And another one bites the dust - Obama's Legacy

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Obama put into place a lot of rules that simply do not make sense. They sound good to the average low-information voter but they do not do good. From The Daily Caller:

Here’s The Next Obama-Era Reg Trump’s Energy Department Is Preparing To Nix
The Department of Energy announced Tuesday a rule-making process that could ding an Obama-era environmental regulation slowing down dishwashers.

DOE decided to grant a petition to the Competitive Enterprise Institute (CEI) to allow a dishwasher product class with a cycle time for the normal cycle of less than one hour. Former President Barack Obama enacted a rule in 2016 making the average dishwasher cycle more than two hours — Americans enjoyed a cycle time of one hour decades ago.

The Obama-era rule was part of the DOE’s plan at the time to impose 23 different energy efficiency regulations for household appliances by 2018. Obama issued more energy standards for household appliances than any previous administration, all in the name of fighting global warming.

Great news - this is something that the Daily Caller already wrote about in June 10th, 2016:

Obama’s Energy Efficiency Regs Are Making Appliances Way Worse
The Obama administration’s seemingly never-ending wave of energy efficiency regulations for everyday household appliances don’t seem to be working very well, according to congressional testimony.

Energy Department regulators have or plan to impose 23 different energy efficiency regulations for household appliances by 2018, and already the home appliance industry and policy experts find these rules just make appliances cost more and perform worse.

“DOE has never looked back to see what the energy savings actually were or if consumers actually ever benefited from spending more money,” Stephen Yurek, the president of the Air-Conditioning, Heating and Refrigeration Institute, told Congress Friday.

“Although energy efficiency standards are often billed as having substantial environmental benefits, these benefits are relatively small and typically are not sufficient to outweigh the costs to consumers of the standards,” echoed Sophie Miller, a senior policy analyst at The George Washington University Regulatory Studies Center.

The problem is that the people who make these regulations are not elected. They are hired and there is no accountability for their actions. As long as they toe the narrative, they get a pass.

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