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    Washington Post: EPA "Earning A Reputation for Abuse"

    It hasn’t been a good week for the Environmental Protection Agency, and today’s Washington Post editorial page didn’t make it any better. On Monday, EPA Region VI Administrator Al Armendariz resigned after video emerged in which he likened the agency’s “philosophy of enforcement” to Roman crucifixions. Today, The Post took … More

    The Human Consequences of EPA's War on Coal

    There are very real consequences to the Environmental Protection Agency’s continued efforts to undermine America’s coal industry. Those consequences were recently spotlighted in an industry-produced video, embedded above. Maria Tworek owns a sports bar in Omaha, Nebraska. “Our energy bills are sky-high,” Tworek explains. The bar has to keep its … More

    Morning Bell: Obama's Crucifixion of "Big Oil"

    If it ever was a secret, it’s not a secret any longer: The Obama Administration is on a vindictive campaign to injure America’s oil and gas industry. The proof materialized last week when video of an Environmental Protection Agency official revealed the White House’s vicious attitude toward the very industries … More

    EPA Official Resigns After 'Crucify' Comments Surface

    Regional EPA administrator Al Armednariz resigned on Monday, days after his comments comparing his enforcement philosophy to crucifixions surfaced in a since-deleted YouTube video. Armednariz apologized last week, calling his comments “an offensive and inaccurate way to portray our efforts to address potential violations of our nation’s environmental laws.” According to the Associated … More

    Video of EPA Official's 'Crucify' Remarks, Removed by Environmental Activist, Reappears Online

    Explosive video of a top official at the Environmental Protection Agency comparing his enforcement philosophy against oil and gas companies to Roman crucifixions was removed on Thursday by the environmental activist who had uploaded it. “This video is no longer available due to a copyright claim by David McFatridge,” reads … More

    VIDEO: EPA Official Compares Agency Enforcement to Roman Crucifixions

    A video surfaced on Wednesday showing a regional administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency comparing his agency’s philosophy with respect to regulation of oil and gas companies to brutal tactics employed by the ancient Roman army to intimidate its foes into submission. EPA’s “philosophy of enforcement,” said EPA’s Region VI … More

    Supreme Court Rules EPA Orders Are Subject to Judicial Review

    In a landmark decision for property rights law, the Supreme Court unanimously ruled on Wednesday that alleged violations of the Clean Water Act are not precluded from judicial review. The decision will allow an Idaho couple to challenge a ruling from the Environmental Protection Agency that sought to fine the … More

    Have You Been Negatively Affected by Regulatory Overreach? Tell Us About It

    Stories are powerful. They help us relate to other individuals and communicate complex issues. They are an essential ingredient to making policy change in Washington. That’s why we’re asking for your help. The Heritage Foundation is seeking examples of individuals, entrepreneurs and business owners who have been negatively affected by … More

    Scribecast: How One Couple Took on EPA and Ended Up at Supreme Court

    Mike and Chantell Sackett just wanted to build their dream home in the Idaho panhandle. Instead, they’re headed to the U.S. Supreme Court in a long-running dispute with the Environmental Protection Agency, which claims their property is wetlands. The case is among the most watched before the court this year. … More

    Scandal-Tainted MF Global President Still Serving as EPA Financial Adviser

    Before he became president of MF Global, the bankrupt brokerage firm that lost $1.2 billion in client money, Bradley Abelow spent time as New Jersey’s treasurer and former Gov. Jon Corzine’s chief of staff. In those roles, Abelow served alongside Lisa Jackson, who led the state environmental protection department and eventually … More