Link to Senate Report: A Look Ahead to EPA Regulations for 2013: Numerous Obama EPA Rules Placed On Hold until after the Election Spell Doom for Jobs and Economic Growth
Washington, D.C. - Senator James Inhofe (R-Okla.), Ranking Member of the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works, commented on the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Particulate Matter National Ambient Air Quality Standards (PM NAAQS) which were finalized today.
The United States has joined nearly 200 countries at a United Nations climate summit in Doha, Qatar, this week with the primary goal of coming together on a treaty aimed at preventing what activists are calling dangerous climate change.
Washington, D.C. - Senator James Inhofe (R-Okla.), Ranking Member of the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works, today said that Fish and Wildlife Service’s (FWS) decision to propose a ‘threatened’ listing for the Lesser Prairie Chicken under the Endangered Species Act (ESA) is great news for Oklahoma because it provides a crucial step towards achieving a ‘not-warranted’ decision in the coming months. FWS Director Dan Ashe contacted Senator Inhofe this morning to deliver the news; he explained that before the listing is final, there is “still a good chance we can get to a ‘not warranted’ decision” due to the successful voluntary efforts put forth by Oklahoma stakeholders to preserve the species. Director Ashe also committed to holding a hearing on the decision in Woodward, Oklahoma on Tuesday, February 5, 2013 at 6:30 pm at the High Plains Technology Center.
Washington, D.C. - Senator James Inhofe (R-Okla.), Ranking Member of the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works, today commented on the Environmental Protection Agency’s decision to reject a waiver requested by several states for relief from an ethanol mandate under the Renewable Fuels Standard. Senator Inhofe joined six of his Senate colleagues in August on a letter requesting that EPA grant the waiver.
More and more in the media are following Senator Inhofe’s lead and putting the spotlight on the Obama administration’s failure to comply with the law by refusing to publish its
regulatory agenda. The latest to join the scrutiny is the National Journal, who published an online story Friday night noting, “The administration has also failed to
release a required regulatory outlook document, describing its regulatory agenda. Such documents are supposed to be published every six months; the most recent one was published in January, making this the longest lag between outlooks since the deadline schedule was created in 1994.” The article further notes that, “Sources in regular contact with agencies say they’ve been told that new rules won’t resume until after the election, and many expect an avalanche of new major rules shortly afterward.” As has been the case with every publication tracking this growing story, the Obama administration refused to comment.
Wall Street Journal: Where’s the Transparency, Mr. President? One of the mores striking aspects of this presidential campaign is how little President Obama is saying on the stump about his plans for a second-term agenda. So keen is the president to keep his ideas from leaking to the public, that his administration is now trying to hide its regulatory agenda. Oklahoma Republican Sen. Jim Inhofe has spent the past week noting that the Obama administration as of today will be missing a statutory deadline on regulatory transparency. The Regulatory Flexibility Act requires federal agencies to publish in the Federal Register descriptions of economically significant regulations they expect to propose. These agendas are required to be published on a semi-annual basis, in both April and October.
Washington, D.C. – Senator James Inhofe (R-Okla.), Ranking Member of the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works, today blasted the Obama administration for its failure to comply with the law by not releasing its regulatory agenda by the statutory deadline, which was yesterday, October 31, 2012.
Washington, D.C. - Senator James Inhofe (R-Okla.), Ranking Member of the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works, today thanked the Center for Biological Diversity for bestowing their annual award on him for his contribution to putting a stop to the radical global warming alarmist movement.
Washington, D.C. – On Fox News this morning, Senator James Inhofe (R-Okla.), Ranking Member of the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works, exposed that the Obama administration has failed to comply with the law requiring them to publish in the Federal Register their regulatory agendas. Inhofe, a guest on Fox and Friends, revealed that it has been more than a year since the administration complied with its legal obligation to issue such a report every 6 months. Senator Inhofe announced he has sent a letter to President Obama requesting the administration adhere to its next statutory deadline. As the ranking member of the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works, Inhofe expressed specific concerns about EPA’s regulatory agenda.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sens. Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska, and Jim Inhofe, R-Okla., today sent a letter to the Chairman of the Energy and Natural Resources Committee, Sen. Jeff Bingaman, and the Chairwoman of the Environment and Public Works, Sen. Barbara Boxer, requesting a joint committee hearing on the cause of the recent surge in California gas prices.
“Obama EPA is the most difficult to get information and answers out of that I’ve covered in 20 years.”
– Ken Ward Jr., President Of SEJ
FOXNEWS: Inhofe: EPA ‘punting’ regs until after election that ‘spell doom’ for jobs, economy: Republican Sen. James Inhofe says the Environmental Protection Agency has delayed action or “punted” on numerous regulations while President Obama tries to “earn votes” for a second term. The Oklahoma senator and ranking Republican on the chamber’s Committee on Environment and Public Works has released a report stating that when the agency approves the roughly one dozen regulations next year in 2013, they will “spell doom” for jobs and economic growth… Obama’s campaign referred a request for comment to the administration.
Washington, D.C. - In the wake of the Obama - Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) being sued in federal court for allegedly conducting illegal human experiments - exposing people to concentrated high levels of fine particulate matter (PM2.5) and diesel exhaust - Senator James Inhofe (R-OK), Ranking Member of the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works, wrote a letter to Senator Barbara Boxer (D-CA), Chairman of the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works, to request that the committee hold hearings to get to the bottom of what exactly happened at EPA.
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