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  • Winter Is Coming! Natural Gas Price SOARS 216% Under Biden, Heating Oil SOARS (Cost Of Heating Homes Getting Expensive!)

    05/03/2022 1:19:56 PM PDT · by Browns Ultra Fan · 31 replies
    Confounded Interest ^ | 05/03/2022 | Anthony B. Sanders
    President Joe Biden should do an ad for his energy policies ala Game of Thrones, “Bundle up! Winter is Coming!” Since Biden was installed as President in January 2021, natural gas futures prices are UP 216% and heating oil is up 199%. The average price of home electricity has SOARED under Biden, as has the prices of many things. Fortunately for Biden and Congress, they live in well-heated (and air-conditioned) digs in the DC area and are not exposed to the damage done by Biden’s executive orders on energy.
  • Biden to announce authorization of E15 gasoline in an effort to increase US fuel supply, reduce gas prices

    04/12/2022 4:52:20 AM PDT · by devane617 · 136 replies
    fox business ^ | 04/12/2022
    President Biden on Tuesday is set to announce that the Environmental Protection Agency will allow E15 gasoline—gasoline that uses a 15% ethanol blend—to be sold in the United States this summer in an effort to expand Americans’ access to affordable fuel supply amid the surge in gas prices across the nation. The EPA is set to issue a national, emergency waiver. Without the action, the White House said E15 cannot be used in most of the country from June 1 to September 15. The EPA is expected to take final action to issue the emergency waiver closer to June 1.
  • EPA Decides Not to Regulate Chemical Linked to Fetal Brain Damage in Drinking Water

    04/01/2022 7:46:08 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 6 replies
    The Epoch Times ^ | April 1, 2022 | Katabella Roberts
    The U.S Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) on March 31 announced that it will not regulate the chemical called perchlorate in drinking water. Perchlorate is widely used in rocket fuel and munitions, fertilizers, and is also a component of fireworks and airbag initiators for vehicles, among other things. While it can occur naturally, high concentrations have been found in at least 26 states, typically near military bases and defense contractors in the U.S. West, particularly around Las Vegas and in Southern California. Human exposure to high levels of the chemical has been linked to a deficiency of iodide in the thyroid...
  • The EPA plans to sunset its online archive

    03/24/2022 4:47:15 PM PDT · by algore · 15 replies
    Come July, the EPA plans to retire the archive containing old news releases, policy changes, regulatory actions, and more. Those are important public resources, advocates say, but federal guidelines for maintaining public records still fall short when it comes to protecting digital assets. “Web services is the language of the government now, [but] we’re not treating it with the same sort of respect that we are paper documents,” says Gretchen Gehrke, one of the co-founders of a group that initially came together to prevent the Trump administration from destroying environmental data. The group, called Environmental Data and Governance Initiative (EDGI),...
  • EXCLUSIVE: Audit reveals FBI rule-breaking in probes involving politicians, religious groups, media

    03/12/2022 8:53:19 AM PST · by george76 · 39 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | March 11, 2022 | Ryan Lovelace
    FBI agents violated their own rules at least 747 times in 18 months while conducting investigations involving politicians, candidates, religious groups, the news media and others, according to a 2019 FBI audit obtained by The Washington Times. The internal review revealed a ratio of slightly more than two “compliance errors” per each sensitive investigative matter (SIM) reviewed by FBI auditors. These errors involved things like agents failing to get approval from senior FBI officials to start an investigation, agents failing to document a necessary legal review occurring before they opened an investigation and agents failing to tell prosecutors what they...
  • Biden restores California’s power to set car emissions rules

    03/09/2022 11:26:33 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 28 replies
    The Associated Press ^ | March 9, 2022 | By MATTHEW DALY (D-AP)
    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Biden administration is restoring California’s authority to set its own tailpipe pollution standards for cars, reversing a Trump administration policy and likely ushering in stricter emissions standards for new passenger vehicles nationwide. A waiver approved Wednesday by the Environmental Protection Agency allows California to set tough emissions rules for cars and SUVs and impose mandates for so-called zero-emission vehicles that do not contribute to global warming. Former President Donald Trump’s 2019 decision to revoke California’s authority to set its own limits on auto emissions was one of his most high-profile actions to roll back environmental rules...
  • US announces new emissions standards for trucks and buses

    03/07/2022 12:36:54 PM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 47 replies
    France24 ^ | March 7, 2022
    Washington (AFP) – The United States on Monday announced tougher emissions standards on trucks and buses starting from 2027, and said it would spend almost $1.4 billion on expanding green public transit. The proposed new standards for gasoline and diesel heavy vehicles would place stricter limits on nitrogen oxides (NOx) that cause smog and soot, and set new greenhouse gas standards from 2030. "Seventy-two million people are estimated to live near truck freight routes in America and they're more likely people of color and those with lower income," Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) director Michael Regan told reporters at an event...
  • Democratic Senators See Writing On The Wall After Supreme Court Hears EPA Case

