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  • Crow Tribal spokesman RIPS Left-wing coastal states for using EPA regs to deny his people prosperity

    08/17/2018 12:23:55 PM PDT · by SleeperCatcher · 28 replies
    The National Sentinel ^ | 8/17/18 | USA Features
    Cruel: A spokesman for a prominent Native American tribe is blasting uber-Left-wing politicians in deep blue coastal states for using onerous EPA regulations to deny his people the opportunity to coal, gas, and other forms of energy. The Daily Caller reports that officials in a small number of coastal states led by Washington are essentially denying Crow Tribal members the opportunity to earn a much better living. CJ Stewart, a Crow Tribal member and co-founder of the National Tribe Energy Association, told the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works Thursday that his people are dependent on producing energy to...
  • Energy Conferees Shut Down Fuel Economy Mandates as Costly to Consumers

    08/16/2018 2:22:04 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 14 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | August 15, 2018 | Kevin Mooney
    NEW ORLEANS—Sterling Burnett doesn’t always want to sit next to someone he doesn’t know on a train, plane, or bus. But he’s willing to fight for the freedom of those same strangers when it comes time for them to purchase a motor vehicle. “What I care about is … your freedom to choose the vehicle of your choice,” Burnett, an environmental policy expert for the Heartland Institute, said during a panel discussion at the free-market think tank’s America First Energy Conference that took a critical look at fuel-efficiency standards for cars and trucks. “I don’t think government should be in...
  • Trump’s EPA Must Stand Firm in Fight Over Fuel-Economy Laws

    08/04/2018 8:36:27 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 47 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 4, 2018 | Tom Walton
    The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA)on Thursday proposed that the nation’s costly and counterproductive fuel-economy standards remain at 2020 levels through 2026, abandoning President Barack Obama’s plans to raise them each year. Eliminating the standards altogether would be ideal, but this move is a reasonable response to the California Air Resources Board (CARB) trying to set standards for the whole country. CARB and its sister “blue” anti-Trump states constitute 35 percent of the nation’s auto buyers, and they are threatening to go their own way and impose the Obama-era standards if EPA ultimately enacts...
  • Trump’s EPA Outpaces Obama in Cleaning Up Hazardous Waste Sites

    08/02/2018 8:20:13 PM PDT · by Enterprise · 10 replies
    https://www.dailysignal.com ^ | July 24, 2018 | Kevin Mooney
    Since Trump took office in January 2017, EPA officials have cleaned up all or part of 13 listed sites, compared with nine sites cleaned up by the Obama administration in 2015 and 2016.
  • Trump proposes car-mileage rollback; states sue in protest

    08/02/2018 6:06:11 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 97 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Aug. 02, 2018 7:11 PM EDT | Ellen Knickmeyer and Tom Krisher
    Citing safety, the Trump administration on Thursday proposed rolling back car-mileage standards, backing away from years of government efforts to cut Americans’ trips to the gas station and reduce unhealthy, climate-changing tailpipe emissions. If the proposed rule becomes final, it could roil the auto industry as it prepares for new model years and weaken one of the federal government’s chief weapons against climate change — regulating emissions from cars and other vehicles. The result, opponents say, will be dirtier air and more pollution-related illness and death. The proposal itself estimates it could cost tens of thousands of jobs — auto...
  • What You Need to Know About EPA’s New Boss Andrew Wheeler

    07/24/2018 10:31:36 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 8 replies
    Townhall ^ | 07/24/2018 | H. Sterling Burnett
    Former Administrator Scott Pruitt’s resignation from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) marked the end of a productive but tumultuous period for the agency. The good news? Pruitt’s replacement, Andrew Wheeler, will likely continue the needed reforms Pruitt began. In the immortal words of The Who, “Meet the New Boss, Same as the Old Boss.” However history judges Pruitt’s tenure at EPA, critics and supporters can agree he initiated a series of efforts to fundamentally transform the antiquated agency. He ended sue-and-settle agreements; reshaped its science advisory committees; reduced graft; and rolled back myriad regulatory actions, including the Clean Power Plan,...
  • Washington state wildlife officials resisted sending copter, sheriff to save woman treed by wolves

    07/22/2018 7:35:02 AM PDT · by george76 · 68 replies
    Capital Press ^ | July 18, 2018 | Don Jenkins
    Recordings and summaries of emergency calls show Washington wildlife officials at first objected to an air rescue of a woman treed by wolves, or help from the Okanogan County sheriff. Washington wildlife managers initially opposed sending a helicopter or a search-and-rescue team to save a woman treed by wolves in the Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest, according to recordings and summaries of emergency calls. ... Notes from a call between DNR dispatcher Jill Jones and a wildlife officer summarized WDFW’s position, and her position, shortly before the helicopter launched. “No helicopter. Federally listed species. 3 WDFW personnel saying so,” according to DNR’s...
  • EPA Officials Raised Concerns about Formaldehyde… in Scott Pruitt’s Desk

