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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 […]

GIGO-based energy and climate policies: Things are Never Quiet on that Front

GIGO-based energy and climate policies: Things are Never Quiet on that Front

. By Paul Driessen It’s like formulating public safety policies using models based on dinosaur DNA from amber Things are never quiet on the climate front. After calling dangerous manmade climate change a hoax and vowing to withdraw the USA from the Paris agreement, President Trump has apparently removed language criticizing the Paris deal from a […]

Climate Change: Unwarranted hysteria or justified concern?

Climate Change: Unwarranted hysteria or justified concern?

  By USA-Focus.org “Watch out for doomsday deceivers…they will deceive a lot of people…This is routine history; this is no sign of the end.”  (Jesus – The Message Translation) FOUNDING FATHERS’ PERSPECTIVE “He who knows best, help knows how little he knows.” (Thomas Jefferson) FACTS “… the long-term prediction of future exact climate states is not possible.” […]

Colorado Wants Trump To Make EPA Pay Claims On Mile Spill

Colorado Wants Trump To Make EPA Pay Claims On Mile Spill

Citizens of the Rocky Mountain state are relying on the incoming Trump administration to require that the EPA pay damages in the wake of a massive agency-caused toxic water spill in Colorado. Republicans and Democrats have criticized the agency’s decision to ignore victims associated with the Gold King Mine spill, which released 3 million gallons […]

Trump’s EPA pick won’t guarantee California’s right to tougher auto emission rules

Trump’s EPA pick won’t guarantee California’s right to tougher auto emission rules

WASHINGTON — During a contentious confirmation hearing on Wednesday, Donald’s Trump nominee to head the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency said he’d open up a review of new federal auto emissions standards and also review waivers granted to California to enact auto standards stronger than those of the federal government. The remarks by Scott Pruitt, Oklahoma’s […]

Safe and healthy (not pristine) air

Safe and healthy (not pristine) air

By Paul Driessen Federal air quality rules must be based on science – not used to stifle energy and industry It’s called the Clean Air Act, but it was never intended to ensure pure, pristine air. Congress wanted America to have safe, healthy air, and regulations based on solid scientific and medical studies. The law […]

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 […]

Another good target for EPA reform

Another good target for EPA reform

By Paul Driessen Europe gives Trump Administration excellent tutorials on how not to regulate pesticides With reform-minded folks in charge of the Executive and Legislative Branches, unelected, unaccountable, un-removable bureaucrats may soon be exerting far less power over our policies, regulations, lives and livelihoods. Energy and climate are high on the fix-it list. Another important topic […]

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