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U.S. Spends $300 Mil on Stoves for Developing Nations

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Judicial Watch: VA Gov.’s Former Electric Car Company Will Cost Taxpayers Millions – Media Silent

The state auditor of Mississippi is demanding that Virginia Democratic Governor Terry McAuliffe’s former company, GreenTech, repay nearly $6.4 million in public money since the electric vehicle company shut down and failed to deliver on its promises to create new jobs. The government watchdog group Judicial Watch reports that most mainstream media…

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As elites switch to texting, watchdogs fear loss of transparency

In a bygone analog era, lawmakers and corporate chiefs traveled great distances to swap secrets, to the smoke-filled back rooms of the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, or the watering holes at the annual Allen & Company conference in Sun Valley, Idaho. But these days, entering the corridors of…

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Did Obama Engage in ‘Fraud Science’ on Environmental Policy?

Obama’s EPA was notorious for overreach in the cause of global warming. When Congress didn’t approve Obama’s green agenda, his agencies, particularly the EPA, simply wrote and enforced their own laws in violation of the U.S. Constitution. And the EPA came up with suspiciously convenient numbers to justify its power…

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Weekly Update: Judicial Watch Sues VA Again for Docs About Misuse of a Veterans’ Facility

Judicial Watch Sues VA Again for Docs About Misuse of a Veterans’ Facility Judicial Watch Sues for Info on Obama’s War on Coal EPA Breaks Law on Taxpayer-Funded Propaganda? Judicial Watch to Trump Administration:  End Congress’s Obamacare Exemption! Judicial Watch Sues VA Again for Docs About Misuse of a Veterans’…

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Legal Group Probes Obama EPA’s Alleged Lobbying on Social Media

Just as the Trump administration is preparing to seek repeal of a long-disputed Obama-era clean water regulation, a conservative legal group is suing the Environmental Protection Agency to obtain documents it says  demonstrate that EPA illegally used a social media platform for “propaganda” in defending the rule. Judicial Watch on June 21 filed…

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Judicial Watch Sues EPA for Records on Agency’s Use of Social Media Platform for Alleged Propaganda

GAO Found EPA’s Use of Thunderclap to Promote Clean Water Rule Violates Prohibition on Propaganda by a Federal Agency (Washington, DC) — Judicial Watch has filed a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit against the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for all records related to the EPA’s use of the Thunderclap…

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Judicial Watch takes EPA to court over social media campaign

The conservative group Judicial Watch is taking the Environmental Protection Agency to court over failing to hand over documents detailing its use of social media to promote the Obama administration’s Waters of the U.S. Rule. The group filed a Freedom of Information Act request for the EPA to release internal…

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Video: Scott Pruitt on reports of anti-Trump environment at EPA

From Fox News: Apr. 13, 2017 – 5:46 – On ‘Fox & Friends,’ the EPA administrator reacts to Judicial Watch suing for access to communications using encryption software Watch the latest video at video.foxnews.com

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Judicial Watch Sues EPA for Communications Records of Officials Who May Have Used Cell Phone Message Encryption App to Thwart Government Oversight

Suit seeks to determine whether officials used software app known as “Signal” to secretly send and receive official messages  (Washington, DC) — Judicial Watch today announced it filed a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit for communications sent or received by EPA officials who may have used the cell phone…

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Judicial Watch Sues EPA for “Environmental Justice” Grant Records

From Legal Insurrection: The last time we checked in on the Environmental Protection Agency, a long-time staffer and social justice warrior had just tendered his resignation after recognizing the political climate had dramatically changed. Things are about to get a little hotter for this merry band of bureaucrats, as they…

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Economy First: Trump Overturns Obama Climate Change Measures

From CBN News: President Donald Trump signed an executive order Tuesday that will suspend, rescind or flag for review more than a half-dozen measures that were part of former President Barack Obama’s plan to curb global warming. Among the measures up for review is the Clean Power Plan, which restricts…

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Judicial Watch sues EPA over ‘environmental justice’ program

From the Washington Examiner: Judicial Watch is taking the Environmental Protection Agency to court in an effort to pry loose information about several “environmental justice” grants doled out by the agency. The watchdog group is seeking copies of the EPA’s proposals and awards for environmental justice grants delivered in 2014…

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EPA Sued For Withholding Info On ‘Environmental Justice’ Programs

From The Daily Caller: A government watchdog group filed suit against the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for not handing over records related to the “environmental justice” grants the agency hands out to activist groups across the country. Judicial Watch filed suit Monday after the EPA failed to comply with a…

CORRUPTION CHRONICLES

U.S. Spends $300 Mil on Stoves for Developing Nations

The U.S. government has spent over $300 million on “efficient cook stoves” for developing nations and the federal employee behind the costly initiative just got a prestigious award that’s supposed to honor those “whose work makes our country better, healthier and stronger.” It’s not clear how American taxpayer-funded stoves operating…

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EPA Warns Climate Action a Must to Avoid Thousands of Deaths, Trillions in Economic Damage

The United States must take aggressive “climate action” to avoid tens of thousands of  deaths annually and prevent economic damages of up to $5 trillion, according to the Obama administration’s latest—and most alarming—assessment on the ills of global warming. It’s yet another call to action by the administration, which has…

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Bloomberg Oil Trent Lott’s Firm Made a Fortune Lobbying for the Kremlin

While policymakers talk about increasing sanctions on Russia, lobbying firms are partnering with Russian energy organizations to ensure maximum mutual economic benefit, even if it’s not in America’s best interests.

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Judge rules group can pursue EPA texts

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New EPA Regulations Set to Take Drastic Toll on Economy

EPA draft regulations released this week mandate power plants cut carbon emissions by 30 percent by 2030. According to the EPA’s own measurements, the new regulations are set to do much more economic harm than environmental good. The EPA estimates the cost of the regulations at $8.8 billion a year…

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U.S. Funds Environmental Projects in Mexico

The government agency that’s wasted millions to bring minority communities in the U.S. “environmental justice” announced this month that it’s spending hundreds of thousands of dollars to fund projects in Mexico. It marks the latest of many controversial foreign allocations for the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), an agency that’s been…

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U.S. Buries Coal, Fracking Positives in Report to U.N.

Buried deep in a State Department report that discloses the U.S. has spent billions to combat climate change in developing countries are surprisingly honest assessments of coal and fracking, both high on the Obama administration’s hit list. Once Americans get through the shock of their government blowing $7.5 billion to…


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