This year for Christmas, everyone is getting a little something from the Obama administration.
The gift: 1,200 new regulations before the end of 2014!
An analysis by the Daily Caller, more than 1,200 new regulations have been published by the White House. And the largest category of those regulations is none other than the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). In the last 15 days, 139 new regulations have been published by the Obama administration for the EPA.
Regulations listed on Regulations.gov include “Notices from the Federal Register; Proposed Rules; Final Rules.” The government website shows that 309 rules were proposed or finalized in the last 15 days and 892 notices from the federal register were received — some of which could lead to new rule makings.
Just in 2014, the Obama administration has finalized over $200 billion in new regulations, with the most coming from the EPA’s new regulation known as the ‘coal ash rule,’ which is expected to be detrimental to the coal industry.
But, it’s not over anytime soon.
In 2015, the Obama administration is expected role out a slew of new regulations that will target hydraulic fracturing, carbon dioxide in power plants and methane from oil and gas drilling.
This should give you some optimism in what to look forward to in the New Year. Merry Christmas!