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  • Trump-ing Hillary on EPA and Global Warming

    05/04/2016 8:21:31 AM PDT · by rktman · 7 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 5/4/2016 | Steve Milloy
    If he lives up to his campaign rhetoric, a President Donald Trump would be a nightmare for the Environmental Protection Agency, radical environmentalism and the mandate- and subsidy-dependent “green” energy racket. I have paid close attention this campaign season to what every candidate has said about environmental issues. Almost all 17 of the Republican candidates strongly opposed Obama’s war on coal, the job-killing EPA, and global warming hysteria. But Trump has exhibited something else — unusually keen insight into and visceral dislike for green extremism, especially as inflicted upon us by the Obama administration.
  • Dig a Hole for US Coal

    04/19/2016 2:22:35 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 19 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 19, 2016 | Stephen Moore
    There was a time in America -- and it wasn't even so long ago -- that liberals cared a lot about working-class people. They may have been misguided in many of their policy solutions -- e.g., raising the minimum wage -- but at least their hearts were in the right place. Then a strange thing happened about a decade ago. Radical environmentalists took control of the Democratic Party. These leftists care more about the supposed rise of the oceans than the financial survival of the middle class. The industrial unions made a catastrophic decision to get in bed with these...
  • Chief justice rejects plea to block air pollution rule (Roberts Joins Obama Against Coal Plants)

    03/03/2016 8:05:41 AM PST · by xzins · 159 replies
    The Hill ^ | 03/03/16 10:35 AM EST | Timothy Cama -
    Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts rejected a plea Thursday to block a contentious air pollution rule for power plants, in a big victory for the Obama administration. Roberts’s order came despite his court’s 5-4 decision last year ruling that the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) regulation, known as mercury and air toxics standards, is illegal. Michigan led a group of 20 states last month, empowered by the Supreme Court’s recent unprecedented decision to halt the EPA’s climate change rule for power plants, in asking the court to live up to its ruling last year and block the regulation’s enforcement. “Unless...
  • EPA clarifies stance on road-to-racecar conversions

    02/09/2016 6:42:42 PM PST · by rktman · 29 replies
    foxsports.com ^ | 2/9/2016 | Mark Glendenning
    The Environmental Protection Agency has issued a clarification in response to claims that it is proposing a ban on converting road vehicles into race cars. The Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) issued a statement on Monday indicating its intention to fight an EPA proposal to change the wording to the Clean Air Act as it applies to the installation of aftermarket parts that might circumvent stock emission-control devices. But in a separate statement released to the media today, the EPA said that the proposed change is merely intended to clean up the wording of an existing law: "People may use...
  • How the WaPo whitewashed the Flint water disaster [What is this “EPA” of which you speak?]

    01/21/2016 7:29:41 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 43 replies
    Hotair ^ | 01/21/2016 | Jazz Shaw
    I’m one of those masochists who signs up for daily email alerts from several news services just to keep tabs on the stories I might miss on cable news. I get a couple of them from the Washington Post, one of which is the “Five Minute Fix.” These breaking news alerts provide not only a quick glance at the news of the day, but frequently a good look at how reporters at one of the nation’s largest newspapers view the news and choose to project it to the public. Last night’s Fix was a great example of the latter...
  • Why Should Volkswagen be Investigated for Emission Deception, but not Government Agencies?

    01/09/2016 10:31:57 AM PST · by Kaslin · 14 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 9, 2016 | Paul Driessen
    The heat is on! Not the unusual winter warmth in much of the United States - but the unrelenting heat generated by propaganda and pressure campaigns that the White House, EPA, Big Green and news media are unleashing in the wake of the Paris climate agreement … and as a prelude to the 2016 elections. A recent Washington Post editorial laid out the strategy. The long-term warming trend is "concerning." Maybe we can't blame this year's strong El Nino "squarely on climate change," but "one paper" says the number of strong El Nino years could double. Obama's "landmark" carbon dioxide...
  • GOP: Obama's new regs on 'everything from prairie puddles to power plants'

