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Getting Back to Basics at the EPA

Over the last decade, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has been the poster child for government waste, employee misconduct, and job-killing policies.  This pitiful legacy offers new EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt a golden opportunity to turn around the troubled agency.

National Park Service Overturns Ban on Bottled Water

Citizens Against Government Waste (CAGW) today thanked the National Park Service (NPS) for reversing its December 2011 ban on bottled water in national parks. 

Citizens Against Government Waste Statement Supporting Streamlining the Federal Infrastructure Bureaucracy

Citizens Against Government Waste (CAGW) President Tom Schatz issued the following statement in support of the executive order streamlining the environmental review and permitting process for federal infrastructure projects that was signed by President Donald Trump on August 15, 2017.

Oppose H.R 218: King Cove Road Land Exchange Act

July 20, 2017

U.S. House of Representatives
Washington, D.C.  20515

Dear Representative,

You will soon consider H.R. 218, the King Cove Land Exchange Act, sponsored by Rep. Don Young (R-Alaska).  On behalf of the more than one million members and supporters of the Council for Citizens Against Government Waste (CCAGW), I urge you to oppose this legislation. 

Oppose S. 1211

June 29, 2017

U.S. Senate
Washington, D.C.  20510

Dear Senator,

On May 24, 2017, Sens. Roy Blunt (R-Mo.) and Claire McCaskill (D-Mo.) introduced S. 1211, a bill to require the Secretary of the Army, acting through the Chief of Engineers, to undertake remediation oversight of the West Lake Landfill located in Bridgeton, Missouri.  This would be accomplished by transferring oversight of the clean-up from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.

Au Revoir, Paris Accord

On June 1, 2017 President Donald Trump withdrew from the Paris Climate Treaty, often called the Paris Agreement or Accord.  Based on the caterwauling and wringing of hands by environmentalists, the media, state and local officials, and foreign leaders, you would have thought that floods would be ensuing within days due to the polar ice caps melting overnight and the end of the world was nigh.

We Won't Always Have Paris

Yesterday, President Donald Trump withdrew from the Paris Climate Treaty or, as it is often called, the Paris Accord.  He righted what has been a bone of contention since the agreement's birth at the Paris climate change meeting in November 2015.  Many senators and policy analysts have rightfully argued the climate agreement was a treaty and should have been submitted to the Senate for advice and consent, as the Constitution requires.  But, President Obama did not want to submit it to the Senate because he knew it would not be ratified.  Instead, he continued his executive overreach and implemented the policy illegally with his “pen and his phone.”  Chris Horner and Marlo Lewis of the Competitive Enterprise Institute discuss in their May 2017 report the serious legal and economic consequences to the U.S. if President Obama’s actions were not reversed.

Forty Free-Market Groups Urge Trump To Withdraw from Paris Climate Agreement

Dear Mr. President,

We, the undersigned, write in enthusiastic support of your campaign commitments to withdraw fully from the Paris Climate Treaty and to stop all taxpayer funding of UN global warming programs.  We were heartened by the comments you made at your 100-day rally in Harrisburg and agree that the treaty is not in the interest of the American people and the U. S. should therefore not be a party to it.

CAGW to President Trump: Submit Paris Treaty to U.S. Senate for Ratification

April 18, 2017

The Honorable Donald Trump
President of the United States
The White House
Washington, D.C. 20500

Dear President Trump,

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CAGW Names Rep. John Carter August 2019 Porker of the Month

Rep. Carter is CAGW's Porker of the Month for voting for the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2019, which saddles taxpayers with more spending and debt.