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Revisiting EPA’s Gold King Mine Blowout – Part 2

Revisiting EPA’s Gold King Mine Blowout – Part 2

    By Duggan Flanakin On August 5, five years to the day after suffering from a 3-million-gallon spill of heavy-metal-laden toxic wastewater from Colorado’s Gold King Mine, the State of Utah announced a settlement of its claims against the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and several EPA contractors (who thus far have not been held responsible, accountable or liable) for […]

Tucker: EPA Has Stopped Monitoring This Dangerous Pesticide To ‘Protect Big Agriculture,’ And Your Kids Could Be At Risk

Tucker: EPA Has Stopped Monitoring This Dangerous Pesticide To ‘Protect Big Agriculture,’ And Your Kids Could Be At Risk

Scott Morefield | Reporter Fox News host Tucker Carlson devoted the last segment of Friday night’s “Tucker Carlson Tonight” to blast the Environmental Protection Agency for protecting “Big Agriculture” by ceasing to monitor a dangerous pesticide. “Despite its name, the Environmental Protection Agency doesn’t just exist to protect the environment,” said Carlson. “It also exists to […]

Whether Superfund Law Bars Landowner Lawsuits Tested

Whether Superfund Law Bars Landowner Lawsuits Tested

BY MATTHEW VADUM WASHINGTON—Federal law bars Montana landowners from suing for damages to restore a polluted copper-smelting site to pristine, pre-smelting condition, which is beyond the current goal of the federal Superfund program that governs the remediation project, the Supreme Court heard Dec. 3. The litigation is important because any decision the high court renders could give landowners […]

Trump Goes After Another Obama-Era Reg As EPA Plans To Ease Rules Affecting Oil Companies

Trump Goes After Another Obama-Era Reg As EPA Plans To Ease Rules Affecting Oil Companies

  CHRIS WHITE TECH REPORTER   The Environmental Protection Agency announced Thursday a plan to loosen federal rules governing methane emissions, a move that could be a boon for some energy providers and setback for environmentalists, the agency said in a statement. The move will reverse standards set under President Barack Obama that require oil […]

The Trump Obsession Comes for California’s Water

The Trump Obsession Comes for California’s Water

By  JACK FOWLER Tomorrow, the Golden State’s Democrat-run, veto-proof legislature returns from its summer break and is expected to quickly take up S.B. 1, the “California Environmental, Public Health, and Workers Defense Act of 2019.” It has been proposed for one reason: Donald Trump is president. Under his administration, long-standing EPA regulations and analyses, and bureaucratic (state and […]

EPA Reauthorizes Using ‘Cyanide Bombs’ On Coyotes And Wild Dogs, Activists Complain

EPA Reauthorizes Using ‘Cyanide Bombs’ On Coyotes And Wild Dogs, Activists Complain

CHRIS WHITE TECH REPORTER   The Environmental Protection Agency is reauthorizing the use of cyanide traps to kill wild animals to protect ranchers’ livestock. EPA officials are re-authorizing the use of M-44 chemical trap devices through the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Wildlife Services department as well as in agencies across the west, according to the […]

SCOOP: Trump Will Officially End Negotiations With California On Fuel Economy Rollbacks

SCOOP: Trump Will Officially End Negotiations With California On Fuel Economy Rollbacks

By MICHAEL BASTASCH | Energy Editor . The Trump administration will announce it’s ending fuel economy negotiations with California. EPA and DOT officials tried to hash out a compromise with California, but talks broke down. Federal officials will move ahead with plans to roll back Obama-era climate regulations on cars. The Trump administration will soon […]

What a tangled web Bloom weaves, since first it practiced to deceive

What a tangled web Bloom weaves, since first it practiced to deceive

  By Paul Driessen and Clint Laird Bloom Energy executives, investment bankers, venture capitalists, politicians, regulators and others involved in advancing Bloom’s business, reputation and financial dealings are living the complicated life that flows from lying. Lies typically start small. Often, they’re small deceptions. But deceptions can metastasize into a tangled web of lies that threatens corporate […]

Taming the EPA Regulatory Hydra | Further solutions (Part 2)

Taming the EPA Regulatory Hydra | Further solutions (Part 2)

  By William L. Kovacs A 5-person commission and other modest changes would bring accountability to the agency Part 1 of this article recommended that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) be reorganized into a five-person commission. The primary reason is to dilute the massive regulatory powers that currently reside in a single Administrator, whose […]

Taming the EPA Regulatory Hydra | An Essential First Step

Taming the EPA Regulatory Hydra | An Essential First Step

  By William L. Kovacs In America’s most powerful, intrusive and costly agency, power resides in one administrator Since President Trump’s election, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has turned off its massive regulatory printing press. The nation is still here, there have been no man-made environmental catastrophes, and job creation is quickly growing now […]

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