    10/03/2015 7:53:33 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 98 replies
    Investors Business Daily ^ | 10-3-15 | Andrew Malcolm
    Sen. John Barrasso gives the Republican Party's Weekly Remarks Hi. I’m Dr. John Barrasso, United States Senator for Wyoming. Let me tell you a story about a family in my home state. Andy Johnson is 32, he works as a welder. He and his wife Katie have four kids and they live out in the country. They have a few cows and some horses. (Scroll down for video of these remarks.) Two years ago, the Johnsons wanted to build a small pond in their front yard. They got their plan approved by the state, and used the pond to provide...
  • EPA's Clean Power Plan will hurt poor Blacks, Hispanics and whites the most (as Hussein promised)

    09/15/2015 6:25:54 PM PDT · by Libloather · 6 replies
    Fox News ^ | 9/14/15 | Peter Ferrara
    When Obama was speaking to environmentalist supporters in 2008 regarding his plans to address “climate change,” he candidly revealed, “Under my plan, electricity costs will necessarily skyrocket.” Obama’s White House Science Advisor John Holdren later elaborated, “We need to de-develop the United States to bring our economic system into line with the realities of ecology and the global resource situation.” The so-called Clean Power Plan proposed by Obama’s EPA is well-designed to do precisely that -- de-develop the United States. A new study from the National Black Chamber of Commerce estimates the regulation will cause job losses reaching 7 million...
  • EPA Incompetence Could Cost Taxpayers Nearly $30 Billion

    08/20/2015 3:34:41 AM PDT · by IBD editorial writer · 14 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | 08/19/2015 | John Merline
    Soon after it released 3 million gallons of toxic wastewater into Colorado's Animas River, the Environmental Protection Agency tried to downplay the damage.
  • EXCLUSIVE – Geologist Who Predicted EPA Spill: ‘They Just Didn’t Think’

    08/13/2015 4:18:36 PM PDT · by markomalley · 68 replies
    Big Government ^ | 8/13/15 | Michael Patrick Leahy
    Dave Taylor, the retired geologist who predicted the EPA project that caused the 3 million gallon toxic spill into the Animas River in Colorado would fail, tells Breitbart News, “I didn’t really know they were going to fool with the Gold King mine in addition to the Red and Bonita mine.”In a July 30 letter to the editor of the Silverton Standard, Taylor predicted that the EPA project to plug the Red and Bonita mine would fail “within 7 to 120 days,” and the 500 gallons per minute flow of toxic waste from those mines which the project stopped temporarily...
  • Did The EPA Intentionally Poison Animas River To Secure SuperFund Money?

    08/12/2015 8:36:02 AM PDT · by Former Proud Canadian · 60 replies
    Zerohedge ^ | August 12, 2015 | Tyler Durden
    A week before The EPA disastrously leaked millions of gallons of toxic waste into The Animas River in Colorado, this letter to the editor was published in The Silverton Standard & The Miner local newspaper, authored by a retired geologist detailing verbatim, how EPA would foul the Animas River on purpose in order to secure superfund money...
  • EPA spill: 'We looked at the river and we cried'

    08/11/2015 3:19:59 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 51 replies
    CNN ^ | August 11, 2015 | Dana Ford and Ed Payne
    From his backyard in Durango, Colorado, Tom Bartles can see the Animas River, which was stained an unnatural orange. The Environmental Protection Agency accidentally released millions of gallons of pollutants into the water last week, turning the typically blue water to the color of mustard. "Everybody in town knew it was coming. It was hard to wake up in the morning and see an orange river," Bartles, 52, told CNN. "Many of the locals in this region are probably going to experience a certain level of mourning." [Snip] Officials said they believe the spill carried metals, mainly iron, zinc and...
  • Obama to Unveil Tougher Climate Plan With His Legacy in Mind

    08/02/2015 12:01:49 AM PDT · by Brad from Tennessee · 30 replies
    New York Times ^ | August 2, 2015 | By CORAL DAVENPORT and GARDINER HARRIS
    WASHINGTON — In the strongest action ever taken in the United States to combat climate change, President Obama will unveil on Monday a set of environmental regulations devised to sharply cut planet-warming greenhouse gas emissions from the nation’s power plants and ultimately transform America’s electricity industry. The rules are the final, tougher versions of proposed regulations that the Environmental Protection Agency announced in 2012 and 2014. If they withstand the expected legal challenges, the regulations will set in motion sweeping policy changes that could shut down hundreds of coal-fired power plants, freeze construction of new coal plants and create a...
  • Obama to Unveil 'Biggest Step Ever' in Climate Fight

