Labor unions criticized the Environmental Protection Agency’s new regulations on carbon emissions from power plants on Monday, highlighting growing tensions between the environmentalist and working class arms of the Democratic Party.
Sen. Mark Udall (D., Colo.) called the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) plan to cut carbon emissions from power plants by 30 percent, which could cost industry $50 billion a year to comply, a “good start.”
The National Center for Public Policy research released a new paper Monday that explains the top ten reasons to oppose new climate change regulations.
Rep. Shelley Moore Capito (R., W.Va.) sent a letter to President Barack Obama on Thursday blasting the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for not visiting coal-reliant West Virginia before unveiling power plant regulations that could eliminate hundreds of thousands of jobs nationwide and raise electricity costs by billions annually.
As the Environmental Protection Agency prepares major new regulations on carbon emissions, the agency’s top watchdog is warning that fraudulent environmental data may be influencing its work.
The findings could provide fodder for critics of the new regulation, who warn that it could cost the U.S. economy billions and cause hundreds of thousands of Americans to lose their jobs.
An Environmental Protection Agency employee who spent two to six hours a day perusing pornography websites such as “Sadism is Beautiful” received performance bonuses for his hard work, investigators told Congress Thursday.
An Environmental Protection Agency official spent up to six hours a day on the taxpayer dime looking at pornography, according to the EPA Inspector General.
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) paid out nearly $500,000 in unauthorized bonuses, according to a report released by the EPA Inspector General Friday.