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  • Obama's 'war on coal' likely to give GOP edge in West Virginia

    04/20/2012 3:23:25 PM PDT · by neverdem · 46 replies
    HUMAN EVENTS ^ | 04/16/201295 | John Gizzi
    MARTINSBURG, W.Va. -- “Last week, I was talking about some coal deals,” businessman and Republican U.S. Senate candidate John Raese told a packed crowd at the local Holiday Inn Saturday night, “and I said let’s close the deals before the hammer-and-sickle come down.” The 200-plus guests at the Berkley County Republican dinner here cheered. They knew exactly what Raese was talking about: the Obama administration’s assault on the coal industry that is the economic backbone of West Virginia. Almost to a person, Republicans we spoke to here agree that a series of regulations and rulings from the Environmental Protection Agency...
  • EPA: 2010 U.S. Greenhouse Gas Emissions Increased 3.2 Percent (economic growth, electricity demands)

    04/19/2012 6:45:07 PM PDT · by Libloather · 11 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 4/16/12 | Rachel Bogart
    EPA: 2010 U.S. Greenhouse Gas Emissions Increased 3.2 PercentBy Rachel Bogart | Yahoo! Contributor Network – Mon, Apr 16, 2012 According to Reuters, the Environmental Protection Agency announced today that greenhouse gas emissions in the U.S. increased 3.2 percent in 2010 over the previous year, most likely due to economic growth in the country and electricity demands during the stifling summer. Here are some facts about greenhouse gas emissions in the U.S. and steps being taken to reduce its emission levels. * Fossil fuel combustion contributes to a major portion of greenhouse gas emissions and in 2010 it contributed about...
  • The EPA's Faulty Science Can Be Stopped

    04/19/2012 5:52:06 PM PDT · by neverdem · 11 replies
    American Thinker ^ | April 19, 2012 | John Dale Dunn & Steve Milloy
    United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)-sponsored and funded "human health effects science" research is unreliable and makes irresponsible and outrageous claims about how air pollution causes thousands of deaths. Then the EPA claims that it can prevent those deaths with its latest set of regulations of emissions. This junk science can be challenged effectively, legally, and politically, as described below. The science misconduct is the result of the politicization of public health science, something Eisenhower warned about in his farewell speech in 1961. There are political, judicial, and administrative solutions to this perfidy. First, what is the junk science? Judging...
  • EPA Prices Americans Out of Car Market

    04/19/2012 1:12:04 PM PDT · by 92nina · 10 replies
    ATR ^ | 2012-04-18 | Heather Ginsberg
    A recent report released by the National Automobile Dealers Association (NADA) found that if EPA regulations are implemented, we can expect to see 7 million car buyers drop out of the new vehicle market by 2025. According to the EPA, the new rules concerning the fuel economies of these vehicles will increase the average cost of these passenger cars and small trucks by $3,000. It is not surprising that this increase in price will force 7 million people to leave the new car market. Lower income citizens, like college students and small families, will be forced out of the new...
  • House blocks EPA from banning lead in ammunition

    04/17/2012 6:50:44 PM PDT · by neverdem · 35 replies
    Human Events ^ | 04/17/2012 | Audrey Hudson
    The House on Tuesday passed legislation giving hunters and fishing enthusiasts access to certain public lands to pursue their sport and also blocked the Environmental Protection Agency from banning lead for use in ammunition and fishing tackle. The Sportsmen’s Heritage Act passed on a mostly party line vote of 274 yeas and 146 nays. Republicans argued that the ability of sportsmen and women to fish and shoot on public lands managed by the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) and Forest Service is being threatened by the Obama administration and environmentalists through bureaucratic regulations. Republicans also said that banning lead bullets...
  • Overthrowing Environmentalism

    04/17/2012 11:30:01 AM PDT · by IbJensen · 4 replies
    Right Side News ^ | 4/16/2012 | Alan Caruba
    In 1517 Martin Luther set off the Protestant revolution against the Catholic Church that led to the spread of the then-new movement as a response to the corruption of the Church. It took time for it to establish itself as an alternative and was greatly aided by the invention of printing and spread of literacy, but mostly because ordinary people had grown weary of the Church’s extravagance, poor governance, and resistance to change. The selling of worthless “indulgences” as a means to wipe one’s sins clean was the final straw. Environmentalism has become a modern religion and its “cap and...
  • Power Grab for Natural Gas – New Executive Order

