Tag Archives: United States Environmental Protection Agency

DC Circuit Tosses Out EPA’s Cross-State Pollution Rule

From the SPPI blog: DC Circuit Tosses Out EPA’s Pollution Rule Source: Madison Project Amidst Obama’s inexorable war on American energy, consumers, jobs, and prosperity, his EPA is in the process of promulgating 4 new pollution rules that will bury … Continue reading

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By its actions, the IPCC Admits Its Past Reports Were Unreliable

Foreword: Readers may recall that we covered the InterAcademy Council finding here on WUWT, in IAC slams IPCC process, suggests removal of top officials followed by IPCC’s Pachauri should resign for “failures of leadership” Now, with virtually no notice, the … Continue reading

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Weekly Climate and Energy News Roundup

Brought to You by SEPP (www.SEPP.org) The Science and Environmental Policy Project ################################################### Quote of the Week: “This is how science works,” the unsigned opinion said. “EPA is not required to re-prove the existence of the atom every time it … Continue reading

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Sierra Club hires EPA official who wanted to ‘crucify’ EPA lawbreakers

The Hill reports: A former Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) official who resigned earlier this year for comparing his work to crucifixion has found new employment with a leading green group. The Sierra Club on Friday announced that Al Armendariz would … Continue reading

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Court upholds EPA’s greenhouse gas rules for autos – but lacks jurisdiction on stationary sources like power plants

D.C. Appeals Court OKs EPA Rules on Greenhouse Gases From Reuters By Ayesha Rascoe WASHINGTON (Reuters) – An appeals court on Tuesday upheld the first-ever U.S. proposed regulations governing heat-trapping greenhouse gases, handing a setback to major industries like coal-burning utilities … Continue reading

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The EPA’s Unethical PM2.5 Air Pollution Experiments

By John Dale Dunn MD JD (via email) United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Lisa Jackson testified before Congress in September of 2011 that small-particle (2.5 microns or less) air pollution is lethal. “Particulate matter causes premature death. It’s … Continue reading

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Holy cow! EPA exposed to be using aerial surveillance on Midwest feedlots

From Omaha.com, more indications that the EPA is out of control. I’m beginning to think the EPA is an enemy of the citizens of the United States with behavior like this. I guess we’ll need genetically engineered cattle with built … Continue reading

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Obama wants the Electric Reliability Corporation to stop assessing electric reliability

Guest post by Alec Rawls NERC (the North American Electric Reliability Corporation) must have thought it was taking a step up when a 2005 law made the non-profit group an official advisor to Congress, but that law also brought them … Continue reading

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If Obama is going to kill coal, he has to hide the body

Guest post by Alec Rawls The graphics were changed in the last two days, but Conn Carroll at the Washington Examiner took a screenshot of Obama’s “All of the Above” energy policy page on Tuesday. “Notice anything missing?” he asks: … Continue reading

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Breaking – EPA’s “crucifier” resigns

Junkscience.com reports that: EPA official Al Armendariz who rocketed to infamy last week because of 2010 comments about “crucifying” industry, has resigned from the agency. Click for his resignation letter. (PDF) Here’s the source of the uproar, this video:

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The EPA and undisclosed human experimentation

In my email today: From: The Honorable Dana Rohrabacher Date: 4/27/2012 EPA Compromises the Integrity of Science Dear Colleague: “Which do you find more shocking: that the Environmental Protection Agency conducts experiments on humans that its own risk assessment would … Continue reading

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EPA’s E-15 ethanol plan rammed though – won’t work in many cars

The folly of E15 anti-hydrocarbon policies EPA’s E-15 ethanol plan is bad for our pocketbooks, environment and energy policy Guest post by Paul Driessen The Obama Administration’s anti-hydrocarbon ideology and “renewable” energy mythology continues to subsidize crony capitalists and the … Continue reading

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Mercury, the Trickster God

I’ve been puzzling for a while about why the areas with the most power plants aren’t the areas with the worst levels of mercury pollution. Why aren’t the areas downwind from the power plants heavily polluted? I keep running across … Continue reading

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Weekly Climate and Energy News Roundup

Quote of the Week: EPA is proposing to take common-sense steps under the Clean Air Act to limit carbon pollution from new power plants. … Power plants are the largest individual sources of carbon pollution in the United States and … Continue reading

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The EPA’s Mercurial Madness

Guest Post by Willis Eschenbach In the process of writing my piece about Lisa Jackson and the EPA, I got to reading about the EPA passing new mercury regulations. Their regulations are supposed to save the lives of some 11,000 … Continue reading

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Lisa Shops Sustainably by the Seine

Guest Post by Willis Eschenbach A few months ago I wrote a post about the previous head of the EPA, Carol Browner, and her risible claim that she was creating jobs. Her successor, Lisa Jackson, is worse. Lisa has just … Continue reading

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The EPA Wrecking Ball

Guest post By Alan Caruba The Environmental Protection Agency is using its power to advance the objective of the environmental movement to deny Americans access to the energy that sustains the nation’s economy and is using the greatest hoax ever … Continue reading

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New EPA rule will block all new coal-electric generation

