Skip to comments.EPA waives fee requests for friendly groups, denies conservative groups
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 didnt respond to requests for justification of a waiver, or didnt 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.
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I agree, but not because of Biden. Obama won't be impeached because there is no evidence on him personally. No fingerprints on the hoofprints.
PS: Love your tagline!
The Examiner has vastly improved in content since a few years ago when their bloggers trolled FR for hits but their website still has more pop ups, flashing ads, cookies, spyware and junk than any other site I know. They're the internet equivalent of a traveling carnival side show on the bad side of town.
How are we ever going to clean out government agencies ?
They’re infested. Worse than termites...
How about the NRLB (Boeing in South Carolina) or the Interior Dept (drilling leases, Pigford II)? Every arm of the federal government has been turned into a political apparatchik for the tyrant occupying the White House. Do we honestly believe he will leaving quietly when his time is up?
Do you think America can last as a ‘somewhat’ free nation until the next election?
Look at all the revelations that are occurring and have occurred: Marco Rubio after cobbling together a plan for immigration that will open the floodgates to penniless dregs of their societies, plans a scheme to require all to carry identity cards....ALL OF US.
Our military, staffed by political officials, have issued a proclamation, endorsed by Barky the Muslim, that they solely will be the power to handle any civil unrest.
Scandal after scandal has been unveiled, debated and then probably kicked under the rug as a lobotomized America forgets and then looks the other way.
We’re going to need more than a drumbeat.
There is still the sex scandal at DHS, which was revealed before the election, and then little more was heard about. Female harassment and mistreatment of men.
More and more, these scandals amount to tyranny. They are all related.
Just one more federal bureaucracy that needs to be dismantled.
I suspect there are scandals brewing in every corner of the Obama administration. There’s no point in controlling the world’s most powerful government if you can’t use it as a weapon against your enemies.
The course is clear...... disregard the EPA
Disregard their regulations, demean their people, overlook their threats
Act as if this was a free country.
Demand forgiveness. Don’t ask permission
The law is the tool of tyrants
Treacherous tyranny must not be allowed
EPA = Evil Progressive Asswipes
It looks like the commies now control ever aspect of government.
We Are Doomed (WAD!)
Very scary what she shared. A chronology of events that transpired over many months. She also (can't remember her name)began or supported a group called, True the Vote.
She and her husband also own a small business. They were subjected to IRS audits, at least two FBI visits, BATF, EPA, OSHA visits in regards to their side business. Not sure the nature of their side business. I caught the last twenty or thirty minutes of the interview with Michael Berry.
What I did catch was STUNNING! Multiple agencies were sicked on them in an effort to stifle their efforts to train folks to monitor polling places on election day.
This goes deep. All I could think.....this IS what tyranny looks like. IRS,FBI,EPA,BATF,OSHA all zero in on the head of a Tea Party group before and during an election cycle.
Time to take our Government back folks...call, write then call again your representatives urging independent investigators to probe this stuff. The more calls, the more pressure, the better the chance Boner will bend to the will of the people.
WHY HAS NO ONE BEEN ARRESTED AND LOSING THEIR PENSIONS?
Why has obama not stepped down,? Nixon stepped down and this was no where as bad as what Obama and his Chicago goons have done
er could you tell us who they are instead of wanting us to press the link
agree, I;m not clicking on no link especially Govt to add to their rankings or getting a virus
this corrupt media are now backing down and hardly reporting it and they are certainly not mentioning and linking Obama in all of this.
I heard one fool state who this as a couple of people in the Govt and there is no way oabma knows what everyone is doing in Govt.
I asked where she gets the info from and she told me NBC.
Of course I had to correct her and told her to stay away from MSNBC, NBC, CNN
Proof that you can’t not lead a horse to water this days you have to carry them.
From: Competitive Enterprise Institute home page that has a link in the article.
The Competitive Enterprise Institute is a non-profit public policy organization dedicated to advancing the principles of limited government, free enterprise, and individual liberty. Our mission is to promote both freedom and fairness by making good policy good politics. We make the uncompromising case for economic freedom because we believe it is essential for entrepreneurship, innovation, and prosperity to flourish.
Unique among free market groups, CEI pursues a full-service approach to advancing public policy. We publish original scholarly studies that make the case for an issue, but our work doesnt end there. We then take it to the next level by marketing our policy proposals. We craft and deploy media advocacy campaigns around that foundation of solid research in order to reach policy makers, influential opinion leaders, and grassroots activists. CEI policy analysts produce timely commentaries for major news organizations, appear on television and radio, and reach out to beat reporters covering our issues.
We also build coalitions, joining with allies to advance specific issues at the state, national, and international levels. When appropriate, we pursue our pro-freedom advocacy in court. We have brought lawsuits challenging the constitutionality of dubious statutes, interstate agreements, and onerous regulations, and we have sued government agencies to force the disclosure of public information.
Founded in 1984, CEI has grown into an effective advocate for freedom on a wide range of critical policy issues, including energy, environment, business and finance, technology, telecommunications, and food and drug regulation.
