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Will EPA End California “Tax” on Everyone Else’s Automobiles?

by Steve MacDonald April 4, 2018

For years California’s higher mileage requirements for passenger vehicles have forced manufacturers to offset those costs with higher prices for car buyers all across the nation. But the EPA is dumping Obama CAFE standards for model years 2022-2025 defaulting to the current average of 34.5 mpg. A legal fight is expected from CAFE-Clingers and Brownistas […]

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Scott Pruitt and EPA Scrap Obama Era Fuel Efficiency Mandates

by Steve MacDonald April 2, 2018

EPA chief Scott Pruitt just sent a message to consumers and car makers that he’s okay with them deciding what sort of fuel efficiency they want in a motor vehicle. He just scrapped Obama’s Federal CAFE Standards. In a statement, Mr. Pruitt said the program, known as the Corporate Average Fuel Economy, or CAFE standards, […]

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Rules Change at EPA: Make Underlying Data Public

by Steve MacDonald March 30, 2018

Beleive it or not, for the better part of twenty-plus years the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has been issuing regulations with the force of law without having to present any data publicly. Imposing rules, limiting individuals and job creators, driving up the cost of everything, without having to prove the thesis upon which these […]

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Fixing Obama Era EPA Overreach – The Waters of the US Rule

by Steve MacDonald March 15, 2018

Daren Bakst,  The Heritage Foundation’s research fellow in agricultural policy, joins me to discuss Obama Era EPA overreach and the Water of the US Rule. Where we are (everything from a lake to a puddle can be regulated). What Congress can or should do. And what if anything you can do to help. Also Available […]

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No Rise in Merrimack Cancers after PFOA “Contamination” is Not Surprising

by Steve MacDonald January 28, 2018

Long before the “massive” contamination of a portion of Merrimack New Hampshire’s water supply, I was aware of PFOA’s. The Teflon adhering chemistry was already on the radar of the usual suspects as a potential source of easy revenue, actual science be damned, through media sensationalism, scare-tactics, and inevitably – lawsuits.

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Quick Thought – About those EPA employees…

by Skip December 17, 2017

Hundreds of EPA Employees Have Quit Under Trump After months of crying at their desks, bureaucrats now ‘quitting in disgust’ Over 700 employees at the Environmental Protection Agency have quit or taken early retirement during the Trump administration so far, bringing the agency close to employment levels not seen since Reagan…Career bureaucrats taking voluntary buyouts is helping […]

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Consensus Means Money-Laundering

by Steve MacDonald October 31, 2017

Back in 1974, there was a consensus that global cooling was a threat to the worlds food supply. Many of us would starve to death before we froze to death. When that didn’t happen–and by that I mean there was no global money-laundering system in place to finance the ‘science’ needed to warp reality to […]

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Consensus Remains Elusive

by Steve MacDonald October 22, 2017

 “Consensus” is a political idea which is just one of many reasons not trust the climate cult. A concept that even as a political one is difficult. So we should not be surprised to see a group of sixty-plus scientists with climate backgrounds asking the EPA to revisit it’s 2009 GHG Endangerment Finding. We each are convinced that […]

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A Type of “Climate” Change Environmental Groups Don’t Believe

by Steve MacDonald October 17, 2017

Scott Pruitt’s EPA is the first Executive agency to abandon the questionable Obama-Era practice of “Sue and Settle.” “The days of regulation through litigation are over,” EPA chief Scott Pruitt declared in a statement. “We will no longer go behind closed doors and use consent decrees and settlement agreements to resolve lawsuits filed against the […]

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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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