Guest post by Alec Rawls The upcoming rule: … will require any new power plant to emit no more than 1,000 pounds of carbon dioxide per megawatt of electricity produced. The average U.S. natural gas plant, which emits 800 to … Continue reading

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I guess we must be having an effect

This ad has been running on some WUWT stories, urging people to save the EPA from the “deniers” that are apparently “running the conversation”. Heh. When you see the ad, clicking on it allows you to use a form to … Continue reading

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EPA Budget Judgment Day Coming Up

I’d ask EPA’s Lisa Jackson about the legality of “disappearing” the over $468,000 dollars in grants to Peter Gleick’s Pacific Institute from the EPA grants database, then putting them back, all without any public notice.  Since 2007, Gleick’s PI has … Continue reading

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Shutting down power plants: Imaginary benefits, extensive harm

EPA mercury rules for electricity generating units are based on false science and economics Guest post by Craig Rucker The Environmental Protection Agency claims its “final proposed” Maximum Achievable Control Technology (MACT) rules will eliminate toxic pollution from electrical generating … Continue reading

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Congratulations to Alan Carlin on vindication

While the GAO issues a report today saying that the US Historical Climatological Monitoring Network has real tangible problems (as I have been saying for years) the Inspector General just released a report this week saying that EPA rushed their … Continue reading

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Report: EPA cut corners on climate finding, ignored Data Quality Act, flouted peer review process

From: The Daily Caller In a report released Wednesday (at Sen. Inhofe’s request, dating back to April) the inspector general found that the EPA failed to follow the Data Quality Act and its own peer review process when it issued … Continue reading

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Let the inhaler hoarding begin

First, let’s go back a month,  this from the Will Steger Foundation: On Tuesday [August 2nd 2011], State Senator Torres Ray said, “I’m delighted to participate in the air quality awareness event organized by the Sierra Club in Minneapolis. Air … Continue reading

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Newsbytes: Obama/EPA put CO2 regulation on hold

While the Goreacle was bloviating about “24 hours of climate reality“, Obama quietly slipped in the real reality – CO2 regulation is put on hold and Gore’s quest to regain his climate mojo has been made even more irrelevant. Obama … Continue reading

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Your tax dollars at work – EPA offers “golf swing seminar” on EPA work hours and in an EPA facility

I hadn’t planned on blogging today during my own work hours, but I’ll take a few minutes from my lunch to shine some much needed sunlight on this. Maybe I need to shut off my email to get anything done. … Continue reading

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EPA abuses the permit process for an icebreaker

Jeez Louise. They may need an icebreaker for the project, and so since they didn’t account for its exhaust, let’s scuttle the whole thing and the 4 billion invested so far.  I’m no fan of Shell, but this is just … Continue reading

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Former EPA researcher Alan Carlin publishes his paper

My New Paper On The Economics And Science Of Climate Change Guest Post by Alan Carlin On Friday my new paper on climate change science and economics was published in the International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, a … Continue reading

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Senate vote on restricting EPA GHG regs likely punted till after next week

Senate sources tell me… It appears that nobody wants to “git ‘er done”. There’s been a lot of backroom maneuvering again today, sources say Democratic and Republican leaders conceded they’ll  hold the actual floor debate on an amendment to kill … Continue reading

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Waxman, Markey, and Inslee’s argument

Last week the House Energy & Power Subcommittee marked up H.R. 910, the Energy Tax Prevention Act. Today, the full House Energy & Commerce Committee will mark up the bill. Opponents, especially Reps. Waxman, Markey, and Inslee, viciously attacked the … Continue reading

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Pielke Sr. on “missed opportunities” in Washingtion

Missed Opportunity At The March 8 2011 The House of Representatives Energy and Commerce Committee Hearing “Climate Science and EPA’s Greenhouse Gas Regulation” Yesterday, I posted on the March 8 2011 House of Representatives Energy and Commerce Committee Hearing “Climate Science … Continue reading

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Congress looking to put the kibosh on GHG related taxes

Energy Tax Prevention Act Would Put the Reins on EPA Power Grab Freedom Action Supports Quick Passage Washington, D.C., March 10, 2011 —A House subcommittee on Thursday is expected to mark up a bill, the Energy Tax Prevention Act, sponsored … Continue reading

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House votes to defund IPCC

From Climate Science Watch , their take on the issue, though a bit political, shows how it is viewed: Just before 2 a.m. on February 19, the war on climate science showed its grip on the U.S. House of Representatives as … Continue reading

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BREAKING: House bill unveiled late Friday cuts EPA budget by $3 billion, blocks funding for all current and pending EPA climate regulations for stationary CO2 source

The Hill E2 wire reports: House GOP spending bill prohibits funding for EPA climate regs By Andrew Restuccia – 02/11/11 07:33 PM ET A government spending bill unveiled Friday night by House Republicans would prohibit funding for Environmental Protection Agency … Continue reading

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EPA responds to congressional attempts to reel in greenhouse gas regulation

The question is, are we a country of laws made by our representatives, or a country of laws made by bureaucrats? The constitution provides only one answer, and Ms. Jackson would do well to read it. Latest News release from … Continue reading

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