Browsing All posts tagged under »Clean Air Act«

Obama’s Climate Plan Was A Failure On All Accounts

October 11, 2017 by


By Nicolas Loris ~ The Trump administration is dismantling President Barack Obama’s climate legacy piece by piece, and this week it’s taking an axe to arguably the biggest piece. In an expected move, Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt officially began the process of rolling back the incorrectly named Clean Power Plan. If the Trump […]

House Conservatives Cold On Climate Deal

April 29, 2016 by


By Leah Jessen ~ Conservative lawmakers attacked President Barack Obama’s decision to make the U.S. part of an international agreement on climate change, calling the deal an attempt to circumvent Congress. Rep. Tim Huelskamp, R-Kan., said Wednesday at a monthly Capitol Hill meeting between House conservatives and reporters that Obama is “desperately seeking some type […]

What These State Environmental Officials Say Obama’s EPA Has Forced On Them

March 10, 2016 by


By Natalie Johnson ~ The Environmental Protection Agency has overstepped its legal authority by imposing a regulatory agenda on the states, environmental officials at the state level testified Wednesday to a Senate committee. Randy Huffman, cabinet secretary at the West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection, testified that the EPA’s flood of environmental regulations since President […]

EPA/UN Energy Takeover

February 5, 2016 by


By Craig Rucker ~ Does the UN’s Paris climate agreement provide EPA the power to unilaterally impose a cap and trade scheme on all 50 United States? Lawyers for climate pressure groups claim it does. They want EPA to use an obscure provision of the Clean Air Act, Section 115, to take total control over […]

Supreme Court Decision A Loss For Unelected Bureaucrats Trying To Drive Up Energy Costs

July 6, 2015 by


By Nicolas Loris ~ The Supreme Court handed a victory to Americans concerned with unelected bureaucrats driving up energy costs by overturning a costly regulation that lacks any meaningful environmental benefit. With more regulations with similar high costs and meaningless direct benefits, now Congress and the states must step up to reject overzealous regulators—not rely […]

A Broken Reid Retires + More – Daily Digest

March 27, 2015 by


The Patriot Post ~ THE FOUNDATION “If men … give up any essential natural right, the eternal law of reason and the great end of society, would absolutely vacate such renunciation; the right to freedom being the gift of God Almighty, it is not in the power of Man to alienate this gift, and voluntarily become […]

The EPA’s Ozone Nightmare

February 19, 2015 by


By Alan Caruba ~ Putting aside its insane attack on carbon dioxide, declaring the most essential gas on Earth, other than oxygen, a “pollutant”, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is currently engaged in trying to further regulate ozone for no apparent reason other than its incessant attack on the economy. In late January on behalf of […]

EPA Proposes Extreme Air Quality Standards

November 28, 2014 by


By Daren Bakst and Katie Tubb ~ The Environmental Protection Agency just released its proposed new standard on ground-level ozone, which is a component of smog. Every five years, the EPA is required by law to review and, if appropriate, revise these standards. In 2008, the EPA issued an ozone standard of 75 parts per […]

Hope & Change Tops $7 Trillion + More – Daily Digest

August 5, 2014 by


The Patriot Post ~ THE FOUNDATION “[A] rigid economy of the public contributions and absolute interdiction of all useless expenses will go far towards keeping the government honest and unoppressive.” –Thomas Jefferson, letter to Marquis de Lafayette, 1823 TOP 5 RIGHT HOOKS Hope & Change Tops $7 Trillion Barack Obama, the man who chastised George W. […]

EPA Ban On Wood Stoves Is Freezing Out Rural America

February 1, 2014 by


But the larger problem is the Sue and Settle sweetheart lawsuits through which Greens dictate policy. By Larry Bell ~ It seems that even wood isn’t green or renewable enough anymore. The EPA has recently banned the production and sale of 80% of America’s current wood-burning stoves, the oldest heating method known to mankind and […]

Dirty Science In EPA’s War On Coal!

January 25, 2014 by


In truth, the EPA and other federal agencies are at war with the American people! By Larry Bell ~ The EPA has issued a new regulatory assault on coal to prevent a climate crisis that doesn’t exist with a mandated solution which remains to be invented based upon claims which are unsubstantiated. They certainly didn’t […]

The Clean Air Act: EPA’s Charade To Justify Its War On Coal Plants

January 15, 2014 by


Neither the science nor the current technological capability supports the EPA’s Carbon Dioxide rules for new coal fired power plants. By Larry Bell ~ The Environmental Protection Agency didn’t let a Clean Air Act requirement that mandated technologies be “adequately demonstrated” hinder their new performance standards ruling that puts a limit of 1,100 pounds per […]

