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EPA Has A ‘Culture Of Complacency’

A new report by federal investigators takes aim at the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) “culture of complacency,” criticizing the agency for not doing enough to combat waste, fraud and abuse. “We identified agency inaction among some supervisors regarding time and attendance controls, segregation of duties for key financial transactions, real property management, and employee travel,” Continue Reading

EPA: A Paragon Of Government Waste

Just when you think you’ve seen every manifestation of incompetence, corruption and dishonesty that’s possible in a government agency, the EPA (Environmental Protection Agency) comes up with something new and different. This time it’s violations of federal law by engaging in “covert propaganda” and “grassroots lobbying.” Government Accountability Office investigators found that the EPA illegally Continue Reading

EPA Spent $92 Million on Luxury Furniture

There’s already enough scandals the EPA’s involved in, from the new water rule to the Animas River disaster to the Volkswagen controversy Moe discussed yesterday. The agency has proven itself to be adept at finding ways to waste taxpayer money. This latest story only continues that habit, but to me, it stands out for its egregiousness. The Continue Reading

EPA is still the worst regulatory agency in history

An EPA cleanup crew on August 5 accidentally caused a breach in an abandoned gold mine in the southwestern part of Colorado, spilling three million gallons of highly toxic mining waste that contaminated waterways in Colorado and New Mexico. Then the agency failed to notify downstream jurisdictions whose drinking water and recreational waterways were threatened. To Continue Reading

EPA Wants to Monitor How Long Hotel Guests Spend in the Shower

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) wants hotels to monitor how much time its guests spend in the shower. The agency is spending $15,000 to create a wireless system that will track how much water a hotel guest uses to get them to “modify their behavior.” “Hotels consume a significant amount of water in the U.S. Continue Reading

Nice work if you can get it

A recent audit of the Environmental Protection Agency revealed that eight employees were paid more than $1 million to stay home on paid leave. Four of the eight were off for at least a year while two are in their second year collecting their salaries for not working. The total cost to taxpayers was $1,096,868 Continue Reading

A Pattern of Waste, Fraud and Abuse at the EPA

The Environmental Protection Agency has recently been in the news with a number of diktats from on high that personify overreaching government at it’s worst. The EPA’s main line of attack has been it’s war against carbon. Translate that into their war against coal. Here’s a post from Dr. Richard Swier at http://watchdogwire.com/ that examines the Continue Reading

Stopping the Ever-Expanding Power of the EPA

Most radical environmentalists would like nothing better than to dismantle all carbon-emitting industries in America. If they see a smokestack, they want it regulated by their allies at the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Today, the United States Supreme Court will hear challenges to an EPA greenhouse gas regulation. The regulation in question is the EPA’s permitting Continue Reading

Stupid EPA Regulations

Stupid EPA Regulations The Environmental Protection Agency, also known as the EPA, has issued hundreds of stupid regulations that inhibit job creation and growth by private industry. Let’s look at some of these regulations. American farmers have been saddled with a myriad number and variety of regulations. A major threat to farmers is Title V Continue Reading

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