Free Republic 1st Quarter Fundraising Target: $88,000 Receipts & Pledges to-date: $21,714
24%  
Woo hoo!! And the first 24% is in!! Thank you all very much for your continuing support!!

Keyword: epa

Brevity: Headers | « Text »
  • EPA to issue new safety rules for U.S. flags.

    09/20/2012 11:02:25 AM PDT · by DanMiller · 16 replies
    Dan Miller's Blog ^ | September 20, 2011 | Dan Miller
    Top news of the day from CONS (Combined Obama News Services): United States flags must be safe for all.Due to reports that an innocent Pakistani youth was mortally sickened by toxic fumes from a United States flag while peacefully burning it, the Environmental Protection Agency is quickly preparing new rules to ensure that all U.S. flags are safe to burn. Ben Dover, the Chief of the Flammable Substances Division at the EPA, stated: Flag burning is a recognized medium of free expression and this action will again demonstrate to our Muslim friends that we fully support their rights of free...
  • Coal: The Rock That Burns

    09/19/2012 12:12:47 PM PDT · by Coleus · 12 replies
    The New American ^ | 03.07.12 | Ed Hiserodt
    “Load sixteen tons, and what do you get? Another day older and deeper in debt… ” — Tennessee Ernie Ford Coal is very low on the scale of subjects for ballads or charming folklore. Like Rodney Dangerfield, it just doesn’t get any respect. What does a naughty boy get in his Christmas stocking? A lump of coal. As a career, few brave souls outside Appalachia would have a goal in life of riding a rail car several miles — down several thousand feet below the surface — to attack the “face” of a coal seam. The thought terrifies me —...
  • EPA Institutes Minimum Gas Purchase Requirement For Some Stations

    09/19/2012 11:16:46 AM PDT · by Nachum · 38 replies
    National Review Online ^ | 9/19/12 | Betsy Woodruff
    Representative Jim Sensenbrenner (R., Wis.) has a post on the Hills Congress Blog highlighting a bizarre new regulation from the EPA requiring some gas stations to sell at least four gallons of gasoline at a time. It affects those that pump both E10 and E15 (gas with 10 percent or 15 percent ethanol) through the same hose. Since E15 is pretty terrible for small engines and old cars (Sensenbrenner says its like metal in a microwave for a small engine), the theory is that when customers whose engines cannot handle it are buying gas,
  • Obama's Four Gallons of Gas Minimum Mandate

    09/18/2012 9:33:08 AM PDT · by tapatio · 148 replies
    The latest mandate handed down from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is so ridiculous, even I was shocked. The EPA has now mandated how much gasoline you must buy at certain gas stations. Say hello to the Obama Administrations four gallon minimum.
  • Former EPA Administrator Russell Train dies

    09/18/2012 8:36:53 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 5 replies
    AP ^ | September 17, 2012 | Will Lester
    Former Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Russell Train, a leading American conservationist who helped craft some of the nation's enduring environmental laws, died Monday at age 92.
  • Alpha closing 8 mines, cutting 1,200 jobs in all (War on Coal)

    09/18/2012 5:55:35 AM PDT · by Timber Rattler · 18 replies
    WVVA.com ^ | September 18, 2012 | WVVA
    Coal producer Alpha Natural Resources said Tuesday it's cutting production by 16 million tons and eliminating 1,200 jobs companywide, including 400 with the immediate closing of eight mines in Virginia, West Virginia and Pennsylvania. The mine shutdowns start Tuesday, while the rest of the layoffs will be completed by the end of the first quarter after Alpha fulfills current sales obligations, Chief Executive Officer Kevin Crutchfield said. In all, the layoffs amount to nearly a tenth of Alpha's 13,000-person work force. Alpha said it is closing four mines in West Virginia, three in Virginia and one in Pennsylvania. They are...
  • 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 Agency’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 agency’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...
  • EPA Honors Noted Environmentalist And Marxist Killer Che Guevara

    09/17/2012 11:04:51 AM PDT · by raptor22 · 11 replies
    True Conservatives on Twitter ^ | September 17, 2012
    Regulators: The EPA has commemorated the start of Hispanic Heritage Month with an emailed picture of Marxist thug Che Guevara. Considering the agency's totalitarian energy policies, it's somehow appropriate. The internal email sent by EPA management analyst Susie Goldring was said to have been issued without clearance from higher-ups. EPA said it was "drafted and sent by an individual employee, and without official clearance." But sent it was, a document with a photo of a mural with a visage of the murderous revolutionary that was lifted without attribution from the website, www.buzzle.com. Guevara, of course, was an enemy of the...
  • EPA Honors Noted Environmentalist Che Guevara

