February 28, 2013
Federal funding for the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is up by more than half—in real dollars—since 2008, according to calculations based on Treasury Department data.
In 2008, EPA funding was $7,938,000,000, according to the Final Monthly Treasury Statement for fiscal year 2008. That would be $8,464,894,460 in real 2012 dollars, according to the BLS calculator. The same Treasury report said EPA funding climbed to $12,796,000,000 in fiscal year 2012. That’s a 51.1 percent funding increase from four years earlier. …
Read more at cnsnews.com …
February 21, 2013
There are on-going investigations into the use of fake emails by EPA officials, up to and including former EPA head Lisa Jackson, and it appears as though that investigation may have resulted in the resignation of EPA Region Eight Director James Martin.
Martin oversaw the controversial fracking investigation in Pavilion, Wyoming, has been cited by environmental groups as evidence linking fracking to water contamination.
CHEYENNE, WYO. — A regional administrator of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency who oversaw investigations that involved hydraulic fracturing in Wyoming and asbestos contamination in Montana is resigning.
EPA Region Eight Director James Martin will step down Friday. Martin had announced his resignation to EPA employees last Friday.
That’s pretty common for Obama drones …
Martin says in his resignation letter it’s time for him to turn his attention to his family. Martin is resigning after more than two years in charge of EPA Region Eight, which covers Colorado, North and South Dakota, Utah and Wyoming.
His resignation occurs while Republicans, including Sen. David Vitter of Louisiana, investigate whether Martin and EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson used private email accounts to conduct official business.
This is a potentially big development. There were major flaws in the EPA’s findings in the Pavilion case, and when you have the head of the EPA using an email address under a fake name – “Richard Windsor” was Jackson’s cover – things start smelling more than a little fishy.
They rigged the stiudy, becuase our EPA could not produce real data that proved what they wanted to lie about.
when will the people catch on … looks like Congress may be.
Did you see the liberal loon Governor of Colorado, Drank fracking fluid … trying to show how bad it was … yes it’s just water and mud.
February 6, 2013
The issue is their new rule that makes particulate emissions illegal. Yes dust.
Ban trucks or make them so expensive that only major big box stores can use them…
Sens. Vitter and Sessions write: “Maybe the biggest reason to slow down [EPA's new PM2.5] rule is that the EPA is talking out of both sides of their mouth.
Media release and letter below. Click here for Senate EPW web site.
Vitter, Sessions Question EPA Air Regulation Rule Over Human Testing
February 5, 2013
Senator David Vitter (R-La.), top Republican on the Environment and Public Works Committee, and fellow Committee member Senator Jeff Sessions (R-Ala.) in a letter today urged the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to review the science behind an economically significant new rule tightening the national ambient air quality standards for fine particulate matter (PM2.5) and to hold off on implementation and enforcement.
“Maybe the biggest reason to slow down the new rule is that the EPA is talking out of both sides of their mouth. On one side exposure to it is deadly, and on the other they say human exposure studies are not harmful,” said Vitter. “It’s alarming how the EPA is purposefully and blatantly ignoring an ongoing investigation of the legality and therefore scientific legitimacy of the use of human testing. This is another example of the EPA continuing to pick and choose scientific ‘facts’ to support their overreaching agenda.”
The exposure of human test subjects to diesel exhaust emissions and concentrated airborne particles may have been done without using required protocols and proper consent. In the letter, the Senators noted their concern over EPA’s finalizing the PM2.5 rule without the Agency using the “best available science,” in addition to ignoring an ongoing EPA Office of Inspector General investigation into whether EPA properly followed applicable laws and procedures in its testing programs.
BAN DIESELS trucks is the goal and this is how they want to do it. Cooked up science.
You do know that practically everything you buy comes on diesel trucks, don’t you. Yes that’s everything at Walmart.
January 28, 2013
By far the biggest killers of Americans is traffic deaths. Why not ban cars?
Do you realize how many thousands of people were killed by the EPA during the tens years the AW ban had beenn allowed to expire, because it did not work?