    08/02/2015 6:26:26 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 34 replies
    Discovery News ^ | August 2, 2015
    Part of President Obama's new plan is to cut carbon pollution from power plants by 32 percent by 2030. President Barack Obama will Monday unveil what he called the “biggest, most important step we’ve ever taken” to fight climate change, a sensitive issue central to his legacy. The White House will release the final version of America’s Clean Power Plan, a set of environmental rules and regulations that will home in on the pollution from the nation’s power plants, setting limits on power-plant carbon emissions. Laying out how climate change was a threat to the health, well being and security...
  • NEWS ALERT: Obama set to announce steeper emissions cuts from US power plants

    08/02/2015 6:52:24 AM PDT · by UMCRevMom@aol.com · 43 replies
    FOXNEWS ^ | 8-2-2015
    President Barack Obama will impose steeper cuts on greenhouse gas emissions from power plants across the country than previously expected, senior administration officials said Sunday, in what the president called the most significant step the U.S. has ever taken to fight global warming. The Obama administration is expected to finalize the RULE at a White House event on Monday, a year after proposing UNPRECEDENTED carbon dioxide limits. Obama, in a video posted on Facebook, said the limits were backed up by decades of data and facts showing that without tough action, the world will face more extreme weather and escalating...
  • Appalachian Power closes 3 WV coal-fired plants

    06/01/2015 8:08:16 AM PDT · by Timber Rattler · 11 replies
    WVVA.com ^ | June 1, 2015 | WVVA.com
    Three coal-fired power plants in West Virginia have shut down operations. Media outlets report that Appalachian Power's Kanawha River Power Station at Glasgow, the Kammer Power Station near Moundsville and the Phillip Sporn Power Station at New Haven were closed Sunday. Appalachian Power had announced in 2011 that it planned to close the plants, along with three coal-fired plants in Virginia, Ohio and Indiana. The company had said it would be cost-prohibitive to equip them to comply with new federal emission standards for mercury and other hazardous air pollutants. Another coal-fired plant in Virginia is being converted to natural gas....
  • Major utility to begin closing down power plants next month

    04/06/2015 3:55:23 PM PDT · by Nachum · 66 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 4/6/15 | John Siciliano
    One of the country's largest coal utilities will begin closing power plants next month in four states, as strict federal environmental regulations begin to kick in. The company, American Electric Power, made the announcement in a notice advising employees at the electricity stations that it plans to close six power plants in Virginia, West Virginia, Ohio and Indiana, according to news reports. The company said it plans to shutter as much as 6,000 megawatts of power plant capacity in seven states by the start of 2016. The closures were planned as far back as 2011 to comply with new pollution...
  • Mine workers protest at U.S. EPA

    10/07/2014 9:59:54 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 13 replies
    West Virginia MetroNews ^ | October 7, 2014 | By Chris Lawrence
    The rules put in place by the Obama administration’s Environmental Protection Agency have dealt a severe blow to the economy of the Appalachian region. The most recent proposal could be the death knell if they are enacted. More than 500 active and retired coal miners from West Virginia and other parts of Appalachia delivered that message to Washington Tuesday. The protest is the most recent demonstration against the clean power rule which would change the rules for emissions on existing coal fired power plants in the United States. The rally, led by the United Mine Workers Union, called on the...
  • EPA chiefs who served under Republicans press for climate action

    06/18/2014 10:19:47 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 18 replies
    The Hill ^ | June 18, 2014 | Laura Barron-Lopez
    Four former Environmental Protection Agency administrators who served under Republican presidents on Wednesday said climate change should not be a partisan issue. The former EPA chiefs told reporters that Republican lawmakers who believe the climate is changing should speak out because voters will be on their side. "This should not be a partisan issue," said William Ruckelshaus, the nation's first EPA administrator under President Richard Nixon and again under President Ronald Reagan. "And public demand for doing something may be able to break it apart." The problem, the four former EPA administrators said, is looking at climate change through a...
  • EPA to Seek A 30% Cut In Emissions [by 2030]

