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

How Trump Can Clean Up The EPA’s Budget

March 2, 2017 by


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


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


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


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 […]

Radical Climate Agenda Lost The Election For Democrats. Now, They’re Doubling Down.

December 15, 2016 by


By Simon Lomax ~ Left-wing environmental groups are publicly melting down over the nomination of Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt to serve as the next administrator of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. Some are even calling on the U.S. Senate to block his confirmation. None of this outrage is sincere, of course, but it still […]

Trump’s Pick for EPA Has A History Of Fighting The Agency

December 8, 2016 by


By Kelsey Harkness ~ President-elect Donald Trump reportedly has nominated Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt to head the Environmental Protection Agency. Pruitt is known for waging legal battles against the EPA over its climate change agenda, suggesting that Trump could intend to make good on his promise to “get rid of [the agency] in almost every […]

Rolling Back Environmental Progress?

December 5, 2016 by


Having achieved major goals, US should refocus EPA and other environmental agencies By Paul Driessen ~ Donald Trump plans to “roll back progress” on climate change, energy and the environment, activists, regulators and their media allies assert. The claim depends on one’s definition of “progress.” These interest groups define “progress” as ever-expanding laws, regulations, bureaucracies […]