The best way to get rid of termites is destroy the structure they have invaded. Making sure they don’t return requires deadly pesticides.
Wow, you’re much more accommodating than I would have been.
You have no idea how much I am becoming sorry I posted this story. The error was un-intentional as I originally from the story on the Tucson newspaper which when I went to post it I found out couldn’t be because of copyright, so I thought the story was of such importance I would search for it somewhere else which lead me to the Washington Examiner, which tile was to big. Then I have had numerous complaints by FReepers who expect me to do their research for them and complaints about how the story was written even though I didn’t right it.
My apologies. I think I’ll ask the mods to delete the whole post and thread as it seems its post offends far to many FReepers and I really don’t need the grief.
Don’t I know it. See post #76.
Hah, I’ve had someone complain that I didn’t use all XX number of words that are allowed in an excerpt. I’ve got some names for those and these kind of people, but being a lady, I’ll reserve them. :) I appreciate you posting the info.
Did it occur to you to simply look up CEI? It’s about a two second search on almost any search engine?
Well I have figured out how we’re going to get rid of the deficit. Eliminate the EPA, IRS, Obamacare and Department of Education and this country would right itself in no time.
This has been going on for thirty years.
What the he!! was Nixon’s deal with starting the EPA????
We are all so excited about these nitemares for the One..everybody relax and enjoy the Schadenfreude!
no way would I do it!
People that abbreviate shit should be shot!
usually when a thread is posted there is enough info on the introduction
We are all so excited about these nitemares for the One..everybody relax and enjoy the Schadenfreude!
You’re exactly right.
[[Making cryptography a prerequisite isn’t helping your cause.]
nor is positing informal rants by myself on an itnernet forum- I’m just here to rant- not to be slave to spell checkers- I realize my posts suck- please feel free to ignore htem- what I say informally on an internet forum doesn’t amount to a pisshole in the snow really- I make far too many spellign mistakes to take hte time to go over my psots- as I’m pressed for time when I’m posting- I used to be very good at spelling, and even editor of my school newspaper back before spell checkers werre avasilable (the spell checker was the dioctionary) but as health issues became more evident, and spellign mistakes more frequent, I got overwhelmed by the mistakes, and just quit corerwectign htem-
Many greatm idns were notoriously bad spellers who’s editors had a tough time correcting- Not that I’m a gret mind, just sayin-
[[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.]]
Agtreed- Which is why I think there ism ore to connect our dearl eader to benghazi than there is for irs and epa UNLESS some folsk i nthsoe organizatiosn who wILL be thrown under the bus coem clean and become whistle blowers (but it woudl take icnredible courage o ntheir part- riskign hteir lives even)
There are a coupel of smokign guns in the Benghazi tragedy, but like you say- our dear leader was pretty careful abotu distancing hismelf fro mthe dirty work in the irs and epa and AP attack but he got careless on benghazi showign America just how incompetent he is and how little he really cares abotu ANYONE other than himself- The fact that he went to bed to prepare for a fundraqiser for HIMSELF the next day whiel 4 Americans spent hours in terror fightign for theirl ives ‘should be’ enough to get him impeached (provided the damn msm do their actual jobs for once) sand in my opinion is the angle we shoudl be pushign right now without any other distractions-
the other issues are important, but again, they don’t rise to hte level of showign his incompetence and his care less attitude and depraved indifference to human life when it coems to others
[[My apologies. I think Ill ask the mods to delete the whole post and thread as it seems its post offends far to many FReepers and I really dont need the grief.]]
Pffff- it’s a good htread- the basic premise is sound- the EPA is attackign conservatives and givign liberals breaks- same as the IRS was doing- peopel need to be aware of this- I don’t get bogged down in thigns ther than the main issue- which is that our govenrment is tyranically attackign conservatives-
My psots were not that these issues shoudln’t be discussed, but my premise is that in my opinion the msot important issue at hand in regards directly connecting dear leader to scandal is the benghazi tragedy—\\
The IRS and EPA issue is important i nregards to how it directly affects citizens-
Sorry if my posts seemd liek I was sayign not to post such articles-
Sorry CS, I didn’t realize it might’ve been a health issue.
You have my apology .. and don’t stop posting, as you often have good things to say.
i wasn’t upset at al, i know my psots are terrible to read- and i do sympathise with htose hwo accidently run across one of my hyroglyphic-like posts- I was just givign hte reasons why I don’t take hte itme to correct htem anylonger- no worries
I was a teenager at the time; but in the post-hippy days there was some increasing awareness of pollution issues; many legit.
I remember the haze and funk around the stockyards in KC. Cities back east and out west had permanent smog hazes in their basins. A river somewhere up east caught on fire...
But as usual, the federal solution over-corrected and in 40 years has become an overreaching, business stifling monster infested by progressives with an agenda to reduce US commerce to zilch and put us all on 10-speed bikes or electric cars in high-tech green slavery.
Did Nixon do it to divert attention, or was he being bipartisan and global (He opened China)? Not sure, but the EPA of today is an albatross around our necks.