After 30 years, Pennsylvania farmer still fighting feds over illegal taking of property

It was 30 years ago this spring that Bob Brace, a Waterford-area farmer, first clashed with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service about his right to repair drainage pipes that allowed him to farm some soggy ground. Jim Martin GoErie.com Background Posted January 12, 2017 It was 30 years ago this spring that Bob Brace, a Waterford-area farmer, first clashed […]

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How Trump can drain the EPA swamp

Unnecessary environmental regulation imposes incalculable costs in foregone innovation and economic growth, and the loss of private property rights and liberty. Despite dramatic gains in environmental quality, both the number and cost of federal regulations have been increasing for decades. Diane Katz The Daily Signal There were mixed signals from the White House on Tuesday about whether spending cuts or […]

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Why Trump’s termination of WOTUS is good for America

The Clean Water Act itself makes it expressly clear that states are supposed to play a leading role when it comes to water policy. The WOTUS rule ignores this. Both the federal government and states are supposed to work together to make this happen. States are in a far better position to address the unique environmental needs of their waters […]

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Pruitt confirmation welcome in Colorado, the epicenter of massive EPA debacles

The EPA wants millions in fines from Colorado Springs for speculative environmental harm that could happen, but probably won’t, even though the city has begun upgrades at a furious pace to avoid the possibility. Yet, the EPA takes no responsibility for harm it absolutely caused to people downstream from a negligent spill the agency caused. Hypocrisy so blatant and unapologetic […]

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Fed agencies not held to account for environmental destruction, wildfires

Grant County Sheriff Glenn Palmer told me that immediately after the Canyon fire, local loggers organized and went into the burned area to retrieve any and all useful logs. The logs were hauled to a local mill so some consumptive use of the resources could be achieved. The masterminds at the federal government shut them down upon discovery, thereby wasting […]

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EPA employees using encrypted messaging to skirt open records laws?

A conservative watchdog group filed an open-records request with the EPA on Thursday demanding the agency explain whether its employees are using encrypted messaging apps to communicate about President Trump’s environmental agenda outside of regular government channels. Alex Swoyer Washington Times Lawsuit demands EPA say if employees using encrypted messages to evade open-records laws A conservative watchdog group filed an […]

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Feds get slammed by courts in WOTUS jurisdiction case

The Supreme Court ruled unanimously in favor of Hawkes, setting a precedent that landowners may challenge the Corps’ jurisdictional determinations. The case was then remanded back to the district court for a final decision on the facts, which found the Corps failed to prove that a WOTUS was present on Hawkes’ land. Landowner wins case against Army Corps of Engineers Northern Ag. […]

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Trump Admin to hold EPA accountable for massive toxic river spill

Republicans and Democrats have criticized the agency’s decision to ignore victims associated with the Gold King Mine spill, which released 3 million gallons of dangerous metals like lead, cadmium and arsenic into the Animas River. Trump wants to make EPA pay claims on mine spill Chris White Daily Caller News Foundation Citizens of the Rocky Mountain state are relying on […]

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EPA sends 1,115,539 pounds of toxic metals into Lake Powell, pats itself on back for clean rivers

Those toxic metals are now likely sitting at the bottom of Lake Powell where they could be stirred up by future storms and surges of water. Metals released from Gold King Mine, including arsenic and lead, were “transported out of the rivers with snowmelt runoff in 2016.” Most of the Gold King Mine release was made up of iron and […]

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Progressive elites seek to ‘socially engineer’ rural Americans out of existence

Consider the case of the late John Rapanos, a hard-working, patriotic Michigan developer who, as the son of Greek immigrants, was living the American dream. His dream turned into a nightmare when the Environmental Protection Agency wanted to throw him in jail for five years and fine him $15 million for allegedly violating the Clean Water Act by polluting navigable […]

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