Browsing All posts tagged under »Obama Administration Environmental Policy«

The EPA’s Crooked Prosecutors

October 16, 2017 by

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It is time to rescind the finding Obama and Jackson used to sentence the coal industry to die By Paul Driessen ~ Suppose a crooked prosecutor framed someone and was determined to get a conviction. So he built an entire case on tainted, circumstantial evidence, and testimony from witnesses who had their reasons for wanting […]

Land, Energy, And Mineral Lockdowns

May 15, 2017 by

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Too many oil, gas, coal, rare earth and other vital resources are still off limits By Paul Driessen ~ President Trump has directed Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke to review recent land withdrawals under the 1906 Antiquities Act, to determine whether some should be reversed or reduced in size. The review is long overdue. […]

The EPA Invites Secret Green Activist Lawsuits

November 3, 2016 by

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The result: regulations created in secret with zero input or knowledge by stakeholders By Larry Bell ~ Overreaching federal regulators, the EPA in particular, are getting lots of help from collaborating anonymous lawyers they pay to sue them. The Department of Treasury even maintains a special “Judgement Fund” to perpetuate these legal charades. Referred to […]

What The Candidates Need To Know About Yucca Mountain

October 19, 2016 by

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By Katie Tubb and  Jack Spencer ~ The final presidential debates take place Wednesday in Las Vegas. Given the location, a controversial issue sure to come up is that of a nuclear waste repository at Yucca Mountain. The repository is designed to hold spent nuclear materials from national security activities and commercial nuclear power reactors. […]

Striking Down Obama’s Climate Legacy Has Its Day In Court

October 6, 2016 by

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America’s energy – and economic – future hangs in the balance By Marita Noon ~ President Obama’s flagship policy on climate change had its day in court on Tuesday, September 27. The international community is closely watching; most Americans, however, are unaware of the historic case known as the Clean Power Plan (CPP)—which, according to David […]

Obama, With Co-Star DiCaprio, Says Climate Change Skeptics Should ‘Pay Penalty’

October 5, 2016 by

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By Fred Lucas ~ President Barack Obama, joined by actor Leonardo DiCaprio at the White House, warned Monday night that the world is running out of time to counter climate change and the U.S. government must make laggards “pay a penalty.” “It takes time to ramp up these new energy sources, and we are in […]

Who Is Guarding The (Dictatorial) Guards?

September 27, 2016 by

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Regulators mete out fines and stymie growth, but are rarely punished for their own misconduct By Paul Driessen ~ Several years ago, Wells Fargo Bank discovered that employees had boosted sales, by opening some 2 million deposit and credit card accounts without customer knowledge or authorization. Over the next few years, the bank fired more […]

Climate Alarmism Is Not ‘Sexy’

September 13, 2016 by

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Carbon dioxide is actually greening the planet, even deserts By Larry Bell ~ As the non-profit, non-partisan Institute for Public Policy Research once observed, climate change alarmism typically employs a quasi-religious register of death and doom, uses an inflated or extreme lexicon with language of acceleration and irreversibility, and imparts an urgent tone and cinematic […]

Confusion, Muddle, Obfuscation And Racism

September 11, 2016 by

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As Obama, UN and EPA seek to dictate our lives and livelihoods, the real issue is green racism By Paul Driessen ~ Winston Churchill called Russia a riddle wrapped in a mystery inside an enigma. We could say Obama’s energy and climate policy is confusion wrapped in muddled thinking inside obfuscation – and driven by […]

Why The Media’s Portrayal Of Carbon Dioxide Is Often Wrong

September 7, 2016 by

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By Nicolas Loris ~ The media is helping governments wage an all-out war on carbon dioxide while distorting the truth about the colorless gas. This blitz could come with considerable costs for Americans with negligible benefits, at most. Over the weekend, the United States officially joined the Paris Protocol to combat manmade global warming while President […]

EPA’s Dangerous Regulatory Pollution

September 5, 2016 by

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Agency’s deceptive practices, human experiments and unjustified regulations cost us dearly By Paul Driessen ~ If you’re wondering whether to trust the Environmental Protection Agency on mercury, ozone, climate change or other regulatory actions, you need look no further than how it has handled particulates. EPA whitewashed the toxic flashflood it caused in Colorado. But […]

Obama Bypassing Senate To Sign UN Climate Deal

September 2, 2016 by

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By Craig Rucker ~ President Obama appears ready to bind the U.S. to the UN climate pact that was negotiated in Paris last year, and do so without submitting it to the Senate for ratification. This is outrageous. Both The Washington Times and The Blaze contacted CFACT’s Marc Morano for comment. The Washington Times reports, […]

