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EPA waives fee requests for friendly groups, denies conservative groups
Washington Examiner ^ | 5/14/13 | Michal Conger

Posted on 05/17/2013 10:18:15 PM PDT by Kartographer

For 92 percent of requests from green groups, the EPA cooperated by waiving fees for the information. Those requests came from the Natural Resources Defense Council, EarthJustice, Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility, The Waterkeeper Alliance, Greenpeace, Southern Environmental Law Center and the Center for Biological Diversity.

Of the requests that were denied, the EPA said the group either didn’t respond to requests for justification of a waiver, or didn’t express intent to disseminate the information to the general public, according to documents obtained by The Washington Examiner.

CEI, on the other hand, had its requests denied 93 percent of the time. One request was denied because CEI failed to express its intent to disseminate the information to the general public. The rest were denied because the agency said CEI “failed to demonstrate that the release of the information requested significantly increases the public understanding of government operations or activities.”

(Excerpt) Read more at washingtonexaminer.com ...


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KEYWORDS: cei; epa; impeachnow; irs; obama; partisanmediashill; partisanmediashills; tyranny
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Well, well, well Barack Hussein Obama mmm...mmm...mmm...
1 posted on 05/17/2013 10:18:15 PM PDT by Kartographer
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To: Kartographer

We need to keep a relentless drumbeat of these incidents going, right up to the election.


2 posted on 05/17/2013 10:21:14 PM PDT by Vince Ferrer
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To: Kartographer

“The rest were denied because the agency said CEI “failed to demonstrate that the release of the information requested significantly increases the public understanding of government operations or activities.”

The person who wrote this needs to be tarred, feathered, and run out of town on a rail by an angry mob.


3 posted on 05/17/2013 10:21:17 PM PDT by Lurker (Violence is rarely the answer. But when it is it is the only answer.)
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To: Kartographer

Now we’re talking! I want to see all of those commie piggies at the EPA go down. The thieving, lunatic bass turds.


4 posted on 05/17/2013 10:21:33 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (If you think ObamaCare is a train wreck, wait until you see the amnesty bill.)
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To: Kartographer
EPA has been brutal for years. Under Obama, they are TOTALLY out of control.

I quite expect one will not have to dig too deeply (that is, if you can get a permit to dig) to find a scandal and abuse of power with these NAZI’s.

5 posted on 05/17/2013 10:21:51 PM PDT by llevrok (2013: - Obama vs America. The new cold war)
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To: Kartographer

EPA

Evil Progress in America

Lets kill business clowns,all. Defund. Eliminate. Let them go find jobs in the nightmare they created.


6 posted on 05/17/2013 10:26:21 PM PDT by One Name (Ultimately, the TRUTH is a razor's edge and no man can sit astride it.)
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To: Kartographer

what/who is CEI?


7 posted on 05/17/2013 10:26:33 PM PDT by dalereed
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To: dalereed

http://cei.org/


8 posted on 05/17/2013 10:28:01 PM PDT by Kartographer ("We mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes and our sacred honor.")
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To: Nachum

Ping.


9 posted on 05/17/2013 10:28:28 PM PDT by Jet Jaguar
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To: Kartographer

Somebody, please, somebody step up an impeach our dear leader. He might not get thrown out of office, but at least the record will show he was impeached.

Clinton was impeached for offences far less then the offences this a$shole has committed.


10 posted on 05/17/2013 10:30:25 PM PDT by doc1019 (There is absolutely no difference between pro-choice and pro-abortion.)
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To: llevrok

I hate them.

We have great natural resources and could have climbed out of this rcession 4 years ago but they are obstructionist ideologue overpaid indolent assholes who deserve to go actually find a job in the web they’ve created.

F_ck them and feed them fishheads.


11 posted on 05/17/2013 10:32:08 PM PDT by One Name (Ultimately, the TRUTH is a razor's edge and no man can sit astride it.)
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To: Kartographer
You put up an article no one should have to go searching the damn internet to find out what your stinking abbreviations are!
12 posted on 05/17/2013 10:32:21 PM PDT by dalereed
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To: Kartographer

Your own title in violation of the forum’s rules - how creative!


13 posted on 05/17/2013 10:35:37 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious!)
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To: dalereed

Chill.

Your opponent(s) is external to FR.

