Posts Tagged ‘Environmental Protection Agency’


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An Earth Day Meditation for Millennials


Friday April 20th, 2018   •   Posted by K. Lloyd Billingsley at 4:08am PDT   •   0 Comments

April 22 marks Earth Day and millennials might think it goes back at least 100 years, or maybe all the way to the nation’s founding. Actually, Earth Day started only 48 years ago in 1970, but it was an occasion of significance. As Randy Simmons, Ryan M. Yonk and Kenneth J. Sim showed in…
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Senator Dianne Feinstein’s Quest to Keep California Dry


Wednesday June 7th, 2017   •   Posted by K. Lloyd Billingsley at 11:36am PDT   •   0 Comments

Despite a wet winter and thick snowpack, California still faces increasing demands for water. New sources are always welcome and the Cadiz project seeks to pump groundwater from private holdings in the Mojave Desert to supply homes in arid southern California. San Bernardino County approved the project but the loudest voice against it is…
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EPAttacks Property Rights


Thursday June 1st, 2017   •   Posted by K. Lloyd Billingsley at 10:49am PDT   •   0 Comments

In 2012, John Duarte was plowing his wheat field in Tehama County, California, when a government inspector accused him of “deep ripping” the land and violating the Clean Water Act, which declares seasonal “vernal pools” to be “wetlands.” So according to the government, Duarte needed a permit to farm his land, but the farmer,…
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Is Donald Trump the New Swamp Fox?


Tuesday April 18th, 2017   •   Posted by K. Lloyd Billingsley at 9:24am PDT   •   1 Comment

As a candidate, Donald Trump contended, “there’s tremendous waste, fraud and abuse” in the federal government, an easily verified reality. As we noted, a recent internal study exposed $125 billion in administrative waste in Pentagon business operations, where the purchasing bureaucracy alone counted 207,000 full-time workers. The Environmental Protection Agency allowed “policy advisor” John…
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Spying Out EPA Waste, Fraud and Abuse


Friday March 17th, 2017   •   Posted by K. Lloyd Billingsley at 9:29am PDT   •   0 Comments

President Trump wants to cut the budget of the federal Environmental Protection Agency by 31 percent, from $8.2 billion to about $5.7 billion, a reduction of $2.6 billion and more than 3,000 positions. The proposed cuts have drawn attacks from politicians, the old-line establishment media, and regulatory zealots. For their part, taxpayers might keep…
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Secret EPA Slush Fund: Who Will Get the Remaining $3.5 Billion?


Wednesday May 25th, 2016   •   Posted by K. Lloyd Billingsley at 8:00am PDT   •   2 Comments

As we noted in 2013, it is possible for an EPA “policy advisor” such as John Beale to falsify his employment record, claim that he actually works for the CIA, and maintain this ruse for 20 years while bagging fat bonuses but performing no actual work of any value. The EPA’s secret agent man…
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EPAimperialism


Wednesday June 11th, 2014   •   Posted by K. Lloyd Billingsley at 7:00am PDT   •   0 Comments

The proposed budget for the federal Environmental Protection Agency for fiscal year 2015 is $7.89 billion. That should be plenty of money for the EPA to colonize more of American life. As Keith Matheny notes in the Lansing State Journal, the EPA is advancing new regulations that will make life more difficult for farmers….
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EPA Fuels Scam


Monday October 15th, 2012   •   Posted by K. Lloyd Billingsley at 12:21pm PDT   •   2 Comments

The federal Environmental Protection Agency, in keeping with its unofficial Stalinist mascot Che Guevara, likes to posture as a tough law-and-order agency, finding inspiration in Roman crucifixion campaigns, and always on guard to protect the planet from “polluters.” Now it turns out that EPA rules are a target-rich environment for scammers. The 2007 Renewable…
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EPChe: An Expensive, Oppressive Agency Gets a Symbol


Tuesday September 25th, 2012   •   Posted by K. Lloyd Billingsley at 9:25am PDT   •   20 Comments

Susie Goldring, a “management analyst” with the Environmental Protection Agency, recently decided her co-workers needed catch-up on Hispanic culture. So she put together a fact sheet and tacked on a photo of a Che Guevara mural and his slogan, “Hasta la victoria siempre.” When the Che hit the fan, Goldring said she had no…
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U.S. Government’s Ethanol Boondoggle Raising Food Prices Worldwide


Thursday August 16th, 2012   •   Posted by David Theroux at 12:36am PDT   •   4 Comments

The Wall Street Journal reports in “Ethanol vs. the World: The corn fuel mandate is raising food prices and hurting the poor,” that the massive federal corporate welfare subsidies to corn farmers and mandates for ethanol production are “a man-made disaster that could be stopped if the EPA or others in Washington cared for…
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