Category Archives: EPA

EPA power-plant rule: comments close October 16

By Christopher Monckton of Brenchley The EPA is going through the motions of public consultation on its proposed power-grab rule for reducing CO2 emissions from electricity generating plants. It has set a closing date of October 16 for submissions. About … Continue reading

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BREAKING: Senate report exposes the climate-environmental movement as being a cash machine controlling the EPA

How a Club of Billionaires and Their Foundations Control the Environmental Movement and Obama’s EPA A new report was released today by the Senate Environment and Public Works committee, and it is damning. All this time that climate skeptics are … Continue reading

Posted in Climate cash, EPA, Green Mafia, NGOs | 135 Comments

More challenges to EPA’s objectivity in its GHG endangerment findings.

More on the story of the EPA being challenged as to its objectivity in its GHG endangerment findings. Ashley Thorne, Executive Director, National Association of Scholars, writes in an email: After the EPA stonewalled international trade lawyer Lawrence Kogan’s FOIA … Continue reading

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BREAKING: SCOTUS puts the brakes on some EPA global warming rules

Justices limit existing EPA global warming rules MARK SHERMAN, Associated Press WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court today placed limits on the sole Obama administration program already in place to deal with power plant and factory emissions of gases blamed for … Continue reading

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100 percent consensus finally achieved on climate

We all know that the bogus “97% consensus” number has been the staple bullet point of non-thinking climate activists everywhere. Now, I’m sure they will be thrilled to see that we have proof (with video) of a 100 percent consensus … Continue reading

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Fixing our dictatorial EPA

 EPA, White House and activists must no longer deceive America and rule by executive fiat Guest opinion by Paul Driessen Last year, Congress enacted 72 new laws and federal agencies promulgated 3,659 new rules, imposing $1.86 trillion in annual regulatory … Continue reading

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EPA leaves out the most vital number in their fact sheet

0.02°C Temperature Rise Averted: The Vital Number Missing from the EPA’s “By the Numbers” Fact Sheet By Paul C. “Chip” Knappenberger and Patrick J. Michaels Last week, the Obama Administration’s U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) unveiled a new set of … Continue reading

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China ‘the coal monster’ fuel dominated energy use overwhelms Obama’s EPA CO2 reduction schemes

Obama’s ideological war on coal unnecessary, is wasteful, costly, inept, and pure political theater. Guest essay by Larry Hamlin China’s energy consumption is climbing so rapidly that it’s energy use, which already exceeds ours, will be double U.S. levels by … Continue reading

Posted in Coal, Energy, EPA | 74 Comments

Opinion: Global Warming Claims Are Primarily And Deliberately A Product Of Bureaucratic Political Activity

Bureaucracy, the rule of no one, has become the modern form of despotism. – Mary McCarthy Guest essay by Dr. Tim Ball The Daily Mail headline says, “Canada bans government meteorologists from talking about climate change.” It implies government censorship, … Continue reading

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National Association of Scholars: ‘much of the U.S.-sponsored research behind the “scientific consensus” on global warming may be less rigorous than its advocates would have the public believe’

Short-Circuiting Peer Review in Climate Science Peter Wood, Rachelle DeJong. National Association of Scholars How reliable are the scientific findings on which the Environmental Protection Agency bases its proposed regulations?   According to a new research report, many of the findings … Continue reading

Posted in EPA, Government funding of science, Peer review | 33 Comments

EPA’s next wave of job-killing CO2 regulations

Unleashing EPA bureaucrats on American livelihoods, living standards and liberties By David Rothbard and Craig Rucker Supported by nothing but assumptions, faulty computer models and outright falsifications of what is actually happening on our planet, President Obama, his Environmental Protection … Continue reading

Posted in Climate News, EPA, Obama Climate Plan, Obamas War on Energy | 146 Comments

EPA’s New Proposed Regulations to Restrict Emissions from Existing Fossil Fuel-Based Electric Generation

By Alan Carlin, former EPA researcher carlineconomics.com June 2nd was the day when EPA unveiled its regulations intended to solve a minor or more likely non-existent problem by placing restrictive government regulations intended to bias the electric supply business away … Continue reading

Posted in EPA, Obamas War on Energy | 74 Comments

The EPA’s Political Futility

By Patrick J. Michaels Today, the Environmental Protection Agency announced new rules for existing coal-fired power plants, a 30 percent reduction in allowable carbon dioxide emissions from power plants. The only way this will be possible will be by upgrading … Continue reading

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EPA spokeswonk tries to sell Obama’s power plan with nirvana style graphics

Wow, this EPA guy (Joseph Goffman, EPA Associate Assistant Administrator & Senior Counsel) thinks that renewables are going to make up 30% of the power grid by 2030. That may be, but the big hidden gotcha in that is that … Continue reading

Posted in Energy, EPA, Government idiocy, Green tech, Obamas War on Energy | 128 Comments

Obama’s big EPA announcement tomorrow translates directly to higher electricity prices

The President thinks his plan will “boost the economy by $43 billion to $74 billion” – he’s living in a fantasy world. From Bloomberg (apparently one of those “read in” to tomorrow’s announcement): President Barack Obama will propose cutting greenhouse-gas … Continue reading

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CEI Sues EPA Over Stonewalling Records Request

WASHINGTON, April 9 –  Today, the Competitive Enterprise Institute filed a lawsuit against the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to compel the agency to produce text messages sent by government officials, as required by the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA). In … Continue reading

Posted in EPA, FOI | 62 Comments

Will the Supreme Court permit EPA climate decisions to stand?

