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EPA Secretary Pruitt: The Eco-Nuts Will Never, Never Like You

Seton Motley, In the great Aaron Sorkin television creation “West Wing,” very accomplished fake president Jed Bartlet goes in for a brief bit of therapy during which the following exchange occurs:  Bartlet: “It’s not good for a person to keep setting goals?”  Psychologist: “It probably is.  But it’s tricky for somebody who is still trying

Refocusing a Chicago Water Summit

Paul Driessen, President Trump’s proposal to reduce the Environmental Protection Agency’s $8.1-billion budget by $1.6 billion was cut to an $80-million trim in the omnibus spending bill. However, the EPA funding and staff controversy will undoubtedly resume during the next budgetary battles in September. That’s fueling consternation and con jobs in the heartland. According to

Judicial Watch Sues EPA for Records on Obama Era ‘Environmental Justice’ Grants

Lauretta Brown, The government watchdog group Judicial Watch sued the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Monday after the agency ignored a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request for records regarding the EPA’s “environmental justice” grants. “The lawsuit was filed after the EPA failed to respond to a simple November 25, 2015, FOIA request for: Copies

Pruitt Takes Fire from Conservatives on Climate Showdown

Andrew Restuccia and Alex Guillen report in Politico on the heat President Trump’s EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt is taking from conservatives over reports that he successfully urged Trump not to revoke the EPA’s 2009 “endangerment finding,” a far-reaching ruling introduced by the Obama administration that labeled carbon dioxide a dangerous substance in need of broad

Trump to sign order on Tuesday easing energy regulations

President Donald Trump will sign an order on Tuesday aimed at making it easier for companies to produce energy in the United States, administration officials said on Sunday. Under Trump, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is aiming to aggressively roll back Obama-era environmental regulations. Trump plans to sign the executive order at the EPA to

Trump’s first budget faces early Republican resistance

President Trump’s “America First” budget released Thursday that calls for steep cuts to the State Department and Environmental Protection Agency in order to increase defense spending was called by some Republicans as a pie-in-the-sky wish list that will never pass Congress in tact. It is not uncommon for a president’s initial “skinny budget” to face

EPA, State Department prepare for cuts under Trump’s budget

President Trump’s budget plan for fiscal 2018 increases defense spending and cuts funding for the Environmental Protection Agency and the State Department, Reuters reported, citing a congressional source. Trump’s first budget– which is set to be released on Thursday at 7 a.m. ET– will reportedly cut 28 percent out of the State Department’s funding and

Ignorant Media

John Stossel, Has the media gotten worse? Or am I just grouchier? Every day I see things that are wrong or that so miss the point I want to scream. Four examples: Storm Coverage As this week’s storm approached the East Coast, the media reverted to breathless hype: “monster storm … very dangerous.” Here I