    06/01/2014 2:48:43 PM PDT · by Lorianne · 32 replies
    Wall Street Journal Online ^ | 01 June 2014 | Amy Harder
    The Environmental Protection Agency will seek a 30% reduction in U.S. carbon-dioxide emissions by 2030 from existing power plants based on emission levels from 2005, according to two people briefed on the rule, setting in motion the main piece of President Barack Obama's climate-change agenda. The draft rule, to be proposed Monday and scheduled to be completed one year from now, will give flexibility to the states, which must implement the rules and submit compliance plans to the EPA by June 2016. States can decide how to meet the reductions, including joining or creating new cap-and-trade programs, deploying more renewable...
  • What the Networks Aren't Telling You About the Nevada Cattle Battle

    04/17/2014 6:42:06 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 51 replies
    Newsbusters.org ^ | April 17, 2014 | Rich Noyes
    The showdown between federal authorities and rancher Cliven Bundy, his family and supporters in Nevada is one of those rare topics from the libertarian-conservative news agenda that actually made its way into the establishment media. Between last Thursday and Monday, ABC, CBS and NBC gave the story a total of nearly 16 minutes of coverage on their morning and evening newscasts. Network journalists have consistently framed the case as one of a rancher failing to pay the requested fees for his use of government land. But they have failed to use the case to tell the larger story of how...
  • EPA Concedes: We Can’t Produce All the Data Justifying Clean Air Rules

    04/13/2014 6:58:23 AM PDT · by rktman · 36 replies
    CNSNews.com ^ | 4/11/2014 | Barbara Hollingsworth
    Seven months after being subpoenaed by Congress, Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Gina McCarthy conceded that her agency does not have - and cannot produce - all of the scientific data used for decades to justify numerous rules and regulations under the Clean Air Act.
  • White House looks to regulate cow flatulence as part of climate agenda

    03/28/2014 6:45:40 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 70 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | March 28,2014 | MICHAEL BASTASCH
    As part of its plan to reduce U.S. greenhouse gas emissions, the Obama administration is targeting the dairy industry to reduce methane emissions in their operations. This comes despite falling methane emission levels across the economy since 1990. The White House has proposed cutting methane emissions from the dairy industry by 25 percent by 2020. Although U.S. agriculture only accounts for about 9 percent of the country’s greenhouse gas emissions, according to the Environmental Protection Agency, it makes up a sizeableportion of methane emissions — which is a very potent greenhouse gas. Some of these methane emissions come from cow...
  • Obama’s War on America: Killing Coal to Kill U.S. Electrical Power

    02/20/2014 6:41:22 AM PST · by rktman · 38 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 2/20/2014 | Alan Caruba
    If the White House and the EPA is permitted to implement the MATS regulation the economy will dramatically decline. Life in America will resemble that of third world nations. It is entirely based on lies
  • Clean Air Act: EPA'S Charade To Justify War On Coal Plants

    01/16/2014 10:27:10 AM PST · by thackney · 6 replies
    Forbes ^ | 1/14/2014 | Larry Bell
    The Environmental Protection Agency didn’t let a Clean Air Act requirement that mandated technologies be “adequately demonstrated” hinder their new performance standards ruling that puts a 1,100-pound limit per megawatt hour on carbon emissions from new coal power plants. Not only is there no scientifically-supportable climate benefit for limiting such emissions, there is no viable commercial-scale technology to achieve that ideological pipedream. Even if it mattered, the most modern coal-fired plants can only reduce CO2 emissions to 1,800 pounds. What’s more, they already knew that. Or at least they certainly should have after a fact-finding working group within EPA’s own...
  • EPA Voids 1905 Law, Cedes Town to Tribe

    01/13/2014 12:00:09 PM PST · by John Semmens · 29 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 10 Jan 2014 | John Semmens
    The Environmental Protection Agency voided a law passed by Congress in 1905 and awarded the town of Riverton, Wyoming to the Wind River Indian Reservation. Wyoming Governor Matt Mead (R) questioned the legitimacy of the move asking “since when can a federal agency override an Act of Congress? I mean, if the EPA has objections to an existing law shouldn’t they be asking Congress to revise it? I see nothing in the Constitution granting the EPA the authority they’ve assumed.” EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson brushed aside Mead’s concerns as “excessively formalistic. The president has stressed that we take a broader...
  • POLITICO poll: Plurality of Virginians favors EPA climate rule

