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Trump EPA Replaces Obama’s Anti-Coal Clean Power Plan

June 20, 2019 by

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By Fred Lucas ~ The Environmental Protection Agency on Wednesday announced a new rule to grant more flexibility for states in regulating coal-fired power plants, replacing the Obama-era regulation that was halted by the U.S. Supreme Court. The Affordable Clean Energy rule under the Trump administration replaces the Obama administration’s Clean Power Plan, which would […]

Common Sense Finally Coming To EPA With Cost-Benefit Analysis

June 15, 2019 by

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By Daren Bakst ~ Shouldn’t Environmental Protection Agency regulations do more good than harm? The agency hasn’t always thought so. In 2012, under President Barack Obama, the EPA finalized a rule to reduce emissions of mercury and other hazardous air pollutants from coal- and oil-fired power plants. In doing so, the agency decided that it […]

Ending Obama’s EPA Climate Deception

May 21, 2019 by

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By Paul Driessen ~ In December 2009, the Obama Environmental Protection Agency issued its Endangerment Finding (EF) – decreeing that carbon dioxide (CO2) and other “greenhouse gases” (GHGs) endanger the health and welfare of Americans. In the process, EPA ignored the incredible economic, health and welfare benefits of fossil fuels – and the fact that […]

New EPA Chief Implementing Trump’s Energy-Dominant, Environmentally Friendly Agenda

March 6, 2019 by

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By Rob Bluey ~ Andrew Wheeler was confirmed by the Senate last week as administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency. Wheeler previously served as deputy administrator before stepping into the role of acting administrator in July 2018. He visited the Conservative Political Action Conference last week and spoke to The Daily Signal. A lightly edited […]

In France And The US, A Tale Of 2 Energy Policies

December 7, 2018 by

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By Kay Coles James (President of The Heritage Foundation) ~ When it comes to the energy and climate policies of the United States and France, there’s a clear fork in the road. If the past few weeks were any indication, families would rather take the path that avoids expensive, ineffective climate policies. The Trump EPA […]

Carbon Dioxide Emissions Dip Slightly In Trump’s First Year, EPA Says

October 18, 2018 by

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By Kevin Mooney ~ Greenhouse gas emissions have declined across multiple sectors since President Donald Trump has been in office, the Environmental Protection Agency announced Wednesday. The EPA collects emissions data from industrial sources on an annual basis. Those sources include power plants, oil and gas production plants, refining facilities, iron mills, steel mills, and […]

E15’s Not The Problem. Special Treatment For Ethanol Is.

October 11, 2018 by

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By Nicolas Loris and David Grogan ~ The Trump administration’s intention to authorize year-round sale of gasoline blended with a 15 percent ethanol mixture, announced Monday, perpetuates bad energy policy, both economically and environmentally. Having more options in what you buy is usually a good thing. However, E15, as it’s called, wouldn’t exist without mandates, subsidies, […]