Why Governor-elect Youngkin is right to pull Virginia out of RGGI

“RGGI describes itself as a regional market for carbon, but it is really a carbon tax that is fully passed on to ratepayers. It’s a bad deal for Virginians. It’s a bad deal for Virginia businesses. I promised to lower the cost of living in Virginia and this is just the beginning.” — Virginia Governor-elect Glenn Younkin In Episode 235 of District of Conservation, Gabriella discusses two news stories for listeners. One regarding incoming Virginia Governor Glenn Youngkin announcing his intent to withdraw the Commonwealth from the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI), the other about Biden's EPA revoking the Trump-era Navigable [...]

By |2021-12-13T14:13:02-05:00December 13th, 2021|District of Conservation, Podcasts|0 Comments

Court rules against Idaho landowners in WOTUS water case

Handing a victory to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the court determined that the couple’s land does contain wetlands and thus can be regulated by the agency under the CWA.Handing a victory to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the court determined that the couple’s land does contain wetlands and thus can be regulated by the agency under the CWA.

By |2021-08-24T09:59:00-04:00August 25th, 2021|Property|Comments Off on Court rules against Idaho landowners in WOTUS water case

EPA “finally” finalizes WOTUS repeal

The Obama administration’s WOTUS rule was that it broadened the scope of federal control so much that even ditches that happened to fill with water could fall under the government’s “navigable waters” scope of authority.

By , |2019-09-16T15:12:18-04:00September 16th, 2019|Environment|Comments Off on EPA “finally” finalizes WOTUS repeal

EPA reins in murky “WOTUS” rule

Gabriella Hoffman: President Obama’s EPA deemed all bodies of water—including puddles and ditches— as “navigable waters” subject to regulation under the WOTUS rule.

By |2018-12-21T16:58:04-05:00December 19th, 2018|Regulation|Comments Off on EPA reins in murky “WOTUS” rule

Congress, courts must help Trump drain EPA swamp

The Trump Administration has an opportunity to reverse overreach by the EPA and other federal agencies -- but Congress and even the Courts have a role to play, according to CFACT policy advisor Larry Bell. Indeed. even the simplest actions by the Pruitt-led EPA or the Trump Administation in general will likely be challenged in federal courts by those with vested interests in the status quo.

By |2017-04-10T14:36:56-04:00April 10th, 2017|CFACT Insights|Comments Off on Congress, courts must help Trump drain EPA swamp

Trump orders roll back of EPA’s WOTUS rule

President Donald Trump signed an executive order targeting a major Obama-era policy expanding federal authority over bodies of water. “Let’s start hiring those people, fellas,” Trump said before signing the order while surrounded by federal lawmakers and county officials. Trump ordered federal agencies to make sure “waters are kept free from pollution, while at the same time promoting economic growth, minimizing regulatory uncertainty” and respecting the role of states and Congress. Trump also ordered agencies to define “navigable waters” in a “manner consistent with the opinion of Justice Antonin Scalia in Rapanos v. United States” — a more narrow interpretation of [...]

By |2017-03-01T09:04:47-05:00March 1st, 2017|Uncategorized|8 Comments
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