Bits and pieces from today’s news, including more than you probably wanted to know about switch grass. Also, Neutral Source has dredged up November 2005 Federal Trade Commission testimony in response to the last time Members of Congress alleged nefarious conduct in the gasoline business.
Category Archives: Regulatory Policy
The Gasoline Crisis
Part 11: Gasoline prices are down, bill to eliminate the ethanol tariff is filed, buried insights from the FTC, and an essay on celulosic biomass (!)
On May 3, former president Bill Clinton announced an agreement with the American Heart Association and representatives of several beverage makers and their trade association the that will remove some sugared soft drinks from schools. Why would the beverage industry agree to these restrictions?
EPA Administrator Stephen Johnson has responded to President Bush’s directive to waive environmental regulations responsible for recent price spikes and supply shortages. But it turns out that his authority is limited. He can only respond if the governor of a state asks.
There’s more evidence supporting Neutral Source’s hypothesis that environmental regulations are responsible for the recent surge in retail gasoline prices and local supply shortages.
There is often confusion between an advisory committee and a peer review panel. This committee exemplifies that confusion.