1AC Flow (2) - MTBEEdit


Harm 1: MTBE Un-needed as Additive

Harm 2: Health Risks

A) Ground water pollution

B) Gives rats cancer


Mandate: Ban the use of MTBE as a additive in gasoline


Advantage 1: Un-needed process removed

Advantage 2: Cleaner air and water

Advantage 3: Ethanol may replace MTBE

A) More cost efficient

1AC Flow (2) - Project XLEdit

Note: This team likes to say that the original Project XL is solvency, but if you bring up DAs against Project XL, they will explain that their case is different and the DA doesn't apply. Be prepared for this. The basic premise of this case is to avoid lethargic and restrictive government regulation. The alternative they present is to set goals for each company that coincide with the goals of the EPA, and allow private businesses to use any means they see fit to fulfill those goals; avoiding the traditional cookie-cutter tendency of regulation.

USFG has 2 main goals when it comes to environmental regulation:

Goal 1: Healthy Environment

Goal 2: Strong Economy

Status Quo:

Government uses two different types of regulations:

  1. Process based regulations – regulations with not only a goal, but specific steps a business must take to get to said goal. These are the “bad” types of regulations.
  2. Performance based regulations – single standards that must be met by any means necessary; as determined by the business. These are the “good” regulations – Cato quote

Project “XL” – Alan Blackman and James Boyd card


1: Enact project “XL 2”

2: Create office to handle regulations, concerns etc.

3: New office will work with the EPA concerning environmental goals.

4: Congress will pass (something? I believe it was just ‘Congress will establish new agency’ or something like that.)


  1. XL has a huge amount of “potential” success.


1: Environment improved.

2: Economy improved.