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EPA wastes $1.6 million of your tax dollars on hotel for ‘Environmental Justice’ conference

The Environmental Protection Agency will spend more than $1 million on hotel accommodations for an “Environmental Justice” conference this fall. The agency posted its intention to contract with the Renaissance Arlington Local Capital View Hotel for its upcoming public meeting, for which it will need to book 195 rooms for 24 days… Click here to view original web page at www.foxnews.com Read More »

Sen. David Vitter Accuses IG of Covering for EPA in Investigation

Republicans on the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee are condemning an inspector general’s report exonerating Environmental Protection Agency officials in the case of using unofficial email addresses to hide their dealings from public scrutiny.

In a letter to Arthur A. Elkins Jr., the agency’s inspector general, Sen. David Vitter (R-La.), the panel’s ranking member, charged that the probe was not only insufficient but that it was conducted in a manner “that inappropriately provided cover for EPA’s problematic email practice.”...

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Allen West Calls Out Obama: ‘Backdoor Gun Control Is Moving Forward’

Come 2014, all ammunition sold to civilian gun-owners in America will have to be imported, a result of President Obama’s crackdown on sulfur dioxide and lead emissions and accompanying harsh Environmental Protection Agency regulations, said former Florida congressman, Lt. Col. Allen West.

And for defenders of the Second Amendment, that means higher ammo prices are likely on the way — a situation Mr. Allen writes on his blog, AllenBWest.com, is akin to a federal power-grab on guns, albeit through the backdoor...

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Mission Creep? EPA Agents Join The War On Drugs

The EPA has full federal law enforcement capabilities, and their charter allows them to participate in the investigation and prosecution of “criminal conduct that threatens people's health,” according to the EPA’s Criminal Investigation Division (EPA CID).

The federal case involved two men, Tomas Alvarado and Eliseo Lopez Martinez, who were sentenced for their role in conspiracies to possess and distribute controlled substances: cocaine, methamphetamine, and heroin. The operation stretched from California to Idaho, Montana, and South Dakota, according to court documents...

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America’s Fracking Revolution Is Threatened By A New Report From The State Department – Forbes

The concern for proponents of lower electricity bills is that the EPA will ignore new, comprehensive methane emissions data when it releases a hydraulic fracturing methane regulation. Last year, Energy and Natural Resources Ranking Member Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska) and then Environment and Public Works Ranking Member Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.) wrote then EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson a letter outlining their concerns with EPA’s methane collection methodology...

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