I suffer from the same lash-out syndrome. Peace.


14 posted on 05/17/2013 10:37:40 PM PDT by One Name (Ultimately, the TRUTH is a razor's edge and no man can sit astride it.)
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To: Kartographer

I can see why CEI was denied ...they use the term “limited”


15 posted on 05/17/2013 10:41:31 PM PDT by woofie
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To: Kartographer
The Dept. of Education, EPA, Dept. of Labor, Dept. of Energy......all have scandels “brewing”.

What we don’t have, is a media that will acknowledge that we have a single major theme among these misdeeds and cover ups. Nor will they hold the ring leader accountable and I fully expect the Corruption in Chief to sail through all of this unscathed.

16 posted on 05/17/2013 10:42:29 PM PDT by Carbonsteel
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To: Kartographer

Competitive Enterprise Institute urged the GOP to block Obama’s appointee, Gina McCarthy (who appears to be another ‘Janet’) while, for example, the Southern Environmental Law Center has a National Public Radio squib on its site, as well as an anti-fracking article.
So in the eyes of the king’s creatures, CEI: bad. SELC: Good!

It’s just more top-down, vindictive ‘reward your friends, punish your enemies’ BS from this politically corrupt administration and its hired hands, who apparently seem to think they are running their own businesses.


17 posted on 05/17/2013 10:44:58 PM PDT by tumblindice (America's founding fathers: All armed conservatives.)
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To: dalereed; Kartographer

You put up an article no one should have to go searching the damn internet to find out what your stinking abbreviations are!
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The article starts out explaining what the initials CEI stand for. Didn’t you click on the Washington Examiner link?


18 posted on 05/17/2013 10:45:19 PM PDT by greeneyes (Moderation in defense of your country is NO virtue. Let Freedom Ring.)
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To: Kartographer
The EPA fines wind farms for killing raptors, including bald eagles? Oh wait.. NO THEY DON'T!!

Also, in light of all these scandals let there be no mystery why the XL Keystone Pipeline STILL has not been approved.

19 posted on 05/17/2013 10:47:41 PM PDT by GeorgeWashingtonsGhost
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To: dalereed

You put up an article no one should have to go searching the damn internet to find out what your stinking abbreviations are!


Competitive Enterprise Institute.

It’s in the first paragraph of the story.

Chill out.


20 posted on 05/17/2013 10:49:53 PM PDT by laplata (Liberals don't get it. Their minds have been stolen.)
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To: doc1019

TIME TO REVISIT SOLYNDRA.


21 posted on 05/17/2013 10:50:02 PM PDT by GeorgeWashingtonsGhost
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To: One Name

So I am guessing you do not like the EPA? (/s)

My sentiments exactly. I worked in the pulp and paper industry for 35 years. The stories I can tell of their abuse. Whoo boy! They have taken more value and wealth from Americans under the guise of saving the bunnies. It’s an absolute power play and has little to do with sound science.


22 posted on 05/17/2013 10:53:25 PM PDT by llevrok (2013: - Obama vs America. The new cold war)
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To: tumblindice

As a postscript, the GOP-e ‘Sir Robins’, as of yesterday have folded like lawn chairs on ‘Then Came Maud’s nomination as EPA head.
Go team! That reminds me. There’s an oil painting of a topless Bea Arthur out there somewhere. Here’s hoping it winds up in the Senate dining room!


23 posted on 05/17/2013 10:55:08 PM PDT by tumblindice (America's founding fathers: All armed conservatives.)
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To: Kartographer

24 posted on 05/17/2013 10:58:37 PM PDT by Berlin_Freeper (Minimum wage should go down not up.)
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To: Kartographer

It’s raining shoes!

Issa can set up as many oversight panels and hearings as he likes as long as we hold the House. Just keep hauling people in to give testimony until the corrupt thug unravels. Begin subpoenaing the EPA documents tomorrow.


25 posted on 05/17/2013 10:59:02 PM PDT by Viennacon (l)
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To: One Name

fish heads are too good for them.


26 posted on 05/17/2013 10:59:38 PM PDT by greeneyes (Moderation in defense of your country is NO virtue. Let Freedom Ring.)
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To: Kartographer

27 posted on 05/17/2013 11:18:50 PM PDT by South40
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To: Viennacon

“Begin subpoenaing the EPA documents tomorrow.”

