Category: EPA

EPA Administrator Taken to the Wood Shed over WOTUS

In case you missed it! Gina McCarthy, head of the Environmental Protection Agency was taken to the woodshed in a recent appearance before the U.S. House Agriculture committee.
She was scolded and accused of violating federal law in the implementation…

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AG Optimistic About Supreme Court Stay on EPA’s Clean Power Plan

An optimistic-sounding Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt responded to the actions this week of the U.S. Supreme Court to put a hold on what some consider to be the backbone of President Obama’s Green efforts—the Clean Power Plan.
“We are convin…

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President’s EPA and Oil Tax Plans—-D.O.A. on Capitol Hill Says Sen. Inhofe

Calling it a “power grab,” U.S. Senator Jim Inhofe also says the President’s budget proposal to increase funding for loans and grants from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and removing some from states won’t happen.,
“Don’t worry about it,” he…

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EPA Dodges $40 million Wyoming Lawsuit

A federal judge in Wyoming agreed this week that the former owners of a chemical and environmental analysis company took too long to sue the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency over an armed raid that occurred in 2007. The judge tossed the $40 million…

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Inhofe Challenges President’s Water Budget Proposal

President Obama’s budget proposal to increase funding for loans and grants from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is running into criticism and opposition by Oklahoma U.S. Senator Jim Inhofe.
As chairman of the Senate Environment and Public Wor…

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Greens Sue EPA over Oil Refinery Loopholes

Greens have gone to court, suing the Environmental Protection Agency in a challenge of the EPA’s regulatory loopholes on oil refinery emissions that they contend expose communities to unnecessary levels of cancer-causing pollution. Represented by Earth…

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North Dakota Joins Fight Against EPA Clean Power Plan

North Dakota has joined Oklahoma and several other states in asking the U.S. Supreme Court to stop the Environmental Protection Agency from enforcing its controversial Clean Power Plan.
The state’s Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem contends if the plan…

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Lankford says President’s Re-interpretation of Old Law Demands Supreme Court Ruling

One member of Congress who supports the U.S. Supreme Court challenge of the Environmental Protection Agency’s Clean Power Plan is U.S. Senator James Lankford.
“When I look at the Clean Power Plan, this is the administration looking back at a 40-year o…

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Democrats Charge Flint, Michigan Water Crisis Could Happen in Oklahoma Because of GOP Leaders

Could a Flint, Michigan water incident happen in Oklahoma? J-D Strong, director of the Oklahoma Water Resources Board certainly hopes it couldn’t, based on the trust he has in the Board employees and the Oklahoma Department of Environmental Quality.

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Appeals Court Sides with EPA in Clean Power Plan

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia has ruled against Oklahoma and two dozen other states who filed suit challenging the Obama administration’s Clean Power Plan. The three-judge panel ruled this week that it would stop stop the imple…

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