May 16, 2017letter sent yesterday to President Donald J. Trump. The IECA is a nonpartisan...
April 17, 2017
Some observers express doubt that the Trump administration can cut the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) budget by 31 percent and still fund implementation of...
January 23, 2017hearing on the...
January 12, 2017announcement that has placed the rusty patched bumble bee on the U.S....
January 9, 2017
Green Group Litigation Strategy #1...
January 4, 2017
On Tuesday, The Hill’s Timothy Cama reported:
An environmental group is launching a new advertising campaign against the confirmation of President-elect Donald Trump’s pick to head the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).
Clean Air Moms Action, a project of the Environmental Defense Action Fund, said Tuesday it is spending at least $100,000 on the campaign which centers on children's health concerns, targeting the Washington, D.C., area, and six states with senators who could swing the confirmation vote.
See the ad for yourself here. In fact, it is based on an egregious lie, and the truth of the matter demonstrates the...
December 28, 2016
Consider the myriad alarmist news stories...
December 20, 2016
The newly elected congressional majority should be ready and willing to help implement President-elect Donald Trump’s promise to tackle onerous regulations. But what about so called “non-regulatory programs” that have significant public policy and marketplace impacts?
Congress can address problems associated with such programs by defunding them or by bringing them under the authority of existing environmental laws.
Top on the list should be the Environmental Protection Agency’s Integrated Risk Information System, also known as IRIS. IRIS gains its authority simply as a line item inside EPA’s Office of Research and Development. As a research program, IRIS operates outside the regulatory process and its accountability systems.
December 12, 2016
This week on RealClear Radio Hour, Marc Edwards and Dan Liljenquist recount politically induced disasters from the perversion of science to the pension crisis.
My first guest is Marc Edwards, Professor of Environmental and Water Resources Engineering at Virginia Tech. Marc discusses institutional scientific misconduct in academic and government-funded science and details how the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention created and covered up both the D.C. and Flint, Michigan, lead and drinking water crises. He describes how upper management cultivates a culture of corruption to promote their policy agency agenda, risking loss of public trust in science.
September 28, 2016blocked a bill that would have provided funding to fight the spread of the Zika virus, and suspended certain regulations (it would have “temporarily waived duplicative permitting requirements...