    04/16/2012 7:41:18 AM PDT · by yoe · 16 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | April 14, 2012 | Dr. Ileana Johnson Paugh
    <p>The order states, “While natural gas production is carried out by private firms, and States are the primary regulators of onshore oil and gas activities, the Federal Government has an important role to play by regulating oil and gas activities on public and Indian trust lands, encouraging greater use of natural gas in transportation, supporting research and development aimed at improving the safety of natural gas development and transportation activities, and setting sensible, cost-effective public health and environmental standards to implement Federal law and augment State safeguards.”</p>
  • Wind power sagging - "That was quite a surprise to all of us"

    04/16/2012 12:04:41 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 30 replies
    Arizona Daily Sun ^ | April 15, 2012 | Cyndy Cole
    Only months after Coconino County's first major wind energy farm got up and running this winter, the utility buying its power says more wind farms here are unlikely -- at least for now. Cost is the bottom line, with the sun beating the wind on both equipment prices and time-of-day power production. This disadvantage for wind could have some implications for a handful of other big wind projects proposed in Coconino County. A worldwide glut of solar panels produced at lower costs (including from China) has cut solar panel prices to a fraction of their former cost. So Arizona Public...
  • Environmental Justice For All [1999 Press Release]

    04/13/2012 10:49:44 AM PDT · by Absolutely Nobama · 3 replies
    Nancy Pelosi's OFFICIAL Website ^ | May 25, 1999 | Pelosi Press Release
    Below is a press release from the office of Nancy Pelosi. This press release, while old, is important because it shows just how far-left the House Minority Leader actually is. Not only that, it's also very important because the EPA has made "environmental justice" one of its top priorities. (Statements that are especially troubling have emphasis added.) *********************************** "It is already clear that environmental justice will become a pivotal human rights issue in the next century. The basic reason is also clear: viewed through the lens of social progress, the history of our time is essentially the saga of the...
  • EPA Fines School Bus Company 438K For 'Excessive Idling'

    04/11/2012 9:19:49 AM PDT · by CNSNews.com · 42 replies
    CNSNews.com ^ | April 10, 2012 | Elizabeth Harrington
    The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) enforced nearly $500,000 in fines and mandatory “environmental projects” on a school bus contractor for “excessive idling,” and as part of its anti-idling campaign to reduce the carbon footprint of school buses waiting to pick up children for their routes. “As part of a settlement for alleged excessive diesel idling in Connecticut, Massachusetts and Rhode Island, Durham School Services will commit to reduce idling from its school bus fleet of 13,900 buses operating in 30 states,” read an EPA press release on Tuesday. The EPA says an agency inspector two years ago spotted buses of...
  • Gun Group Thanks EPA for Denying Petition to Ban Traditional Ammunition

    04/11/2012 9:04:07 AM PDT · by marktwain · 9 replies
    Opposingviews ^ | 10 April, 2012 | NSSF
    Submitted by National Shooting Sports Foundation on Apr 10, 2012 The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) on Monday denied yet another frivolous petition by the Center for Biological Diversity (CBD) — an established anti-hunting group — calling for a ban on the traditional ammunition (containing lead-core components) for hunting and shooting. The National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF), the trade association for the firearms, ammunition, hunting and shooting sports industry, applauds the EPA’s latest decision and called upon Congress to immediately pass the Hunting, Fishing and Recreational Shooting Sports Protection Act (S.838/H.R.1558). In the House of Representatives, the bill is also included...
  • A Strategy to Stop EPA Science Abuse

    04/11/2012 12:13:57 AM PDT · by neverdem · 5 replies
    American Thinker ^ | April 11, 2012 | John Dale Dunn & Steve Milloy
    There is a way to stop the EPA's abuse of science and prevent their continued aggressive regulatory activity that destroys the economy and causes harm to Americans. Primarily, we have to hold the EPA to good scientific principles and stop the EPA's overreaching and panic-mongering. The method that will work is a well-established judicial and legal demand for good scientific evidence as described in the Daubert supreme court opinion, explained in the book by the Federal Judicial Center -- the Reference Manual on Scientific Evidence. The Supreme Court opinion in Daubert v. Merrell Dow, 509 U.S. 579 (1993) set out...
  • Occupy 2012- the American Spring occupies the EPA

    04/10/2012 7:44:54 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 4 replies
    washingtontimes.com ^ | April 3, 2012 | Adam Helfer
    The Occupy movement vowed for a renewal in the spring. Under the Occupy 2012 banner of the “American Spring,” the movement spearheaded the largest protest ever against the Environmental Protection Agency/EPA last Friday in Washington D.C. Hundreds of demonstrators and two alpacas marched to the Environmental Protection Agency headquarters on Friday, the first day of a planned month long National Occupation of D.C. movement (dubbed NOWDC). A multitude of speakers outside the EPA spoke for an hour on social causes ranging from District of Columbia statehood to justice for Trayvon Martin, the unarmed Florida teenager shot dead by a neighborhood...
  • 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...
  • [EPA Press Release On "Environmental Justice" Initiatives]

