Our EPA: Keeping the Environment Safe for … Mayflies?!

    Even though Iron Eyes Cody, the Crying Indian, was a fake, he had a point: America in the 60′s had become a nasty place. You used to see people throw all kinds of litter out of their cars; nowadays the only socially-acceptable forms of automotive litter are cigarette butts and dirty diapers. No longer do babbling brooks foam from phosphates. Emissions from cars and coal | Read More »

    Can Science Go On Trial?

    The US Chamber of Commerce wants to take the US EPA to court over Global Warming. I personally sympathize. I see the idea as a disaster in the making for the EPA. The LA Times offers details below.

    The U.S. Chamber of Commerce, trying to ward off potentially sweeping federal emissions regulations, is pushing the Environmental Protection Agency to hold a rare public hearing on the scientific evidence for man-made climate change. Chamber officials say it would be “the Scopes monkey trial of the 21st century” — complete with witnesses, cross-examinations and a judge who would rule, essentially, on whether humans are warming the planet to dangerous effect.

    “It would be evolution versus creationism,” said William Kovacs, the chamber’s senior vice president for environment, technology and regulatory affairs. “It would be the science of climate change on trial.”

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    A big Government Thumb on my Scale, and also in my Eye.

    From this Fox News article:  http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,538902,00.html comes the amazing News that an (essentially all-)electric car is going to be receiving a fuel economy rating of 230 MPG. You read it right, two hundred thirty.  Two. Three. Zero.  An amazing order-of-magnitude leap in fuel efficiency, from fossil fuel to electric power, if you ask me.   Almost makes a man wonder why this nation didn’t start with | Read More »

    GM’s environmental quid pro quo.

    (H/T: Instapundit) I am honestly surprised to find that there are people surprised by this. Among those clamoring for attention and payouts from Motors Liquidation Co., the company that assumed General Motors’ unwanted assets after its Chapter 11 filing, are the environmental and economic redevelopment departments of state governments. According to reports, when GM exited bankruptcy, its polluted factory and land sites were consumed by | Read More »

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    Is the EPA playing office politics with greenhouse gases?

    If you don’t have time to read this letter from Rep. Joe Barton, or watch the video below: …let me summarize:

    White House’s ‘Blame Bush’ reflex embarrasses them, EPA.

    It goes like this (H/T & links via Ed Driscoll and OpenMarket.org). A memo from the EPA surfaced a while back that mentioned in passing that regulating greenhouse gasses to the extent desired by the most fervent global warming believers might have an adverse effect on the impious, too: In contrast, an endangerment finding under section 202 may not be not the most appropriate approach | Read More »

    Middle Class, prepare to bend over

    While the media has been focused on the daily barrage of Obama news items the greatest threat in history to the well being of those in the middle class is warming up in the bullpen. On Friday, April 17 the EPA announced “that carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gas emissions pose a danger to the public’s health and welfare” and are now identified as pollutants | Read More »

    By definition, the Obama Administration is a ‘Pollutant’

    The EPA, in a Friday announcement, declared that six “greenhouse gases”, including carbon dioxide, are “pollutants” worthy of regulation. Quoth Bruce Niles, a Sierra Clubber at HuffPo (find it yourself, if you’re that interested): “Under the Clean Air Act, EPA is now obligated to issue rules regulating global warming pollution from all major sources, including cars and coal-fired power plants. The law specifically states that | Read More »

    And to think we almost had this guy in the EPA.

    I was going to rip into Rep Steve King (R, IA-05) for tossing out a 9 minute YouTube of RFK Jrs’ testimony where he stated that hog farmers were a greater threat than Osama bin Laden. It’s great that Rep King has a channel, but 9 minutes? Then I watched it. My God. My God. If you ever thought that having this lunatic running the | Read More »

    A Quarterback or a Halfwit?

    [Former EPA Administrator Carol] Browner, for example, in promoting Obama’s “green” agenda, will attempt to exert authority across half a dozen federal departments and agencies, including Energy, Interior, Defense and the Environmental Protection Agency. In announcing her appointment, Obama promised a new level of “coordination across the government, and my personal engagement as president” on energy and climate policy. He said Browner will have the | Read More »

    Windfall “Flatulence” Tax

    The Left in this country is tax-crazy. Since the passage of the federal income tax in 1913 they have sought a way to tax anything and everything that promises to raise enough revenue to line their socialistic pockets while simultaneously providing them yet one more ounce of control over the lives of the American people. Although they often sell their tax schemes through class-warfare tactics, | Read More »

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    Bush Drops Out of Marathon at 26.1 Miles

    Last year in a speech at Heritage, President Bush proudly proclaimed: “I’m looking forward to working with you for the next 14 months, but you better put on your running shoes because my spirits are high, my energy level is good and I’m sprinting to the finish line.” Judging from his administration’s recent actions, Bush is crawling, and certainly not sprinting. My calendar shows there | Read More »

    Obama to push Global Warming agenda (despite the current Science data)

    SubTitle: The Government force of Green agenda against “traditional” Energy to hit new levels of hostility (Big Govt. to push Democrat’s invested agenda) Boston Globe: Obama vows action on Global Warming and/or FoxNews: Obama Plans Meeting With Al Gore To Talk Energy. Tuesday December 9, 2008 – President Elect (read Radical-Elect) Barack Obama flanked by Al Gore and VP-irrelevant Joe Biden discussed how the upcoming | Read More »

    Tell EPA NO on New Carbon Dioxide Regulations

    Friday Ends Public Comment Phase Friday marks the end of the allotted time for public comment about the EPA’s new carbon emissions regulations. If you want to tell them NO on their jobs killing, economy busting plans to stop non-existent global warming, go here: http://stopEPA.com … and send the EPA a message. For more information, visit the Heritage Foundation website. Be sure and Visit my | Read More »

    EPA Moves to Regulate our Entire Way of Life

    The EPA is asking for public comments on its intention to regulate greenhouse gas emissions under the Clean Air Act, something the Act was never designed to do. We need your voice to be heard. Over the past year, AFP has been warning you about global warming alarmism and the environmental political correctness that it has spawned. One of the greatest dangers this alarmism presents | Read More »