Energy costs struggle against judicial activist squeeze

YAËL OSSOWSKI In the traditional American view of self-government, we prefer decision-making to be as local as possible. Government works best when decisions are made closest to those affected, whether at the city, municipal, or state level, depending on the question. This makes democratic accountability easier and lets states and municipalities become “laboratories of democracy,” competing among themselves in a kind of marketplace for citizens. For example, the hefty regulations and taxes imposed on California residents are a key reason why so many Californians are seeking refuge in Texas or Florida. But what about larger governing questions involving energy policies and the […]