EPA

Trump Admin Scrubs Green Scum From EPA and Interior

by Steve MacDonald May 8, 2017

What a beautiful sound. It’s the primal scream coming from the left when confronted with headlines like this from the Washington Post. EPA dismisses half of key board’s scientific advisers; Interior suspends more than 200 advisory panels EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt decided to replace half of the members on one of its key scientific review boards, […]

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Trump and Pruitt – Government Pruning Service

by Mike April 3, 2017

First up, the EPA: Cartoon by Lisa Benson, March 31st.

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Trump Wants to Zero Out EPA Global Warming Programs

by Steve MacDonald March 4, 2017

Mr. Trump’s plans for EPA look to make deep cuts to their budget. (Daily Caller) The White House is pushing for significant cuts to EPA programs and staff levels, giving a glimpse of how the Trump administration plans on devolving more control to the states. The budget plan sent from the Office of Management and […]

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I didn’t know that the E in EPA stood for Entitlement

by Skip February 26, 2017

“The question we ask today is not whether our government is too big or too small,but whether it works — whether it helps families find jobs at a decent wage, care they can afford, a retirement that is dignified.” – President Obama, Inauguration (2009) Yeah, this is still Obama’s EPA with Pruitt installed just this […]

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US House H.R. 861 – I like bills this short

by Skip February 16, 2017

In my mind, bills that run more than 10 pages (max) are just the Devil’s Workshop.  Too much can be “hidden” in too much verbiage or cross-links to other legislature.  This is clear, concise, and pretty much plain-speaking: H. R. 861 To terminate the Environmental Protection Agency. IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES February 3, 2017 […]

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Blogline of the Day – Karma

by Skip January 29, 2017

Trump to fire half the EPA The people who have cost tens of thousands of coal miners their jobs are about to lose theirs. After all, the EPA says that it didn’t consider the economics of their rules…(the Court found that it wasn’t filing the statutory reports doing just that).  The EPA decided to hold […]

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EPA Ordered to Take Down ‘Climate Page’ From Their Website.

by Steve MacDonald January 25, 2017

There are a lot of changes brewing, particularly with regard to the EPA and the USDA. These departments, who all work at the pleasure of the President, have been told to stop the extracurricular communication. Trump silences scientists at EPA, USDA  A message sent to EPA staff on Monday prohibits staff from creating press releases, blogs, messages, […]

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Welcome to the Evolution – This is Not Just a Test!

by Steve MacDonald September 2, 2016
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We’re rebooting the show as a 60-minute podcast so welcome to the evolution. This is not just a test. Kimberly Morin and Susan Olsen join me as we explore the wondrous mystery that is Chris Sununu’s stewardship of Waterville Valley. And we take you beyond the news you’ve seen with details no one else has reported. […]

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EPA Drops Climate Cult ‘Pamphlets’ on Every State, Including Yours

by Steve MacDonald August 28, 2016
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The EPA has taken some of that money they took from you to produce ‘Fact Sheets’ on climate change and its impact on your state. EPA isn’t trying to be funny but I challenge you to read this without laughing. It’s ridiculous. But it was never meant to be serious science. Its purpose is to enable […]

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603 Alliance Issues Briefing Summit – Property Rights

by Steve MacDonald August 27, 2016
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In this segment, Government Overreach & Federalism, Jim Kofalt from the 603 Alliance discusses the issue of Federal Land grabs and the EPA’s MS4 Water regulations. Both present significant problems for property rights and property taxes. Everyone in New Hampshire, whether citizen or citizen legislator, needs to understand what they are and the impact these Federal efforts […]

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Insatiable Uncle Sam Creosote Maws Cigars

by Scott Morales May 6, 2016

Indicating reason number 4,235,153 that the government is too big: They’re going after cigars!!! Cigars! What the hell is wrong with these people? Shut it down. Shut it all down!  The Federal Government is incapable of doing what it’s already seized responsibility for, so what do they do?  Grab more!!  The rapacious insatiable bastards. I […]

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Unapologetic Conservatism Delivered Daily

by Steve MacDonald March 15, 2016
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Talk radio done ‘Right!’: Originally broadcast on Feb 13th, 2016 ICYMI with CNHT’s Ed Naile, AFP’s Chrissy Harbin, post primary Jeb! Sign debris and more. Follow GrokTALK! on Twitter

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Gov. Hassan Hints At How Your Government Should Work

by Steve MacDonald February 12, 2016
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Most of us won’t be surprised by any of this, but in a press release dated February 10th, 2016, Governor Maggie Hassan–who wants to be the next US Senator from New Hampshire–demonstrated how she thinks government in Washington should work.

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SCOTUS Puts Clean Power Plan On Hold

by Steve MacDonald February 9, 2016
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On a 5-4 vote the US Supreme Court has blocked implementation of the Presidents Clean Power Plan while legal challenges work their way through the courts. Let us hope that the legal system drags this one out until at least the end of January 2017. If the GOP doesn’t screw this election up we might […]

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ICYMI – January 30th, 2016 Podcast

by Steve MacDonald February 1, 2016
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ICYMI – Chrissy Harbin from AFP joins us to talk EPA overreach, David McIntosh – President of Club for Growth on Trump vs. Conservatism, Aaron Day on the Medicaid Expansion, Sen. Bob Smith on Sen. Ted Cruz, and introducing the NH Income Tax Calculator.

