Obama: Job blocker-in-chief

As our economy perhaps heads into another tailspin, it’s worthwhile contemplating how much economic growth and how many jobs President Obama and his comrades are blocking with the EPA and the rest of the federal, state and local regulatory bureaucracies. Continue reading Obama: Job blocker-in-chief

Inhofe requests inquiry into EPA science advisers

Sen. James Inhofe has asked the EPA inspector General to investigate the EPA’s air quality scientific advisory boards, accusing them of improper bias and financial conflict of interest. Continue reading Inhofe requests inquiry into EPA science advisers

American Lung Association runs another fake air pollution ad

The American Lung Association announced a new TV ad to defend the EPA. The ad is another phony effort to assert that children are harmed by ambient air quality. Continue reading American Lung Association runs another fake air pollution ad

American Lung Association says 'more will die' but refuses to provide proof

In an effort to support the job- and economy-killing agenda of its benefactor, the American Lung Association (ALA) claimed today that the EPA’s decision to delay its tightening of the ozone standard will kill and sicken more Americans. Continue reading American Lung Association says 'more will die' but refuses to provide proof

Memo to Hal Rogers: 'Hope' is not a strategy for dealing with EPA

House Appropriations Committee Chairman Hal Rogers (R-KY) said that the proposed 18 cut in the FY2012 budget for EPA “sends a very strong message” to rein in EPA’s actions. Rogers then added, “I am hopeful that these provisions are sufficient to prod EPA in the right direction.”

But we’ve been down this path before. The EPA doesn’t generally respond to such “messages.” The EPA knows that the Democrat-controlled Senate will reject the House budget cuts and the Republicans will then fold like a cheap suit. If Rogers wants to get the EPA’s attention, he’ll need to turn the agency’s lights off for awhile — that will require an Alamo-like stand to deep cuts in the EPA budget.

Rogers may view the proposed 18% budget cuts as deep, but we view them as approving of 82% of what the EPA does.