Environment

RICHMOND, Va. (March 11, 2016) – A 2nd Virginia bill that would take a small, but important, first step in setting the foundation to reject federal some EPA rules and regulations in practice passed the state Senate last week and now sits on the governor’s desk awaiting his action. Thirty-three delegates co-sponsored House Bill 2 (HB2). The…

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (March 10, 2016) – A West Virginia bill that would take a small, but important, first step in setting the foundation to reject federal some EPA rules and regulations in practice passed unanimously out of the state House today and will soon head to the governor’s desk. Sen. Gregory Boso (R-Summersville) introduced Senate Bill 691 (SB691) on…

RICHMOND, Va. (Feb. 22, 2016) – A Virginia bill that would take a small, but important, first step in setting the foundation to reject federal some EPA rules and regulations in practice passed out of the state House today. Senate Bill 21 (SB21) would require the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) to prepare an extensive report highlighting…

INDIANAPOLIS (Jan. 22, 2016) – An Indiana bill would nullify all EPA regulations within the state, and place sole authority for environmental regulations in the hands of a state agency. Rep. Chris Judy, along with three cosponsors, filed House Bill 1296 (HB1296) on Jan. 12. The legislation rests on the following legislative finding: “The regulation…

[Received via Email from Gary Kilpatrick with permission to share at the end. Thanks Gary for excellent info and important follow-up to my previous post/sc] PSO is now removing our reliable analog electric meters and replacing them with digital “smart” meters that include a wireless transmitter/receiver. But PSO has not told customers that an unofficial […]

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (Dec. 12, 2015) – A Missouri bill prefiled for the 2016 legislative session would create the foundation to organize a compact of states dedicated to nullifying EPA emission regulations. But while conceptually strong, there exists little likelihood that the compact would ever come into existence because it requires congressional approval. Rep. Eric…

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (Dec. 12, 2015) – A Missouri bill prefiled for the 2016 legislative session would create the foundation to organize a compact of states dedicated to nullifying EPA emission regulations. But while conceptually strong, there exists little likelihood that the compact would ever come into existence because it requires congressional approval. Rep. Eric…

In Federalist #46, James Madison gave us the blueprint for how to reject federal programs. And, whether he knows it or not, incoming Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin is putting at least one of Madison’s 4 steps into practice against the EPA. On the Glenn Beck show this morning, said he will push back against the…

At least five prominent Republican governors are advocating state resistance to Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) regulations regarding climate change and carbon emissions. If done by multiple states, this would likely nullify those EPA rules in practice. Buoyed by assistance from Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, they are calling on states to deny enforcement resources for an anticipated regulatory plan from…