"They can grow the economy if they step back. They can stem the tide of layoffs if they lay off."
With unemployment unacceptably high and a new onslaught of Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) regulations about to crash into a stumbling economy, now is the time for the Republican Majority in the House of Representatives to end the EPA’s regulatory madness.
There must be something in the water coolers on the other side of the aisle. Earlier this year, at an Oversight and Government Reform Committee hearing concerning reducing regulations, a Democrat colleague expressed his “concern” over reducing the regulation on business and stated boldly that increased regulation on businesses creates jobs in America.
The Environmental Protection Agency recently issued 946 pages of new rules, requiring that U.S. power plants sharply reduce (already low) emissions of mercury and 83 other air pollutants.
The price at the pump has increased 28% in just the last four months, 116% since Barack Obama took office. But, Obama is more focused on campaigning for re-election than doing something really helpful for Americans.
Proposed EPA rules will do more harm than good for human health, especially for minorities.
As Britain suffered through its coldest December in a century, families were forced to choose between keeping homes warm and feeding their children nourishing meals – thanks to climate policies that have forced extensive reliance on wind power and deliberately driven energy prices skyward.
America is running out of natural gas. Prices will soar, making imported liquefied natural gas (LNG) and T Boone Pickens' wind farm plan practical, affordable and inevitable. That was then.
Why would the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) overturn its own scientists and decide to regulate trace levels of perchlorate in drinking water after it recently decided it didn't need to be regulated?
Obama Administration energy policies are impairing our jobs, revenues, economy and health.
Businesses, workers and families face "fuel poverty," injustice, bankruptcy and worse at the hands of their government, if the EPA's regulatory power grab continues.
Why is the US Environmental Protection Agency sending federal agents to Texas – to arrest the state’s economy for the “crime” of emitting carbon dioxide (CO2) and methane (CH4)?
Republicans are assuming that cap-and-trade (aka cap-and-tax) is dead because Senator Majority Leader Harry Reid lacks the votes to bring up the House-passed bill and because this issue proved a loser in the 2010 House races.