    03/02/2022 2:24:34 PM PST · by where's_the_Outrage? · 53 replies
    TPM ^ | Mar 2, 2022 | Kate Riga
    The Supreme Court heard a bizarre case Monday that dealt with the Environmental Protection Agency’s power to regulate greenhouse gas emissions from power plants. A coalition of red states and coal companies are gesturing towards a rule that is no longer on the books — Obama’s Clean Power Plan — as a way to bring before the conservative court questions of how the EPA can act on climate. It’s a case where the justices handcuffing the EPA from its ability to keep some of the country’s biggest polluters from belching greenhouse gasses into the air is actually not the worst...
  • With West Virginia vs EPA, Supreme Court can restore state authority on energy

    02/28/2022 12:13:43 PM PST · by Kaslin · 21 replies
    FOX News.com ^ | February 28, 2022 | Patrick Morrisey
    James Madison once warned that the "accumulation of all powers, legislative, executive, and judiciary, in the same hands, ... may justly be pronounced the very definition of tyranny." Unfortunately, the modern Environmental Protection Agency – with a little help from the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit – seems determined to ignore Madison’s message. Under a plan launched by the Obama administration, EPA claimed the power to reorder industries in the name of climate change. EPA believed it could shut down power plants, force power companies to invest in their competitors, and take otherwise extreme measures never before...
  • EPA’s Victims Looking to Prayer and Judicial Relief

    02/23/2022 7:39:53 AM PST · by Kaslin · 4 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 23, 2022 | Gregory Wrightstone
    Providing sustenance to the Biden administration’s “green” push to replace use of the U.S.’s abundant reserves of fossil fuels with unreliable and expensive wind and solar are regulators armed with a specious notion that carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases are pollutants. The government’s attack on hydrocarbons goes back to the Clinton administration’s Environmental Protection Agency, which produced a legal opinion that it could regulate greenhouse gases even though Congress never empowered it to do so. Undeterred by the absence of legislative backing, the Obama administration sought to reduce carbon dioxide emissions at coal-fired power plants under the Clean Power...
  • Electric Cars Compared By Price Per Mile Of EPA Range: Feb 9, 2022

    02/10/2022 9:29:14 AM PST · by Red Badger · 33 replies
    https://insideevs.com ^ | Feb 10, 2022 at 8:58am ET | By: Mark Kane
    In addition to the general price comparison of all-electric cars in the U.S., let's take a look at another metric - price per mile of range. There is no change in the first few places since we last checked in September 2021, but there are new models that are surprisingly high in the ranks. In this post, we compare the base prices (MSRP plus obligatory destination charge) and EPA Combined range - the only common metrics that we have for the U.S. BEV market. For reference, we include also the price per mile after applying the federal tax credit of...
  • The Renewable Fuel Standard may be about to go on steroids

    01/12/2022 2:24:42 PM PST · by Kaslin · 8 replies
    Hot Air.com ^ | January 12, 2022 | JAZZ SHAW
    One unpleasant ghost from the past (and present) will be moving back toward center stage in a couple of months and it may wind up presenting yet another challenge for the Biden administration. One of my concerns during the 2020 election dealt with my dread that liberal Democrats would be back in control in 2022 because of an important energy policy milestone. The Renewable Fuel Standard, which mandates the blending of “green” fuels like ethanol into America’s gasoline supply, has been running on a fifteen-year schedule that was last established and expanded in 2007. The current charter is up after...
  • The Supreme Court Confronts the Administrative State

    01/03/2022 7:35:44 AM PST · by george76 · 27 replies
    Law & Liberty ^ | JANUARY 3, 2022 | Peter J. Wallison
    It could be a coincidence—or it could foretell an historic Supreme Court term. The Court has now accepted two cases for this term that could threaten the essential legal underpinnings of the federal administrative state. The first is American Hospital Association v. Becerra, in which the plaintiff questions the Chevron doctrine—a rule fashioned by the Supreme Court itself in 1984 that requires lower federal courts to defer to administrative agencies’ interpretation of their delegated authorities, where the statute is ambiguous and the agency’s decision is “reasonable.” Under this rubric, lower federal courts have given administrative agencies wide leeway to interpret...
  • Ten Joe Biden 2021 Blunders that Killed the American Energy Renaissance

