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EPA Chief McCarthy – “Willing To Let Democracy Work” Now That GOP Controls Congress

Looking a bit less arrogant than has been her customary demeanor in the past, EPA Chief Gina McCarthy spoke at the Christian Science Monitor Breakfast on Monday. While she claims that the agency does not intend to soften their tyrannical approach in the face of a Republican Congress which has the power to restrict and rollback their often draconian and excessive actions, the reality will undoubtedly be much different. Senator Jim Inhofe, a longtime foe of the bureaucratic regulatory monster will head the Environment and Public Works Committee, with oversight power over the EPA. He is a common sense skeptic of their catchall justification for all things regulatory, the liberal pseudo-religion of climate change.    

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Proposed Water Rule Could Put ‘Property Rights of Every American Entirely at the Mercy’ of EPA

The Daily Signal Ron Arnold It seems incredible, but a single missing word could turn a water law into a government land grab so horrendous even a U.S. Supreme Court justice warned it would “put the property rights of every American entirely at the mercy of Environmental Protection Agency employees.” The missing word is “navigable.” The Obama administration is proposing a rule titled “Definition of ‘Waters of the United States’ Under the Clean Water Act,” which would strike “navigable” from American water law and redefine any piece of land that is wet at least part of the year, no matter how remote or isolated it may be from truly navigable waters, as “waters of the United States,” or WOTUS. Read more…

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Obama EPA kills power plant, 3,900 jobs in Texas

Chase Power, the parent company behind the $3 billion Las Brisas coal power plant in Corpus Christi, Texas, announced yesterday that it was cancelling the project. “Chase Power … has opted to suspend efforts to further permit the facility and is seeking alternative investors as part of a plan of dissolution for the parent company,” Chase CEO Dave Freysinger told the Corpus Christi Caller-Times. Freysinger made it very clear who was responsible for the projects death. “The (Las Brisas Energy Center) is a victim of EPA’s concerted effort to stifle solid-fuel energy facilities in the U.S., including EPA’s carbon-permitting requirements and EPA’s New Source Performance Standards for new power plants,” he said. Read more…

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