A recent increase in security for Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Scott Pruitt is due to “unprecedented” death threats against him and his family, Pruitt told Bloomberg in an interview Thursday.
The Legislative Committee on Administrative Rules accepted sound standards crafted by the Public Utilities Commission for wind turbines by a 5-2 vote. This rule-making initiative is a requirement of 2016’s Act 174 energy siting policy.
From out of the proverbial left field, the state has introduced a new requirement that is as unnecessary as it is certain to kill the project.
Congressional auditors released a report on the “potential economic effects of climate change” relied heavily on research funded, in part, by a foundation tied to the Democratic Party’s single largest political donor.
Pruitt revealed that he will issue a directive aimed at ensuring the “independence, transparency and objectivity” of experts who serve on the agency’s scientific advisory boards. He suggested he may rule out science advisers with a history of taking EPA grants.
The ultimate goal of this “regulation and taxation through litigation” is to force selected industries to the wall.
It will feature workshops on topics such as building resilient communities; watershed stewardship; financial and technical resources for energy projects; skills for effective organizing; talking climate with legislators; and understanding climate change and its policy implications.
Conservative scientists and policy experts are continuing a push to get the Trump administration to review a document that served as the legal basis for President Obama’s global warming agenda.
The charged issue of solar power facility siting produced some sparks Monday, even after a public hearing on the Planning Commission’s draft town energy plan was postponed for lack of a quorum.