    09/15/2012 6:17:28 AM PDT · by raptor22 · 14 replies
    IBD EDITORIALS ^ | September 14, 2012
    <p>Regulators: The EPA has commemorated the start of Hispanic Heritage Month with an emailed picture of Marxist thug Che Guevara. Considering the agency's totalitarian energy policies, it's somehow appropriate.</p> <p>The internal email sent by EPA management analyst Susie Goldring was said to have been issued without clearance from higher-ups. EPA said it was "drafted and sent by an individual employee, and without official clearance."</p>
  • EPA to America: You will use more biofuels, and you will like it

    09/14/2012 6:30:36 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 25 replies
    Hotair ^ | 09/14/2012 | Erika Johnsen
    Because we apparently don't have enough evidence of the adverse effects of forcing biofuels into the energy market by requiring traditional transportation fuel suppliers to purchase them, the Obama administration's Environmental Protection Agency has decreed --- oh no, not that they're going to scale back on the renewable fuel standard biofuels quota --- but rather that they're going to force us to purchase larger quantities of biofuels, whether we like it or not. The Hill reports: The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) on Friday raised biofuels targets for 2013 despite an ongoing legal battle with the oil-and-gas industry on the issue.Refiners...
  • Obama EPA Honors Hispanic Heritage Month By Promoting Marxist Killer (che guevera)

    09/14/2012 9:40:14 AM PDT · by lowbridge · 9 replies
    http://www.thegatewaypundit.com ^ | september 13, 2012 | jim hoft
    The Environmental Protection Agency commemorated the start of Hispanic Heritage Month with a picture of Che Guevara and a bit of plagiarism. An internal email obtained by BuzzFeed and distributed to agency employees marking the start of the celebration of Hispanic culture this Saturday, featured the above image of a horse and buggy passing a billboard of the Marxist revolutionary, in addition to a listing of facts about Hispanic culture. Hispanic people are vibrant, socializing and fun loving people, one entry reads. Among various facts associated to this culture is that they have a deep sense of involvement in their...
  • Dethrone the EPA (Robert Zubrin)

    09/12/2012 8:22:22 PM PDT · by neverdem · 30 replies
    National Review Online ^ | September 12, 2012 | Robert Zubrin
    The current presidential campaign hinges on jobs and the economy. Yet most of the debate has centered on peripheral issues such as the Bush tax cut, when there is a Tyrannosaurus in the room that is being virtually ignored. That monster is the EPA.The EPA is today the primary enemy of economic growth in the United States, and through it the world. The damage that it has done, is doing, and threatens to do in the future is immense. Virtually since its birth in 1970, the agency has committed one atrocity after another. As one of its first acts...
  • UMass, EPA agree-plan to replace contaminated windows at Lederle Grad Research Ctr over 15 yr period

    09/12/2012 4:58:08 PM PDT · by matt04 · 10 replies
    Federal environmental officials and the University of Massachusetts have entered into a consent agreement for which the university will remove windows contaminated with polychlorinated biphenyl at the John W. Lederle Graduate Research Center over 15 years. According to a prepared statement from the Environmental Protection Agency, UMass discovered that the window glazing at the research center was contaminated with high levels of contaminants after finishing a window-caulking project in 2009. UMass has agreed to replace and dispose of all 900 PCB-contaminated windows over the next 15 years at a cost of about $3 million. The university will complete window cleaning,...
  • EPA urged to rethink chemical risk evaluation process

    09/08/2012 5:05:16 PM PDT · by neverdem · 15 replies
    Chemistry World ^ | 7 September 2012 | Rebecca Trager
    The EPA's process for assessing chemical risk has come under fire for being inadequateThe US Environmental Protection Agencys (EPA) process for assessing the risk of human exposure to various chemicals is deeply flawed and actually threatens public health, according to two experts with inside experience. In fact, they are urging the agency to fundamentally alter its approach to chemical risk evaluation.In a Nature commentary, George Gray, who directs George Washington Universitys Center for Risk Science and Public Health, and Joshua Cohen, deputy director of Tufts Medical Centers Center for the Evaluation of Value and Risk in Health, note that many...
  • Congressman Morgan Griffith Statement on Closure of Buchanan Mine (in Virginia)

