Browsing All posts tagged under »Environmental Regulations«

Newsom Silently Supports Importing Aviation Fuels To Northern California

June 2, 2021 by


By Ronald Stein ~ Desiring to make the Bay Area refineries even cleaner, at any cost to the consumer, the local Bay Area Air Quality Management District (BAAQMD) is considering amendments to Regulation 6, Rule 5 — Particulate Emissions from Refinery Fluidized Catalytic Cracking Units that will negatively impact the supply of jet fuel, which […]

Trump Administration Deep-Sixes Obama WOTUS Rule

January 28, 2020 by


By Bonner Cohen, Ph.D. ~ Putting an end to decades of uncertainty over how much regulatory power the federal government has over bodies of water – from ponds to oceans — the Trump administration has overturned and replaced an Obama-era rule that would have imposed federal zoning on millions of acres of private land throughout […]

This Bird Regulation Might Have Made You A Criminal. Not Anymore.

January 19, 2018 by


By John-Michael Seibler ~ If you live someplace with a window, own a cat, or drive a car, then a recent change to a federal regulatory policy should come as a welcome relief. On Dec. 22, the Interior Department’s Office of the Solicitor published a memorandum (Memorandum M-37050) stating that it interprets a federal criminal […]

We Need Protection From The EPA

October 27, 2015 by


Unfettered regulations are robbing us blind By Larry Bell ~ The late political commentator Henry Louis Mencken providently observed an age-old strategy currently being applied to advance the EPA’s relentless expansion of power over our lives: “The whole aim of practical politics is to keep the populace alarmed (and hence clamorous to be led to […]

What The EPA Isn’t Telling You About Its New Ozone Standards

October 2, 2015 by


By Daren Bakst ~ Today, the Environment Protection Agency (EPA) tightened up its ozone standard, from 75 parts per billion to 70 parts per billion. Ozone refers to ground-level ozone, a primary component of smog. The EPA will certainly claim that the final standard will help human health, but here’s what they won’t be telling […]

We Need Some Regulatory Patriotism!

October 12, 2014 by


President Obama condemns tax inversions, but pillages America with his regulatory agenda. “My policies are on the ballot, every single one of them,” he reminded voters on October 2. By Paul Driessen ~ It’s no mystery why American companies have stockpiled over $2 trillion of overseas earnings in foreign bank accounts. If they bring it […]

EPA Fails To Meet Federal Standards In Analyzing Impact Of Regulations

August 23, 2014 by


By Katie Tubb ~ Limited in their usefulness—that is the message one walks away with from the Government Accountability Office’s (GAO) evaluation of the reports from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) on recent environmental regulations. The EPA is required to produce the reports to help the public, policymakers, and the regulated community understand the economic […]

12 States Sue Obama Administration For Regulatory ‘Overreach’

August 8, 2014 by


By Natalie Johnson ~ Coal country is striking back at the federal government in the latest “war on coal” battle. Twelve states are suing the Environmental Protection Agency to deter impending restrictions on greenhouse gas emissions from coal-fired power plants. The states filed the lawsuit in the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals on Friday, accusing […]

Members Of The ‘Independent’ EPA Advisory Committee Got $180 Million From EPA

March 27, 2014 by


By David Kreutzer, Ph.D. ~ How “independent” can an advisory committee be if 15 of its 20 members received an aggregate $180 million from the agency it is advising? That’s the question Ron Arnold raises in his recent Washington Examiner piece, which looks at the EPA’s Clean Air Scientific Advisory Committee’s Ozone Review Panel. It […]

The Power Mad EPA

December 17, 2013 by


By Alan Caruba ~ Barely a week goes by these days without hearing of some new demand by the Environmental Protection Agency that borders on the insane. Increasingly, EPA regulations are being challenged and now reach the Supreme Court for a final judgment. This marks the failure of Congress to exercise any real oversight and […]

EPA’s New CO2 Regulations: Time For Congress To Step Up

September 21, 2013 by


By Nicolas Loris ~ “Politically, the White House is hesitant to say they’re having a war on coal. On the other hand, a war on coal is exactly what’s needed.” That gem came from outside White House adviser Daniel Schrag when President Obama made his climate change speech in June. This morning, the Environmental Protection […]

CEI Experts: New EPA Rule Could Mean End Of Coal Fired Power Plants In The U.S.

September 21, 2013 by


Reg’s Legal Deficiencies Will Lead To Years of Inaction and Disinvestment In Key Fuel Source By Brian McNicoll ~ WASHINGTON, D.C., Sept. 20, 2013 – If the carbon dioxide emissions standard for power plants proposed by the EPA today is enacted, the United States will have built its final coal-fired power plant, say experts at […]

Doubletalk, Double Standards Are SOP For America’s Ruling Elites

April 20, 2013 by


It is time to hold government accountable for mismanagement, misallocation of resources and mindless regulations that hurt our economy. This article also appeared in the Washington Times on April 18, 2013. By Paul Driessen ~ Americans must no longer ignore false realities and double standards that threaten our health and prosperity. Private sector errors and […]

Many “Green” Policies Trample On People, Environment, Science And Ethics

January 14, 2013 by


Environmental policies and practitioners often hurt people and values they supposedly protect. By Paul Driessen ~ Policy integrity. Ethical culture. Ethical investing. Environmental protection. Environmental defense. Friends of earth. Defenders of wildlife. Not just their names, but their charter, culture and policies – their very being – represent a commitment to these profound values. Or […]

Obama the Job-Killing Owl-Killer

November 30, 2012 by


By Michelle Malkin ~ Welcome to the pretzel logic of liberal environmental protection: In order to “save” owls, the Obama administration is going to shoot them dead. This is not — I repeat not — an Onion parody. Over the Thanksgiving holiday, the White House released a big fat policy turkey: its final critical habitat […]

Networks Ignore Obama’s War on Coal, But Papers Find Him Unpopular In ‘Coal Country’

June 12, 2012 by


By Taylor Hughes ~ President Barack Obama may have gotten the U.S. out of the war in Iraq, but at home he’s declared war on an entire industry, one that the whole country depends on. But unlike most wars, this one hasn’t gotten much coverage on the broadcast news networks. During the past year ABC, […]

Regulatory Overreach: Obama Administration’s Case Against Gibson Guitar Drags On

May 18, 2012 by


By Jim Roberts ~ Numerous Heritage research papers and postings on The Foundry in the past year have reported on the plight of Gibson Guitar, which has been accused by the Obama Administration of running afoul of the Lacey Act—one of the oldest U.S. environmental regulations. Gibson’s violations were deemed so severe that armed federal […]

We Have Ways To Make You Green

July 31, 2011 by


By Andrew Bolt The green authoritarians reach deeper and deeper into the private lives of the citizens to comple changes of behaviour: EMBATTLED NSW homeowners could be slugged more than $800 to give their houses a compulsory “green rating” before they are sold or leased, under a new federal government scheme. Mandatory “green ratings” for […]

The Renewable Electricity Standard Game Plan

October 3, 2010 by


By Audrey Jones This week, National Journal hosted an energy, environment, and economic policy summit on the Renewable Electricity Standard (RES). Participants included Sens. Mark Begich (D-AK) and Sam Brownback (R-KS); Dr. Robert Simon, the Majority Staff Director of the Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources; David Friedman, the Research Director of the Union […]