The Federalist Regulations: The EPA and the Rush to Regulate Methane

By Joe Moeller* In May of 2016, the Environmental Protection Agency issued the final rules in a series of three Clean Air Act regulations.[1] The rules’ purpose was to increase monitoring of methane and prevent leakage into the atmosphere. The methane rules are also a useful, though flawed, example of the “experimentation” principle of federalism. […]

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Class Action in Flint

Only now in the national spotlight, the city of Flint, Michigan has had problems with its water for nearly two years. Those problems include iron and lead. In 2014, the financially destitute city switched its water supply from Detroit’s Lake Huron to the much closer Flint River- a cost-saving measure while the city built infrastructure […]

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