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January 30th, 2016 Podcast

by Steve MacDonald January 30, 2016
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This week we are introduced to the NH Income Tax Calculator. We also welcome Sen. Bob Smith on Ted Cruz and this week’s debate, David McIntosh – President of Club for Growth, Aaron Day on the Medicaid Expansion hearing, Crissy Harris from AFP joins us to talk EPA overreach and Obama energy policy, and our guest co-host this week is […]

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Tomorrow on GrokTALK! [Updated]

by Steve MacDonald January 29, 2016
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Guest co-host Susan Olsen joins us as we welcome Sen. Bob Smith on Ted Cruz and this week’s debate, David McIntosh President of Club for Growth, Aaron Day on the Medicaid Expansion hearing, and Chrissy Harbin from AFP joins us to talk EPA overreach and energy policy. And…we’ll be introducing the NH Income Tax Calculator tomorrow morning so be […]

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Another example of the burgeoning two-tiered Justice system

by Skip December 29, 2015

“The question we ask today is not whether our government is too big or too small,but whether it works — whether it helps families find jobs at a decent wage, care they can afford, a retirement that is dignified.” – President Barack Obama, Inauguration, 1/20/09 Nope, still ain’t workin’. That would be one justice system […]

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EPA hates Santa

by Skip December 27, 2015
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GrokTALK! Tim Wigley – Western Energy Alliance

by Steve MacDonald November 9, 2015
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Tim Wigley from the Western Energy Alliance joins us to talk EPA intrusion, the Clean Power Plan, regulatory impact on jobs and energy costs, and the need to push back against federal land grabs. The  entire podcast is available here. GrokTALK! is a Mobile-Ready Broadcast  

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Sen. Ayotte Miscalculates in Supporting Obama EPA’s Clean Power Plan

by Steve MacDonald October 28, 2015
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By Steve Mac Donald | Watchdog Arena New Hampshire’s U.S. Sen. Kelly Ayotte announced her support for the Environmental Protection Agency’s new Clean Power Plan earlier this week, presumably to help her reelection campaign. But in the process, she may have already lost the election. Keep Reading at Watchdog.org

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Practical Federalism–Stanley Kurtz and Robert Murray: subverting and going around the Principle of Federalism

by Skip October 4, 2015

I have been reading Stanley Kurtz, Ph.D for years – first on research on Obama during the latter’s first Presidential run (which told me all I needed to know and NOTHING has transpired to any of that proved wrong and then on the evilness of Regionalism – that practices of setting in levels of “governance” […]

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EPA Opens Door to More “Shady” Environmental Fraud

by Steve MacDonald October 2, 2015
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There’s no getting away from this. Sunlight is bad. It’s bad for plants. Why? Because plants that get sunlight emit ozone. Trees are the biggest culprits. So we need to regulate sunshine as only suitable for taxpayer backed solar farms that keep the sun from getting to the plants. Got it? @EPA So sunlight is […]

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This Is Your Colorado River on EPA…Part2

by Skip August 22, 2015

It looks like this story of the EPA breaching an old gold mine and bespoiling the drinking and irrigation waters of the Animus river – deliberately and after the owner of this defunct mine warned them this might happened – has “legs”.  The EPA’s response was to “ton of bricks” him by threatening him with […]

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This Is Your Colorado River on EPA…

by Skip August 14, 2015

I’m not going to opine (much) on this but this one thing.  Here is proof that government treats itself far better than us ordinary people doing the same malfeasance.  It says “Oopsies, sorry about that” when if this was a private company that deliberately dumped 3 million gallons of toxic pollution into peoples’ drinking water, […]

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Tweet of the day

by Susan Olsen August 11, 2015
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Whiskey Tango Foxtrot

by Steve MacDonald August 10, 2015
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This week we opened with a list of possible Whiskey Tango Foxtrot’s for the week including Palin Parts, Lois Lerner, Barack’s Diet, the EPA, Eric Holder’s “shooter,” and the rising bureaucratic tide in DC. And we introduce future recurring guest…Haggie Masson. Want the entire program? Get it here! Follow us on YouTube, USTREAM, Facebook, and Twitter […]

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SCOTUS Slaps Down EPA Power Plant Regs

by Steve MacDonald June 29, 2015
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The EPA’s power plant regulation overreach just got the thumbs down from the US Supreme Court.  I’m formatting Justice Scalia’s decision for the majority (complete EPA decision on MICHIGAN ET AL. v. ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY ET AL. here) to post for the wonky folks who like to get into the weeds, but for now I’ll leave you […]

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EPA Finds No Widespread Drinking Water Pollution From Fracking

by Steve MacDonald June 5, 2015
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EPA says fracking is not a threat to drinking water. Liberals – lose your minds. (NPR) “We found the hydraulic fracturing activities in the United States are carried out in a way that has not led to widespread systemic impacts on drinking water resources,” says Tom Burke, science adviser and deputy assistant administrator of the […]

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Data Point – Air Quality and Pollution

by Skip May 4, 2015

“National and local air quality trends graphs showing the nation’s progress towards clean air are available for: carbon monoxide (CO), ozone (O3), lead (Pb), nitrogen dioxide (NO2), particulate matter (PM), and sulfur dioxide (SO2).” (H/T: EPA)

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