New EPA regulations and US manufacturing

    These articles are well worth reading from the Indiana Manufacturers Association Environment and Energy Forum, June 2010. Here are some excerpts of interest.  I guess we could call it Bad News/Good News: Each year, approximately 115 million tons of coal combustion products (CCPs) are produced in the United States. Nearly 70 percent of these materials are disposed of in saturated ash impoundments or ash landfills. Most of | Read More »

    EPA’s Assault On America.

    So much of the country’s attention has been focused on the economy, zero job growth and just trying to make from day to day that it’s easy to overlook things that don’t seem to affect you directly. Such is the ubiquitous and ever present EPA. The Environmental Protection Agency has its tentacles throughout America and a regulatory stranglehold on a huge percentage of our economy. | Read More »

    EPA Tyranny – Republicans Hold Firm, Some Democrats Help.

    Ok, it’s just like we talked about months ago, when rumors of Barack Hussein Obama’s back up plan for Cap and Tax started surfacing. Obama, never one to do anything out in the open when something underhanded will serve, is going to tax the very life out of you and your family. He is going to accomplish, by regulatory fiat, that which he could not | Read More »

    WHY THE EPA DIDN’T PREVENT THE GULF OIL SPILL

    President Obama and the EPA are so focused on the political gains greenhouse gases and carbon emissions can produce they have lost sight of environmental reality.

    While the President and Lisa Jackson, his appointment to be the head of the EPA, prepared for the 2009 UN Copenhagen Climate Summit and the implementation of Cap and Trade, BP was receiving rubber stamps from the Obama administration on all their submissions for off shore drilling procedures. The agency that is responsible for protecting us from environmental calamity had lost sight of its most pressing duty. The very purpose of the EPA was sacrificed for the political goals and agendas that Copenhagen could deliver.

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    The EPA, Starring In James Cameron’s ‘The Oil Spill’

    What to do when you are totally inept and in way over your heads? Call in Hollywood and turn a disaster into a disaster film! At least, that’s what our illustrious federal government does now, under the king of all things scripted and illusionary, President Obama. Just when you thought it couldn’t get worse than Shakira interjecting herself in Arizona’s illegal immigration policy, the feds | Read More »

    The EPA, Starring In James Cameron’s ‘The Oil Spill’

    What to do when you are totally inept and in way over your heads? Call in Hollywood and turn a disaster into a disaster film! At least, that’s what our illustrious federal government does now, under the king of all things scripted and illusionary, President Obama. Just when you thought it couldn’t get worse than Shakira interjecting herself in Arizona’s illegal immigration policy, the feds | Read More »

    EPA’s Lisa Jackson admits responsibility to Gulf…

    …by belatedly canceling a Democratic fundraising appearance: Environmental Protection Agency administrator Lisa Jackson has canceled her appearance at a Democrat fundraiser hours after Politico published a story detailing that engagement. Jackson was scheduled to appear at a breakfast in Manhattan Thursday to benefit the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee. An EPA spokesman noted that the appearance was scheduled before the oil spill occurred.

    EPA’s Lisa Jackson admits responsibility to Gulf…

    …by belatedly canceling a Democratic fundraising appearance: Environmental Protection Agency administrator Lisa Jackson has canceled her appearance at a Democrat fundraiser hours after Politico published a story detailing that engagement. Jackson was scheduled to appear at a breakfast in Manhattan Thursday to benefit the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee. An EPA spokesman noted that the appearance was scheduled before the oil spill occurred.

    EPA head to fundraise for DSCC while oil spreads.

    Priorities, folks: priorities.  Apparently Lisa Jackson figures that if Interior Dept CoS Tom Strickland could go white-water rafting while the oil spread, she can go raise money for the Democrats: As the Obama administration struggles to contain the massive oil spill threatening the Louisiana coast, one of its top environmental officials will be the featured attraction at a fundraiser for Senate Democrats next week in | Read More »

    EPA head to fundraise for DSCC while oil spreads.

    Priorities, folks: priorities.  Apparently Lisa Jackson figures that if Interior Dept CoS Tom Strickland could go white-water rafting while the oil spread, she can go raise money for the Democrats: As the Obama administration struggles to contain the massive oil spill threatening the Louisiana coast, one of its top environmental officials will be the featured attraction at a fundraiser for Senate Democrats next week in | Read More »

    Bureaucrats Know Best

    At the heart of progressive/liberal thought lies the belief that a big government is essential to guarantee true freedom. In the progressive’s bible, The Promise of American Life, Herbert Croly describes the ideal form of government as using “Hamiltonian means”(a powerful central government) to achieve “Jeffersonian ends”(individual liberty). Croly understood that such a centralized government required a modern equivalent of the guardians from Plato’s Republic(a | Read More »

    Cap And Tax… Kerry, Lieberman, Graham Style.

    John ‘Swiftboat’ Kerry. The man who perjured himself in front of Congress to sell out his brothers in arms? That John Kerry? Anything Kerry’s involved with can’t help but be just terrific for the country, right? Then there’s Joe Lieberman. I really admire Lieberman’s unwavering support of the war against terrorism and his steadfast support of the State of Israel. So much so that I | Read More »

    Environmentalism Contaminates Conservationism

    I applaud President Obama’s push for conservation but I am discouraged by those put in place to execute.  This push for conservation is called America’s Great Outdoors Initiative which was signed this month on the 16th.  It’s the largest land bill initiative since the days of FDR.  Good stewardship of our land is vital.  While I disregard all notions of man-made global warming, the hunter | Read More »

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    EPA: Mission Creep on Steroids

    Iron Eyes Cody, the faux-Indian of the Keep America Beautiful ad campaign, had a point. In the 1960s, our environment was a mess. I can remember streams full of suds from non-biodegradable detergents. Litter was a big problem everywhere. The air in major cities ranged from blue to grey to brown. There were two high-profile oil spills, one in California and one in Louisiana. The | Read More »

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    Obama And The Fish Market Trail – Herring For Sale.

    If it walks like a duck and looks like a duck, if it has webbed feet like a duck… chances are it’s not a lobster. At Barack’s friendly fish market, things aren’t very fresh, especially downwind from his magnanimous, friendly, energy offshore drilling pronouncement. If it looks like week old fish, if it smells like week old fish… Has anyone stopped to wonder why Barack | Read More »