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Activists distorted view of coal at EPA hearing

Activists distorted view of coal at EPA hearing

    By Bryan Leyland and Tom Harris At this week’s Environmental Protection Agency public hearing on the withdrawal of the ‘Clean Power Plan’ in Charleston, West Virginia, anti-coal activists were out in force. The meeting was swamped with activists—Climate Justice Alliance, Sierra Club, Citizens Climate Lobby, Mid‐Ohio Valley Climate Action, Moms Clean Air Force, Natural Resources Defense Council, etc. Several groups also met at the University of […]

DC Swamp denizens strike back: Crony corporatists deep-six proposed EPA reductions in biodiesel mandates

DC Swamp denizens strike back: Crony corporatists deep-six proposed EPA reductions in biodiesel mandates

    By Paul Driessen Despite what I thought were persuasive articles over the years (here, here and here, for example), corn ethanol and other biofuel mandates remain embedded in US law. As we have learned, once a government program is created, it becomes virtually impossible to eliminate, revise or even trim fat from it. […]

The Obama EPA’s crooked prosecutors

The Obama EPA’s crooked prosecutors

. By Paul Driessen Suppose a crooked prosecutor framed someone and was determined to get a conviction. So he built an entire case on tainted, circumstantial evidence, and testimony from witnesses who had their reasons for wanting the guy in jail. Suppose the prosecutor ignored or hid exculpatory evidence and colluded with the judge to prevent […]

U.S. Supreme Court to decide whether the EPA can evade judicial review

U.S. Supreme Court to decide whether the EPA can evade judicial review

Can federal bureaucrats insulate their regulations from review by arbitrarily restricting their victims’ ability to sue? Can they distort statutory guidelines in a way that limits the public’s access to justice? These questions will be before the Supreme Court on Wednesday, October 11, when it hears National Association of Manufacturers v. U.S. Department of Defense. The […]

It Begins . . .

It Begins . . .

  By Eric Peters I expected it to happen, but not this quickly. California officials are, apparently, “mulling” a ban on cars with internal combustion engines, according to an article in the industry trade publication, Automotive News. If they more than mull and pass a ban, CA would be the first American state to do so – following the example […]

California sues EPA for documents to determine whether Administrator Scott Pruitt has conflict of interest

California sues EPA for documents to determine whether Administrator Scott Pruitt has conflict of interest

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — California Attorney General Xavier Becerra on Friday filed a lawsuit against the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, alleging it failed to comply with a request for documents that might indicate whether agency Administrator Scott Pruitt has a conflict of interest. The lawsuit in federal court in Washington seeks an order to force the […]

The crisis of integrity-deficient science

The crisis of integrity-deficient science

  By Paul Driessen Falsifying or ignoring data that don’t support conclusions or agendas is worse than junk science The epidemic of agenda-driven science by press release and falsification has reached crisis proportions. In just the past week: Duke University admitted that its researchers had falsified or fabricated data that were used to get $113 million […]

EPA’s suspect science 

EPA’s suspect science 

. By John Rafuse Its practices have defiled scientific integrity, but proposed corrections bring shock and defiance President Trump’s budget guidance sought to cut $1.6 billion from the Environmental Protection Agency’s $8.1 billion expectation. Shrieks of looming Armageddon prompted Congress to fund EPA in full until September 2017, when the battle will be joined again. Then […]

EPA, Interior pink slip moment a jolt of sanity

EPA, Interior pink slip moment a jolt of sanity

Individuals with outside agencies who have advised the Environmental Protection Agency and the Department of Interior on matters related to science for years have been handed pink slips of sorts and placed under review in recent days. And note to left, which has been trying to stir a pot over the reviews and job vacancies: […]

Refocusing a Chicago water summit: Proposed EPA budget cuts have activists in dither over wrong issues and imaginary problems

Refocusing a Chicago water summit: Proposed EPA budget cuts have activists in dither over wrong issues and imaginary problems

. By Paul Driessen President Trump’s proposal to reduce the Environmental Protection Agency’s $8.1-billion budget by $1.6 billion was cut to an $80-million trim in the omnibus spending bill. However, the EPA funding and staff controversy will undoubtedly resume during the next budgetary battles in September. That’s fueling consternation and con jobs in the heartland. […]

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