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Sold as legislation that would protect vulnerable species, the Endangered Species Act and other wildlife preservation laws are instead routinely abused by environmentalists as weapons against employers.
A favorite tactic is to use junk science and strong-arm tactics to get species that are not threatened or endangered listed as “threatened” or “endangered” to shut down agriculture, homebuilding, energy and timber development and other job-creating activities in targeted areas.
“Giving society cheap, abundant energy would be the equivalent of giving an idiot child a machine gun.” – Environmentalist “founding father” Dr. Paul Erlich
“[W]e have to offer up scary scenarios, make simplified, dramatic statements, and make little mention of any doubts we may have. Each of us has to decide what the right balance is between being effective and being honest.” – Professor of Environmental Biology and Global Change at Stanford University and Obama adviser Stephen Schneider
WASHINGTON – Congressman Steve Stockman (R-TX 36) introduced appropriations language this week blocking any funding to study, advance or implement the Environmental Protection Agency’s proposed redefinition of “waters of the United States.”
WASHINGTON -- For the last three days Congressman Stockman’s office has been closely monitoring the situation effecting the Houston Ship Channel and Galveston Bay.
We are currently working with all stakeholders and officials to make sure the ship channel is open as quickly as possible and folks can get back to work. We are especially concerned with the shipment and receiving of perishable goods and the effect on commercial fishing.
We stand ready to help local and state officials with anything they may need.
Washington, D.C. – Today, U.S. Rep. Ed Royce (R-CA), Chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, announced that on Tuesday, March 25, he will convene a hearing to examine the geopolitical potential of U.S. energy resources. The hearing, entitled “The Geopolitical Potential of the U.S. Energy Boom”, will begin at 10 a.m. ET.
Following the Russian military aggression against Ukraine, Chairman Royce has been a vocal proponent of the United States taking steps to increase energy exports to reduce Vladimir Putin’s strategic leverage.
WASHINGTON -- Congressman Steve Stockman Monday welcomed Vice President Joe Biden to the Port of Houston and challenged the Obama administration to approve billions of dollars in new infrastructure currently blocked by the Environmental Protection Agency.
WASHINGTON -- Congressman Steve Stockman Thursday extracted a promise from Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Gina McCarthy to take immediate action on permits to expand refineries and export facilities in Southeast Texas.
“The EPA has a history of making promises they have no intention to honor, so I’ll work to hold her to her word,” said Stockman. “Folks in Southeast Texas are waiting on 13,000 new jobs in and $52 billion in new economic growth that’s being held up by the EPA.”
Three Texas universities will launch a new safety institute designed to help offshore drilling regulators keep pace with rapidly evolving technology for extracting oil and gas from the sea floor, Interior Department officials announced Thursday.
Washington, D.C. – Republican Study Committee Chairman Steve Scalise’s anti-carbon tax amendment passed the House today by a vote of 237 to 176. Passage of the amendment marks the first time the House has gone on record opposing a carbon tax.