    07/20/2018 11:25:28 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 12 replies
    American Oversight ^ | July 19, 2018 | American Oversight Staff
    We can add “EPA chemical safety science” to the list of taxpayer funded benefits that former EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt kept for himself. New emails uncovered by American Oversight show EPA employees were concerned about the level of formaldehyde in an ornate desk that Pruitt had sought to purchase for his office. The emails emerged even as EPA officials have continued to block the release of a scientific report on the dangers of formaldehyde exposure. In early 2017, newly-appointed Administrator Pruitt selected an ornate desk from Amazon and instructed staff to order it. One of the EPA staffers noticed that...
  • US eases Obama-era coal ash pollution rules for utilities

    07/18/2018 10:53:36 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 19 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jul. 18, 2018 9:45 PM EDT | Matthew Brown
    The Trump administration on Wednesday eased rules for handling toxic coal ash from more than 400 U.S. coal-fired power plants after utilities pushed back against regulations adopted under former President Barack Obama. Environmental Protection Agency acting Administrator Andrew Wheeler said the changes would save utilities roughly $30 million annually. The move represents the latest action by Trump’s EPA to boost the struggling coal industry by rolling back environmental and public health protections enacted under his predecessor. It pushes back the deadline to close problematic ash dumps and gives state regulators flexibility in how they deal with the massive waste piles...
  • Decision to haul Gold King Mine sludge raises questions ( Colorado )

    07/10/2018 4:50:10 AM PDT · by george76 · 25 replies
    Durango Herald ^ | July 10, 2018 | Jonathan Romeo
    Critics fear move will impact upper Animas River aquatic life. Could the Environmental Protection Agency’s plan to haul waste from the Gold King Mine to the banks of the upper Animas River put undue stress on a fishery already struggling to survive? ... Three months after the EPA triggered the Gold King Mine blowout in August 2015, the agency built a temporary water-treatment plant, in an area known as Gladstone, 10 miles north of Silverton within the Cement Creek watershed. But for the past year, the EPA has said room is running out at Gladstone to store the waste byproduct...
  • Truck hauling Gold King Mine sludge crashes into Cement Creek ( EPA out of control in Colorado )

    07/10/2018 4:40:45 AM PDT · by george76 · 11 replies
    EPA just started hauling waste from treatment plant to new storage site. A truck hauling sludge from the Environmental Protection Agency’s water-treatment plant for the Gold King Mine went off the road Monday and crashed into Cement Creek. ... The EPA just started on June 15 hauling sludge from the water treatment plant, about 10 miles north of Silverton in an area known as Gladstone, to a historic mine waste pile, called the Kittimac, along County Road 2. The trip is 10 to 15 miles one way, but involves windy, mountainous dirt roads. Three months after the EPA triggered the...
  • Ex-aide says he’ll take credit for Pruitt’s downfall

    07/09/2018 11:11:08 AM PDT · by detective · 33 replies
    MSN News ^ | July, 9, 2018 | Miranda Green
    Kevin Chmielewski, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) whistleblower who played a central role in Scott Pruitt's downfall at the agency, said he feels vindicated by the administrator's departure. "I hate to take a credit for a man losing his job, but I guess I'd have to say that I take the credit," Chmielewski told The Hill on Friday, the day Pruitt left the EPA. Chmielewski, who served as deputy chief of staff for operations at the agency during most of Pruitt's tenure, leaked documents and provided information that prompted investigations into several high-profile scandals, from the retroactive altering of the...
  • Delingpole: Pruitt Is Gone, but Trump Is Still Winning the Energy Wars

    07/07/2018 11:32:45 AM PDT · by GonzoII · 18 replies
    Breitbart ^ | James Delingpole
    They may gloat all they like, those “progressives.” But this is, at best, a Pyrrhic victory for them. Pruitt is gone. His replacement, Andrew Wheeler, though, is their worst nightmare. He’s an ex-coal-industry lobbyist. He led the team – with Steve Milloy – that killed Cap and Trade in 2009/10. He gets – far more than Scott Pruitt ever did – that environmentalism has nothing to do with saving the planet and everything to do with killing capitalism. Pruitt may be gone. But the same president remains in the White House. And his agenda remains unchanged. The United States is...
  • Woman Who Asked Pruitt to Resign in Restaurant Hopes Confrontation Now 'Empowers Everyone'

