Under questioning by Rep. David McKinley (R-WV) during March 22 hearings before the House Energy and Commerce Committee, Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Gina McCarthy admitted the Obama administration’s climate efforts will do nothing to prevent climate change, acknowledging they are symbolic attempts to get other countries to make steep carbon dioxide emissions cuts.
McCarthy was unmoved when McKinley noted the negative impact regulations such as the Clean Power Plan have had on jobs and electricity prices.
Concerning the Clean Power Plan, McKinley asked, “If it doesn’t have an impact on climate change around the world, why are we subjecting our hard working taxpayers and men and women in the coal fields to something that has no benefit?”
Administration 'Showing Leadership'
“We see it as having had enormous benefit in showing sort of domestic leadership, as well as garnering support around the country for the agreement we reached in Paris,” McCarthy responded....
An obscure program nestled deep in the bowels of the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) is funneling taxpayer money to environmental activists who oppose natural gas pipelines, according to an investigative report issued by InsideSources.
In 2009, Congress created the Technical Assistance Grant (TAG) program in DOT’s Pipelines and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) to provide funding to nonprofits and local governments to act to “improve damage prevention, develop new...
A U.S. District court in Texas recently approved the State of Texas as an intervening party to a lawsuit challenging the U.S. Bureau of Land Management’s (BLM) claim to own more than 90,000 acres on the Red River along Texas-Oklahoma border, land historically considered private property.
Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton is intervening in support of several private landowners who claim the BLM is attempting to seize property they own. The original suit was filed in federal court by the...
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