Winning! “Enshrining the Trump administration’s hobbled approach to climate regulation as the only reasonable approach under the law” and…

“Slamming the door shut on any later attempts to recreate Obama’s handiwork”! Guest spiking the football in the end zone by David Middleton Neil Gorsuch + Brett Kavanaugh = slamming the door shut on any later attempts to recreate Obama’s handiwork. Trump issues rollback of Obama’s biggest climate rule By ALEX GUILLÉN 08/21/2018 The Trump administration…

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Taming the EPA Regulatory Hydra: An essential first step

Foreword by Paul Dreissen In recent years, the US Environmental Protection Agency published over 25% of all pages of regulations issued by all federal government agencies, including 13 of the 28 most costly rules. In fact, EPA has been responsible for half of all costs imposed by federal regulations on American businesses and families –…

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New York EPA Lawsuit – Climate Hydrofluorocarbon Fight Heats Up

Guest essay by Eric Worrall US States led by New York are suing the EPA to try to prevent Pruitt from reversing Obama era rules limiting the use of HFCs. A.G. Underwood Sues EPA Over Illegal Rollback Of Key Climate Protection Regulation AG Underwood Leads Coalition of 11 AGs, Charging EPA with Illegally Seeking to…

Now's the Time to Restore Integrity to EPA Regulatory Science

Guest essay by E. Calvin Beisner For decades the federal Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has gotten away with creating regulations that lack sound scientific basis, costing Americans hundreds of billions of dollars without solid evidence that those costs were justified. It’s done this in two ways. Sometimes it’s simply thrown out scientific results and regulated to…

Putting the Clean Air Act on Ice

Guest post by David Middleton This article rekindled an idea I had several years ago… Science News Lead pollution in Greenland ice shows rise and fall of ancient European civilizations Ice-core study finds evidence of plagues, wars and imperial expansion Date: May 14, 2018 Source: Desert Research Institute Summary: Scientists, historians and economists have used…

NASA Gavin Schmidt Joins Call for Climate Data Transparency

Guest essay by Eric Worrall h/t Dr. Willie Soon – NASA GISS head Gavin Schmidt has voiced his support for EPA director Scott Pruitt’s call for more climate research transparency, though Schmidt is concerned that providing enough data and method to ensure reproducibility will distract scientists from research. Climate scientists call for more transparency in…