Do you know how many 1000’s of lives were saved by CCW holders in the same period.
Low information voters, pay attention.
Why? Because their cars were too lightweight for the task intended. How many crashes when unintentional deathes resulted from ridiculous fuel economy standards. Because one of the most effective ways to meet EPA standards, is with lighter cars.
Remember physics does not bend well. F= ma. If you are on the wrong end of that you are gonna die. The only hope is a more weighty car.
I dirve a 5,000 lb. SUV, to just piss off a liberal the most. It gets a bout 25 MPG on the highway, because it is fulltime four wheel drive. About 18-20 MPG in city driving.
So why not ban cars, it would save far more lives than any wet dream AW ban would?
Whynot just issue all the people in the country their own little government approved rubber cocoon where they cab sit quitely all day and consume government propaganda? At least we would all be safe.
January 26, 2013
Just when the USA has oil coming out of everywhere, due in part to fracking and horizontal drilling technology on PRIVATE LANDS in North Dakota. And you don’t even want to know what natural gas we have found….
The EPA wants to mandate we use a new non-existant fuel for our cars, because Obama says so … How neat is it to be dictator of the USA. Look another executive order, and poof he can do anything he wants, with us.
Yes it’s just the start … A judge ruled, remember in the case of Gulf drilling ban???
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January 23, 2013
Another Obama EPA lie exposed, this time the Washington Times has the honor.
Washington Times writes:
China’s notoriously bad air has recently been especially hard to breathe. It also shows that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) science is especially hard to believe.
It’s so bad even the Communist think polution control is a good idea.
A January temperature inversion over China has caused the air to stagnate and emissions of air pollutants to concentrate, especially over urban areas like Beijing. The air is so bad that it has forced the Chinese government to allow its media to agitate for pollution controls.
The air pollutant receiving the most media attention is fine particulate matter — soot and dust, or “PM2.5″ in EPA-speak.
U.S. communities are out of daily compliance with EPA regulatory standards if local PM2.5 levels exceed 35 millionths of a gram (micrograms) per cubic meter of air in a 24-hour period. Communities are out of annual compliance with EPA standards if their average daily PM2.5 level exceeds 12 micrograms per cubic meter. This latter standard was just tightened from 15 micrograms per cubic meter in December.
As a practical matter, the average level of PM2.5 in U.S. air is about 10 micrograms per cubic meter, and the EPA standards are hardly ever exceeded in the vast majority of the country. Nonetheless, the agency’s justification for such strict standards is its assertion that PM2.5 kills people — a lot of them.
Outgoing EPA Administrator Lisa P. Jackson testified about PM2.5 before Congress in September 2011: “Particulate matter causes premature death. It doesn’t make you sick. It is directly causal to you dying sooner than you should.” Mrs. Jackson also testified that PM2.5 kills about 570,000 Americans annually, about 25 percent of all U.S. deaths.
In scientific documents, the EPA has repeatedly concluded that any exposure to PM2.5 can kill, and it can kill people within hours or days of inhalation. The EPA has estimated that every 10 microgram-per-cubic-meter increase in PM2.5 increases daily death rates by about 1 percent. That rate is asserted to be higher for vulnerable subpopulations like the elderly or sick.
What should all this mean for China?
89 times over the EPA limit, and nothing ...
On the worst day so far of the ongoing Chinese air pollution event, Beijing’s PM2.5 levels peaked at 886 micrograms per cubic meter — an incredible 89 times greater than the U.S. daily average. Based on EPA risk estimates, we should expect the daily death toll in Beijing to have skyrocketed by 89 percent on a same-day and next-day basis. Remember that PM2.5 essentially causes “sudden death,” according to the EPA.
So should the death rate in China now have gone up by 89 times, the EPA says so…
How nutty is that … Obama nuts???
November 4, 2012
Hey isn’t that cool, they hide it until after the election. And then say you can’t reverse it… I say why not?
