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Ending secret science at EPA

Ending secret science at EPA

    By Paul Driessen Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt has proposed to end the longstanding EPA practice of using secretive, often questionable, even deceptive science to support agency policy and regulatory initiatives. His proposed rules will ensure that any science underlying agency actions is transparent and publicly available for independent experts to examine […]

Deceptive language ruins Earth Hour

Deceptive language ruins Earth Hour

  By Tom Harris With Earth Hour being held around the world between 8:30 and 9:30 pm local time on Saturday, we are going to hear a lot about reducing ‘carbon pollution,’ ‘carbon emissions,’ and our supposed ‘carbon footprint.’ But this makes no sense. Carbon is a solid, naturally occurring, non-toxic element found in all […]

The Biofuel Crony Capitalist Revolving Door

The Biofuel Crony Capitalist Revolving Door

  By Paul Driessen Yet another congressional aide is about to pass through Washington’s infamous revolving door to a lucrative private sector position. Kurt Kovarik, legislative director for Senator Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa), will become vice president of federal affairs for the National Biodiesel Board. To grow and prosper, this industry relies on subsidies and mandates that […]

Trump’s EPA Grants Flint $100 Million To Fix Broken Water System

Trump’s EPA Grants Flint $100 Million To Fix Broken Water System

The Environmental Protection Agency awarded Michigan $100 million to help replace Flint’s badly eroded and damaged water infrastructure. The funding was provided by the Water Infrastructure Improvements for the Nation Act of 2016 and enables the beleaguered city to replace its decaying lead water pipes. Michigan is providing the required 20 percent match of $20 […]

Those “devastating” EPA reductions: Budget and personnel cuts reflect environmental progress and essential regulatory reforms

Those “devastating” EPA reductions: Budget and personnel cuts reflect environmental progress and essential regulatory reforms

By Paul Driessen The Trump White House wants significant reductions at the Environmental Protection Agency: two dozen or more programs, including a dozen dealing with President Obama’s climate initiatives; a 20% downsizing in EPA’s 15,000-person workforce; and a one-fourth reduction in its $8.1 billion budget. The plan requires congressional approval, and thus is hardly a […]

EPA Says Sovereign Immunity Protects Agency From Paying Big For Gold King Mine Spill

EPA Says Sovereign Immunity Protects Agency From Paying Big For Gold King Mine Spill

  The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced Friday that federal law does not require the agency to pay more damages incurred after a massive toxic water spill in Colorado caused by an agency employee. EPA is not mandated under federal law to repay $1.2 billion to the states affected by the Gold King Mine spill, […]

EPA Says Rivers It Polluted Are Clean — Because All The Toxic Metals Have Flown Into Lake Powell

EPA Says Rivers It Polluted Are Clean — Because All The Toxic Metals Have Flown Into Lake Powell

Good news: high concentrations of toxic metals from a mine blowout caused by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) are no longer detectable in the Animas and San Juan rivers, according to an agency report. The bad news is, fall storms and spring snow-melt likely drove 1,115,539 pounds of toxic metals from those rivers to Lake […]

Roundup the corrupt fear mongers

Roundup the corrupt fear mongers

. By Paul Driessen Deceit and collusion drive campaigns to ban a vital, popular, safe, affordable herbicide Do we really need more collusion, corruption and deceit in the service of renegade regulators, organic food interests, anti-chemical activists, and policies that carry harmful or even lethal consequences? Glyphosate, the active ingredient in Roundup, is one of the […]

The chemicals anxiety machine

The chemicals anxiety machine

By Paul Driessen Candidates, Civil Rights Commission and greens use phony health threats to scare voters Rank politics and baseless health scares are driving anxiety, North Carolina election campaigns, civil rights claims and plans for class action lawsuits, all of which could bring electricity rate hikes that will cause real job, health and civil rights problems […]

EPA’s dangerous regulatory pollution

EPA’s dangerous regulatory pollution

By Paul Driessen Agency’s deceptive practices, human experiments and unjustified regulations cost us dearly If you’re wondering whether to trust the Environmental Protection Agency on mercury, ozone, climate change or other regulatory actions, you need look no further than how it has handled particulates. EPA whitewashed the toxic flashflood it caused in Colorado. But it says […]

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