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  • EPA Scandals Under the Obama Administration

    07/05/2018 4:15:36 PM PDT · by ransomnote · 6 replies
    grabien.com ^ | 7/5/2018 | Tom (Staff)
    List of 43 scandals with links to news articles at the link. Below I'll past an excerpt of the table but the links here won't be active. The EPA illegally used social media to push for new EPA regulations 06/28/2017 Judicial Watch A subpoena was issued after McCarthy deleted nearly 6,000 text messages 03/26/2015 The Washington Times Articles of impeachment were introduced against McCarthy after she was caught repeatedly lying to Congress 09/09/2015 Rep. Paul Gosar The EPA inspector general said McCarthy was lying when she said Michigan deserved blame for the Flint crisis 10/20/2016 The Washington Post After the...
  • Obama-Era Clean-Air Rule on Methane Emissions Blocked Again

    04/05/2018 12:18:19 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 8 replies
    U.S. News & World Report ^ | April 5, 2018 | BY MATTHEW DALY
    An on-again, off-again effort to restrict harmful methane emissions on federal lands is off — again. A federal judge in Wyoming has halted the clean-air rule indefinitely. Judge Scott Skavdahl says it "makes little sense" to force oil and gas companies to comply with the Obama-era rule when the Trump administration has moved to roll back the 2016 regulation. Skavdahl says enforcing the rule "provides minimal public benefit" while imposing potentially significant costs on industry. Wednesday's ruling is the latest in a back-and-forth series of court decisions and administrative actions as the Trump administration tries to weaken or delay a...
  • I worked on the EPA’s climate change website. Its removal is a declaration of war.

    06/23/2017 10:05:19 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 141 replies
    Washington Post ^ | June 23, 2017 | By Jason Samenow
    This spring, political officials at the Environmental Protection Agency removed the agency’s climate change website, one of the world’s top resources for information on the science and effects of climate change. To me, a scientist who managed this website for more than five years, its removal signifies a declaration of war on climate science by EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt. There can be no other interpretation. I draw this conclusion as a meteorologist with a specialization in climate science and as an independent voter who strives to keep my political and scientific views separate. I concede that this specific issue is...
  • Fox's John Stossel Exposes New York Times 'Green Baloney' by Rich JFK Grandkid

    05/28/2017 6:29:57 AM PDT · by rktman · 10 replies
    newsbusters.org ^ | 5/28/2017 | Tim Graham
    Fox's John Stossel penned a column on the "Green Baloney" at The New York Times featuring a May 13 story headlined "In Reversal, E.P.A. Eases Path for a Mine Near Alaska's Bristol Bay." It came with a big aerial picture of Dillingham, a fishing village on an inlet of the bay. We'll get to how "near" the mine is to the bay in a minute. They have hoped to mine copper, gold, and silver at the site. While this was just another of their stories about how Donald Trump will poison America, it caught my eye because of the big...
  • Trump Takes Chainsaw to Obama's "Climate" Schemes

    03/29/2017 12:17:56 PM PDT · by VitacoreVision · 16 replies
    The New American ^ | 29 March 2017 | Alex Newman
    Obama failed in his mission to make his "global-warming" schemes "Trump proof." Fulfilling some of his key campaign promises to voters, President Donald Trump moved Tuesday to dismantle huge swaths of the unconstitutional “climate” regime imposed on Americans by his predecessor. Among other important targets in Trump's latest executive order is Obama's “Clean Power Plan” decree, which sought to regulate emissions of carbon dioxide, also known to scientists as the “gas of life.” The measure signed by Trump also takes aim at multiple other schemes adopted by Obama that restricted energy production or killed jobs under the guise of stopping...
  • EPA: Oklahoma regulators should do more to curb earthquakes

    02/03/2017 4:11:28 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 45 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Feb 3, 2017 6:52 PM EST
    The Environmental Protection Agency has told Oklahoma regulators to do more to protect the state from a surge in earthquake activity that scientists have linked to the underground disposal of oil and gas wastewater. An EPA administrator sent a letter in November to the Oklahoma Corporation Commission, saying a magnitude 5.0 earthquake happened despite state and federal action to curb wastewater injection. The Frontier first reported the contents of the letter. […] Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt is President Donald Trump’s pick to head the EPA. His nomination is pending Senate approval. Environmentalists have criticized Pruitt for not doing more...
  • EPA Asks Employees If They’re Straight, Gay, or ‘Something Else’

