Jim covered Congress and The White House during the George W. Bush administration for The Washington Times, and worked as a reporter, editorial writer and columnist for newspapers in Pennsylvania, Virginia, and California. He has appeared on the Fox News Channel, CNN, MSNBC, C-Span, and many local and national talk radio shows to talk politics and policy.
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We enjoyed excellent coverage of our event this morning on Capitol Hill with Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-OK) in which we presented petitions signed by more than 16,000 Americans demanding Congress rein in the Environmental Protection Agency. (Be sure to read Heartland Institute President Joseph Bast’s op-ed on the event at The Daily Caller.)
As the preamble of our petition states:
EPA has become a rogue agency, spending billions of dollars (approximately $9 billion in 2012) directly and imposing on individuals and businesses hundreds of billions of dollars in compliance costs. …
The toll EPA is now taking on our country is staggering, putting hundreds of thousands of Americans out of work at a time when millions of people are unemployed and our reliance on foreign sources of energy threatens to compromise the nation’s security. …
The solution is to rein in EPA through deep cuts in the size, power, and cost of the agency.
We will post video of the entire event soon, but we’re grateful to Media Matters (no fan of ours) for grabbing the video of coverage from the Fox News Channel. Jenna Lee interviewed Peter Barnes of the Fox Business Network about the event, the petition, and the effect EPA regulations have on our economy — specifically, gas prices.
The event also earned a segment on “Special Report with Bret Baier.”