Skip to comments.Obama’s Transparency Nowhere to be Found for EPA and CO2
Posted on 06/23/2009 1:53:06 PM PDT by Jeliota
Obama campaigned on it and even managed to talk about it a full week into office, issuing an executive order on January 23, 2009, promising to create "an unprecedented level of openness in Government" and "establish a system of transparency, public participation, and collaboration." As usual with the words that float so effortlessly from politicians, they were just words. Undoubtedly, they will be paraded about from time to time like a USSR military review--whenever it's convenient to do so. One very important place where transparency is being hidden behind closed doors involves the very inconvenient science behind charging the EPA with CO2 regulation. But at least one group is fighting to open those doors, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce.
While automotive and financial executives are being called before Congress to discuss what they had for breakfast, the EPA is preparing to take control over CO2 emissions in a manner that would do much to destroy an already ailing economy and bring in an era of "big brother" government of staggering proportions. And they are doing it without debate or scientific disclosure, merely cherry picking from this report or that report as it benefits their cause. Much like the promise of transparency, the evidence gathering in favor of sweeping new EPA powers is strictly based upon convenience and being shared with the public only sparingly.
To fight this, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce has created the Alliance for Clear Climate Economics and Science Solutions (ACCESS), which was started to "ensure that any regulation of greenhouse gases using existing environmental laws not harm the economy and American jobs, be based on sound science and allow for public review of all underlying data and scientific analysis.On June 23, 2009, the Chamber filed a Petition for a Formal "On the Record" Endangerment Finding using Administrative Procedure Act §§ 556 and 557. The Chamber also filed extensive written comments in response to EPA's proposed endangerment finding for motor vehicles, analyzing the scientific, legal and policy grounds EPA has set forth for making such a finding."
You may see the petition and read the comments of the chamber here: ACCESS and the EPA. Meanwhile, you may read more about this and see a great video from the Chamber at The ChamberPost here: Transparency, Science and the EPA.
Everyone should be writing their congressmen and senators over this issue. Follow these links to write your representatives: House or Senate. Demand accountability, debate and transparency.
Never trust any politician, especially a democrat liberal socialist who waits to see how the winds are blowing.
Destruction of America , one piece at a time.
I really didnt expect much better from the Kenyan,but I thought surely of all the democrats in the Congress a few of them would have balls enough to make stir, to ask a few questions. to not follow that chalk line to American suicide.
Sorrowfully I now believe I was wrong. Its pretty bad to have Democrats in the House, The Senate and the White House and then be represented by a republican minority without a testicle among them.
I am glad that the chamber has finally grown a pair!
He is transparent. Everyone who looks sees exactly what he and the fascists behind him are doing to enact a coup d’etat. With glee.
His “transparency” is so transparent, you can’t even tell it exists!
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