If it does, the impacts on our lives, livelihoods, liberties and living standards will be enormous Guest opinion by Paul Driessen The U.S. Supreme Court recently heard oral arguments in Utility Air Regulatory Group v. Environmental Protection Agency. The case … Continue reading

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A look at the behind the scenes legal battle with the EPA over the ‘social cost of carbon’ and looming carbon tax

WUWT has been granted exclusive first access to this new legal document challenging the EPA’s proposed use of calculations on SCC. While this submission to OMB from Attorney Menton may look forbiddingly legalistic document to many WUWT readers, a number … Continue reading

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New FOIA emails show EPA in cahoots with enviro groups, giving them special access

From The Washington Free Beacon, Lachlan Markay. Press release follows. Internal Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) emails show extensive collaboration between top agency officials and leading environmentalist groups, including overt efforts to coordinate messaging and pressure the fossil fuel industry. The … Continue reading

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EPA, Climatology And The Courts: The Issue is Corrupted, Not Poor Science.

Guest essay by Dr. Tim Ball Watts Up With That? (WUWT) recently reported on the submission of an Amicus Curiae application to the US Supreme Court (SCOTUS). It challenged the scientific legitimacy of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) actions to … Continue reading

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The EPA is challenged in the Supreme Court over greenhouse gas regulations

It has not been a good week for the EPA. After wide media coverage yesterday put sunlight on the massive fraud of one of their top climate officials, now today, there is a challenge filed in SCOTUS. I have been … Continue reading

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Massive fraud at the EPA from agency’s top paid climate official

This is stunning, yet not surprising. We know people get caught up in “the cause”, and that there are massive egos involved in some of the more visible climate advocates that lead them to irrational excesses of word and deed, … Continue reading

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EPA ‘Public Listening Session’ Turns Into Sierra Club Talking Session

  Images from: National Resources Defense Council blog Guest essay by Taylor Smith Last week I attended an Environmental Protection Agency “Public Listening Session” held here in Chicago. I had only been to one other such hearing in the past as … Continue reading

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Submission to EPA hearing on ‘carbon pollution’ standards

Currently no scientific or logical basis for regulation of CO2 emissions, logician tells EPA Guest essay by Terry Oldberg Submitted to the EPA’s Public Listening Session on 111(d) Carbon Pollution Standards For Existing Power Plants  November 5, 2013 in San … Continue reading

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EPA to “listen” to (then presumably ignore) the public on power plant CO2 emissions

I’m posting this list of meetings at major cities around the USA in case anyone wishes to go and make your case. Based on my previous experiences, in my opinion, the EPA only does this for show, and they aren’t … Continue reading

Posted in Carbon dioxide, Coal, Energy, EPA | Tagged , , | 128 Comments

EPA to be challenged at SCOTUS over climate change

From Reuters (h/t to reader John) U.S. justices to hear challenge to Obama on climate change Tue, Oct 15 11:06 AM EDT By Lawrence Hurley WASHINGTON (Reuters) – In a blow to the Obama administration, the Supreme Court on Tuesday … Continue reading

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EPA sues Oklahoma utility for obeying the law

Guest post by David Middleton Just when you think that the EPA cannot possibly get any more idiotic… U.S. EPA sues OG&E over work at Oklahoma coal power plants Tue Jul 9, 2013 (Reuters) – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency … Continue reading

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‘Richard Windsor’ seems to be a governmental ‘everyman’ issue

It seems that the Associated Press has taken notice of what CEI’s Chris Horner first reported (here at WUWT and elsewhere) about the EPA’s secret email alias of “Richard Windsor” and has found the same sort of off the books … Continue reading

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Like the IRS, the EPA plays favorites

From the WSJ (h/t to Chris Horner) The Washington Examiner reported Tuesday that the EPA under Ms. Jackson has a history of favoring groups that share the agency’s political agenda. “Conservative groups seeking information from the Environmental Protection Agency have … Continue reading

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Twelve States ask SCOTUS to challenge EPA on climate regulation

Twelve States (Texas, Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Indiana, Louisiana, Michigan, Nebraska, North Dakota, Oklahoma, South Carolina and South Dakota) today filed a petition to have the Supreme Court review the D.C. Circuit’s decision not to strike down EPA’s climate regulations. The … Continue reading

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FOIA and the coming US Carbon Tax via the US Treasury

Guest Post by Christopher Horner, CEI In November, I and CEI sued the Department of the Treasury to produce emails and other records mentioning “carbon”. See Joint_Scheduling_Agreement PDF I sought emails and other documents from two offices: Environment and Energy … Continue reading

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Pot, Kettle, James Hansen, censorship, NASA and EPA

Readers may recall this oh so terrible squashing of free speech by the White House limiting NASA public employee Dr. James Hansen’s ability to talk to the media. It seems that the issue has been repeated today, but there’s a … Continue reading

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BREAKING: ‘Richard Windsor’ EPA scandal spreads, EPA Administrator James Martin resigns over hidden email accounts

From a press release: Vitter: New Richard Windsor Emails Show EPA’s Transparency Problem More Widespread New emails show acting Administrator Perciasepe used non-official email to conduct official business. EPA Region 8 Administrator, who is resigning this week, is being investigated … Continue reading

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Vitter, Issa Investigate EPA’s Transparency Problem, More Suspicious E-mail Accounts

For Immediate Release Contact: Luke Bolar / Vitter (202) 224-4623  Becca Watkins / Issa (202) 225-0037 January 29, 2013 Vitter, Issa Investigate EPA’s Transparency Problem, More Suspicious E-mail Accounts EPA Region 8 Administrator violates e-mail rule, uses private e-mail accounts … Continue reading

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New FOIA lawsuit filed against the EPA

The Environmental Law Center of the American Tradition Institute PRESS RELEASE Washington, D.C. Contact: Chris Horner January 28, 2013 info@atinstitute.org Today, the Environmental Law Center filed a lawsuit against the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) on behalf of the American Tradition … Continue reading

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