The UNEP-EPA memorandum is little more than an implementation tool of the Paris agreement and should suffer the same fate.
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 [...]
CFACT Senior Policy Analyst Paul Driessen explains how the EPA and other federal agencies are increasingly holding businesses, local governments, and private citizens accountable to unachievable standards while at the same time excusing their own illegal behavior.
The Supreme Court sided against the federal government in another wetlands case, which could make the Environmental Protection Agency’s plan to extend its control over more bodies of water on private property even harder.
EPA has made a lot of power grabs of dubious legality over the last year, from forcing unpopular regulations through over the objections of Congress to illegally using social media to promote Obama’s policies. So without further ado, here are the top 5 EPA attempts to grab power through quasi-legal means.
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.
Take action! EPA's new regulations would kill America's abundant supply of affordable coal energy based entirely on over-hyped global warming junk science. We cannot let this stand! Demand President Obama and EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy stop their war on affordable American energy now!