EPA’s suspect science

By John Rafuse   President Trump’s budget guidance sought to cut $1.6 billion from the Environmental Protection Agency’s $8.1 billion expectation. Shrieks of looming Armageddon prompted Congress to fund the EPA in full until September 2017, when the battle will be joined again. Then EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt said he would prioritize Superfund cleanups based on toxicity, health impacts, and other factors. The ensuing caterwauling suggested that the EPA had no priorities since Bill Ruckelshaus (EPA’s first administrator, 1970-1975, at left). But consider some standard EPA practices:   1.  EPA advocates claim the U.S. is unhealthy and dirty. They won’t admit [...]

By |2017-06-22T08:05:35+00:00June 22nd, 2017|Guest Insights|Comments Off on EPA’s suspect science

EPA hides science behind draconian regs

The EPA has virtually rewritten the Clean Air Act to suit its own ends, and while a divided Congress refuses to act to rein in the agency, the Supreme Court had a shot and even admitted that the agency had overstepped its boundaries, but still let the EPA embark on a mad race to destroy the nation's foundational energy sources -- coal, oil, and natural gas. Even worse, new EPA regulations, which will cost the U.S. economy nearly $3 trillion and innumerable job losses, are backed by "secret science" that the EPA will not even share with Congress.

By |2014-10-28T09:36:18+00:00October 28th, 2014|CFACT Insights|4 Comments