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May 16, 2011

Another twist in the LA River saga

Author:  Damien M. Schiff The LA River has been getting a lot of attention these last several years.  First, it came up in Justice Kennedy's concurring opinion in Rapanos, as an example of a waterbody that doesn't flow all year round but that nevertheless can have a significant environmental impact (because of winter flash ...

December 30, 2010

Broken promises

Author: Reed Hopper Utah officials are not very happy with the Secretary of Interior's latest land grab.  Nor should they be.  As reported in the Salt Lake Tribune, Secretary Salazar is recanting on a hard fought settlement agreement and unilaterally making new law.   Interior Department Secretary Ken Salazar annou ...

December 02, 2010

EPA turns 40, but I'm not sending a birthday card

Author:  Damien M. Schiff Today's Wall Street Journal has an oped by Lisa Jackson, Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency, celebrating the agency's 40-year history of enforcement of federal environmental laws, including the Clean Water Act and the Clean Air Act.  I'm sure that one can find any number of "s ...

March 11, 2010

Can environmental regulation produce wealth?

Author: Damien M. Schiff The Natural Resource Defense Council's Switchboard Blog has this account of a recent speech given by Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Lisa Jackson at the National Press Club.  In her remarks, Ms. Jackson took the opportunity to note how, in her opinion, environmental regulation is a win for environmen ...