    01/04/2017 10:54:04 AM PST · by ColdOne · 125 replies
    freebeacon.com ^ | 1/4/17 | Elizabeth Harrington
    The Environmental Protection Agency is asking all its employees whether they are straight, gay, or “something else” in an effort to create a more “inclusive” workplace. The Washington Free Beacon obtained a copy of the agency’s Sexual Orientation Gender Identity (SOGI) survey, which is part of a pilot program to voluntarily collect information on its employees. The survey first asks the employee’s pay grade, supervisory status, education, age, marital status, and race, before inquiring, “What sex were you assigned at birth?” The EPA wants to know how many of its employees are “Straight, that is, not Lesbian or Gay,” lesbian...
  • With new monuments in Nevada, Utah, Obama adds to his environmental legacy (LAND GRAB)

    12/28/2016 2:42:22 PM PST · by Responsibility2nd · 21 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 12/28/2016 | By Juliet Eilperin and Brady Dennis
    President Obama on Tuesday created new national monuments in a sacred tribal site in southeastern Utah and in a swath of Nevada desert, after years of political fights over the fate of the sites. The designations further cement Obama’s environmental legacy as one of the most consequential — and contentious — in presidential history. He now has invoked his executive power to create national monuments 29 times during his tenure, establishing or expanding protections for more than 550 million acres of federal lands and waters. Environmental groups have praised the conservation efforts, but critics say they amount to a federal...
  • Jerry Brown Farts in General Direction of Dairy Farmers

    12/05/2016 3:55:22 PM PST · by Kaslin · 31 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 5, 2016 | Katie Kieffer
    Holy cow! Dairy farmers are balking at crazy climate change legislation that will rob America’s middle class of affordable dairy products.The Golden State used to be a place you could visit for a relaxing vacation filled with sunshine, palm trees and bayside avocado burgers—and then fly home to live a relatively free life—leaving California residents to cope with the “crazy” aspects of the state, like sky-high taxes. Not anymore. California is America’s largest milk-producing state. Thanks to new regulations from CA Gov. Jerry Brown, one thing is certain: if you love milk and cheese, significantly higher costs are coming your...
  • EPA: Gender Is ‘Male, Female, a Blend of Both, or Neither’

    11/30/2016 8:28:29 AM PST · by kevcol · 53 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | November 30, 2016 | Elizabeth Harrington
    The Environmental Protection Agency is entering its second phase of a data project to collect information on the sexual orientation of its employees. The Sexual Orientation Gender Identity (SOGI) pilot program allows EPA employees to voluntarily disclose their gender identity and sexual orientation, information that the agency says is “crucial” to an “inclusive” workplace. . . . The agency directed its employees to definitions of gender identity and expression from the Human Rights Campaign.
  • After Trump's Election: ‘EPA Employees Were in Tears'

    11/14/2016 9:14:09 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 121 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | November 14, 2016 | 11:33 AM EST | Penny Starr
    People who work at the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Department of Energy are having a hard time coping with the election of Donald Trump as president, with many reporting depression and some being advised to take sick leave, according to an article published Friday by Environment and Energy Publishing (E&E). “U.S. EPA employees were in tears,” the article stated. “Worried Energy Department staffers were offered counseling. “Some federal employees were so depressed, they took time off,” it stated. “Others might retire early. “And some employees are in downright panic mode in the aftermath of Donald Trump's victory,” the...
  • + vanity + EPA warning of ecological damage to waterways

    11/11/2016 1:37:24 PM PST · by pa_dweller · 18 replies
    my sick mind | 11/11/2016 | My self
    The EPA today issued a statement that major ecosystem damage is imminent along the nation’s streams and rivers due to increased salinity. Paul E. Wogg, of the agency’s office in Palmdale, California, noted that salinity levels in the metro Los Angeles region began to rise steeply the morning of November ninth. After eliminating normal causes of stream pollution, such as high tides, sharknadoes, and salt truck crashes, the source has been traced the sudden influx of sodium chloride in solution into the storm drainage systems in the area early Wednesday morning. Preliminary analysis of the pollutant indicates that it is...
  • EPA rushing through regulations after Trump election

    11/11/2016 5:38:56 AM PST · by RightGeek · 95 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 11/10/2016 | John Siciliano
    The head of the Environmental Protection Agency is telling staff to quickly finish up the last round of regulations before President-elect Donald Trump enters the Oval Office next year. "As I've mentioned to you before, we're running — not walking — through the finish line of President Obama's presidency," EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy said in a staff memo obtained by the Washington Examiner after Trump was declared the winner of Tuesday's election. The agency is currently working on regulations for the oil and gas sector, and is finalizing new annual regulations for the nation's ethanol mandate and renewable fuel blending...
  • Hillary’s Two Official Favors To Morocco Resulted In $28 Million For Clinton Foundation

