Entries by Erica Mitchell

KMALAND: Iowa Senators take to floor for Kavanaugh

Meanwhile, Senator Joni Ernst spoke in support of the nominee, saying she has long feared encroachment by government. “I am especially impressed by Judge Kavanaugh’s interpretation of the Constitution as it applies to the ever-encroaching power of federal agencies,” said Ernst. “Even before the people of Iowa sent me to Washington, I was horrified by […]

AGDAILY: Cattlemen: Supreme Court pick Kavanaugh could fix WOTUS

President Donald J. Trump’s announcement of his intent to nominate Judge Brett M. Kavanaugh to fill the Supreme Court vacancy created by Justice Anthony Kennedy is a step in the right direction according to the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association. “President Trump’s nomination of Judge Kavanaugh presents an opportunity to solidify the conservative tilt of the […]

USA TODAY: Opinion: Competitive Enterprise Institute President Myron Ebell: Andrew Wheeler keeps a low profile at the EPA, gets things done

Because he keeps a low profile, Wheeler gets things done. His skills are especially needed now. Efforts to undo the so-called Clean Power Plan and other energy-rationing rules, as well as the Waters of the U.S. rule, have been beset by glitches and delays. The EPA needs to get going because litigation threatens every deregulatory […]

WASHINGTON EXAMINER: EPA seeks to ‘clarify’ repeal of Obama puddle rule

Environmental Protection Agency chief Scott Pruitt issued a proposed rule on Friday to clarify the administration’s intent of repealing the Obama-era Waters of the U.S. rule, which is one of the pillars of Trump’s deregulation agenda. “We are making it clear that we are proposing to permanently and completely repeal the 2015 WOTUS rule and […]

THE HILL: Trump administration looks to boost case to repeal Obama water rule

The Trump administration acted Friday to try to bolster its case to repeal the Obama administration’s controversial water pollution regulation. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and Army Corps of Engineers, which administer the Clean Water Act together, first proposed in July 2017 to repeal former President Obama’s Clean Water Rule. Those agencies put out a […]

INSIDE EPA: Kennedy Retirement Increases Odds Of High Court Backing EPA Rollbacks

Justice Anthony Kennedy’s decision to retire from the Supreme Court gives President Donald Trump the chance to nominate a replacement who could secure a strong 5-4 conservative majority of justices, increasing the odds that the court will uphold Trump’s roll-back of Obama EPA regulations and new policies that weaken agency rules. In particular, Kennedy’s retirement […]