    10/08/2013 7:08:17 AM PDT · by Maelstorm · 37 replies
    http://www.politico.com ^ | 10/7/2013 | By ANDREW RESTUCCIA
    GOP efforts to demonize the EPA’s climate change regulations haven’t found a groundswell of support in Virginia, where voters are more likely to favor the rules than oppose them, according to a new poll commissioned by POLITICO. The poll, conducted by the Democratic firm Public Policy Polling and the Republican firm Harper Polling using automated survey methodology, found that 45 percent of likely voters support new EPA climate regulations for coal-fired power plants, an issue that has become a flashpoint in the Virginia governor’s race. Thirty-three percent of likely voters say they oppose the regulations and 22 percent aren’t sure.
  • Wood Stove Ban Made Universal

    10/02/2013 2:10:04 AM PDT · by lowbridge · 248 replies
    http://freepatriot.org ^ | September 30, 2013
    For many years, those of us in the Arctic have been fighting the wood stove ban. The use of PM2.5 particulates has been an issue pursued by local agencies as a way to swipe at those who choose to live beyond the borders of traditional civilization. That attack has now extended to the rest of the United States. In a stunning move, the Environmental Protection Agency decided to ban most of the operational wood stoves in the U.S. In those places where there is you, God, and nature, the wood stove has represented that one thing that can sustain. Going...
  • Government Shutdown to Delay EPA $1 Gallon Gas Price Hike

    10/01/2013 10:14:36 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 78 replies
    FrontPage Mag ^ | 10/01/2013 | Daniel Greenfield
    As the death toll for Government Shutdown Apocalypse 2013 continues to grow, it appears that the EPA’s plans to make it even more expensive for Americans to drive a car were “shut down” by the government shutdown. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency will take one of the biggest hits of any federal agency if the government shuts down this week, operating with under 7 percent of its employees, according to guidance issued by the agency. Just think of how much less the EPA will be able to do with only 7 percent of its employees. That EPA SWAT Team may...
  • On climate change, Obama, EPA plan action without Congress

    08/15/2013 12:31:08 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 45 replies
    Washington Times ^ | Aug 14, 2013 | By Valerie Richardson
    BOULDER, Colo. | EPA chief Gina McCarthy said Wednesday that the Obama administration is finished waiting for Congress to act on climate change and plans to bypass the legislative branch in developing a federal response. Ms. McCarthy, who was confirmed last month as Environmental Protection Agency administrator, cited President Obama’s June 25 speech at Georgetown University, in which he unveiled his Climate Action Plan and vowed to make combatting climate change a priority of his second term. Mr. Obama gave “what I really think is a most remarkable speech by a president of the United States,” said Ms. McCarthy in...
  • EPA building named for former President Clinton

    07/17/2013 7:38:17 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 22 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | 7/17/13 | Shaquille Brewster, Associated Press
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- Former Clinton administration officials and congressional leaders packed into the Environmental Protection Agency headquarters Wednesday to mark the building's renaming in honor of former President Bill Clinton. "This is a very strong building, and Bill Clinton was a very strong president," Senator Barbara Boxer, D-Calif., said as she welcomed guests to what is now the William Jefferson Clinton Federal Building. Boxer sponsored the legislation to change the building's name. In front of family and friends Clinton strongly defended his environmental legacy, saying his administration's efforts to promote clean air, conserve land, and combat dirty water made a...
  • Obama EPA Regulations Kill 15 Power Plants, 480 Jobs In Georgia

    01/08/2013 10:54:35 AM PST · by drewh · 50 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | January 8, 2013 | 10:20 am | Beltway Confidential
    Georgia Power asked state regulators for permission to shut down 15 power plants yesterday, claiming new regulations from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) make the plants too expensive to run. The 15 coal-, oil- and natural gas-fired power plants currently produce 2,061 megawatts (MW) for Georgia energy consumers. Georgia Power plans to close 11 of the plants on the exact day the EPA’s new mercury regulations are set to take effect, April 16, 2015. Georgia Power will seek waivers from the EPA to keep four of the other plants open for a single year, and then shut those down too...
  • Congress tries to turn off lights on bulb mandates