What Obama Is Doing To Seal His Environmental Record

August 27, 2016 by

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By Fred Lucas ~ Before his last day in office, President Barack Obama wants to impose new fuel-efficiency standards and establish a green energy plan for North America to top off an environmental legacy including major international agreements and a massive expansion of regulations and subsidies. “He will be leaving office with a very strongly […]

What’s Wrong With The EPA Analysis Used To Justify New Fuel Standards For Trucks

August 19, 2016 by

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By Nicolas Loris ~ In a continued effort to address alleged man-made global warming, the Obama administration has finalized energy efficiency standards for medium and heavy-duty trucks. While the administration is pledging to reduce fuel use and cut greenhouse gas emissions, its stringent energy mandate will do nothing to affect climate change. What it will […]

White House Turns Up Heat On Climate Alarm

August 3, 2016 by

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A tsunami of hot air from Obama, McCarthy, and the media mimics By Larry Bell ~ You have probably heard President Obama and other administration notables feverishly lament that 2015 was the hottest year “on record” following a previous one set in 2014. Yes, but did you also hear any mention of by how much? […]

Destructive Forest Fires Are Due To – WHAT?

July 31, 2016 by

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Climate change is all-purpose excuse for Big Green and federal misfeasance and malfeasance By Paul Driessen ~ First the Obama EPA came for coal mines, coal-fired power plants, miners, workers, investors, and all who depend on reliable, affordable electricity. Then the EPA, Bureau of Land Management, Forest Service and other agencies came after oil and […]

You Could Pay More To Fly Under This EPA Climate Change Rule

July 28, 2016 by

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By Katie Tubb ~ Flying used to be a luxury only the rich could afford. Advances in the airline industry making travel more efficient and affordable have expanded the mobility of hundreds of millions of Americans. But a decision by the Environmental Protection Agency is likely to take air travel backward. The EPA on Monday […]

Farmers Under The Gun In Obama “Clean Power Plan”

July 16, 2016 by

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By Bonner Cohen, Ph.D. ~ Hidden in the thicket of the Obama administration’s elaborate scheme to transform the U.S. energy sector away from fossil fuels is a section that puts American farmers squarely in Washington’s bull’s eye. The Clean Power Plan, the final version of which was unveiled on August 3, 2015, is generally understood […]

House Science Panel Turns Up Heat On State AGs Over Ties To Climate Change Activists

June 21, 2016 by

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By Kevin Mooney ~ House Republicans are pressing efforts to safeguard the First Amendment rights of scientific skeptics who dissent from what they consider the Obama administration’s alarmist position on climate change, according to letters to 17 state attorneys general. The series of letters, sent Friday and signed by 19 of the 22 Republican members […]

More Job Killing Rules From EPA

June 12, 2016 by

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Social cost of methane regulations will further constrain energy production, for no benefit By Paul Driessen ~ Having already done yeoman’s work stifling economic growth and job creation, President Obama’s Environmental Protection Agency is doubling down again. The United States created a paltry 38,000 new jobs in May: one for every 8,000 Americans. Its labor […]

Obama Legacy Will Be Power Blackouts

June 8, 2016 by

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By Larry Bell ~ President Obama is burning his so-called bridges to a “green energy” future that will leave America’s families and industries powerlessly impoverished. Any notions that generously subsidized solar and wind will significantly compensate capacity losses from shuttered coal plants and overregulated oil and natural gas suppliers are scientifically and economically delusional. And […]

SEC Issues Climate Chaos “Guidance”

May 30, 2016 by

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What about risks from anti-energy policies imposed in the name of stopping climate change? By Paul Driessen ~ President Obama continues to use “dangerous manmade climate change” to justify a massive regulatory onslaught that will “fundamentally transform” America’s energy, economic, business, industrial, social, legal and constitutional systems before he leaves office. The more science batters […]

New Interior Department Rules Expected To Curtail Gulf Oil Production

May 27, 2016 by

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By Bonner Cohen, Ph.D. ~ The Obama Administration finalized new rules it says will improve drilling safety in the Gulf of Mexico, but some experts are saying the regulations will undermine safety. The Interior Department, which is responsible for licensing and regulating oil and gas production on the U.S. outer-continental shelf, unveiled the sweeping new […]

Costly Renewable Energy Regulations Prevent Our Military From Doing Its Job

May 19, 2016 by

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By Rachel Zissimos ~ The Obama administration is aggressively defending costly renewable energy initiatives for the Department of Defense. These requirements mandate that the Department of Defense produce or procure “not less than 25 percent” of its facility energy from renewable energy sources by fiscal year 2025. By forcing its political agenda onto the military, […]