Browsing All posts tagged under »EPA (Environmental Protection Agency)«

Obama And EPA Imperil Minority Welfare

July 7, 2015 by


By Paul Driessen and Roger Bezdek ~ The Obama Environmental Protection Agency and environmental activists frequently claim that climate change will disproportionately affect poor and minority communities. In their view, this justifies unprecedented environmental regulations, like EPA’s pending “Clean Power Plan” (CPP) to reduce carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gas emissions from coal and gas-fueled […]

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 […]

Red Tape On Steroids — The Obama War On Consumers

July 2, 2015 by


By Betsy McCaughey, PhD ~ Consumers and businesses won big at the Supreme Court on Monday. The justices struck down an Environmental Protection Agency regulation on coal-plant emissions on the grounds that the EPA failed to consider whether the costs outweighed the benefits. Not the cost to government, mind you. The cost to us, as […]

Supreme Court Rules Against Obama’s Energy Regulation

June 30, 2015 by


By Alex Anderson ~ The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday delivered a significant setback to the Obama administration and its environmental plan to curb emissions from power plants. In a 5-4 decision, the court ruled that the Environmental Protection Agency must consider the financial costs of regulations to power plants. Commentary: Ruling Against EPA a […]

Dayaratna Testifies On The Impact Of The Clean Power Plan

June 26, 2015 by


By Kirby Lawrence ~ Kevin Dayaratna, PhD, The Heritage Foundation’s Senior Statistician and Research Programmer, testified before the House Subcommittees on Energy and Environment regarding the impact of the Environmental Protection Agency’s proposed Clean Power Plan on Wednesday. Dayaratna testified that his research, based on a variety of simulations performed with the Energy Information Administration’s […]

EPA Analyst Exposes Climate Science Takeover

June 24, 2015 by


“Environmentalism Gone Mad” at a politicized federal agency By Larry Bell ~ My friend Alan Carlin’s long-awaited book, Environmentalism Gone Mad (published by Stairway Press), discusses “How a Sierra Club Activist and Senior EPA Analyst Discovered a Radical Green Energy Fantasy.” Educated as a Caltech scientist and MIT Ph.D. economist, Carlin is a true environmentalist, […]

New Fuel Standards For Big Trucks Won’t Help The Environment

June 24, 2015 by


By Nicolas Loris ~ The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) recently  proposed fuel efficiency standards for medium and heavy-duty trucks to reduce fuel use and greenhouse gas emissions. In the press release Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx remarked, “Once upon a time, to be pro-environment […]


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