A Great Week for the Trump Administration’s Environmental and Energy Policies
In another blow to President Obama’s regulatory legacy, EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt announced Tuesday that his agency will rescind the Clean Water Rule, commonly known as WOTUS, or “Waters of the United States.” The move follows an executive order …
Environmentalists’ Fact-Free Case against Scott Pruitt
Environmentalists know that they don’t like Scott Pruitt, the Oklahoma attorney general whom President-elect Donald Trump has tapped to lead the Environmental Protection Agency. But they don’t seem to know exactly why, based on the fact-free attacks being …
Trump Cabinet Picks Should Fight Their Own Bureaucracies
Donald Trump has selected Oklahoma attorney general Scott Pruitt to run the Environmental Protection Agency. Pruitt, it turns out, has sued the EPA, seeking to block lawless, expansive, job-killing environmental regulations. Many on the left think this is a terrible …
Congress Making Mess of Landfill Cleanup?
Ever since the 1970s, when the federal government more or less monopolized the cleanup of toxic landfills through the Superfund program, cities all over the country have been frustrated with the often slow pace of cleanup.
Take the West Lake …
Tale of Two Tribes: ‘Climate Refugees’ vs. EPA Victims
The Left has concocted a lucrative category of politically correct victims: “climate refugees.” It’s the new Green racket.
U.S. taxpayers will now be forking over untold billions to ease the pain allegedly inflicted on “carbon’s casualties” by …
Resist the EPA’s Carbon Rule — in Court and Out
Last month, a majority of the states sued the federal government over the so-called Clean Power Plan, the centerpiece of President Obama’s climate agenda. As the states explained, the president’s carbon regulation “unlawfully expands the federal government’s regulatory …
The EPA’s New Ozone Rule: Clear Costs, Hazy Benefits
Since 1980, ground-level ozone pollution has dropped by one-third, to a nationwide average level of 68 parts per billion (ppb) in 2014. But for the Environmental Protection Agency’s bureaucrats, that reduction isn’t enough. Thus, the agency announced its newest standard, which …
As the EPA and IRS Have Shown, with Big Government Comes Little Accountability
Social observers from Aristotle and Juvenal to James Madison and George Orwell have all warned of the dangers of out-of-control government. Lately, we have seen plenty of proof that they were frighteningly correct.
The Environmental Protection Agency spilled 3 million gallons …
Obama’s Environmental Protection Agency Protects Itself More Than the Environment
Here in my adopted home state of Colorado, orange is the new Animas River, thanks to the blithering idiots working under President Obama’s Environmental Protection Agency.
It’s just the latest man-caused disaster from an out-of-control bureaucracy whose primary …
EPA Shrugs after Spilling Millions of Gallons of Toxic Water into a River in the Mountain States
Responding to a massive contaminated-water spill caused by the Environmental Protection Agency, Colorado and New Mexico declared states of emergency yesterday, allotting an initial sum of $1.75 million in taxpayer money to the cleanup effort.
Meanwhile, the Navajo Nation has announced …
Environmental Justice and the Trump Administration
The “disparate impact” approach to civil-rights enforcement is bad policy in any area — employment, voting, housing, credit, school discipline, policing, pizza delivery, you name it — but it is perhaps most bizarre in environmental law, where its labeled “environmental …
Setting the Record Straight on Scott Pruitt
The ink had not dried on Scott Pruitt’s nomination to head the EPA before many in the media labeled him a “climate denier.” Like most cases of slander, this one rested on the flimsiest of reeds — lines from an …
The EPA Shows Again That It’s an Affront to Common Sense
For decades, in administrations Democratic and Republican alike, the Environmental Protection Agency has been a paragon of waste, fraud, and abuse, a corrupt taxpayer-funded Evil Empire. “Science” there is just a tool to be manipulated in order to advance radical …
Will Regulators Continue to Get Away with Murder?
President Obama has been traveling around the country touting the robustness of the nation’s economy during his two terms. You might call it the Wishful Thinking Tour.
“From 1950 to 2000, the U.S. economy grew at an average rate of 3.5% …
‘The Facebook Age of Science’ at the World Health Organization
There’s a cancer growing at the World Health Organization (WHO), and it happens to be their very own cancer agency.
IARC — the International Agency for Research on Cancer — is under the purview of WHO and tasked with …
Obama’s Disastrous Clean Power Plan
Harry Alford is right.
The president of the National Black Chamber of Commerce lately has taken heat from liberals for opposing Obama’s Clean Power Plan. The Left finds it inappropriate that a black man, who represents 2.4 million black-owned businesses, …
Obama’s Power Plan versus Economic Reality
This month, the Environmental Protection Agency released its new guidelines for the states to follow in reducing emissions from the power plants that provide reliable electricity for our homes, schools, offices, and hospitals. These regulations will do little to improve …
Automakers: Desperation in Detroit
Detroit — Just six years after the Obama administration bailed out Chrysler with $12.5 billion in federal loans and handed it to the Italian automaker Fiat, the company — now called Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) — is nervous about its future. …
Hey, Remember the EPA and That Hideous Yellow River?
Boy, the national media sure lost interest in the Environmental Protection Agency’s catastrophic spill of toxic wastewater from the Gold King Mine in Colorado on Aug. 5. Yes, portions of the affected rivers are reopened, but the spill is still impacting …
The EPA Spills a Million Gallons of Mine Waste into a Colorado River
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) accidentally spilled a million gallons of mine waste into Colorado’s Animas River yesterday. The river’s befouled waters turned a bright yellow, their acidity increasing by 100-fold, as officials warned of risks to fish …