Sen. Russ Feingold Laid Groundwork for Controversial Obama EPA Water Rule
An Environmental Protection Agency water regulation change heavily backed by President Barack Obama was proposed as legislation in 2009 by then-Wisconsin Sen. Russ Feingold (D). After the proposal died in Congress and Feingold received the boot from voters in 2010, the Obama Administration EPA moved ahead with implementing the change anyway using the regulatory power of the federal government. The change, now known as the | Read More »
EPA Spent $92 Million on Luxury Furniture
A fittingly green room from Versailles for our green bureaucrats, courtesy of walter_g / Shutterstock.com There’s already enough scandals the EPA’s involved in, from the new water rule to the Animas River disaster to the Volkswagen controversy Moe discussed yesterday. The agency has proven itself to be adept at finding ways to waste taxpayer money. This latest story only continues that habit, but | Read More »
Both Volkswagen and the EPA have regulatory woes.
Volkswagen did a very bad thing to the EPA and the EPA should totally have seen it coming.
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Colorado Mine Spill: Government Says No Disaster Relief for Navajo
The situation surrounding the clean up of the Colorado mine spill’s toxic waste continues to get uglier. Last month, I wrote about how the Navajo were struggling to deal with the effects of the spill and how the EPA was trying to cheat them out of pursuing legal action against the federal government. Now, the federal government is denying disaster relief to the areas affected | Read More »
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, New Mexico
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Federal judge blocks administration’s ‘Clean Water Rule’ waterways power-grab.
A judge has put an injunction on the EPA’s latest power grab (the Clean Water Rule). And no, we don’t trust the EPA. No sane person does.
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The Latest on Greece’s Debt Crisis
On today’s edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson is joined by Desmond Lachman to discuss the Greek debt crisis, then Robert Tracinski talks about Donald Trump, and Hillary Clinton’s college tuition plan, finally John Siciliano discusses the EPA spill in Colorado.
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The EPA is Trying to Cheat the Navajo on the Animas Clean Up
The Navajo Nation is the largest single Indian nation in the United States. It also happens to, more or less, straddles all four states in the Four Corners region. Their livelihood depends upon water from the San Juan River, of which the Animas River is a tributary. Needless to say, they are outraged over what has happened with the Gold King Mine wastewater. The Navajo | Read More »
Government created an environmental disaster in Colorado
Ronald Reagan once said “Government is not the solution to our problem. Government is the problem.” We’ve all heard it, but so many Republicans and conservatives even haven’t really gotten it. We talk about how “oh, small government is great, but we need SEC/FCC/EPA/whatever regulator.” Regulation is a failure. Colorado learned that the hard way last week when the EPA caused the catastrophic pollution of | Read More »
Guilty As Sin, Free As A Bird – Environmental Protection Agency Edition
So what do you do when a regulator flagrantly violates its own regulations? Let’s say you hate the fact that the Animas River in Colorado got deluged with arsenic by the USEPA. Let’s say you think there needs to be a law. Let’s say you believe the responsible party should both open their wallet and surrender their personal liberties in payment for their vile crime | Read More »
Obama EPA Rules Will Make Your Energy Bill Skyrocket
On today’s edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson is joined by Francis Cianfrocca to discuss Howard Schultz not running for president, Doug Domenech on the EPA’s newest hit your bottom line, and Jonathan Last on last week’s GOP debate.
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THE DONALD Is No Longer A Risk. He Is An Issue.
If you ever attempt to manage anything complicated you will have to figure out what to do about risks. Risks can be roughly defined as things that could go wrong and give you a problem. Once they do go wrong, they become issues. Then you have a problem on your hands. The political leadership of the GOP has failed at risk management. They now have | Read More »
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, The Donald
EPA Could Care Less About Poor Children
Too Poor To Deserve Electricity According To USEPA Child poverty remains astoundingly high in America. This true despite risible claims that our economy is in recovery. The stock market and housing prices recovered. A lot of people gave up looking for work so the statistics look better. Beyond that, it’s the same situation we had in 2008. Particularly when we count | Read More »
The Ludic Fallacy in Modern American Climate Science
It’s Not Reality That Is Wrong. The Ludic Fallacy* has overtaken many fields of advanced intellectual endeavor in Post-modern America. Bo Bennett of Logically Fallacious.com describes this philosophical error as follows: Assuming flawless statistical models apply to situations where they actually don’t. This can result in the over-confidence in probability theory or simply not knowing exactly where it applies as opposed | Read More »
Amid Ferguson and Thanksgiving, Obama’s Rolling Out 3415 New Regulations
The grand jury decision and subsequent riots in Ferguson have been dominating the news coverage for the last few days. Meanwhile, in about 48 hours, we will be celebrating Thanksgiving, one of our most cherished national holidays and a day when we probably won’t pay much attention to the news. It’s the perfect time for a politician to do something controversial, so of course, the | Read More »