ATI In The News
Michael Bastasch, The Daily Caller, May 18, 2013
Republican lawmakers are launching an investigation into claims that the Environmental Protection Agency, while giving preferential treatment to environmental groups, made it harder for conservative groups to obtain government records.
Michal Conger, Washington Examiner, May 16, 2013
Acting Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Bob Perciasepe has asked the Inspector General for the EPA to investigate claims the agency hindered inquiries by conservative groups by charging fees routinely waived for watchdog and media groups.
Erica Martinson, Politico, May 16, 2013
Amid allegations from House Republicans that it showed a bias for liberal groups, the EPA will audit its fee-waiver process for Freedom of Information Act requests, acting Administrator Bob Perciasepe said Thursday.
John Hayward, Human Events, May 14, 2013
The Environmental Protection Agency would like you to know it can abuse its power to punish Barack Obama’s political enemies as well as the next agency, thank you very much. In this case, it’s more a question of first-class seating and concierge service for Obama’s political allies, while those nasty conservatives get stuck in economy class, behind the jet engine, in the middle seat, right next to the screaming baby…
By Institute for Energy Research, May 7, 2013
Some lawmakers in Colorado want to increase the cost of electricity for all Coloradans, especially those in rural areas. Awaiting Gov. John Hickenlooper’s signature, SB 252would require rural electric cooperatives to dramatically increase the amount of electricity generated from renewable sources to 25 percent by 2020, up from the current mandate of 10 percent. This portends unambiguously higher electricity ratesfor Coloradans.
Greg Walcher, Op-Ed, Denver Post, May 5, 2013
My generation now laughs at the fashions of the 1970s. I personally never liked bell bottoms, white belts, or double-knit polyester leisure suits. But they were all the rage; we wore them or risked appearing uncool.
Michal Conger, Washington Examiner, April 26, 2013
Environmental Protection Agency officials bullied a contractor into cutting ties with an air policy coalition designed to help states with cumbersome EPA clean air rules, the American Tradition Institute said Thursday.
Dr. David Schnare Discusses New Colorado Bill That Validates ATI’s Lawsuit Challenging the Constitutionality of the State’s Renewable Energy Mandate on the Amy Oliver Show (4/4/13)
Dr. David Schnare, Director of ATI’s Environmental Law Center, appeared on The Amy Oliver Show to provide insights into the state’s attempt to “fix” its Renewable Energy Standard mandate with the introduction of Senate Bill 13-252 yesterday. In dropping the bill, members of the Colorado Senate and House admitted that the state’s law imposing a renewable energy standard is unconstitutional. This admission is of national significance and validates the lawsuit brought by the American Tradition Institute on behalf of Colorado ratepayers. In effect, Colorado is telling all states that have similar statutes that they are vulnerable to legal challenge and will have to change their laws to remove preferences for in-state producers.
EPA fights watchdog groups, helps ‘friendlies,’ new lawsuit says
Allies of the Environmental Protection Agency get preferential treatment while watchdog agencies are stonewalled and charged unlawful fees for information, according to a lawsuit filed by the Competitive Enterprise Institute Thursday morning in U.S. District Court in Washington.
The Competitive Enterprise Institute and the American Tradition Institute have sued for IM chats from Jackson’s “Windsor” account related to Obama administration’s “war on coal,” which the groups say should have been part of the electronic records requests that forced EPA to release the Windsor emails.
Conservative groups sue for EPA officials’ instant messages
Two conservative groups are suing the Environmental Protection Agency for instant- message records for several top officials, including former EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson’s “Richard Windsor” account and Gina McCarthy, President Obama’s choice to succeed Jackson.
Busting the EPA’s secret government
Thomas Lifson, American Thinker, April 2, 2013
Something is rotten in the EPA, and Christopher Horner is the man exposing it.
Groups sue EPA for top officials’ instant-message records
Ben Geman, The Hill, April 2, 2013
Two conservative groups are suing the Environmental Protection Agency to compel disclosure of instant-message chats involving former Administrator Lisa Jackson, Gina McCarthy, the senior regulator nominated by President Obama to lead the EPA, and others.
EPA accused of using instant messages to avoid sunshine laws in lawsuit
Dr. David Schnare Discusses the Latest Developments in ATI’s Lawsuit Against the State of Colorado Regarding Their Renewable Energy Standards on The Amy Oliver Show, 3/21/13
Dr. David Schnare, Director of ATI’s Environmental Law Center, appeared on The Amy Oliver Show to provide an update on ATI’s federal lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of Colorado’s Renewable Energy Standards. Schnare had just been in Court in Colorado two days as the judge ruled on a series of motions, primarily involving discovery in the case.
ATI’s Effort to Expose EPA’s Inhumane PM2.5 Human Testing Results in NC Lawsuit by Test Victim
Yesterday, an investigative report by WNCN revealed that a Durham, NC man, Matthew Cipparone, has filed a complaint against the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). According to the WNCN report, Cipparone is “seeking more than $2 million in the case” from when he “participated in EPA experiments in 2011 at the agency’s labs at UNC’s School of Medicine in Chapel Hill.”
In these experiments, human test subjects were used by the EPA to research the impact of fine particulate matter, also known as PM2.5. The agency parked a running diesel truck outside of their UNC facility, attached a pipe to the truck’s exhaust, and ran the pipes inside to a lab (referred to as a “gas chamber” by the EPA), where a human test subject was placed at the other end breathing in the fumes through a gasmask type of apparatus.
ATI Senior Fellow and JunkScience.com publisher Steve Milloy is responsible for exposing EPA’s unethical human experimentation. In 2011, Milloy filed a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request with the EPA regarding their human PM2.5 experiments. Said Milloy recently, “People can’t be lied to and treated like guinea pigs by scientists. That is already federal law.” He adds, “It shows how arrogant and out of touch the EPA is with basic scientific principles and the law.”
Three North Carolina state senators have filed a bill in the legislature aimed at stopping these inhuman EPA human experimentations. See ATI’s recent press release on this action for more information.
EPA’s Secret And Costly ‘Sue And Settle’ Collusion With Environmental Organizations
Larry Bell, Forbes, February 17, 2013
“Sue and Settle “ practices, sometimes referred to as “friendly lawsuits”, are cozy deals through which far-left radical environmental groups file lawsuits against federal agencies wherein court-ordered “consent decrees” are issued based upon a prearranged settlement agreement they collaboratively craft together in advance behind closed doors.
Report: Wind generation costs twice as much as government
Michael Bastasch, In Business,Daily Caller News, December 31,2012
As lawmakers rush to hash out a deal to extend tax credits for wind energy generation, a new report shows that, once hidden costs are accounted for, the true cost of wind power generation is twice that of what previous government estimates have shown.
MILLOY: EPA’s illegal human experiments could break Nuremberg Code
Steve Milloy, Washington Times, December 31, 2012: The Obama Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) says no law empowers any judge to stop it from conducting illegal scientific experiments on seniors, children and the sick. That astounding assertion will be tested Friday, when a federal district court in Alexandria decides whether it has jurisdiction to hear claims made by the American Tradition Institute that EPA researchers are exposing unwary and genetically susceptible senior citizens to air pollutants the agency says can cause a variety of serious cardiac and respiratory problems, including sudden death.
Blow off wind-production tax credit
Washington Times Dec. 19, 2012 George Taylor and Tom Tanton
Wind-energy advocates claim that with just one more extension of the 20-year-old “temporary” wind-production tax credit, wind generation finally could become competitive with conventional sources of electricity. The truth is, it’s never been competitive .