Trump Continues to Push Civil Service Reform

Almost since his first term began, President Trump has made numerous efforts to change federal civil service employment rules that will make it easier to fire certain federal employees. Last week, the president issued a new executive order that would strip mid-level or political appointees of certain employment protections, essentially making their employment at-will. This … Continue reading Trump Continues to Push Civil Service Reform

EPA Head Puts Brakes on Newsom Gas-Powered Vehicle Ban

Last week, California Governor Gavin Newsom signed an executive order that requires all vehicles in the Golden State to be zero emissions by 2035. Essentially, Newsom's directive bans gas-powered vehicles in the state over the next 15 years. However, according to The Hill, EPA head Andrew Wheeler sent a letter to the governor today reminding … Continue reading EPA Head Puts Brakes on Newsom Gas-Powered Vehicle Ban

Ex-Obama EPA Chief Gina McCarthy to Head NRDC

Former EPA Chief under the Obama Administration Gina McCarthy is now president and chief executive officer of the National Resources Defense Council (NRDC). The NRDC has filed numerous lawsuits to prevent the implementation of the Trump Administration's environmental policies. The group even sued the EPA under the Obama Administration too. The NRDC, along with other … Continue reading Ex-Obama EPA Chief Gina McCarthy to Head NRDC

Five environmental fights to watch in 2020

By Rebecca Beitsch, The Hill 2020 is shaping up to be a busy year on the energy and environmental front. The Trump administration is pushing ahead with their broad regulatory rollback, while on Capitol Hill House Democrats are looking to pass legislation on their ambitious clean energy agenda. Hovering over those moves will be the … Continue reading Five environmental fights to watch in 2020

WYDEQ: Fracking Had No Effect On Pavillion Water Wells

Tom Morton, KTWO Radio More than a decade of research has determined that oil and gas development did not pollute water wells near the town of Pavillion, according to a report issued by the Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality on Monday. "We just have not been able to find [contaminants] in those domestic wells that … Continue reading WYDEQ: Fracking Had No Effect On Pavillion Water Wells

Trump May Issue Executive Order Freeing Up Federally Funded Research

An interesting point made about this by Joseph Bast who is former President of and a Senior Fellow at the Heartland Institute on his Facebook page: "This would be a huge win for those trying to remove junk science from the regulatory process. Many “science” journals have been taken over and weaponized by the left. … Continue reading Trump May Issue Executive Order Freeing Up Federally Funded Research

Trump EPA snubs carbon capture

by Josh Siegel | June 22, 2019 The Washington Examiner The Trump Environmental Protection Agency is dismissing a technology that is favored by many Republicans and is widely considered to be among the most effective at slashing emissions from coal plants. EPA’s Affordable Clean Energy, or ACE, rule, finalized last week to replace President Barack … Continue reading Trump EPA snubs carbon capture

EPA Head to Keep “Secret Science” Out of Agency

The Daily Caller caught up with EPA head Andrew Wheeler at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) earlier this month and discussed a variety of issues including the agency's use of secret science. This would allow the EPA to use non-public scientific information when the agency is culminating and even justifying its environmental rules. Mr. … Continue reading EPA Head to Keep “Secret Science” Out of Agency