    04/07/2012 2:34:20 PM PDT · by Absolutely Nobama · 24 replies
    In the following text which comes directly from the Environmental Protection Agency, certain words will have emphasis where appropriate. (Remarks that are easily deemed socilaist, trampling of the Constitution, etc.) Some remarks from this poster will be in brackets. *********************************** Release Date: 02/27/2012 Contact Information: Alisha Johnson (EPA), johnson.alisha@epa.gov, Taryn Tuss (CEQ), 202-456-6998. En español: Betsaida Alcantara, alcantara.betsaida@epa.gov WASHINGTON - Today, federal agencies, led by the Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ) and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), released environmental justice strategies, implementation plans and progress reports, outlining steps agencies will take to protect communities facing greater health and environmental...
  • Obama's legal humiliation -- Part 2

    04/07/2012 7:22:55 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 29 replies
    Pravda ^ | 4-6-12 | Dianna Cotter
    Today there is no American news outlet factually covering the illegal actions of the sitting President of the United States in context. Nor is there one consistently exposing the laws his administration has flagrantly broken, though this corruption now demonstrably permeates every level of the federal system. Attorneys General Tom Horne, Arizona; Pam Bondi, Florida; Sam Olens, Georgia; Bill Schuette, Michigan; Scott Pruitt, Oklahoma; Marty Jackley, South Dakota; Alan Wilson, South Carolina; Greg Abbott, Texas; and Ken Cuccinelli of Virginia produced a joint memo on March 5th, 2012 detailing 21 blatant violations of law committed by the Obama administration. By...
  • EPA's new farcical carbon mandate

    04/06/2012 11:20:00 AM PDT · by billflax · 7 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 04/05/2012 | Bill Flax
    Bill Flax Popular in Opinion 1 PETA vs. people ... and animals 2 EPA's new farcical carbon mandate 3 Manhattan Moment: One word hurting growth: Zero 4 Examiner Editorial: Obama's budget, not Ryan's, is 'antithetical' to history 5 How many incumbents voted themselves a pay raise this year? Last week the Environmental Protection Agency issued new standards for carbon dioxide requiring that fewer than 1,000 pounds of carbon dioxide be released per megawatt-hour of electricity. Plants running on natural gas already average below 850 pounds. Coal-fired plants, which emit on average 1,768 pounds per megawatt-hour, cannot achieve this without prohibitively...
  • ....And Environmental Justice For All, Comrade

    04/06/2012 1:00:30 AM PDT · by Absolutely Nobama · 86 replies
    My Brain, | 4/6/12 | Alan Levy
    Hey, take a look at what I found on the EPA's website (Yes, I have a life. Really. I do. Promise.): ********************************** "Environmental Justice is the fair treatment and meaningful involvement of all people regardless of race, color, national origin, or income with respect to the development, implementation, and enforcement of environmental laws, regulations, and policies. Fair treatment means that no group of people should bear a disproportionate share of the negative environmental consequences resulting from industrial, governmental and commercial operations or policies. Meaningful involvement means that: (1) people have an opportunity to participate in decisions about activities that may...
  • Carbon Emissions Are Good

    04/04/2012 11:02:49 PM PDT · by Delacon · 21 replies
    National Review Online ^ | April 3, 2012 4:00 A.M. | Robert Zubrin
      Carbon Emissions Are Good By Robert Zubrin April 3, 2012 4:00 A.M.   Last week, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced its intention to enforce regulations that would effectively ban new coal-fired power plants in the United States. As coal is by far America’s cheapest and most plentiful fossil fuel, and coal-fired power stations account for 45 percent of all electricity generated in the U.S., the destructive economic effects of this edict can hardly be overstated. It is therefore imperative to subject the EPA’s logic to a searching examination. According to the EPA, despite their disastrous economic effects,...
  • House panel hits EPA on gas prices

    04/02/2012 8:52:06 PM PDT · by Rabin · 4 replies
    politico ^ | 3/27/12 | ERICA MARTINSON
    Republicans leading the House Energy and Commerce Committee are charging that the (EPA) agency does little to determine how its regulatory agenda affects prices at the pump — The price per gallon is up a little more than 30 cents from a year ago, according to data from the Energy Information Administration. Refiners met federal requirements to drop the amount of sulfur in gasoline from 300 parts per million to 30 ppm. Now, the EPA wants them to bring it down to 10 ppm.