The Supreme Court Is Undermining Science And Society

December 24, 2013 by


By Alan Caruba ~ The Supreme Court has taken up another case based on the Environmental Protection Agency’s campaign of lies that carbon dioxide is the cause of “climate change” and claims about the quality of air in the United States. The Court is composed of lawyers, not scientists. At this point in the present […]

IRS: The Left’s Weapon of Choice and More Friday Digest

December 13, 2013 by


The Patriot Post ~ THE FOUNDATION “The natural progress of things is for liberty to yield and government to gain ground.” –Thomas Jefferson GOVERNMENT & POLITICS IRS: The Left’s Weapon of Choice Here’s a question: When did it become acceptable for the IRS to be used as a tool to target enemies of the president? Moreover, […]

Ozone, Mo’Zone and NoZone

August 4, 2013 by


~ Killing Our Economy, Jobs and Welfare – For Phony Health and Environmental Reasons ~ By Paul Driessen ~ The Environmental Protection Agency’s war on economic growth, jobs, poor families, modern living standards, and people’s health and welfare is about to get a lot more damaging.. The Clean Air Act says EPA must set standards […]

Court Strikes Down EPA’s Abuse of Power

August 22, 2012 by


By Diane Katz ~ A major component of the Obama Administration’s regulatory crackdown on fossil fuels was struck down Tuesday by a federal appeals court panel that ruled the Cross-State Air Pollution Rule “transgressed statutory boundaries.” The decision vacates a measure that otherwise jeopardized thousands of jobs and the reliability of the nation’s electricity supply. […]

A Busy and Dreadful Week for the Court + More

June 29, 2012 by


  Today we take a look at several big rulings handed down by the U.S. Supreme Court. These include the travesty of a decision upholding ObamaCare, the assault on the sovereign state of Arizona, the ever-evolving definition of “cruel and unusual punishment” with regard to the sentencing of minors, and campaign cash in Montana. The […]

The EPA Gets Caught in a Big Fat Lie

October 2, 2011 by


By Alan Caruba The notion that the Environmental Protection Agency uses “science” to justify their regulations is false, just like most of the claims they issue on various aspects of the nation’s environment. Their favorite scam is to estimate the number of deaths they will prevent with some new draconian regulation. The EPA is the […]

EPA’s CO2 Regulations are What’s “Comically Wrong”

September 29, 2011 by


By Nicolas Loris The Environmental Protection Agency called a Daily Caller report “comically wrong” this morning.  That is an interesting analysis given that the EPA’s hideously bad global warming regulations are more of a joke than actual regulatory structure.   Either way, the fun and games will soon end when Americans are paying higher energy prices […]

Affordable Energy is Essential for Jobs, Justice – and Better Health

September 7, 2011 by


By Niger Innis The Environmental Protection Agency insists that its recent air quality initiatives will protect minority and poor Americans from pollution that “disproportionately affects” their health and impairs “environmental justice.” The Affordable Power Alliance is not convinced. We believe EPA needs to reexamine its entire air pollution regulatory program and carefully consider all aspects […]

Clearing the Air

June 28, 2011 by


By Paul Driessen Ever since public, congressional and union anger and anxiety persuaded the Environmental Protection Agency to delay action on its economy-strangling carbon dioxide rules, EPA has been on a take-no-prisoners crusade to impose other job-killing rules for electricity generating plants. As President Obama said when America rejected cap-tax-and-trade, “there’s more than one way […]

The Supremes Chill Global “Warming” Alarmists

June 21, 2011 by


By Hans von Spakovsky Common sense prevailed this morning when the Supreme Court dismissed a frivolous and novel global “warming” lawsuit. If you are a radical environmentalist, you know you are in trouble when a unanimous court rules against you and the opinion is written by none other than Ruth Bader Ginsburg, one of the […]

We Need a Permanent Fix to the EPA’s CO2 Regulations

April 7, 2011 by


By Nicolas Loris Realizing the costs and folly of instituting a massive greenhouse gas regulatory regime, Members of Congress stopped cap-and-trade legislation to cut greenhouse gas emissions, most notably carbon dioxide (CO2), from becoming law in the last Congress.  But their job is not complete. Now unelected bureaucrats at the EPA are attempting to bypass […]

The EPA’s Fantastic Clean Air Fictions

March 17, 2011 by


By Alan Caruba Reading the Environmental Protection Agency’s news releases is a trip into the world of science fiction, of fantastical assertions and predictions that have no relationship to reality. The EPA is a most wicked assemblage of alleged scientists and political appointees whose sole purpose is to economically burden the industrial, commercial, and agricultural […]