Issa has already sent a letter to the EPA asking for the documents. I think that is a step removed from a subpoena, but if the EPA does not respond I have little doubt there will be a subpoena.

This was just posted and can be crosslinked to this thread:

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/3020921/posts


28 posted on 05/17/2013 11:29:31 PM PDT by Cap Huff
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To: Kartographer

it’s goi9gn to be REALLY tough connectign hte dots between dear leader and the irs and the EPa- harder still to find a smokign gun to implicate the dear leader- however, we already have a smoking gun on Benghazi- our dear leader LIED for months to us and to the world and blamed AN AMERICAN for the terrorist murders in libya-

All these ‘scandals’ such as irs, epa etc are in my opinion, taking focus off a very seriosu matter and a matterr in which we have direct eivdence that our dear leader is incompetent, callous, and even anti-American

IF there are direct evidences linking dear leader to epa regulations and irs regulatiosn which targetted conservative groups, then yeah- ok, let’s aggresively follow up on them- however, I think these issues should probably wait until after we expose our dear leader as incompetent to lead thsi coutnry for his inaction/orders to stand down when 4 Americans were desperately and fearfulyl fightign for hteir very lives while BEGGING our govenrment for help- Thank goodness the great Americans i nthe military who DEFIED orders did what they did or there woudl have been many many more casualties- but hte fact still remains, our dear leader WENT TO BED when 4 Aemricans were beign mrudered in cold blood because he gave the orders or approved the orders to ‘stand down’


29 posted on 05/17/2013 11:51:40 PM PDT by CottShop (Scientific belief does not constitute scientific evidence, nor does it convey scientific knowledge)
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To: Carbonsteel

I believe that it is coming to the point that the Main-Lining Media can’t protect The King too much longer, and the King will respond with a blow up, trigger pulling catastrophe...


30 posted on 05/17/2013 11:54:59 PM PDT by Shady (Abolish The IRS and Obamacare...it isn't going to cure anything...)
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To: Kartographer

What’s next? Crucifixion?


31 posted on 05/18/2013 12:24:27 AM PDT by rawcatslyentist (Jeremiah 50:32 "The arrogant one will stumble and fall With no one to raise him up; And I will set)
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>" blamed AN AMERICAN for the terrorist murders in libya-"

When we all know it was an Indonesian all along!

32 posted on 05/18/2013 12:29:40 AM PDT by rawcatslyentist (Jeremiah 50:32 "The arrogant one will stumble and fall With no one to raise him up; And I will set)
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To: Shady

I believe that it is coming to the point that the Main-Lining Media can’t protect The King too much longer, and the King will respond with a blow up, trigger pulling catastrophe...


I agree. We’re going to see something very dramatic happen. Cornered snakes strike out and he’s moving further into the corner. We’ll see a show down.


33 posted on 05/18/2013 1:02:02 AM PDT by laplata (Liberals don't get it. Their minds have been stolen.)
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To: CottShop

You’re passionate, friend, but you really ought to take a moment and proofread your comments before posting them.


34 posted on 05/18/2013 1:23:32 AM PDT by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: laplata

We’re going to see something very dramatic happen.
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

Well....He does have friends willing to help.


35 posted on 05/18/2013 1:25:39 AM PDT by wintertime
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To: Kartographer

Let me be clear I only heard about it when you guys did-yeah that’s the ticket.


36 posted on 05/18/2013 1:32:47 AM PDT by funfan
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To: Kartographer

More low-level rogue bureaucrats, confused by vague rules, making bad decisions, that are not politically motivated. You heard it here first!


37 posted on 05/18/2013 2:23:58 AM PDT by kevao (Biblical Jesus: Give your money to the poor. Socialist Jesus: Give your neighbor's money to the poor)
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We’re going to shoot your eye out.....

with hollowpoint bullets!

— Erika Holdum

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38 posted on 05/18/2013 2:41:07 AM PDT by devolve ( ------- I*ve gotcher magic bullshiite right here 0pansy ---------)
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To: Carbonsteel

“What we don’t have, is a media that will acknowledge that we have a single major theme among these misdeeds and cover ups.”

Why is that? Is the lack of competition in the media not as suspect as all these other corrupt organizations? Who is in control of who gets airtime or can establish a new media outlet?


