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President Trump’s pen rolls over Obama-era clean power rules

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, March 29, 2017 at 7:00am 3/29/2017 at 7:00am
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As I noted in my recent EPA-update post, President Donald Trump’s pen inked out Barack Obama’s climate change inanity when he signed a sweeping executive order focused on energy independence.

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Judicial Watch Sues EPA for “Environmental Justice” Grant Records

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, March 28, 2017 at 11:30am 3/28/2017 at 11:30am

The last time we checked in on the Environmental Protection Agency, a long-time staffer and social justice warrior had just tendered his resignation after recognizing the political climate had dramatically changed.

Things are about to get a little hotter for this merry band of bureaucrats, as they are being sued by...

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CNN’s Cuomo: Obama EPA Regs Key to Keep US “from looking like Shanghai”

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, March 28, 2017 at 8:30am 3/28/2017 at 8:30am
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Hot stock tip: invest in companies producing anti-smog surgical masks. That is, if you buy into Chris Cuomo’s environmental alarmism.

On CNN this morning, the panel discussed the Trump admin’s announcement yesterday that it plans to roll back some of the Obama-era EPA regs viewed as overly restrictive on the coal industry.

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Trump wants to pull plug on Obama-Era Fuel Standards

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, March 20, 2017 at 8:30am 3/20/2017 at 8:30am

President Trump directed the Environmental Protection Agency to shelve aggressive vehicle fuel economy targets that have been a foundation for promoting climate change alarmism policies that have hurt the American automotive industry.

Trump revealed his plans during a speech at an automotive testing center near Detroit after discussing the issue during a...

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Trump’s Budget Cuts Some Departments to Reallocate Funds for Defense

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, March 16, 2017 at 3:30pm 3/16/2017 at 3:30pm
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President Donald Trump released his plan for the 2018 federal budget titled “America First: A Budget Blueprint to Make America Great Again.” The plan includes cuts to some departments and slashes programs in order to reallocate funds to a bigger defense budget.

“One of the most important ways the Federal Government sets...

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EPA’s environment now toxic to social justice advocates

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, March 11, 2017 at 2:30pm 3/11/2017 at 2:30pm
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The Environmental Protection Agency’s new chief is now on-the-record as declaring that the life-sustaining gas, carbon dioxide, is not responsible for “global warming“.

Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt said Thursday he does not believe carbon dioxide is a primary contributor to global warming.

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Trump’s “trickle down regulatory relief” for American businesses

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, March 3, 2017 at 6:00pm 3/3/2017 at 6:00pm

Savvy Legal Insurrection readers may have already noticed the historic stock market levels that ensued after President Trump’s address to the Congress.

However, I think that only part of this optimism stem’s from Trump’s well received speech. I suspect another aspect to this optimism is that businesses are beginning to enjoy the...

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EPA Employees Used Gov’t Purchase Card for Gym Memberships

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, February 28, 2017 at 8:30am 2/28/2017 at 8:30am
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During the Obama era, many taxpayers had to trim back discretionary expenses for luxury items, like gym memberships.

However, some of our government bureaucrats enjoyed those perks…using our tax dollars. A detailed audit of expenditures for 2016 revealed that the EPA’s money management was polluted by improper purchases.

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Trump Set to Reverse EPA’s Waters Rule Power Grab

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, February 25, 2017 at 8:00pm 2/25/2017 at 8:00pm

In May of 2015, the Obama administration engaged in one of its more shocking and unacceptable power grabs with the EPA’s Waters of the United States rule.  President Trump, thus far clearly intent on keeping his campaign promises, is going to reverse this onerous overreach of the federal government...

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Winds of Trumpian change begin freezing Obama’s climate legacy

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, February 22, 2017 at 8:36am 2/22/2017 at 8:36am

The political climate of the EPA can be expected to change more rapidly, now that its new head has started his first day at the agency.

Scott Pruitt told EPA employees Tuesday that he’s committed to protecting the environment and upholding the agency’s core mission, but he also signaled that major changes...

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Senate Confirms Scott Pruitt to Lead EPA

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, February 17, 2017 at 12:45pm 2/17/2017 at 12:45pm

The Senate has confirmed Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt to lead the EPA with 52 yes votes and 46 no votes.

Sen. Susan Collins (R-ME) was the only Republican to vote no. Pruitt received two Democrat yes votes: Heidi Heitkamp from North Dakota and Joe Manchin from West Virginia.

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EPA bracing for a deluge of Trump executive orders

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, February 16, 2017 at 11:30am 2/16/2017 at 11:30am

This may be the beginning of the end of one of the most business-crushing entities in the nation.

President Donald Trump is poised to introduce a series of executive actions aimed at scaling back Obama-era climate change initiatives.

The president intends to sign the actions during a visit to the Environmental Protection Agency...

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Susan Collins Will Vote No on Scott Pruitt as EPA Director

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, February 15, 2017 at 6:00pm 2/15/2017 at 6:00pm

Sen. Susan Collins (R-ME) has told Maine Public Radio that she will vote against Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt to lead the EPA. She acknowledged his accomplishments, but the two of them have too many different views when it comes to the EPA:

“Specifically, I have significant concerns that Mr. Pruitt has...

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Trump’s nominee for EPA chief clears Senate Committee log-jam

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, February 4, 2017 at 2:30pm 2/4/2017 at 2:30pm
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The political sailing has not been smooth for many of President Trump’s nominees, and the process of approving Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt as head of the Environmental Protection Agency is no exception.

After being a target of one of the many Democratic Senate committee boycotts, Pruit cleared the log-jam:

Senate Republicans pressed...

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Trump Puts a Deep Freeze on the EPA

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, January 25, 2017 at 10:00am 1/25/2017 at 10:00am

I asserted that the most rogue agency under the Obama Administration was the Environmental Protection Agency.

I think President Trump, who is focused on reducing America’s regulatory burden, agrees. Not even a week into his presidency, it appears that Trump has put a

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EPA Pardons Itself in the Animas River Pollution Case

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, January 18, 2017 at 7:00pm 1/18/2017 at 7:00pm

As President Obama spends the remainder of his presidency pardoning trangenders who disclosed vital security information, appointing fabulists to key positions, and releasing dangerous Gitmo detainees, people are beginning to mull over what we will remember most about this era.

I assert that the damage caused by the rogue bureaucracy within the...

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WATCH LIVE: EPA Nominee Scott Pruitt Senate Confirmation Hearing

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, January 18, 2017 at 10:00am 1/18/2017 at 10:00am

Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt, President-elect Donald Trump’s nominee to lead the EPA, will face the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee at 10AM EST.

This has potential to become one of the more feisty confirmation hearings because of his ties to everything Democrats hate: fossil fuels, skeptical of man-made climate change,...

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