    07/07/2018 6:53:12 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 61 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 07/07/2018 | Bridget Johnson
    WASHINGTON -- The D.C. mom who confronted now-former EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt on Monday and asked him to resign said she was "jumping up and down" at today's news that he had stepped down. "I have accepted the resignation of Scott Pruitt as the Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency. Within the Agency Scott has done an outstanding job, and I will always be thankful to him for this. The Senate confirmed Deputy at EPA, Andrew Wheeler, will on Monday assume duties as the acting Administrator of the EPA," President Trump tweeted this afternoon. "I have no doubt that Andy...
  • Why the Left will hate Andrew Wheeler at EPA even more than Scott Pruitt

    07/06/2018 3:42:47 PM PDT · by MaxistheBest · 41 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 07/05/2018 | Erin Dunne
    Scott Pruitt was the perfect villain: On top of pursuing Presdient Trump’s deregulatory plan for the Environmental Protection Agency, including pulling out from the Paris climate accords, he had a laundry list of ethical and possibly legal violations that put him at the heart of a at least 13 federal investigations. He was easy to criticize, didn’t seem to know his way around Washington, and constantly found himself in the spotlight for undeniably questionable activity. Moreover, his haste and lack of regulatory know-how led to six of his initiatives being struck down by the courts. Now Pruitt is out and...
  • Schwarzenegger: Pruitt resignation is ‘fantastic’

    07/06/2018 12:57:07 PM PDT · by conservative98 · 56 replies
    Politico ^ | 07/05/2018 | CARLA MARINUCCI
    “It’s about time,” he tweeted of Pruitt’s departure. “He will go down in the history books as the worst EPA administrator we’ve ever had.” “This is a fantastic day that he’s gone, but of course it doesn’t mean that the problem is gone,’’ said Schwarzenegger, who months ago called for Pruitt’s resignation from the Environmental Protection Agency. In an interview with POLITICO Thursday, Schwarzenegger warned that Andrew Wheeler, who will replace Pruitt as acting director, is “the wrong guy” to protect Americans’ health and environment. “If you want to really do a good job with the environment, you don’t have...
  • CNN’s Karem Frantic Over Trump EPA: “Fearful, Frightening, Very Frightening”

    07/06/2018 4:20:14 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 28 replies
    FinkelBlog ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Xanax for patient Karem—stat! Make it a double. . . Brian Karem, then a Playboy reporter, made his liberal-media bones by haranguing Sarah Huckabee Sanders in the White House press room last year. CNN rewarded Karem for his outburst my naming him an “analyst.” This morning, Karem put on the kind of performance that CNN is paying him for, waxing apocalyptic about the future of the environment and the EPA under Scott Pruitt and his successor, Andrew Wheeler. Excerpts from Karem’s wery, wery scared statement: “[Pruitt] destroyed the EPA . . . People I’ve known in the EPA for 20...
  • Scott Pruitt EPA replacement Andrew Wheeler won't be any better for environment, green groups say

    07/05/2018 9:38:19 PM PDT · by Innovative · 46 replies
    NBCNews ^ | July 5, 2018 | James Rainey and Leigh Ann Caldwell
    Green groups cheered the resignation Thursday of Scott Pruitt, saying the Environmental Protection Agency administrator’s multiple ethical lapses and pro-polluter tilt made him unsuitable for the nation’s highest environmental post. But the activists doubted that the departure, announced by President Trump via Twitter, would change the administration's policies. The EPA will now be led by an interim chief, Andrew Wheeler, who was a coal industry lobbyist before he was confirmed as Pruitt's deputy in April. Pruitt’s tenure was marked by more than a dozen investigations into alleged conflicts of interest and controversial spending of taxpayer funds — ranging from his...
  • 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...
  • Left Gets Scalp: Scott Pruitt Out at EPA Due to “Relentless Attacks”

    07/05/2018 4:07:26 PM PDT · by davikkm · 30 replies
    IWB ^ | Chris Black
    The 4th of July came and went, with the usual drama from the unhinged left, i.e. a white 16 year old scrawny teenager was assaulted in a burger-joint by a burly black dude just for wearing a MAGA hat; the attacker was later identified as 30-year old Kino Jimenez and promptly fired by his employer; also yesterday, a black immigrant woman from Congo scaled the Statue of Liberty, protesting the Time Magazine Baby or who the Hell knows what, and ruined the 4th of July holiday for 4500 tourists visiting the Statue of Liberty. Both were very strange and inappropriate...