The hottest hoax around…
You wonder where the jobs went right here… Hey look at the emails they even show how the hoaxing was done…
President Obama’s Environmental Protection Agency has devoted an unprecedented number of bureaucrats to finalizing new anti-coal regulations that are set to be released at the end of November, according to a source inside the EPA.
More than 50 EPA staff are now crashing to finish greenhouse gas emission standards that would essentially ban all construction of new coal-fired power plants. Never before have so many EPA resources been devoted to a single regulation. The independent and non-partisan Manhattan Institute estimates that the EPA’s greenhouse gas coal regulation will cost the U.S. economy $700 billion.
The rush is a major sign of panic by environmentalists inside the Obama administration. If Obama wins, the EPA would have another four full years to implement their anti-fossil fuel agenda. But if Romney wins, regulators will have a very narrow window to enact a select few costly regulations that would then be very hard for a President Romney to undo.
Nope what goes in can just as easily come out.
Fire the entire EPA.
October 31, 2012
W.Va. Democrats unload on Obama EPA over new layoffs in coal industry
You might want to contemplate if your local power comes from coal; fired generators.
How coal is being run out of business by the Obama EPA. The Clean Watre permits used to be controlled by the Army Corps of Engineers. Just a slight change and bamo the EPA runs the show. But Why…
Can’t get it passed by Congress just do it …
West Virginia Democrats are “outraged” with President Obama’s Environmental Protection Agency, which has now cost the jobs of nearly 150 coal miners in the state.
Energy giant Consol announced Tuesday that it will idle its surface mining operations in Mingo County after failing to secure necessary Clean Water Act permits from the EPA.
The Miller Creek surface mine facility has been in operation for decades, and the company had planned to construct the new “King Coal Highway” as part of a reclamation project after mining is complete. Coal mine employees, Consol said, would eventually have been assigned to the highway project, once the coal supplies had been exhausted.
Democrats in the state, already angry with the administration’s “war on coal,” unloaded on the EPA on Tuesday afternoon.
“I am incensed and infuriated that the EPA would intentionally delay the needed permit for a public-private project that would bring so many good jobs and valuable infrastructure to communities that so desperately need them,” West Virginia Sen. Joe Manchin said in a statement.
Mr. Manchin has been one of the loudest critics of Mr. Obama’s environmental policy. He skipped this year’s Democratic convention, and, in one of his campaign commercials, literally shot a hole through the controversial cap-and-trade bill.
“This project is a win-win and the EPA is trying to make it a loser,” he continued.
So reulate coal out of business and your electricity costs will necessarily skyrocket.
September 22, 2012
Hey you think we have enough power, just wait until the USA starte=s having brownouts…
More than 34 gigawatts (GW) of electrical generating capacity are now set to retire because of the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Mercury and Air Toxics Rule (colloquially called Utility MACT) and the Cross State Air Pollution Rule (CSAPR) regulations. Most of these retirements will come from coal-fired power plants, shuttering over 10 percent of the U.S.’s coal-fired generating capacity.
Fuuny how we didn’t seem to have this problem until we found our Obama… Weird don’t you think… You cannot have new industry siting with a limit on what electric power you can have. It’s just common sense for everyone but our Obamama…
China is bringing online an average of 1 new power plant a week.
This report is an update of a report we issued in October 2011. Last October the original report, we calculated that 28.3 GW of generating capacity would close as a result of EPA’s regulations. At the time, we warned that “this number will grow as plant operators continue to release their EPA compliance plans.” Unfortunately, this statement has proven to be true. This update, a mere eight months later, shows that 34.7 GW of electrical generating capacity will close—a 6.4 GW increase.
According to EPA, their modeling of Utility MACT and CSAPR indicates that these regulations will only shutter 9.5 GW of electricity generation capacity. But events in the real world already show that EPA’s modeling is a gross underestimate.
You see what the EPA is doing? When you regulate things it’s always the meaningless last 1% that costs the most….
That’s nearly 10% of America’s electric power gone, but not until 1013