    01/01/2022 3:40:33 PM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 27 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 1 Jan 2022 | PENNY STARR
    Joe Biden wasted no time after being sworn in as president in destroying the U.S energy renaissance ushered in during Donald Trump’s presidency which made the country energy independent and a net annual petroleum exporter for the first time since at least 1949.Through regulations, executive orders, and other means, Biden has driven up the cost of energy for Americans and made the country more dependent on foreign and often unfriendly entities for its energy needs.Here are ten Biden policies that have ended abundant and affordable energy in America:1. On his first day as president, Biden canceled completion of the Keystone...
  • Hyundai Allegedly Closes Its Combustion Engine Development Center

    12/27/2021 10:32:18 PM PST · by blueplum · 205 replies
    motor1 via msn ^ | 27 December 2021 | Christopher Smith
    The current crop of engines will apparently be Hyundai's final fuel burners. The electric push is on as manufacturers race to position themselves for an EV future. Many companies have made verbal commitments to going all-electric, but Hyundai could be taking a bold step by ending the development of future internal combustion engines right now. That's the word in a report from Business Korea. In an article that dropped just before Christmas, the report claims Hyundai Motor Group officially cut its engine development department at the company's Namyang Research Institute south of Seoul. The report also states the automaker's powertrain...
  • California wants to hire EPA staffers who are sick of Trump ( schadenfreude alert )

    03/19/2017 2:56:35 AM PDT · by vooch · 33 replies
    Mother Jones ^ | March 10, 2017 | Rebecca Leber
    Michael Picker stood in the freezing cold outside of the Environmental Protection Agency early Thursday morning passing out fliers that read, “Come work for California. Fight climate change.” Picker was far away from his home in Sacramento, where he is the president of California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC), for meetings with the National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners. He decided to try to recruit demoralized EPA staffers, who are facing deep program cuts and controversial new leadership. The EPA's new administrator, Scott Pruitt, has a long record of opposing the agency's work. Picker hopes to entice them to work for...
  • Supreme Court Takes Up Challenges to Near Limitless Power of EPA

    11/21/2021 6:58:04 PM PST · by T Ruth · 29 replies
    The Heritage Foundation ^ | Nov 19th, 2021
    This term the Supreme Court will hear four consolidated cases challenging the Environmental Protection Agency’s power to regulate greenhouse gas emissions from power plants. That question will impact all electricity consumers, but the cases may have larger implications for the ever-expanding reach of the administrative state. The lead case—West Virginia v. EPA—questions the constitutionality of an ancillary provision of the Clean Air Act that, according to a divided panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit, gives the EPA broad power to regulate almost any part of the economy that produces greenhouse gases. Joining West Virginia are...
  • EPA overturns approval of Mississippi Yazoo Pumps Project

    11/17/2021 11:09:52 PM PST · by blueplum · 7 replies
    AP via msn ^ | 17 November 2021 | LEAH WILLINGHAM, Associated Press/Report for America -
    JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency said Wednesday it has overturned the approval of a massive flood-control project in the south Mississippi Delta that officials said was erroneously greenlit in the final days of the Trump administration. In a letter to the Army for Civil Works, EPA officials said the past administration's November 2020 decision to approve the Yazoo Pumps Project was in violation of the Clean Water Act and “failed to reflect the recommendations from the career scientists and technical staff.”
  • H2O: What You Need To Know

    11/14/2021 7:17:52 PM PST · by Pining_4_TX · 13 replies
    American Council on Science and Health ^ | 11/09/21 | Susan Goldhaber MPH
    The EWG wrote their own in those cases where the EPA did not have a standard for a contaminant. The EWG wrote their own standards for several contaminants already regulated by the EPA, with most about a 100-fold lower than EPA’s standard. For example, the EPA standard for a group of disinfection by-products (trihalomethanes) is 80 parts per billion (ppb); the EWG’s 0.15 ppb. Total trihalomethanes were detected at 28.3 ppb in my drinking water supply, so it complied with EPA’s regulations but exceeded the EWG’s. Anyone can make a standard look bad by writing a lower one.
  • Tap Water Database Lists Toxins by Zip Code

    11/14/2021 6:48:03 PM PST · by bitt · 43 replies
    epoch times ^ | 11/14/2021 | Nathan Worcester
    The Environmental Working Group (EWG) has updated its database on tap water in the United States, revealing where testing has detected potentially deadly pollutants in the nation’s water systems. First published in 2005, the database was most recently updated in 2018. “We’re collecting testing data from almost 50,000 water utilities nationwide,” said Sydney Evans, a science analyst with EWG, in an interview with The Epoch Times. In just one state—Illinois—EWG’s database shows that many water utilities exceeded the legal limits of arsenic, radium, and total trihalomethanes (TTHMS), among other chemicals. In its entry for the City of Chicago’s water system,...