This week’s Human Events provides an unsettling look into the harsh realities of the Obama administration’s war on coal. Families in the heart of Appalachia are suffering the brunt of EPA’s aggressive regulatory agenda as thousands of workers in this part of the country have recently lost their jobs as a result of EPA’s antagonistic new policies.
In Solyndra Bankruptcy, Obama Administration’s Picking of Winners and Losers Reaches Shameful New Lows President’s Backers, Including Billionaire George Kaiser, Could Get Hundreds of Millions in Tax Breaks While Taxpayers Lose Over Half a Billion Dollars
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit yesterday struck down EPA’s costly Cross-State Air Pollution Rule, ruling the agency had acted in excess of its statutory authority. Just last week, a federal appeals court vacated EPA’s disapproval of Texas’ flexible permitting program.
Taxpayers Paid for That: The New #1? UC Berkeley’s Solyndra Artwork Would Shatter Record for World’s Most Expensive PieceAugust 21, 2012 | ICYMI
According to recent news reports, the $535 million loan guarantee to now-bankrupt Solyndra has been reincarnated as a modern art exhibit in the foothills of University of California at Berkeley.
500+ Turn Out for Subcommittee Hearing in Heart of Coal Country – Negative Effects of EPA Regulations on Jobs, Local Communities HighlightedJuly 17, 2012 | ICYMI
The House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Energy and Power held a field hearing yesterday in Abingdon, Virginia, to examine the real world consequences of EPA regulations on the nation’s coal communities. According to local news reports, over 500 coal industry supporters attended yesterday’s hearing.
OPINION: Human Events Blog: LORD HAVE MERCY: OBAMA ADMINISTRATION OFFICIAL CALLS SOLYNDRA AN “ENORMOUS SUCCESS”July 13, 2012 | ICYMI
LORD HAVE MERCY: OBAMA ADMINISTRATION OFFICIAL CALLS SOLYNDRA AN “ENORMOUS SUCCESS” Human Events Blog By: John Hayward July 12, 2012