THE BROADER VIEW. National Journal writes that the impact of the Supreme Court’s EPA ruling could extend to Obama’s broader regulatory agenda. Several legal scholars interpret the court’s decision as applying to more than just one environmental regulation. Instead, agencies may need to more carefully consider the costs of any regulations they choose to impose.”This is a groundbreaking administrative-law case. It essentially says that when a statute is ambiguous an agency must consider costs,” said Justin Savage, a partner at Hogan Lovells who previously served as a Justice Department lawyer under the Bush and Obama administrations.
FILL THE TANK TODAY. The residents of six states will pay more at the pump starting July 1 as increased gas taxes go into effect. Motorists in Idaho, Georgia, Maryland, Rhode Island, Nebraska and Vermont will shell out more to refuel. Californians, on the other hand, will pay less. The analysis comes from Citizens for Tax Justice and the Institute on Taxation and Economic Policy, and was reported by The Hill.