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EXCLUSIVE: Memo Details EPA Leaker’s Plan To ‘Retaliate’ Against Scott Pruitt

EXCLUSIVE: Memo Details EPA Leaker’s Plan To ‘Retaliate’ Against Scott Pruitt

 By MICHAEL BASTASCH   Former Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) official Kevin Chmielewski threatened to “retaliate” against Administrator Scott Pruitt and others over a pay dispute, according to a memo The Daily Caller News Foundation obtained. “I’m going to make sure everyone knows what he’s doing,” Chmielewski said on a Jan. 27 phone call with Nino […]

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 […]

EPA abandons fuel mileage goals and seeks to revoke California’s ability to set its own standard

EPA abandons fuel mileage goals and seeks to revoke California’s ability to set its own standard

WASHINGTON — Setting up its most aggressive clash yet with California over environmental standards, the Trump administration signaled Monday it may revoke the state’s ability under the Clean Air Act to impose stricter standards for vehicle emissions.

Automakers hope to avoid market disruption in Trump’s latest fight with California

Automakers hope to avoid market disruption in Trump’s latest fight with California

A possible clash between the U.S. government and California over future fuel-economy standards raises the question of whether automakers one day might have to build different sets of the same …

EPA poised to scrap fuel economy targets setting up clash with California

EPA poised to scrap fuel economy targets setting up clash with California

WASHINGTON — The Trump administration is poised to abandon America’s pioneering fuel economy targets for cars and SUVs, a move that would undermine one of the world’s most aggressive programs to confront climate change and invite another major confrontation with California.

U.S. Supreme Court blocks the EPA’s scheme to escape judicial review

U.S. Supreme Court blocks the EPA’s scheme to escape judicial review

Washington, D.C.; January 22, 2018: The U.S. Supreme Court unanimously ruled today that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency cannot shelter its “waters of the United States” rule from judicial review by arbitrarily limiting where victims can sue. The decision came in National Association of Manufacturers v. U.S. Department of Defense. “Today’s ruling is a victory […]

EPA Should Ignore Anti-Coal Activists At Listening Sessions

EPA Should Ignore Anti-Coal Activists At Listening Sessions

  By Dr. Howard Hayden and Tom Harris On Thursday, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced that it is holding three public listening sessions on the proposed repeal of the Obama administration’s Clean Power Plan (CPP). The sessions will be held on February 21 in Kansas City, February 28 in San Francisco, and March 27 in Gillette, Wyoming. If the listening […]

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 […]

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