39 posted on 05/18/2013 3:06:32 AM PDT by huldah1776
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To: Windflier; CottShop
Ditto what Wf said .. it ain't perfect, but there's a spell check function on every posting page.

Making cryptography a prerequisite isn't helping your cause.

40 posted on 05/18/2013 3:11:48 AM PDT by tomkat (solve for x: Baraq = islamite .. islam = enemy ... Baraq = x)
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To: Kartographer

Remember Gibson? This 6 min video is telling and shows the power of these reckless liberals. Worth the watch.

http://m.youtube.com/#/watch?v=V5IYGroW1nA&feature=player_embedded&desktop_uri=%2Fwatch%3Fv%3DV5IYGroW1nA%26feature%3Dplayer_embedded


41 posted on 05/18/2013 3:37:33 AM PDT by crosslink (Moderates should play in the middle of a busy street)
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To: Kartographer

I hope our side is smart enough to use the EPA scandal to educate the citizenry to the importance of businesses thriving in the US and how that affects their wallets. There won’t be a better opportunity.


42 posted on 05/18/2013 3:43:28 AM PDT by CincyRichieRich (Keep your head up and keep moving forward!)
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To: Vince Ferrer

Heck with the election! We need to see that these criminals go behind bars.


43 posted on 05/18/2013 3:54:59 AM PDT by Red in Blue PA (When Injustice becomes Law, Resistance Becomes Duty.-Thomas Jefferson)
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To: Kartographer

EPA, IRS, How many other Government agencies.

You think this is bad , you aint seen nothing yet.

Wait until these Affirmative action jobbers get in control of your life through Obamacare.


44 posted on 05/18/2013 3:56:05 AM PDT by Venturer
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To: One Name

Obama and the left would love to see the USA sink into 3rd world status......indeed that is their goal. No other explanation to allowing China drill for oil 90 miles off the FL coast while we cannot drill. The enemy lies within.


45 posted on 05/18/2013 3:58:47 AM PDT by Red in Blue PA (When Injustice becomes Law, Resistance Becomes Duty.-Thomas Jefferson)
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To: Kartographer
The Tyrant does not even have a valid BC.


46 posted on 05/18/2013 4:05:34 AM PDT by Diogenesis (Vi veri veniversum vivus vici)
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To: doc1019

Somebody, please, somebody step up an impeach our dear leader. He might not get thrown out of office, but at least the record will show he was impeached.

Clinton was impeached for offences far less then the offences this a$shole has committed.......

That will never happen, his best insurance is Shotgun Joe


47 posted on 05/18/2013 4:27:39 AM PDT by john316 (JOSHUA 24:15 ...choose you this day whom ye will serve...)
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To: CottShop
it’s going to be REALLY tough connecting the dots between dear leader and the irs and the EPa- harder still to find a smoking gun to implicate the dear leader- however, we already have a smoking gun on Benghazi-

There's a consistent modus operandi in every case. Obama doesn't run anything, so there are no dots that will ever connect to him. He went to bed while Benghazi unfolded, after telling someone else, "Deal with it."

This is his signature approach to governing, it insulates him from all accountability. Negligence, abandonment, reckless endangerment of America -- who's going to charge him with that? Where does it say he has to do anything himself rather than delegate to others?

All he has to do is select the people who'll do what he wants done, who hate America as he does...and make a speech now and then.

He isn't even useful anymore, since people are tired of his speeches. The vermin are all in place, in government, in academia, in the media. It's no surprise he has a food taster, since the only usefulness of Obama now is, well, remains to be seen, as they say in Red Square.

If that! So few Americans continue to prize liberty anyway, one may reasonably doubt that tyranny needs another wax idol.

48 posted on 05/18/2013 4:36:30 AM PDT by HomeAtLast
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To: Kartographer

as much as i’d love to see Obama and half his appointees in prison this will come down to the phrase, ‘plausible deniability.’
it’s one of those phrases that can be stretched twisted and bent into the most contortionist shapes and still function.


49 posted on 05/18/2013 4:38:59 AM PDT by wiggen (The teacher card. When the racism card just won't work.)
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To: One Name

“F_ck them and feed them fishheads.”

....and feed them to the fish (sharks)

There, fixed it.


50 posted on 05/18/2013 4:43:29 AM PDT by GGpaX4DumpedTea
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