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Administration releasing plans for 3,415 additional regulations

This Daily Caller article describes how the Obama administration has picked the last few hours remaining before the Thanksgiving holiday to release the updated federal Unified Agenda. The DC article describes the document as,

the Obama administration’s regulatory road map (that) lays out thousands of regulations being finalized in the coming months.

The article describes how some 3,415 new regulations are listed, including 189 rules that will cost the U.S. economy more than $100 million.

2013 Federal Register

Sen Mike Lee’s picture of the 2013 Federal Register. Almost 80,000 pages of new regulations passed in 2013.

24. November 2014 by Jason Hayes
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McCarthy denies that the pause is climate

A question popped into my head as I was reading/watching this article and video … “who’s the ‘climate denier’ now?”

Just wondering.

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20. November 2014 by Jason Hayes
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EPA Chief confident

There was an interesting article published in The Hill yesterday, which quotes EPA Administrator, Gina McCarthy on the issue of election-based changes in the Senate. Her comments indicate an overweening sense of confidence that public and presidential support will be more than sufficient to stop any attempts to limit EPA actions by the newly elected Republican majority in the Senate and the returning majority in the House.

18. November 2014 by Jason Hayes
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EPA tells Scientific Advisory Board “don’t talk”

In what appears to be a direct contradiction to the intent of the EPA’s Scientific Integrity Policy and this administration’s claims to be the “most transparent administration in history,” a memo presented at a “closed-door” July 24th Science Advisory Board (SAB) meeting informed members of the advisory board they are not allowed to speak to media or Congress without EPA permission.

That “don’t talk” memo was presented at a closed-door July 24, 2014, portion of EPA’s Science Advisory Board (SAB) meeting, and it was not publicly disclosed at the time. Standard SAB procedure follows federal law in requiring publication of materials distributed to SAB members in advance of a meeting.

08. October 2014 by Jason Hayes
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American energy security another victim of EPA CO2 regs

Electrical meter - Source / Photographer: Casey Fleser, reprinted under a Creative Commons license

Electrical meter – Source / Photographer: Casey Fleser, reprinted under a Creative Commons Attribution 2.0 Generic License

Here’s one more article pointing out the high and unintended costs of the EPA’s pending GHG regulations.

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce blog describes (from a variety of reports) how prices across the nation could increase by 6%-7%, or even as much as 12%. They also note that overall consumer costs will increase, electricity rates will increase, and electric reliability will decrease, leaving residents and businesses in the dark and potentially stopping a budding American manufacturing renaissance.

30. September 2014 by Jason Hayes
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EPA whistleblower

Former Sierra Club activist, Dr. Alan Carlin’s story of his whistleblowing experience at the EPA is an interesting read. In this article, Dr. Carlin describes why he was forced to blow the whistle on EPA during the run up to the CO2 endangerment finding, how he was “muzzled” for bringing forth negative comments, and how he sees the EPA now operating outside of their legal mandate.

30. September 2014 by Jason Hayes
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EPA tops federal regulator list in 2014

No surprise here. The EPA was once again the most prolific, the most expensive, and most restrictive of all the federal agencies in 2014.

Data from the Mercatus Center’s RegData 2.0 database shows that EPA’s air regulators were the top federal regulators in both 2002 and in 2012. However, while the top ten federal agencies publishing the most restrictions* remained the same in those years, the number of restrictions from nearly all of them increased.

Be sure to also check out the U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s 9 charts that help show the growing impacts of federal regulation.

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16. September 2014 by Jason Hayes
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EPA Clean Power Plan

Coalblog readers – just saw this note on the EPA’s Clean Power Plan webpage.

The comment period has been extended to December 1, 2014

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16. September 2014 by Jason Hayes
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Coal country sees what is happending

More and more people are waking up to the reality that the war on coal is just one part of a much larger war. As Former Speaker of the House, Newt Gingrich described in a 2013 American Coal magazine article,

The phrase “war on coal,” however, is highly misleading.

A “war on coal” is in fact “a war on Americans.”

It means Americans in small towns in West Virginia, Virginia, Pennsylvania, Ohio, southern Illinois, Missouri, Kentucky and Wyoming will lose their jobs and see their communities destroyed as casualties in the Obama “war on coal.”

07. August 2014 by Jason Hayes
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How to comment on EPA’s proposed coal killing CO2 control rules

Editor’s note: This is a great article that provides Coalblog readers with a quick, easy to understand explanation of how to submit comments to the EPA for the inappropriately titled, “Carbon Pollution Standard,” (also known as the 111(d) rule, or the Clean Power Plan proposed rule), which targets existing coal-fueled power plants.

By David Wojick, PhD

Everyone who values the coal industry should submit critical comments to EPA on their outrageous proposal to regulate CO2 emissions from electric power generation. For that matter anyone who simply values reliable, affordable electricity should comment. It is easy to do and there are few formalities. The proposed rule is called the “Carbon Pollution Standard.” This name is ridiculous in itself because we are talking about carbon dioxide, which is the global food supply, not carbon, but never mind that now.

30. July 2014 by Jason Hayes
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