Obama’s EPA Spending Millions of Tax Dollars… Overseas

President Barack Obama’s Environmental Protection Agency has doled out nearly $25 million to foreign nations and entities — including many countries with terrible environmental track records through 135 separate grants. Officials at the EPA defend the awards to international organizations and foreign governments since 2009. “Our limited international investments are focused where we can have the biggest environmental protection return,” EPA spokeswoman Melissa Harrison tells The Daily Read more […]

24 States Sues EPA To Defeat Obama’s Global Warming Agenda

A coalition of 24 states is suing the Obama administration in the hopes of defeating what’s been called one of the most “far-reaching energy regulations” in American history: the so-called Clean Power Plan. “The Clean Power Plan is one of the most far-reaching energy regulations in this nation’fs history,” West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey, a Republican, said in a statement announcing the massive legal challenge. “West Virginia is proud to be leading the charge against Read more […]

The Real Winner Of Obama’s ‘War On Coal’: George Soros

The real winner of President Barack Obama’s so-called “war on coal” isn’t the Environmental Protection Agency, nor is it the natural gas industry. It’s liberal billionaire George Soros. Last week, Obama’s EPA announced sweeping regulations for U.S. power plants, forcing them to drastically reduce carbon dioxide emissions 32 percent by 2030. The news sent shockwaves through the coal industry, sending stocks tumbling and forcing the industry’s two biggest players to consider bankruptcy Read more […]

EPA’s Toxic Mine Spill Could Cost Taxpayers $28 Billion To Clean Up

Not only will the EPA wastewater spill in Colorado cause environmental damages for decades to come, but it could also end up costing taxpayers tens of billions of dollars, according to a new report. The right-leaning American Action Forum estimates the total cost for responding to the Gold King Mine Spill could range from $338 million to $27.7 billion based on the federal government’s own cost-benefit analyses for cleaning up toxic waste and oil spills. “There is no direct precedent for Read more […]

EPA Contractor Behind Colorado Mine Spill Got $381 Million From Taxpayers

The Environmental Protection Agency may have been trying to hide the identity of the contracting company responsible for causing a major wastewater spill in southern Colorado, but the Wall Street Journal has revealed the company’s identity. Environmental Restoration (ER) LLC, a Missouri-based firm, was the “contractor whose work caused a mine spill in Colorado that released an estimated 3 million gallons of toxic sludge into a major river system,” the WSJ was told by a source familiar Read more […]

Obama Commits US To Even Deeper CO2 Cuts To Appease UN

The Obama administration is unveiling a new regulatory agenda Monday that touts cuts to carbon dioxide emissions from power plants, all in an effort to show the U.S. is ready to “lead on climate action.” The announcement comes with less than five months until the United Nations climate summit in Paris this year. The EPA’s so-called Clean Power requires states to cut CO2 emissions from power plants 32 percent below 2005 levels by 2030, a slightly more aggressive target than the agency initially Read more […]

Republicans Question The ‘Secret’ Science Behind EPA’s $300 Billion Regulatory Agenda

Republican lawmakers are once again questioning the “secret science” used by the Environmental Protection Agency to justify some of the costliest Clean Air Act regulations in history. “The most expensive rules coming out of the EPA rely on secret science,” Sen. Jim Inhofe, an Oklahoma Republican, told FoxNews.com in a statement. “Americans deserve to have access to technical information and data being used to develop EPA rules that significantly impact their daily lives.” Inhofe’s statement Read more […]

EPA Clueless On 90,000 Tons of Toxic Waste Imported To U.S. Annually

An estimated 90,000 tons of hazardous waste enters the U.S. each year from foreign countries, but the Environmental Protection Agency often can’t say what or where the dangerous stuff is. Wherever it goes, hazardous waste presents a huge public health risk to Americans, according to a new EPA Office of Inspector General Report. “Based on our assessment of data in EPA information systems, the EPA has an incomplete picture of hazardous waste entering the country,” the IG report said. “This can give Read more […]

California Governor to EPA: Impose Harsher Regulations on Other States

California Gov. Jerry Brown is joining the heads of four other states in asking the Environmental Protection Agency to tighten U.S. smog standards — a regulation that could be the costliest in history. A bold move given that California would be exempt from stricter smog regulations. In their letter to EPA chief Gina McCarthy, the Democratic governors called the EPA’s current smog, or ozone, standard “inadequate” and that “the health and environmental benefits associated with cleaner air continue Read more […]

Scientists May Have Lied to Promote EPA’s Global Warming Agenda

Scientists may have lied about the Environmental Protection Agency’s involvement in a recent study put out earlier this year claiming Obama administration regulations on carbon dioxide emissions will save thousands of lives every year. Emails obtained by the blog JunkScience.com’s Steve Milloy show Harvard University and Syracuse University researchers involved in the study consulted with the EPA while conducting their study, contradicting their previous statements the study was done independently Read more […]

Did EPA Collude With Eco-Activists To Push A Federal Water Takeover?

The Environmental Protection Agency is on the verge of finalizing a new “Waters of the United States” regulation that would greatly expand the agency’s control over U.S. waters, and may even give the EPA the power to regulate ponds, ditches and puddles. Republican lawmakers, however, are pushing back against the Waters of the United States (WOTUS) rule, warning the agency may have inappropriately lobbied and worked with environmental campaign activists to inflate the support behind the agency’s water Read more […]

EPA Chief Slammed For Not Knowing Her Own Climate Models

Once again, an argument broke out in the Senate about “extreme weather” caused by global warming. Alabama Sen. Jeff Sessions slammed EPA Chief Administrator Gina McCarthy for pushing global warming regulations that will cost billions of dollars while being ignorant to whether or not extreme weather has gotten worse. Senators on the Environment and Public Works Committee grilled McCarthy over the agency’s 2016 budget proposal which asks for $8.6 billion — $452 million more than the agency got Read more […]

Report: Gov’t Policies Bigger Threat To The Electrical Grid Than Terrorist Attacks

What’s the biggest threat to the reliability of America’s electrical grid? It’s not terrorism, or solar flares. It’s actually federal and state government environmental policies, according to a new study. Obama administration air and climate regulations, coupled with state policies to push green energy use are forcing 130 gigawatts of power to shut down in the coming years — enough to provide reliable power to 105 million Americans, says the free-market Institute for Energy Research. “The single Read more […]

The EPA Has Two Main Arguments about the Keystone Pipeline, and Neither Holds Water

The House is prepared to put a bill approving the Keystone XL pipeline on President Obama’s desk next week, but administration officials seem to be trying to convince the president that building the pipeline is riskier than previously thought. Their assault on Keystone XL has two main points: an appeal to low oil prices, and then to climate change. Last year, the State Department released its final review of 1,100-mile Keystone XL pipeline and found that the project would have little additional Read more […]