    10/31/2016 6:11:08 AM PDT · by bobsunshine · 20 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | October 31, 2016 | Richard Pollock
    Hillary Clinton did two huge favors for Morocco during her tenure as secretary of state while the Clinton Foundation accepted up to $28 million in donations from the country’s ruler, King Mohammed VI, according to new information obtained by The Daily Caller News Foundation Investigative Group. Clinton and Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) chief Lisa Jackson tried to shut down the Florida-based Mosaic Company in 2011, operator of America’s largest phosphate mining facility. Jackson’s close ties and loyalty to the Clintons were revealed when she joined the Clinton Foundation’s board of directors in 2013, just months after she left the EPA....
  • EPA Expands Power by Calling Plowed Farm Fields 'Mini Mountain Ranges'

    10/20/2016 12:36:29 PM PDT · by MichCapCon · 31 replies
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 10/15/2016 | Tom Gantert
    When farmers plow their land, it produces grooves called "furrows," bordered by small ridges of dirt. But in pursuit of new regulatory powers, federal agencies refer to the little dirt mounds by another term: “mini mountain ranges.” That seemingly absurd distinction is being used to impose more federal control over private land use decisions made by U.S. farmers. That was the claim described in a U.S. Senate committee report released Sept. 20. The committee reviewed the powers held by the nation’s two largest environmental regulation agencies, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the Environmental Protection Agency, and a proposed...
  • Blame for Ford's Mexico move falls on Obama administration

    09/19/2016 11:43:15 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 14 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 09/19/16 | Marita Noon
    CAFE is just one of the many policies that make doing business difficult in America Ford Motor Company made headlines on Wednesday, September 9, when, during an investor conference, CEO Mark Fields told attendees that it will invest $1.6 billion building a manufacturing plant in San Luis Potosi, Mexico, and will move all of its small car production there during the next two to three years. The announcement was hardly news as Ford has been talking about the shift for more than a year. But in the throes of an election that has both candidates decrying companies that send jobs...
  • EPA spills again in Colorado

    08/28/2016 5:49:32 PM PDT · by george76 · 17 replies
    .washington examiner ^ | 8/26/16 | John Siciliano
    The Environmental Protection is admitting to a spill from a treatment plant it set up after it dumped 3 million gallons of toxic wastewater into a Colorado river last year. The EPA said Thursday night that the spill happened on Tuesday, and officials are still attempting to determine how much and what metals were contained in the sludgy discharge, ... The Navajo Nation sued the agency over the spill last week after the EPA inspector general and the Justice Department opened a criminal investigation into the incident a few days before the Aug. 5 anniversary of the 2015 spill. The...
  • American Truckers Just Got BAD News From Obama… This Is a Total Disgrace

    08/20/2016 4:13:34 PM PDT · by V K Lee · 88 replies
    American truckers, and the big rigs they drive, are literally the lifeblood of this nation, transporting food, raw materials and finished goods from one end of the country to the other and back again, delivering what is needed where it is needed when it is needed on a daily basis. But those truckers just had a major roadblock placed in their way, courtesy of President Barack Obama’s Environmental Protection Agency, and the consequences for not only the trucking industry, but America as a whole, could be devastating. According to The Daily Caller, the EPA just announced on Tuesday that it...
  • Flight of Fancy: EPA Moves to Regulate Airlines’ Emissions

    08/20/2016 5:34:25 AM PDT · by rktman · 48 replies
    americanthinker.com ^ | 8/20/2016 | Colonel Chris J. Krisinger
    Just when U.S. airlines are experiencing an active summer travel season, with four percent more passengers expected than last summer’s banner year, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) weighs in on the industry. Their recent verdict: “planet-warming pollution produced by airplanes endangers human health by contributing to climate change.” Such is the basis for their “endangerment finding” under the Clean Air Act, which now triggers the legal requirement to impose the first-ever government regulations of aircraft emissions and extend the EPA’s reach into yet another segment of the U.S. economy. The announced plan to reduce aircraft emissions takes place as President...
  • EPA: Harley-Davidson Must Buy Stoves As Punishment For Air Violations

    08/19/2016 8:09:02 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 56 replies
    MRC TV ^ | August 19, 2016 | Brittany M. Hughes
    President Obama’s Environmental Protection Agency is going after Harley-Davidson for allegedly selling motorcycles that emit more air pollution than the almighty federal government allows, and is punishing them by making them pay for people’s stoves. The federal tree-hugging watchdog complained that the motorcycle company “manufactured and sold approximately 340,000 illegal devices, known as ‘super tuners,’ that, once installed, caused motorcycles to emit higher amounts of certain air pollutants than what the company certified to EPA.” “Since January 2008, Harley-Davidson has manufactured and sold two types of tuners, which when hooked up to Harley-Davidson motorcycles, allow users to modify certain aspects...