    09/04/2012 12:11:46 PM PDT · by Timber Rattler · 9 replies
    Office of Congressman Morgan Griffith ^ | September 4, 2012 | Congressman Morgan Griffith
    Congressman Morgan Griffith (R-VA) issued the following statement after learning that CONSOL Energy will temporarily idle, effective today, its Buchanan Mine in Southwest Virginia: With this Administrations ongoing war on coal, unfortunately, todays extremely disappointing news doesnt come as a surprise. Our economy is struggling. With current policies, the down economy is not going to improve soon. Obviously, this means that construction, including items built with steel, have been put on hold. This Administration has been clear about one thing, it is not serious about using our own energy resources, thus inviting other countries to increase their production of coal....
  • 3 Coal-Powered W. V. Plants to Shut Down

    09/04/2012 5:03:18 AM PDT · by Timber Rattler · 96 replies
    WVVA,.com ^ | September 1, 2012 | Rachel Lucas
    Three coal-fired power plants in West Virginia will soon stop generating electricity. The last day of power generation for FirstEnergy Corp.'s plants in Albright, Rivesville and Willow Island was scheduled for Saturday. FirstEnergy spokesman Mark Durbin said the plants would be deactivated by the end of the day. Officials say some workers likely will remain on the job for a short period. They will deactivate the plants and take care of permits and environmental regulations. The plants employ a total 210 workers. FirstEnergy also plans to close six coal-fired operations in Ohio, Pennsylvania and Maryland. The Ohio-based utility attributes the...
  • Bedbugs moving in to some North Texas apartments

    08/31/2012 9:55:36 AM PDT · by george76 · 17 replies
    WFAA ^ | August 30, 2012 | BYRON HARRIS
    DALLAS - Bedbugs live on the blood of mammals. They eat while you sleep. And they're dining on more North Texas apartment dwellers every year. "Sometimes I can't even get to bed at night," said Skyler Wells of the Park Timbers Apartments in Lewisville, who's had bedbugs in his apartment twice in the last four months. "I'm thinking they're crawling on me. I'm scratching myself. I'm taking three showers a night, because I'm thinking I'm gonna wash 'em all off me." Chris McGinn of City of Lewisville Code Compliance Department said bedbugs weren't even on the city's radar three years...
  • CHP Industry Hails White House Executive Order Supporting Combined Heat & Power

    08/30/2012 8:23:16 AM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 6 replies
    United Business Media ^ | 8-30-12 | PR Newswire
    WASHINGTON, Aug. 30, 2012 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- The U.S. Clean Heat & Power Association (U.S. CHP Association) today praised the Obama Administration for today's Executive Order, "Accelerating Investment in Industrial Energy Efficiency," which calls for a national combined heat and power deployment goal of an additional 40GW by 2020. Currently supplying twelve percent (12%) of U.S. energy capacity, CHP systems can reach efficiencies above eighty percent (80%). There is approximately 82 GW of CHP installed in the U.S. and industry estimates indicate the technical potential for additional CHP at existing sites in the U.S. is approximately 130 GW (plus...
  • 7 unspeakable acts guaranteed to revive economy

    08/30/2012 7:17:23 AM PDT · by Perseverando · 6 replies
    WND ^ | August 29, 2012 | Robert Ringer
    Exclusive: Robert Ringer envisions Romney only tinkering around edges of government The cover story in the September issue of Newsmax is titled Saving America: Mitt and Ann Share Their Personal Journey. It reminded me once again that so long as people look to politicians to solve their problems or the nations problems the problems will only get worse. Politicians are in the business of passing laws, and laws almost always involve taking money from individuals or restricting their freedom. There are hundreds of ways to get the economy moving, but off the top of my head I can...
  • Obama finalizes auto mileage mandate

    08/28/2012 10:54:05 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 67 replies
    The Hill ^ | August 28, 2012 | Ben Geman & Keith Laing
    The Obama administration issued final rules Tuesday that require a major boost in vehicle mileage standards, highlighting a clash with Mitt Romney as the GOP convention gets under way. 

The Transportation Department and Environmental Protection Agency announced joint mileage and carbon emissions rules for model years 2017 through 2025 that will eventually force automakers to meet a standard equivalent to 54.5 miles per gallon.

 Administration officials have made the rules a cornerstone of their energy agenda, noting that alongside earlier 2012-2016 rules, the mandate will eventually save consumers an estimated $1.7 trillion in fuel costs and save 12 billion barrels...