    07/11/2013 8:06:53 AM PDT · by thackney · 46 replies
    Fuel Fix ^ | July 11, 2013 | Jennifer A. Dlouhy
    Texas Republican Michael Burgess just won another round in his fight against federal standards that could force consumers to abandon inefficient incandescent light bulbs for more expensive LED and fluorescent alternatives. The House voted Wednesday to adopt an amendment by Burgess that would bar the Energy Department from using any funds to implement efficiency standards for light bulbs, six years after Congress first mandated the change. The provision in a 2007 energy law was designed to encourage manufacturers to produce more energy efficient light bulbs; although it didn’t rule out traditional incandescents, they would need a redesign to qualify under...
  • Only $1.14 per Gallon?

    07/02/2013 10:40:03 AM PDT · by William Tell 2 · 44 replies
    MainStreet.com ^ | 7-2-13 | Michael P. Tremoglie
    NEW YORK (MainStreet) — The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced last month the launching of the "eGallon" - a tool that will compare the costs of fueling electric vehicles (EVs) to fueling gasoline-powered ones. According to the report, the national average eGallon price is about $1.14. This means that an EV can travel as far on $1.14
  • Obama Set To Announce Historic Climate Change Plan, With New Regulation Of Power Plants

    06/25/2013 5:58:50 AM PDT · by GlockThe Vote · 73 replies
    BI ^ | 6/25/2013 | Josh Lederman
    WASHINGTON (AP) — Taking climate change efforts into his own hands, President Barack Obama is proposing sweeping steps to limit heat-trapping pollution from coal-fired power plants and to boost renewable energy production on federal property. Obama, in a speech Tuesday at Georgetown University, was to announce he's issuing a presidential memorandum to launch the first-ever federal regulations on carbon dioxide emitted by existing power plants, moving to curb the gases blamed for global warming despite adamant opposition from Republicans and some energy producers.
  • Va. yet to see money from Abbott fraud case, Cuccinelli says (IRS)

    06/05/2013 9:58:43 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 4 replies
    Times Dispach.com ^ | June 5, 2013 | JIM NOLAN
    But the delay, which state officials say is unprecedented, has Cuccinelli wondering whether the problem is more about politics than completing paperwork. "For a long time we thought it was glaring incompetence," Cuccinelli said in an interview. "But in light of the last month or two, we're now beginning to wonder whether maybe there are more deliberate motives." It was a reference to the recent scandal and congressional testimony stemming from reports of the IRS targeting conservative non-profit groups for investigation. Cuccinelli, a conservative Republican and Tea Party darling running for governor this year, has been a chief antagonist of...
  • Obama’s EPA Scandal Begins To See The Light Of Day

    05/24/2013 9:38:12 AM PDT · by EXCH54FE · 31 replies
    Freedom Outpost ^ | May 24, 2013 | Tim Brown
    Currently on the front burner of scandals in the Obama administration are Benghazi, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) targeting of conservative groups, and the AP scandal. Of course, Fast and Furious is also still very much alive. However, over the past week, two more scandals are coming to light and may be just as big as the others. One of those involves the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Congressional Republicans are accusing the agency of giving unfair preference to environmental groups when it comes to information requests. They are comparing the behavior to that of the IRS in giving additional scrutiny...
  • Supreme Court sides with timber industry in logging road runoff dispute

    03/20/2013 8:56:20 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 56 replies
    The Oregonian ^ | March 20, 2013 | AP
    WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court on Wednesday sided with timber interests in a dispute over the regulation of runoff from logging roads in western forests. In a 7-1 vote, the court reversed a federal appeals court ruling that held that muddy water running off roads used in industrial logging is the same as any other industrial pollution, requiring a Clean Water Act permit from the Environmental Protection Agency.
  • Congressmen Confront EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson Over Use of Alias 'Richard Windsor'

