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

Trump’s Sweeping Executive Order On Climate Policy Has Been Sorely Needed

March 29, 2017 by

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By Nicolas Loris ~ As promised, President Donald Trump has issued an “energy independence” executive order to undo several of the Obama administration’s climate change regulations. To the benefit of all Americans who desire affordable, dependable energy, the executive order will help energy companies establish some independence from overzealous regulators. Here’s what the order does: […]

Trump Eyes Politicized Climate, Energy Budgets

March 28, 2017 by

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Trimming the climate fat and refocusing on authorized agency missions By Larry Bell ~ The Trump Administration is taking a cool fiscal position on feverish global warming alarm-driven regulatory agendas. Politicized EPA, NASA, NOAA, and DOE programs will be targeted for special discipline. Curbing EPA overreach New EPA administrator Scott Pruitt is certain to withdraw […]

Those ‘Devastating’ EPA Reductions

March 13, 2017 by

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Budget and personnel cuts reflect environmental progress and essential regulatory reforms By Paul Driessen ~ The Trump White House wants significant reductions at the Environmental Protection Agency: two dozen or more programs, including a dozen dealing with President Obama’s climate initiatives; a 20% downsizing in EPA’s 15,000-person workforce; and a one-fourth reduction in its $8.1 […]

How Trump Can Clean Up The EPA’s Budget

March 2, 2017 by

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By Diane Katz ~ There were mixed signals from the White House on Tuesday about whether spending cuts or economic growth will fund the boost in defense spending that President Donald Trump reportedly will seek from Congress. Either way, this is an opportune time to dramatically reduce excessive regulatory budgets—that of the Environmental Protection Agency […]

Scott Pruitt EPA Swamp Draining Fear Brings Crocodile Tears

February 22, 2017 by

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By Larry Bell ~ Last Friday’s 56-42 Senate vote confirmation of Scott Pruitt as top EPA administrator brings a very unwelcome political climate change for many of the agency’s 15,000 federal career employees and their executive branch-appointed bosses who fought his approval tooth and claw. Referring to their aggressive and defiant letter-writing and telephone campaign […]

One Lawmaker’s Plan To Reform The EPA

February 11, 2017 by

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By Katie Tubb ~ Americans, or at least those on the left, have become so accustomed to a heavy-handed Environmental Protection Agency that any adjustment not in the direction of even greater expansion seems to them “revolutionary.” It should come as no surprise, then, that Texas Rep. Sam Johnson’s efforts to bring sanity back to […]

Scott Pruitt Provides An Opportunity To Rein In A Rogue EPA

January 19, 2017 by

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By Nicolas Loris ~ Protesters with megaphones are making a lot of noise over the confirmation of Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt to lead the Environmental Protection Agency. But Pruitt and others concerned about an agency that has grossly exceeded its statutory authority and threatened individual liberty are giving a bigger megaphone to voices all […]