Nicolas Loris

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

NICHOLAS LORIS, HERITAGE FOUNDATION Abstract 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...

The Federal Lands Freedom Act

Empowering States to Control Their Own Energy Futures KATIE TUBB AND NICOLAS LORIS, HERITAGE FOUNDATION Abstract The United States is now the world’s leader in both natural...

Methane Regulations—Costly Climate Plan

NICHOLAS LORIS, HERITAGE FOUNDATION The Obama Administration recently announced plans to regulate methane emissions from the energy industry. The goal of the proposal is to...

States should just say no to climate initiatives

NICHOLAS LORIS, HERITAGE FOUNDATION Climate change regulations imposed by federal bureaucrats now give state governments a new opportunity to extract money from their citizens. In...

Even If OPEC Had Decided to Cut Oil Production

It Wouldn’t Be a Huge Deal. Here’s Why. NICOLAS LORIS, HERITAGE FOUNDATION As oil prices decline, the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries has decided not to...

The Obama Administration’s Hypocritical Environmental Policy

KATIE TUBB AND NICOLAS LORIS, HERITAGE FOUNDATION Congress and the federal government have enacted policies and made decisions in the name of protecting the environment....

Federal Regulations and Federal Ownership Limit Oil Production Potential

NICOLAS LORIS, HERITAGE FOUNDATION Production of crude oil in the United States is up to 8.36 million barrels per day—the highest since January 1988. The...

Energy Efficiency: Two Bills Aimed at Reducing Energy Consumption

NICOLAS LORIS, HERITAGE FOUNDATION The House of Representatives and the Senate released separate energy efficiency bills to ostensibly save families, businesses, and government money and...

Congress Should Stop Regulations of Greenhouse Gases

NICHOLAS LORIS, HERITAGE FOUNDATION The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) proposed its new rule for regulating greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions for newly constructed power plants. Originally...

EPA Gives Green Light for California’s Costly Car Program

HERITAGE FOUNDATION, NICOLAS LORIS Last week, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) granted a waiver to the state of California to move forward with its Advanced...

Soot, Soot Riot: EPA’s New Rule Costly and Unnecessary

NICOLAS LORIS, HERITAGE FOUNDATION Faced with a court-ordered deadline, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) finalized more stringent rules for National Ambient Air Quality Standards for...

A Model for Carbon Regulations?

NICOLAS LORIS, HERITAGE FOUNDATION President Obama recently signed legislation that prevents the European Union (EU) from taxing U.S. airline emissions for planes that travel to...