    12/17/2012 6:45:25 AM PST · by Nachum · 35 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | 12/16/12 | Daniel Halper
    Two members of Congress sent a letter to EPA administrator Lisa Jackson over her use of the alias "Richard Windsor." The congressmen, Fred Upton and Cliff Stearns, want Jackson to explain her actions. lisa jackson "In recent weeks, questions have been raised in Congress and among public interest groups about the use of one or more secondary email accounts and aliases by you and potentially other officials at the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)," they wrote in a letter addressed to Jackson. "Given your reported use of at least one alias email account in your conduct of agency business, we write...
  • Navistar to Close Garland, Texas, Plant to Reduce Costs(EPA induced)

    10/31/2012 8:48:47 AM PDT · by DallasBiff · 6 replies
    Fox News ^ | 10/31/12
    Navistar International Corp. (NAV) plans to close its Garland, Texas, assembly plant, as the embattled truck maker shrinks it manufacturing capacity in response to falling demand for commercial trucks. The plant near Dallas employs about 900 workers and has been Navistar's primary site for assembling heavy-duty trucks in recent years. The company intends to cease operations at Garland during first half of next year. Closing Garland is expected to lower Navistar's costs by increasing the utilization of other plants. SNIP Navistar, which also makes military trucks and school buses, has lost $241 million during the first nine months of its...
  • Obama's EPA Plans for 2013

    10/25/2012 3:18:17 PM PDT · by Snuph · 6 replies
    American Thinker ^ | October 25, 2012 | S. Fred Singer
    The November elections will determine the direction of US climate policy -- and therefore also energy policy and the pace of economic growth: jobs, standards of living, budget deficits and inflation. Obama has already promised to make climate change the centerpiece of his concern -- with all that implies: "Green" energy policy, linked to loss of jobs (Keystone pipeline disapproval), rising gas prices (ethanol mandates), and crony capitalism (Solyndra). By contrast, Romney is a climate skeptic -- and Ryan has been quite outspoken: the perfect anti-Gore. The science supports Romney-Ryan -- notwithstanding the UN-IPCC, and the bulk of the climate...
  • Republicans criticize four-gallon EPA gas purchase mandate

    09/17/2012 1:48:07 PM PDT · by TigerClaws · 93 replies
    With prices at the pump worrying Americans, Republicans have railed against the Environmental Protection AgencyÂ’s new gas mandate that requires consumers to buy at least four gallons when purchasing from stations with hoses containing 10 percent and 15 percent ethanol-blended fuel. On Monday, Republicans on the House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology sent a letter to Environmental Protection Agency Chief Administrator Lisa Jackson criticizing the agencyÂ’s approval of the sale of gasoline containing 15 volume percent ethanol. Specifically, the EPA will require that consumers purchase a minimum of four gallons when buying from a gas station that sells gasoline...
  • Gibson Guitar Corp. Strikes Deal with Justice Dept. to Avoid Prosecution

    08/06/2012 10:38:28 AM PDT · by kingattax · 68 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 8-6-12 | Bridget Johnson
    Gibson Guitar Corp. agreed to settle charges that it illegally purchased and imported ebony wood from Madagascar and rosewood and ebony from India, the Justice Department said today. The company will pay a $300,000 fine under a criminal enforcement agreement that defers prosecution for criminal violations of the Lacey Act. Another $50,000 fine will go to the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation “to be used to promote the conservation, identification and propagation of protected tree species used in the musical instrument industry and the forests where those species are found.” Since May 2008, it has been illegal under the Lacey...
  • Coal Comfort - The EPA hates the carbon-heavy fuel, but it’s here to stay.

    08/06/2012 2:35:13 PM PDT · by neverdem · 17 replies
    City Journal ^ | Summer 2012 | Robert Bryce
    About one train per hour. ThatÂ’s the target loading rate for the massive silos, conveyors, and hoppers at the North Antelope Rochelle Mine in Wyoming, the most productive coal mine in the world. And on a cool, nearly windless day in late March, Scott Durgin, a regional vice president for Peabody Energy, was happy. Standing in the mineÂ’s dispatch office, Durgin pointed to a flat-panel display showing a list of trains that had recently passed through. It was exactly 12 noon, according to the clock on the wall, and since midnight, the mine had loaded 11 trains, each carrying...
  • ‘Crucify Them’: The Obama Way : The EPA emulates Roman tactics to terrorize business

