OPINION: Wall Steet Journal Editorial "TRAIN Act Will Expose True Costs EPA is Trying to Hide"
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The Cost of Lisa Jackson
Why the EPA doesn't consider job losses when it creates new rules
The White House lookback on "excessive" regulation has concluded and--breaking news--there's more work left to do. So let's commend those in Congress trying to force the Administration to conduct a credible cost-benefit test.
Last month the House Energy Committee passed a bill that reforms the Environmental Protection Agency's process for creating new rules and mandates, which it has been doing with a special fervor under administrator...
OPINION: John Engler in the Wall Street Journal "The Latest Job Killer From the EPA"
By John Engler
President Obama won praise from businesses in January when he promised to bring "reason and balance" to a "21st-century regulatory system." Yet now, fewer than six months later, his administration is preparing to issue the single most expensive environmental regulation in U.S. history, a job-killing rule it is under no obligation to impose on the struggling economy.
There's nothing reasonable or balanced about the Environmental Protection Agency's proposal to tighten national air-quality standards for ozone emissions at this time....
NEWS / VIDEO: Media Outlets Report on EPA Sending Millions Overseas to Finance Projects Like "Breathe Easy, Jakarta"
Bipartisan Panel Expresses Outrage Over EPA's Foreign Handouts
THE HILL: House GOP bashes EPA over $100M in foreign grants to battle pollutionHouse Republicans launched a fresh attack on the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) this week, blasting Administrator Lisa Jackson for setting aside millions of dollars in grants to foreign countries aimed at reducing global pollution.Republicans on the House Energy and Commerce Committee released...a report...Monday night detailing what they say is nearly $100 million in "foreign handouts" to countries...
NEWS: The Washington Post "Obama's Focus on Visiting Clean-Tech Companies Raises Questions"
By Carol D. Leonnig, Joe Stephens and Alice Crites
With trips that began two months after he took office, President Obama has devoted more than half of his out-of-town private-business visits to promoting a single industry: clean technology, which the president says will lead the nation back to economic prosperity.
His praise for renewable-energy projects has been effusive. A day after this year's State of the Union address, he stood among workers at a small Wisconsin lighting company and dubbed it a "model for the future," helped by...
VIDEO: Rep. Cory Gardner Discusses Jobs and Energy Permitting Act on FOX Business
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The House will vote this week on H.R. 2021, the Jobs and Energy Permitting Act, a bipartisan proposal introduced by Reps. Cory Gardner (R-CO) and Rep. Gene Green (D-TX). The bill will eliminate permitting delays that have prevented vital offshore energy exploration, keeping American resources out of reach.... The development of Alaska's arctic waters alone could produce up to 1 million barrels of oil per day and create more than 50,000 American jobs....
NEWS: Associated Press "NRC Chief in Hot Seat for Scrapping Work on Yucca Mountain Dump"
By DINA CAPPIELLO and MATTHEW DALYThe Associated PressJune 12, 2011
WASHINGTON -- In the two years that Gregory Jaczko has led the nation's independent nuclear agency, his actions to delay, hide and kill work on a disputed dump for high-level radioactive waste have been called "bizarre," ''unorthodox" and "illegal."
These harsh critiques haven't come just from politicians who have strong views in favor of the Yucca Mountain waste site in Nevada. They've come from the Nuclear Regulatory Commission's own scientists and a former agency chairman.
OPINION: Wall Street Journal Editorial "The EPA's War on Jobs"
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EDITORIAL... June 13, 2011 ... President Obama's jobs council will make its first recommendations today on lifting hiring and strengthening the economy. Too bad the message doesn't seem to be reaching the Administration's regulators, in particular the Environmental Protection Agency. ... The EPA is currently conducting a campaign against coal-fired power and one of its most destructive weapons is a pending regulation to limit mercury and other hazardous air pollutants like dioxins or acid gases that power plants emit. The 946-page rule mandates that...
OPINION: Wall Street Journal and Washington Post Opinion Pages on Investigation into Political Manipulation in Yucca Mountain Shutdown
Wall Street Journal Obama's Nuclear Politics
By Kim StrasselJune 10, 2011
The Obama administration has shown a certain ruthless streak when it comes to getting what it wants. For its latest in brass-knuckle tactics, consider the ongoing fight over the proposed Yucca nuclear waste facility.
This tale begins in 2008, when candidate Obama was determined to win Nevada, a crucial electoral state. Catering to locals, Mr. Obama promised to kill plans--approved by Congress--to make the state's Yucca Mountain the repository for spent nuclear fuel. He was...