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Friday
Jul182014

Guinta For Congress - Shea-Porter’s Refusal to Accept Science Will Cost NH’s Middle-Class  

Shea-Porter’s Ideology Causing her to Ignore Science and Neglect the Middle Class


This morning, EPA Regional Administrator Curt Spalding hosted an event in Manchester to discuss environmental priorities for the region and the impact this will have on New Hampshire residents and businesses alike.

This is an opportunity to discuss a topic of great importance to the Seacoast region. When Frank Guinta represented this District, he was approached by several towns and cities within the Great Bay Estuary who were concerned about unfunded EPA mandates that would cost hundreds of millions of dollars to upgrade wastewater treatment equipment.

They argued that the science used by EPA to formulate this policy was incomplete and incorrect in its initial findings. In order to help the affected communities, Guinta wrote legislation to delay the issuance of permits and required a peer review study of the science. A study was recently released which validated the concerns of then Congressman Guinta and the communities. The science was proven inaccurate.

However, the EPA is still pushing this agenda against the people of Rochester, Dover, Portsmouth, Exeter and Newmarket.

Frank Guinta released the following statement:

“Shea-Porter has refused time and again to protect the middle-class Granite Staters who will be crushed by this EPA mandate. An example of how devastating this mandate will be to taxpayers comes from the Congresswoman's home city of Rochester, where average homeowners can expect to see their annual wastewater bills double to more than $1200 by 2016. Should they have to foot the bill for a program based on faulty science? I say no. I will continue to fight every single day for taxpayers of this District, not only because it is the right thing to do, but because Carol Shea-Porter refuses to lead."

 

Thursday
May292014

ALG's Daily Grind - House moves against Obama's Internet Giveaway 

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May 28, 2014

Permission to republish original opeds granted.

House moves against Obama's Internet Giveaway
For years conservative activists have prodded the House of Representatives to use their unique Constitutional power of the purse to rein in Obama Administration excesses.  This week, the U.S. House of Representatives is doing just that through a series of amendments that will be considered to the bill that appropriates money for the Departments of Commerce and Justice, along with other science related agencies.

Obama administration hides its use of bad science
Six years later, we know that President Obama's pledge to run the most transparent administration in history was merely a campaign promise, a White House talking point, and not a statement of management style.

Reid's nuclear-confirmed judge ignores the law
The rule of law is officially dead in America.

Left Says: American Dream the "Worst Logical Thing"
To you, it's your piece of the American Dream, a single-family house with a yard where your kids can play and you can turn up the stereo to 11 without bothering the neighbors. To Denver City Council President Mary Beth Susman, it's ecologically unsound.

Thursday
May152014

CEI Today: EPA's new ozone standard, highway trust fund shortfall, cost of regulation, and more 

Wednesday, May 14, 2014
In the News Today

 

EPA'S NEW OZONE STANDARD - WILLIAM YEATMAN

Globalwarming.org: The Fix Is In: On Ozone NAAQS, EPA Relies on EPA Science

EPA estimates its national ozone standard at 60 parts per billion would cost $90 billion annually. Given the stakes, you’d think EPA and CASAC would rely on only the latest, most independent science, right? Alas, that isn’t the case. Instead, all of the clinical studies cited by the Clean Air Scientific Advisory Committee (CASAC) in support of that standard were created by the EPA—the organization that proposed the limit. Thus, the science on which the economy’s fate hinges suffers from a troubling absence of independence. Moreover, all of the non-EPA literature (on health impacts of 60 ppb ozone) cited by CASAC does NOT support a 60 ppb standard.  > Read more

> Interview William Yeatman

 

HIGHWAY BILL - MARC SCRIBNER

 

Openmarket.org: EPW Drops Highway Bill Nothing Burger, Attempts to Bail Out Sinking Ship with Leaking Bucket



Monday evening, the Senate Environment and Public Works (EPW) Committee’s “big four” released their draft highway bill reauthorization proposal. It basically calls for six more years of the status quo, with some nice gimmicks thrown in for good measure. Observers knew it would fail to address the core problem facing the Highway Trust Fund: that Congress spends more money than it takes in. > Read more


> Interview Marc Scribner

 

REGULATION - WAYNE CREWS

Red Tapeworm 2014: a new series taking a walk through some sections of Ten Thousand Commandments: An Annual Snapshot of the Federal Regulatory State (2014 Edition).

Reckoning the Dollar Cost of Federal Regulation

The Office of Management and Budget pegs the cumulative costs of 115 selected major regulations during the decade 2002-2012 at between $57 and $84 billion.

Tardy Bureaucrats Gone Wild

Guess Which Is the Largest Government on Earth?

 

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Monday
May122014

DNC - Marco Rubio: Climate Science Denier 

In an interview on ABC’s This Week that aired today, Marco Rubio disputed the fact that humans contribute to climate change.

 

Rubio said, “I don't agree with the notion that some are putting out there including scientists, that somehow, there are actions we can take today that would actually have an impact... I do not believe that human activity is causing these dramatic changes to our climate the way these scientists are portraying.”

 

 

 

With all due respect to Senator Rubio, 97% of climate scientists believe that global warming over the past century is very likely due to human activities. 

 

A report released earlier this week by the Obama Administration confirms that human-caused climate change is affecting every region of the country and key sectors of the economy.  

 

And the facts could not be clearer than in Marco Rubio’s home state of Florida, which is particularly vulnerable to extreme weather, which is accelerated and caused in-part by human activity. In fact, the White House Report found that Miami is one of the most vulnerable cities in the nation to the risk of rising sea levels due to climate change. 

 

It’s clear that Rubio would rather throw red meat to the Tea Party base than objectively look at the science of climate change and support common-sense solutions that will help protect the environment and grow our economy. 

 

Friday
May092014

ALG's Daily Grind - Is the Obamacare repeal debate really over? 

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May 9, 2014

Permission to republish original opeds granted.

Is the Obamacare repeal debate really over?
Obama takes a victory lap on his signature health care law, telling the American people what everyone else on Capitol Hill already knows: Obamacare is not going anywhere.

Obama's Bad Science gone berserk
"Bad science gone berserk," is how Weather Channel co-founder John Coleman characterized a just released White House report on global warming. The 800 plus page report is just one more act of violence against science perpetrated under the guise of saving the planet from some imagined future ills, with the full intent of scaring the American people into supporting emergency action.

Bedard: FEC chair warns that conservative media like Drudge Report and Sean Hannity face regulation — like PACs
FEC chairman Lee Goodman: ""The right has begun to break the left's media monopoly, particularly through new media outlets like the internet, and I sense that some on the left are starting to rethink the breadth of the media exemption and internet communications."