    04/27/2012 4:58:13 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 18 replies
    National Review ^ | 04/26/2012 | Michele Malkin
    One of President Obama’s radical eco-bureaucrats has apologized for confirming an indelible truth: This White House treats politically incorrect private industries as public enemies who deserve regulatory death sentences. Environmental Protection Agency administrator Al Armendariz, an avowed greenie on leave from Southern Methodist University, gave a little-noticed speech in 2010 outlining his sadistic philosophy. “I was in a meeting once, and I gave an analogy to my staff about my philosophy of enforcement, and I think it was probably a little crude and maybe not appropriate for the meeting, but I’ll go ahead and tell you what I said,” he...
  • Unelected EPA Bureaucrats Approve E15 Ethanol

    04/09/2012 8:17:50 PM PDT · by neverdem · 62 replies
    American Thinker ^ | April 9, 2012 | Peter Wilson
    Last week, "an unelected group of people" over at the Environmental Protection Agency revised our national energy policy, approving a new gasoline blend with up to 15% ethanol, known as E15, which may be available in pumps this summer. Currently, most gasoline sold in the U.S. is E10, containing a maximum of 10% ethanol. To review the backstory: the last time ethanol was in the news, it seems like its opponents, who come from both the environmental left and free-market right, had won a significant victory. Last summer, "a strong majority of a democratically elected Congress," to use Obama's words...
  • Va. AG Cuccinelli: 'Rogue' EPA Must Be Corralled

    03/01/2012 12:52:01 PM PST · by Gopher Broke · 5 replies · 1+ views
    The Environmental Protection Agency is so out of control that it needs a major fix, Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli tells Newsmax.TV. And a court case challenging the agency’s powers to limit greenhouse gases now before a federal appeals court in Washington, D.C., could be just the remedy the agency needs, he said. “I am cautiously optimistic that the court will send this back to the EPA to be fixed,” Cuccinelli said. “I hope to fix it like a dog — snip — but that’s going to require a new president as well, so I hope the timing will work...
  • Coal Company Layoffs Affect Hundreds Of Families (EPA's first victims)

    02/01/2012 6:15:17 PM PST · by Timber Rattler · 39 replies
    WCYB.com ^ | February 1, 2012 | Drew Hinesley
    Its a tough time for hundreds of coal miners across southwest Virginia. That's because they're getting pink slips from A & G Coal, which is owned by Southern Coal Company. Mark Whooten is a spokesman for Southern Coal. He told News 5 who made the decision. "These layoffs are a decision by our corporate headquarters. They are market driven due to metallurgical coal market fluctuating violently at the present time." The company wouldn't tell us how many jobs they have cut, but we do know its sizeable according to the manager of the local employment office, Gary Hale. "On Monday...
  • LISTEN: Justice Alito Fired Up in Case Pitting Property Owners Against EPA

    01/17/2012 8:11:13 AM PST · by WilliamIII · 48 replies · 1+ views
    ABC ^ | January 17, 2012 | Ariane de Vogue
    Justice Samuel Alito seemed none too pleased last week with the government’s argument in a case pitting property owners against the Environmental Protection Agency. Four years ago, Mike and Chantell Sackett bought property to build their dream home near a lake in Idaho. After obtaining local permits the Sacketts began work, pouring in some land fill. But their work came to a screeching halt when they were visited by officials from the Environmental Protection Agency. The couple was slapped with a compliance order asserting that the land is subject to the Clean Water Act and that they had illegally placed...
  • EPA: (U.S.) Power plants main global warming culprits (ULTRa BaRF ALerT! Gubamint Runamuckin')

    01/11/2012 1:06:55 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 41 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 1/11/12 | Dina Cappiello - ap
    WASHINGTON (AP) — The most detailed data yet on emissions of heat-trapping gases show that U.S. power plants are responsible for the bulk of the pollution blamed for global warming. Power plants released 72 percent of the greenhouse gases reported to the Environmental Protection Agency for 2010, according to information released Wednesday that was the first catalog of global warming pollution by facility. The data include more than 6,700 of the largest industrial sources of greenhouse gases, or about 80 percent of total U.S. emissions. According to an Associated Press analysis of the data, 20 mostly coal-fired power plants in...