Browsing All posts tagged under »Obama Administration Regulatory Agenda«

Obama Is Planning To Circumvent Congress Yet Again On Climate Regulations

October 15, 2015 by


By Nicolas Loris ~ President Obama is determined to make a legacy for himself—so much so that he’s willing to go around America’s elected officials on climate change. Not once, but twice. First, Obama bypassed Congress with unelected bureaucrats at the Environmental Protection Agency to put domestic carbon dioxide cuts in place that will drive […]

EPA Unleashes Health – Hammering Ozone Rules

October 12, 2015 by


It may be incompetence overseas, but in USA Obama intends to reduce jobs and living standards By Paul Driessen ~ A federal worker named Bob recently called our local talk-radio station, outraged that a failed budget deal could cause a government shutdown that leaves him unable to pay his bills. He blamed Republicans, failed to […]

Crony Collusion Fuels White House Clean Power Scam

October 6, 2015 by


By Larry Bell ~ Information obtained by the Energy & Environment Legal Institute (EE Legal) through state and federal Freedom of Information Act public record requests reveal a richly funded and closely coordinated network including the White House, governors-in-hiding, and “Green energy” subsidy seekers to advance the Obama Administration’s Clean Power Plan. The full report, […]

What The EPA Isn’t Telling You About Its New Ozone Standards

October 2, 2015 by


By Daren Bakst ~ Today, the Environment Protection Agency (EPA) tightened up its ozone standard, from 75 parts per billion to 70 parts per billion. Ozone refers to ground-level ozone, a primary component of smog. The EPA will certainly claim that the final standard will help human health, but here’s what they won’t be telling […]

The Clean Power Plan Is A Great Way To Make The Poor Poorer

September 26, 2015 by


By Nicolas Loris ~ With the pope visiting America, the Obama administration has been adamant in pushing the message that climate change will hit the poor the hardest. They’re omitting one small but critical word, though. It’s climate change policies that will hurt the most vulnerable citizens. And not just in the United States, but […]

EPA’s Clean Power Fraud

September 4, 2015 by


The agency’s plan will do little good and much damage By Paul Driessen ~ The Environmental Protection Agency has twisted 280 words in the Clean Air Act into 2,690 pages of Clean Power Plan regulations and appendices. The Clean Power Plan requires that states slash their utility-sector carbon dioxide emissions an average of 32% below […]

Obama’s Big Government Does Everything For You

August 31, 2015 by


By Deroy Murdock ~ ‘Everything, all the time.” That’s how the Eagles once described life in the fast lane. Those words now epitomize Big Government in the Obama era. Obama maintains a southern “border” that deserves those sneer quotes. He let cyber attackers seize the personnel records of some 22 million federal workers. And in […]

Climate Issues We Do Need To Address

August 31, 2015 by


We need to fix the climate of fraud, corruption, and policies that kill jobs, hope and people By Paul Driessen ~ Reeling stock markets across the globe hammered savings, pension funds, innovation and growth. US stocks lost over $2 trillion in market value in eight days, before rallying somewhat, while the far smaller Shanghai Composite […]

The EPA’s Green Attack On Red States

August 18, 2015 by


The Clean Power Plan totally throws the concept of “equal protection under the law” out the window By Larry Bell ~ The burden of the Obama EPA’s 1,560 pages of new “Clean Power Plan” rules requiring that the U.S. slash electric utility sector CO2 emissions by 32% below 2005 levels by 2030 will fall heaviest […]

Dirty Facts Behind Obama’s Clean Power Plan

August 14, 2015 by


As usual, the EPA is lying big time about the cost-benefit analysis By Larry Bell ~ An August Senate Environment and Public Works Oversight Report exposes dirty little secrets leading up to the Obama Administration’s latest massive EPA power play. Titled “Obama’s Carbon Mandate: An Account of Collusion, Cutting Corners, and Costing Americans Billions,” it […]

Obama’s Climate Hubris Scales New Heights

August 7, 2015 by


By Betsy McCaughey, PhD ~ This week President Obama is hailing his Clean Power Plan as “the single most important step America has ever taken in the fight against global climate change.” Obama is posing as the environment’s savior, just as he did in 2008, when he promised his presidency would mark “the moment when […]

Obama’s New Energy Plan Could Cost $2.5 Trillion In Lost Economic Growth

August 4, 2015 by


By Nicolas Loris ~ The Obama administration unveiled its climate change regulations for new and existing power plants, calling the plan “the biggest, most important step we’ve ever taken to combat climate change.” It may be the most “important” from a top-down, regulatory mandate for high energy prices, but it won’t accomplish much, if anything, […]

Consumers Will Pay Big For Obama’s Alternative Energy Push

July 29, 2015 by


Skyrocketing energy costs in Europe and California presage huge increases in the rest of the U.S. By Larry Bell ~ President Obama’s war on coal brings new meaning to his lead from behind strategy. It involves replacing reliable fossil energy sources with pixie-dust-powered alternatives. Only one day following the Supreme Court’s ruling to block the […]

Take A Bow For The New Revolution

July 20, 2015 by


Americans are less inclined to be fooled again, or to “smile and grin at the change all around” By Paul Driessen ~ From the outset, President Obama directed his powerful government agencies and congressional allies to help him “fundamentally transform” the United States. Too many of them were eager to nationalize the nation’s healthcare system, […]

EPA Targets The Airline Industry

July 15, 2015 by


Still more regulation from the EPA’s fantasy-land rabbit hole By Larry Bell ~ On June 10 the EPA issued an advance notice of proposed rulemaking which targets the U.S. airline industry for more “climate change” regulatory madness. Citing a 2012 D.C. district court ruling that requires a final agency determination whether aircraft greenhouse gas emissions […]

Why It’s The Government’s Fault Your Dishwasher Cycle Is 2 Or 3 Hours Long

July 13, 2015 by


By David Kreutzer, Ph.D. ~ The guiding fiscal principle of President Obama’s 2009 Stimulus Package was simple: “Spend it as fast as you can.” Programs operating under that principle are almost predestined to flunk a cost-benefit test—and the federal Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP) has proved to be no exception. University of Chicago researchers have documented […]

EPA Ruled By Cherry-Picking Junk Science

July 10, 2015 by


Crony peer reviews, “secret science,” and false assumptions are the rule, not the exception By Larry Bell ~ The U.S. Supreme Court has finally blocked one of the Obama EPA’s most ambitious regulatory “Clean Power Plan” initiatives aimed at closing coal-fired power plants. A 5-4 decision ruled that the agency’s draconian new Mercury and Air […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Is EPA Helping Green Groups Raise Funds In Exchange For Favorable Research?

June 22, 2015 by


By Kevin Mooney ~ On first glance, this is a rather routine story in the environmental policy wars. A study published in the journal Nature Climate Change said researchers had found that if rules being considered by the Environmental Protection Agency to reduce carbon emissions were enacted, it would mean 3,500 fewer premature deaths per […]

The Obama Administration Launches A War On The Suburbs

June 18, 2015 by


By Betsy McCaughey, PhD ~ An African-American millionaire can buy a home in any expensive suburb. Color is no longer a barrier. Despite this progress, President Obama’s Department of Housing and Urban Development is accusing expensive towns of racism, simply because most minorities can’t afford to live there. Westchester County, N.Y., has struggled since 2009 […]