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Biden EPA sued for Illegally Stacking Science Advisory Panels
by Craig Richardson, E&E Legal President

On October 7, 2021, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) science advisory panels once again came under scrutiny for their cronyism and inherent conflict of interests with a suit filed today in United States District Court for the District of Columbia by S. Stanley Young, Ph.D.

Derailing Biden’s EPA climate railroad
by Steve Milloy, E&E Legal Senior Policy Fellow, as appearing in the Washington Times 

Statistician S. Stanley Young has just sued the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, alleging it has illegally stacked a legally required panel of independent science advisors with agency cronies. Past the issue of complying with the law, the lawsuit’s outcome could very well determine whether the federal government can, through the back door, regulate greenhouse gas emissions on a state-by-state basis

Playing games with dying forests
by Greg Walcher, Senior Policy Fellow, as appearing in the Daily Sentinel 

Folk singer Don McLean ended “Vincent,” his classic 1972 tribute to Van Gogh, with the line, “They would not listen, they’re not listening still — perhaps they never will.” The song was about the post-impressionist painter, but that line is often used in political debates. It resonates when one watches Congress continue to play political games while the national forests die, collapse and burn.

California Ranks #1 For Highest Gas Prices in Nation
by Katy Grimes, Senior Media Fellow, as Appearing in the California Globe

The national average price for a gallon of gasoline rose six cents over the past week to hit $3.38, according to AAA. California has the highest average cost for regular grade gas at $4.54 a gallon, $4.745 for mid-grade unleaded, $4.871 for premium unleaded, and $4.684 for diesel.

The left’s climate path to remaking our society into a communist utopia
by Steve Milloy, E&E Legal Senior Policy Fellow, as appearing in the Washington Times 

A new UN climate report reveals why this fall could be the most decisive one for the future of America  The report, entitled “Nationally Determined Contributions Under the Paris Agreement,” assesses progress in nations’ promises to cut emissions since the 2015 Paris Climate Accord. The keyword being “promises,” not actual emissions cuts.

Milloy Hits Back Against Fake Tornado Climate Change Narrative

“Rules for Radicals” author and 1960s agitator Saul Alinksy famously said, “never let a crisis go to waste.”  A hero to Hillary Clinton, Barack Obama, and many other modern Leftists, it’s not surprising that Alinsky’s strategy is now front in center in pushing an extreme agenda by the Biden Administration, many in the House and Senate, and most powerfully, a corporate media structure determined to provide non-stop scare coverage.

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