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EPA issues new fuel-efficiency standard; Autos must average 54.5 mpg by 2025

Another effort to kill off more people by forcing them into lighter, less-protective buzz-boxes. Continue reading

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Toledo Blade editorial: Try again, EPA

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency must regroup from a stunning court setback to its effort to get the latest pollution-control technology installed on aging coal-fired power plants in the Midwest and the South, including several in Ohio and Michigan. Continue reading

UNFCCC Newsletter #31

It is not true that UNFCCC stands for “United Nations for Союз Советских Социалистических” (UN for Soyuz Sovetskikh Sotsialisticheskikh or Union of People’s Councils). In fact it is supposed to be the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change and entirely coincidental that the organization is densely populated with anti-democratic big “S” Socialist anti-capitalist zealots. Continue reading

EPA Smack-Down Number Six

A federal court cashiers another illegal Obama regulation. Continue reading

Fresh off Supreme Court win, legal group girds for more battles with EPA

Alongside the replica London taxicab and a jar of candy on attorney Damien Schiff’s desk, a blue trucker cap has a place of honor. Continue reading

Marlo Lewis: U.S. Court of Appeals: Food, Fuel Groups not Injured by EPA’s Approval of E15, Hence Lack Standing to Sue — Huh?

Today, the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals found in a 2-1 decision that automakers, petroleum refiners, and food producers lack standing to challenge the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA’s) approval of E15 — a blend of gasoline and 15% ethanol — for motor vehicles manufactured after 2000. Continue reading

EPA actions at mine could hurt $220 billion in investments

The Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) preemptive assessment of the Pebble Mine in Alaska could have a “chilling effect” on $220 billion in investments, according to the Brattle Group, an economic and financial consulting firm. Continue reading

Video: Obama’s attack on coal industry and employees

West Virginia residents face unemployment, jobs crisis Continue reading

Rebuked over Unabomber ad, Heartland Institute resumes fight on carbon rules

A climate skeptic group that drew widespread criticism — and lost some corporate funding — by comparing belief in global warming to the Unabomber’s views is trying to regain momentum in its battle against carbon controls. Continue reading

Court sides with Texas on EPA flexible permits decision

Two years after the Environmental Protection Agency rejected the Flexible Permits program in Texas, the Fifth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled Monday that the Clean Air Act did not support that decision. Continue reading

EPA loses in court over oil and gas regulation

A federal appeals court has ruled in a closely watched case that U.S. EPA has not done enough to show that several gas facilities located near each other in Michigan can be regulated as a single stationary source under the Clean Air Act. Continue reading

U.S. business group challenges EPA mercury rule

The biggest U.S. business lobby group said Monday it has petitioned a federal appeals court to invalidate environmental regulations it claims will lead to sweeping electricity blackouts by forcing coal-fired power plants to close. Continue reading

The War on Affordable Energy Claims More Victims

Today, OhioAmerican Energy Inc. announced the closure of a mine near Brilliant, Ohio. According to OhioAmerican, “Regulatory actions by President Barack Obama and his appointees and followers” were “the entire reason” for the closure. This should come as no surprise to anyone. This is exactly what President Obama promised. Continue reading

Coal Industry Wins Challenge To EPA Water Standards

The coal industry won a legal challenge to U.S. Environmental Protection Agency water-quality standards when a federal judge ruled that the agency infringed on state authority to regulate surface mining. Continue reading

Three Cheers for America!

Representative Mike Kelly of Pennsylvania received a standing ovation and enthusiastic chants of “USA!” on the House floor this week for his passionate attack on regulatory red tape. Rep. Kelly passionately argued that excessive, unnecessary regulations must be removed in order to get Americans back to work. Continue reading

New EPA rule could shut down West’s biggest coal plant

Controversy is boiling over the West’s biggest coal-fired power plant, located just south of the Utah-Arizona border near the shores of Lake Powell. Continue reading

Robert Bradley Jr.: POWER’s Peltier: MACT’s Missing Intellectual Justification

“EPA’s politically appointed leadership believes that the perversion of science is a ‘minor evil’ committed to achieve the ‘greater good’ of ridding the nation of coal-fired power generation. Science may be the first casualty in the EPA’s war on coal, but all of us are its victims.” – Robert Peltier, “MACT Attack,” POWER, July 2012, p. 6. Continue reading

E.P.A. to Consider Relaxing an Air Pollution Rule

The Environmental Protection Agency announced on Friday afternoon that it would review its new standards for mercury, soot and other emissions for a handful of proposed new coal-burning power plants. Continue reading

EPA to review mercury rule on new power plants

The U.S. environmental regulator said on Friday it will review recently finalized limits on mercury emissions on new coal-fired power plants in a process that could ease the rules for companies building five new projects. Continue reading

Court upholds EPA’s revamped NO2 standard

A federal appeals court today rejected industry challenges to U.S. EPA’s most recent nitrogen dioxide air quality standards. Continue reading