unlawful under the Labor Management Reporting … Read More

Op-Ed: AG Laxalt – EPA Lacks Authority on Clean Power Plan

March 20, 2016 By the Hon. Adam Paul Laxalt, Nevada Attorney General On March 10, Democratic state Sen. Pat Spearman wrote in the Sun that the Office of the Attorney General, where I serve, defied “bipartisan” hopes for Nevada’s clean-energy future by filing a friend-of-the-court brief in the Clean Power Plan lawsuit. This lawsuit challenges the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s ambition … Read More

Op-Ed: AG Zoeller – EPA Ruling Could Spur Turning Point

February 23, 2016 By the Hon. Greg Zoeller, Indiana Attorney General As the nation reflects on the service of Associate Justice Antonin Scalia, one of his final acts on the United States Supreme Court days before his death has been overshadowed. A preliminary order that the Supreme Court issued Feb. 9 by a 5-4 vote — with Scalia in the … Read More

Southeastern Legal Foundation and Top Litigator File Amicus Brief – Obama’s “Clean Power Plan” Unconstitutional

February 22, 2016 WASHINGTON, DC: Southeastern Legal Foundation and nationally recognized attorney Steven Bradbury, a partner at Dechert LLP in Washington, DC, today filed a critical amicus in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia joining in the challenge against the Environmental Protection Agency’s so-called “Clean Power Plan.” State of West Virginia, et al. v. EPA, et … Read More

Clean Power Without the Clean Power Plan

February 19, 2016 By Ned Mamula and Patrick J. Michaels A month ago we stated in these pages that, despite what is being spun by the EPA regarding the Clean Power Plan, renewables are years away from their solo debut. Worse, the CPP actually discouraged the use of natural gas — which is far cleaner than coal — as a bridge to … Read More

Op-Ed: AG Laxalt – Department of Labor Threatens Sheepherding

August 26,2015 By the Hon. Adam Paul Laxalt, Nevada Attorney General My great-grandfather was a Basque sheepherder. He came from the Pyrenees Mountains in the Basque Country, and made his home in our Sierra Nevada. The ancient practice of sheepherding thrives in our state even today, providing jobs and opportunities for many immigrant families, as it did mine. But a … Read More

The Many Problems of the EPA’s Clean Power Plan and Climate Regulations: A Primer

July 7, 2015 By Nicolas Loris, Heritage Foundation Fellow No matter one’s personal opinions on the climate effects of man-made greenhouse emissions, the Obama Administration’s proposed climate-change regulations will exact a high price on Americans and have a negligible impact—if any—on global temperatures. The EPA has already put into place several greenhouse-gas regulations; however, the most far-reaching regulations are set … Read More