David Baron, one of the EarthJustice attorneys working on behalf of the Sierra Club, appears to have assisted the Democratic senators in putting together their report on the regulations’ legal challengers. Metadata in the since-deleted version of the Senate Democrats’ report listed him as the document’s “author.”
“In most instances around the country, county sheriffs departments are accountable to local people. The county sheriff is elected by citizens of the county. There is a level of trust in local law enforcement.”
Not having such information effectively prevents Congress from exercising its constitutionally mandated oversight of executive branch agencies like EPA.
Several federal lawmakers have said What’s Upstream was an apparent violation. Violations can be punished with fines ranging from $10,000 to $100,000 per expenditure.
Based on the facts confirming EPA’s direct responsibility for the spill and the widespread damage it has caused to the environment and people of the surrounding communities, Barrasso and McCain urge Attorney General Lynch to conduct an independent investigation.
Colorado Republicans blasted the agency after the Durango Heraldreported that an EPA official nixed some of La Plata County’s proposed cooperative agreement for $2.4 million in spill-related costs over 10 years at a Wednesday meeting of the county’s board of commissioners.
“The whatsupstream.com campaign appears to be part of an alarming trend where EPA engages in funding advocacy efforts against the very entities it is seeking to regulate,” the representatives stated. “EPA cannot systematically choose when it wishes to follow the law and when it does not.”
As a nation, the United States reduced its carbon emissions by 2 percent from last year. Over the past 14 years, our carbon emissions are down more than 10 percent. On a per-unit-of-GDP basis, U.S. carbon emissions are down by closer to 20 percent.
The Navajo Generating Station was built instead, fueled by nearby sources of clean coal. The plant employs about 500 people, 80 percent of whom are Navajo
Any transfer of public (i.e. federal) lands would be to the state as state-trust lands and would not include national parks, national monuments, national conservation areas, national wildlife areas, wilderness areas nor environmentally sensitive or culturally important areas.