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Trump Seeks To Scale Back More EPA Rules, Says Tax Cuts Boosting Manufacturing

April 13, 2018 by

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By Fred Lucas ~ President Donald Trump touted the success of his policies in helping manufacturers, and announced a new presidential order to roll back environmental regulations that would further expedite the construction of factories. “Today I will sign a presidential memorandum directing the EPA to cut even more red tape on our manufacturers, so […]

Keep EPA Reform Alive!

April 11, 2018 by

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By Craig Rucker ~ EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt is under attack and needs your help! For years, EPA has been the most heavy-handed, overreaching federal bureaucracy in town.  President Trump made an excellent choice in assigning Scott Pruitt the task of cleaning up the EPA “swamp” and transforming it into a smart, balanced protector of […]

Mileage Standards And Tariffs Help Some – While Penalizing Countless Others, Often Severely

April 9, 2018 by

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By Paul Driessen ~ It’s become a recurring, frustrating pattern, as legislators and regulators ignore the immutable laws of unintended consequences, to drive political agendas or aid favored constituencies, while harming others. A good example is corporate average fuel economy (CAFÉ) standards on vehicles. Originally enacted in 1975 to offset the impacts of the OPEC […]

3 Reasons The Left Hates Scott Pruitt

April 5, 2018 by

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By Genevieve Wood ~ You know why they are going after Environmental Protection Agency secretary Scott Pruitt? I can give you at least three reasons. No. 1: He has led the Trump administration’s efforts to dismantle President Barack Obama’s expensive and ineffective climate legacy piece by piece. From the Clean Power Plan, which was all […]

EPA Revision Of Obama-Era Fuel Standards Will Make New Cars More Affordable

April 4, 2018 by

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By Nicolas Loris ~ In a victory for American families and consumer choice, Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt has announced the agency will be revising aggressive fuel economy standards set in place by the Obama administration. Working with the Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, the EPA will revise efficiency standards for […]

Coal Cuts Dangerously Clip Texas Power Capacity

March 20, 2018 by

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It could have been worse had Pruitt not halted the CPP By Larry Bell ~ As reported in the Houston Chronicle (chron.com), “Texas’ electricity grid operator expects the state’s power demand to hit an all-time high this summer, possibly requiring customers to reduce power consumption and triggering emergency measures to keep electricity flowing through the […]

Trump Is Repealing Obama’s Harmful Water Rule. Why Efforts To Stop Him Are Misguided.

February 3, 2018 by

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By Fred Lucas ~ In 2015, the Obama administration finalized its infamous “Waters of the United States” (WOTUS) rule—also known as the Clean Water Rule—that sought to regulate almost every type of water imaginable under the Clean Water Act. To its credit, the Trump administration is taking action to get rid of this rule by […]