Tag Archives: Environmental Protection Agency

Watchdog files ethics complaint against EPA head

I’ve got a better idea. Why don’t we simply abolish the EPA? Then we wouldn’t have to put up with this kind of nonsense. — jtl, 418 By Miranda Green –The Hill 3-4 minutes A government watchdog group filed an … Continue reading

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Trump Administration scuttles Obama-era WOTUS “Waters of the United States” rule

By rolling back Obama’s 2015 “Waters of the United States” (WOTUS) rule, the administration has put an end to the biggest power grab in the 48-year history of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Why just WOTUS? Why not, while we … Continue reading

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Zinke says science is key to agency shake-up. Is he sincere?

by Brittany Patterson, E&E News reporter via THE WESTERNER When Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke launched a massive reorganization of the department last week, he said good science would help him chart the changes. But former officials are raising questions about … Continue reading

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Trump Repeals Waters of the U.S. Rule

That jurisdiction…had included “navigable” waters and waters with a significant hydrologic connection to navigable waters. But the regulation broadened that to include, among other water bodies, upstream waters and intermittent and ephemeral streams such as the kind farmers use for … Continue reading

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Donald Trump ‘taking steps to abolish Environmental Protection Agency’

Donald Trump will work towards the abolition of the Environmental Protection Agency – and any employees cleaving to the Obama era should be “very worried” by the prospect of Scott Pruitt taking over the agency, a key aide of the … Continue reading

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Obama EPA has pumped out nearly 4,000 new regulations

 Chairman of the Subcommittee Ed Whitfield (R-Ky.) said the EPA’s massive red tape expansion was the result of the administration’s “controversial and extreme interpretation” of the environmental agency’s authority to create legislation without congressional input. Translation: Bareback Yomama fancies himself a … Continue reading

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Wyoming rancher thumps EPA on bogus wetlands violation

It happens so rarely that, when it does, it is cause for a celebbration. — jtl, 419 by Bonner Cohen, Ph. D.,  via CFACT In a 21st century replay of the biblical battle between David and Goliath, Wyoming rancher Andy … Continue reading

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Wyoming Rancher Beats EPA In Pond Fight

Well, they throw us a bone every now and then. But I’d advise Andy Johnson to watch his six. They’ve been known to murder people they cut deals with. — jtl, 419 Wyoming rancher Andy Johnson talks about his lawsuit … Continue reading

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Settlement Reached in EPA Dispute Over Wyoming Stock Pond

via NorthernAg.net OMAHA (DTN) — A Wyoming family has gone from facing more than $20 million in fines for alleged violations of the Clean Water Act when they built a stock pond, to now having to plant trees and install … Continue reading

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EPA Goes After Low-Income Farmers In Land Grab

The Supreme Court says the Clean Water Act is not a grant of federal control over every stream and depression in the nation. The Environmental Protection Agency says otherwise. Actually, the Supreme Court violates the constitution as much, if not … Continue reading

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