Show Summary: You can expect big changes in the coming Trump administration — especially from the Obama administration and compared to what a Hillary administration might have looked like. But what will the Trump effect be on the EPA? From our vantage point, it’ll all be good. (Certainly, it can’t be any worse than what it is under Obama’s EPA!) We talk with one victim of Obama’s EPA — John Shively of the Pebble Mine — and our resident expert on the environmental movement and the EPA, Dr. Tim Ball.
Air Dates: Nov. 19 & 20, 2016 | John Shivley & Dr. Tim Ball
In 2014 the White House, under President Obama, spent 22.2 billion dollars alone on climate change, helping to fund the very far left groups who support global warming and its affiliated organizations. Just think what that much funding means to those far left groups and how it enables them to fight things such as the Pebble Mine. It also means our own government endorsed and paid for lawsuits and other protests to stop economic development.
Listeners of I Spy will remember Pebble Mine was the mine near Bristol Bay in Alaska, an area that the environmentalists treasure. Pebble Mine has over $500 billion of gold and copper just waiting to be dug up. And it’s also the mine that the EPA preemptively moved to deny even before they’d applied for a permit.
In their ensuing lawsuit, Pebble Mine executives found that there was collusion between the EPA and environmental groups in clear violation of the Federal Advisory Committee Act. This act mandates that the federal government is to get feedback on a project from all sides of the aisle. But the EPA was not getting information and feedback from all sides of the aisle; instead, they were colluding with the environmental left, manipulating public meeting laws and so much more. Pebble Mine executives were able to prove the collusion due to e-mails that had been passed back and forth between EPA staff and the environmental groups who were lining up by the dozens to get their share of the money to help stop the Pebble Mine work.
So we check in with John Shivley, Chairman of the Board of Pebble Partnership, to get updated on where the project stands and their more hopeful outlook given how the election turned out. We also discuss what changes he would like to see to happen at the EPA and what reforms would benefit this development as well as future developments.
Then we talk with Dr. Tim Ball, our go-to expert on climate change nonsense and who is also very familiar with the inner workings of the EPA. We’ll ask him what he foresees might be some changing roles of the EPA in a Trump administration. We look at some of the policies that need to be pulled out of the EPA and those that need to be added in to make the EPA a commonsense agency. Is it even possible? We’ll also get his take on new policies and operational changes that are needed to end some of the nonsense that is coming out of the current administration.
Just imagine the difference! After eight years of a far-left lawless Obama administration who did not follow their own rules but also never held government officials responsible (Lois Lerner still has faced any punishment), can we look for a Trump administration to do the opposite and finally hold officials accountable? Join us this week as we take a look down the road.
Links Mentioned & Related
- Find out more about the Pebble Mine and its economic advantages by visiting their website, pebblepartnership.com
- Remember how Lois Lerner “lost” her hard drive? Another agency tells Congress: File not found (EPA) It is now being reported that the EPA suddenly can not find e-mails about their decision to veto the Pebble Mine in Bristol Bay, AK before any impact studies were completed
- “Um, yeah, we totally had a hard drive crash too” (Human Events, June 25, 2014)
- Pebble Mine supporters see a rare victory (CBS News, Mar. 21, 2014)
- Pebble Mine debate in Alaska: EPA becomes target by planning for rare ‘veto’ (Washington Post, Feb. 15, 2015)
- From Bad to Worse for the Pebble Mine: Latest Financial News From Its Canadian Owner (Huffington Post, June 9, 2016)
- Battle-tested Pebble CEO earned his chops as Clinton Interior official (EE Pub., Jan. 16, 2015)
Opposition to the Pebble Mine
- Earth To Pebble Mine: Stay Away From Bristol Bay World Conservation Congress Registers Overwhelming International Opposition to Mega-Mine That Threatens Bristol Bay’s Wild Salmon Fishery (Huffington Post)
- Pebble Mine: Canadian Mining Company Threatens to Stick U.S. Taxpayers with Costs of “Potentially Catastrophic” Mining Scheme (Huffington Post, June 13, 2016)
- Enviro campaign against Pebble mine reignited (Mining.com, Sept. 16, 2016)
- World Unites Against Pebble Mine (NRDC, Sept. 6, 2016)
- Pebble Mine still a threat to Bristol Bay (The Hill, April 16, 2015)
- Alaska’s Pebble Mine: Fish Versus Gold (Environment 360, Sept. 8, 2008)
- Lawmakers from both parties pile on in D.C. fight between Pebble and EPA (ADN, Mar 31, 2016)
- DHS Sued for Ignoring Environmental Effects of Mass Immigration (Breitbart, Nov. 16, 2016)
- Permian’s Wolfcamp formation called biggest shale oil field in U.S. (Star Telegram, Nov. 15, 2016)
- UN Armed Security Shuts Down Skeptics After Trump Event – SHREDDED UN Climate Treaty at Summit
- Obama sets new record for rules and regulations in just one day (WA Examiner, Nov. 17, 2016)
- The Paris climate accord is about to be signed. Here’s what happens next (LA Times, Apr 22, 2016)
- Paris Climate Accord: Hope, Change — and Collapse (American Thinker, Feb 23, 2016)
- Trump says will ‘cancel’ Paris climate change accord (Hindustan Times, May 27, 2016)