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Friday, October 17, 2014

ICYMI: Vitter Op-Ed "Romance in Obamaland: The EPA & NRDC's Beyond Cozy Conspiracy"
Sen. David Vitter, top Republican on the Environment and Public Works Committee, has been investigating the collusion between environmental activists, lawyers and lobbyists, billionaires and their supporting foundations who use large sums of money to influence environmental public policy. Today, Vitter penned an op-ed in the Daily Caller entitled, "Romance In Obamaland: The EPA and The NRDC’s Beyond-Cozy Conspiracy"
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Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Environmental Collusion: Choosing Climate Policy Over Economic Stability in U.S. Manufacturing
While members across the political spectrum agree that a reinvigorated manufacturing sector would help the middle class, there is a major disconnect between this goal and the policies of the Obama Administration and far-left environmental groups that make it more difficult to secure better paying and more middle class jobs. Working hand-in-glove with the Obama Administration, far-left environmental organizations are laboring to implement policies that obstruct growth of the manufacturing sector, block domestic natural gas production, and shrink the economy,[10] while simultaneously expanding federal government control.
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Thursday, October 2, 2014

Environmental Attacks on American Family Farmers: The Dual Threat
Endless litigation and regulation threaten the long-term viability of the American family farm.[4] Hostile environmental groups are teaming up with regulatory agencies under the guise of environmentalism, stewardship, and conservation. Yet the reality is that these efforts are an unprecedented regulatory assault to impair the agriculture industry, directed and controlled by the far-left political agenda of the Billionaire’s Club.
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Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Environmental Collusion to Block Mining: Sue Early, Often, and At Every Step
The American mining industry is responsible for more than 637,000 direct jobs and support more than 1.4 million jobs in all 50 states. Unfortunately, far-left environmentalists and the Obama Administration fail to recognize the benefits of the domestic mining industry, and they have been attempting to shut down all resource extraction. The main tactic used to block mining is to sue early, often, and on every aspect of the process. Members of the Billionaire’s Club fund the environmental activists, like WildEarth Guardians (WEG) and the Sierra Club, who file these frivolous lawsuits.
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Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Environmental Lobbying to Shut Down One Nuclear Power Plant at a Time
Today focuses on nuclear facilities and energy production. With high output capability and low variable operating costs, nuclear energy is an indispensable contributor to our base-load electricity needs and will continue to be for years to come. Despite the obvious benefits of nuclear energy, the trend in the industry is unfortunately bleak. This trend illustrates how far-left environmentalists and their allies in the U.S. Senate and the Obama Administration fail to recognize the benefits of the nuclear energy industry. In fact, evidence suggests that there is a coordinated campaign, financed in part by the Billionaire’s Club, which seeks to undermine the economic viability of the industry. These efforts have leveraged tremendous political pressure to influence the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) and their decisions and have made it difficult to advance nuclear power.
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Thursday, September 25, 2014

Environmental Litigation to Shut Down Forestry Projects
Over the coming weeks, EPW Republicans will be detailing exactly how these coordinated efforts are destroying jobs and punishing industries and families across America. From farmers to miners to rig workers to manufacturers and fishermen, EPW Republicans will examine how their jobs and way of life are being targeted by well-funded environmental activists whose primary goal is maximizing government control, particularly over the land, water, and resources utilized by private industries and individuals. Today’s focus is forestry.
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Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Environmental Collusion Attempts to Shutout Public Fishing
Sen. David Vitter (R-La.), top Republican on the Environment and Public Works (EPW) Committee, has launched the second phase of his investigation into the collusion between environmental activists, lawyers and lobbyists, billionaires and their supporting foundations who use large sums of money to influence environmental public policy. Over the coming weeks, EPW Republicans will be detailing exactly how these coordinated efforts are destroying jobs and punishing industries and families across America. From farmers to miners to rig workers to manufacturers and fishermen, EPW Republicans will examine how their jobs and way of life are being targeted by well-funded environmental activists whose primary goal is maximizing government control, particularly over the land, water, and resources utilized by private industries and individuals. Today focuses on recreational fishing.
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Wednesday, September 24, 2014

ICYMI: Vitter Op-Ed "Drowning our property rights: EPA's misuse of the Clean Water Act" in The Hill
U.S. Sen. David Vitter (R-La.), top Republican on the Environment and Public Works Committee, has been reviewing the Obama Administration’s current attempt to expand the federal government’s power under the Clean Water Act. Last month, Vitter hosted a field briefing in Louisiana to examine the potential impacts of the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) proposed “Waters of the United States” rule. Below is an op-ed by Vitter expanding on EPA’s mishandling of the Clean Water Act.
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Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Collusion & Coordination to Shut Down the Oil & Gas Industry
Sen. David Vitter (R-La.), top Republican on the Environment and Public Works (EPW) Committee, has launched the second phase of his investigation into the collusion between environmental activists, lawyers and lobbyists, and billionaires and their supporting foundations who use large sums of money to influence environmental public policy. The American oil and gas sector is responsible for creating over 400,000 direct jobs and over 2 million indirect jobs since 2003. Oil and gas production has added $300-$400 billion annually to the economy, without which America’s GDP growth would have been negative. The American oil and gas industry stands out as a success story amidst a generally stagnant economic recovery.
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Friday, September 19, 2014

Revealing the Money Trail Behind Environmental Collusion
Sen. David Vitter (R-La.), top Republican on the Environment and Public Works (EPW) Committee, yesterday launched the second phase of his investigation into the collusion between environmental activists, lawyers and lobbyists, and billionaires and their supporting foundations who use large sums of money to influence environmental public policy. Vitter and the EPW Republicans believe this collusion, and the public policy that results from it, have an adverse effect on jobs and the economy.
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