Regulatory Improvement

Regulatory Improvement

EPA Leads the Way on Permitting Reform

Real Clear Policy
The mere act of reevaluating a permitting process intended to protect the environment is not, in itself, pretext for allowing manufactures to pollute more. Environmental regulations, like all regulations, need to be evaluated with respect to their mandated purpose.

Most everything is better than you think

The Washington Times
The Trump administration has been undertaking a massive deregulation effort in order to get rid of regulations that are counterproductive and do not meet reasonable cost-benefit tests. This will reduce the direct regulatory expenses made by government but will cause a far larger reduction in private business and personal expenses made to support regulations.

One forgotten agency can curb alarming growth of regulation

The Hill
The alarming growth of federal guidelines, directives and rules are outpacing the ability to effectively oversee their impact. Congress should empower OIRA to meet the challenge.

ACCF March Salon: Deregulation Under President Trump

The ACCF hosted The Honorable Neomi Rao, Administrator of the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs (OIRA) for an ACCF Economic Policy Salon on Deregulation under President Trump.

Economic Policy Salon “Modernizing our Energy Infrastructure”

On February 6th, the ACCF hosted the Honorable Dan Brouillette, Deputy Secretary of Energy for the U.S. Department of Energy for an ACCF Economic Policy...

We can’t ‘reclaim our building heritage’ without cutting red tape

Published in The Hill

Overly burdensome red tape should never be a major factor in determining a project’s successful beginning.

Economic Policy Evening with EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt

On December 6, the ACCF hosted the Honorable Scott Pruitt, Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency at a special Economic Policy Evening for a discussion on EPA's Agenda Today.

ACCF Joins Coalition Dedicated to Regulatory Improvement

This week, the ACCF and members from a diverse range of industry sectors joined to announce the launch of the Coalition for Regulatory Innovation. Our aim is to help Americans understand the thicket of state and federal rules and champion commonsense reforms that remove unnecessary burdens on the economy.

Economic Policy Salon “Accelerating Energy Innovation”

On September 26th, the ACCF proudly hosted Energy Secretary Rick Perry for a vibrant discussion at an Economic Policy Salon, "Accelerating Energy Innovation."

Congress’ next 100 days: Small businesses need regulatory relief

As the nation evaluates the new President’s First 100 Days and Washington looks ahead to the next 100, we must ask a simple question, do we want vibrant small businesses in America or not? The complexity and cost of the regulatory burden placed on each small business show the evidence of our answer. When the regulatory burden drowns out productivity and innovation, the flowery rhetoric we often hear from politicians about small businesses is seen for what it is: lip service. When each new idea in business is met with an unforgiving mountain of requirements, regulations, and forms, the staff of a small florist, restaurant, or pet store spends less time on the core mission of the company and more time on compliance.

A Powerful Check on the Regulatory State

Published in Real Clear Policy

While smart regulations and rules are often necessary to carry out legislation, the role of the federal agencies is not to create new policy but, rather, to implement the policies of the legislature using the power delegated to them by Congress. The CRA was created to ensure that federal bureaucrats don’t forget that we live in country in which laws are created by representatives of the people and enacted through a system with checks and balances.

ACCF Supports Congressional Review of “Midnight Regulations”

The American Council for Capital Formation today joined more than 50 other organizations on a coalition letter led by Americans for Prosperity in support of Congress' use of the Congressional Review Act on several controversial "midnight regulations" promulgated by the Obama administration on their way out the door.

Regs changeable, maybe

Published in Petroleum News

Tim Doyle, vice president for policy and general counsel to the American Council of Capital Formation, a business-orientated Washington think-tank, presented a sober assessment of prospects at the Alaska Support Industry Alliance’s annual “Meet Alaska” conference in Anchorage Jan. 13.

ACCF Center for Policy Research Roundtable on Regulatory Improvement

On Nov. 16, the American Council for Capital Formation Center for Policy Research hosted a Capitol Hill roundtable discussion in the Senate Dirksen Office Building on “Improving the Federal Regulatory System: Promoting Transparency, Accountability, and Scientific Integrity.”

ACCF Addresses Regulatory Improvement at NCSL

At the National Conference of State Legislatures’ Annual Meeting in Chicago, ACCF Vice President of Policy and General Counsel Tim Doyle participated in a...

Letter to Editor: Market-Limiting State in Lean and Fat Times

Published in The Wall Street Journal

Daniel Yergin’s “Markets Run into Skepticism—and Regulators” (op-ed, July 19) mentions that 30% of the U.S. economy is from foreign trade which supports 41 million U.S. jobs. At what cost?