Tag Archives: EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy

McCarthy Denies Her Agency Tried to Downplay Toxic Mine Spill

mccarthyThe head of the Environmental Protection Agency is dismissing complaints that her agency downplayed the seriousness of a toxic mine spill that fouled rivers in three Western states. EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy called the spill caused by her agency “tragic and unfortunate.” She said the EPA has taken responsibility to Continue reading

Tipton Reacts to EPA Testimony on River Spill

SCOTT-TIPTON-NEW-300Yesterday, Congressman Scott Tipton (R-CO) stressed that to date, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has failed to answer critical questions about the Gold King Mine blowout including how it occurred, the EPA’s unsatisfactory response to it, the lack of transparency in its wake and who in the Continue reading

Reactions to EPA’s New Power Rule

EPA-300There has been plenty of reaction from both sides of the issue on the Clean Power Plan unveiled by President Obama and the Environmental Protection Agency yesterday. Proponents of the plan say it will help fend off climate change by reducing carbon dioxide pollution. Opponents maintain that carbon dioxide is NOT a pollutant, Continue reading

States Urge EPA to Back Off on Water Rule

EPA-300Representatives from 31 states are urging the EPA to extend the effective date of the planned Waters of the U.S. (WOTUS) rule, which is currently set to go in effect August 28th. Once the rule gets into effect, virtually every river, stream and creek in the U.S. will come under the oversight of bureaucrats from the EPA. The Continue reading

National Report Shows EPA Regs Would Hurt Colorado Economy

EPA-300The National Association of Manufacturers last week issued a national report that laid out the projected economic impact to each state if the restrictive ozone regulations proposed last November by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) are implemented. For Colorado, the study estimated that the rules would cost the Continue reading

EPA Regional Director to Visit Moffat County

John KinkaidMoffat County Commissioner John Kinkaid was one of those who got to testify before the EPA on their proposed new carbon emissions rules yesterday.  In fact, Kinkaid was first to speak.  He talked about the economic hardships the rules would place on rural Americans.  Afterward, Kinkaid met with the EPA’s Regional Administrator, Shaun McGrath, Continue reading

EPA Sued Over New Emissions Rules

COAL-MINING-300Murray Energy Corporation has filed a lawsuit against the Environmental Protection Agency over new carbon emission standards.  The lawsuit claims the rules are “illegal, irrational, and destructive cap and tax regulations”.  The lawsuit was filed in Washington D.C. yesterday, the same day the rules Continue reading