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Climate Change: Unwarranted hysteria or justified concern?

Climate Change: Unwarranted hysteria or justified concern?

  We’re running this again, in response to Sunday’s politically driven “Science March.”   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) […]

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 […]

Conservatives must strongly support Trump on climate change

Conservatives must strongly support Trump on climate change

And on his EPA, Interior and other environmental nominations – and their policy decisions By Tom Harris President-elect Donald Trump’s opposition to the global warming alarm is a refreshing change from the Obama administration’s naive and hugely expensive crusade to lead the world to ‘save the climate.” Not only has Trump been right on the money […]

Rolling back environmental progress?

Rolling back environmental progress?

Having achieved major goals, US should refocus EPA and other environmental agencies Donald Trump plans to “roll back progress” on climate change, energy and the environment, activists, regulators and their media allies assert. The claim depends on one’s definition of “progress.” These interest groups define “progress” as ever-expanding laws, regulations, bureaucracies and power, to bring […]

Who is guarding the (dictatorial) guards?

Who is guarding the (dictatorial) guards?

Regulators mete out fines and stymie growth, but are rarely punished for their own misconduct By Paul Driessen Several years ago, Wells Fargo Bank discovered that employees had boosted sales, by opening some 2 million deposit and credit card accounts without customer knowledge or authorization. Over the next few years, the bank fired more than […]