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BREAKING: House bill unveiled late Friday cuts EPA budget by $3 billion, blocks funding ....
Watts Up With That? ^ | February 11, 2011 | Anthony Watts

Posted on 02/12/2011 12:22:23 PM PST by Ernest_at_the_Beach

BREAKING: House bill unveiled late Friday cuts EPA budget by $3 billion, blocks funding for all current and pending EPA climate regulations for stationary CO2 source

The Hill E2 wire reports:

House GOP spending bill prohibits funding for EPA climate regs

By Andrew Restuccia - 02/11/11 07:33 PM ET

A government spending bill unveiled Friday night by House Republicans would prohibit funding for Environmental Protection Agency climate regulations through September of this year.

The continuing resolution, which would fund the government through the end of the fiscal year, is the latest attempt by Republicans to stop EPA from regulating greenhouse gas emissions. Republicans argue that pending EPA climate rules will destroy the economy and result in significant job losses. GOP lawmakers, including House Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Fred Upton (R-Mich.), have introduced legislation to permanently block the agency’s climate authority.

The bill would block funding for all current and pending EPA climate regulations for stationary sources.

Rep. Mike Simpson (R-Idaho), the chairman of the Appropriations subcommittee on interior and the environment, said he worked closely on the language with Upton. He said the language would give Upton time to move forward with his legislation.

“It has become clear to me in talking to the job creators in this country that allowing these regulations to go into effect would prevent job creation and inhibit economic growth at a time when our economy is still struggling,” Simpson said in a statement. “It should be up to Congress, not the Administration, to determine whether and how to regulate greenhouse gases, and in attempting to do so without congressional authority, I’m concerned that EPA has overreached.”

The continuing resolution makes massive cuts to the EPA’s budget. The legislation cuts EPA funding by $3 billion, 29 percent below fiscal year 2010. Overall, Simpson cut $4.5 billion from his subcommittee’s budget.

Full report here: House GOP spending bill prohibits funding for EPA climate regs


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Outstanding!

1 posted on 02/12/2011 12:22:27 PM PST by Ernest_at_the_Beach
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To: rottndog; Wuli; E. Pluribus Unum; Professional Engineer; Matchett-PI; Army Air Corps; ...

News ping!


2 posted on 02/12/2011 12:23:29 PM PST by Ernest_at_the_Beach ( Support Geert Wilders)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

Pull the plug. Shut it down. Cut off the money. Let the EPA rot.


3 posted on 02/12/2011 12:24:41 PM PST by JPG (Work for conservative change like your country depended on it.)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

Say hello to my leetle fren, the TEA party......


4 posted on 02/12/2011 12:25:22 PM PST by texmexis best
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

The fact that the EPA has 8 billion to be cut tells me that they get way too much money.

How the hell does a regulatory agency justify that kind of expenditure?


5 posted on 02/12/2011 12:25:50 PM PST by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin! (look it up))
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

YES!!!! Alright MICHIGAN, finally feeling good about my state!!!!!


6 posted on 02/12/2011 12:25:56 PM PST by MsLady (If you died tonight, where would you go? Salvation, don't leave earth without it!)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

Yes!


7 posted on 02/12/2011 12:26:23 PM PST by ColdOne
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To: texmexis best

LOL!!! To funny!!


8 posted on 02/12/2011 12:26:29 PM PST by MsLady (If you died tonight, where would you go? Salvation, don't leave earth without it!)
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To: cripplecreek

Make that 3 billion Duh.


9 posted on 02/12/2011 12:26:33 PM PST by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin! (look it up))
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach
The continuing resolution makes massive cuts to the EPA’s budget. The legislation cuts EPA funding by $3 billion, 29 percent below fiscal year 2010. Overall, Simpson cut $4.5 billion from his subcommittee’s budget.


10 posted on 02/12/2011 12:27:11 PM PST by Condor51 (Suppose you were an idiot. And suppose you were a Congressman. But I repeat myself. [Mark Twain])
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To: All
From the comments:

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Ted says:

February 11, 2011 at 7:43 pm

Having read a little more I’m putting the cork back in the Bubbly bottle maybe/ yes we definitely do we need a lot tougher medicine, it’s time to play hard ball.
I just read Steve Milloy, at Green hell blog and he has his pulse on this EPA and the Obama administration determination to shut down the economy.
Steve writes:
Does the GOP have a secret strategy? Has it forgotten the election? Or is it afraid of the EPA?
Senate and House Republicans just announced plans to introduce legislation stripping the EPA of its authority to regulate greenhouse gases (GHGs). That sounds encouraging?
But the reality is that even if such a bill winds up on President Obama’s desk, he’ll veto it, and there aren’t enough Republicans to override a veto.

At best, these bills are political theater intended for impact in 2012. But the EPA isn’t waiting until then.
Its best (and really only) shot at reeling in the arrogant Obama EPA is to cut the agency’s funding. Without House approval, the EPA has no budget. A great opportunity to choke off EPA funding arrives early next month when last December’s deal to fund the federal government until March 4 expires.
Read more @ http://greenhellblog.com/2011/02/09/defund-the-epa/
or Article in The Washington Times @ http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2011/feb/9/defund-the-epa/
We need to push this at a political level.

11 posted on 02/12/2011 12:28:04 PM PST by Ernest_at_the_Beach ( Support Geert Wilders)
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Thanks Ernest. Lots of whining (trolls) about how the budget cuts that have been promised haven’t been enough, blah blah blah, this won’t shut them up of course.


12 posted on 02/12/2011 12:28:30 PM PST by SunkenCiv (The 2nd Amendment follows right behind the 1st because some people are hard of hearing.)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

It’s a start, but EPA has morphed into a power-hungry, gestapo-like beast and needs to be put down. The environment is just fine without their twiddling in everyone’s life.


13 posted on 02/12/2011 12:28:40 PM PST by stboz
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To: MsLady

I’m in Walberg’s district (7th) Where are you Lady?


14 posted on 02/12/2011 12:28:45 PM PST by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin! (look it up))
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

Well it’s a start anyway. Let’s hope it sticks.


15 posted on 02/12/2011 12:29:18 PM PST by WHBates
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To: cripplecreek
Make that 3 billion Duh.

No, let's make it 8, LOL!

16 posted on 02/12/2011 12:31:40 PM PST by Pearls Before Swine (/s, in case you need to ask)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

Cut their budget by $60 billion!


17 posted on 02/12/2011 12:31:55 PM PST by umgud
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To: Pearls Before Swine

Yeah it was wishfull thinking.


18 posted on 02/12/2011 12:32:57 PM PST by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin! (look it up))
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach; mmanager; Fiddlstix; Fractal Trader; FrPR; enough_idiocy; meyer; Normandy; ...
 


Beam me to Planet Gore !

19 posted on 02/12/2011 12:33:48 PM PST by steelyourfaith (ObamaCare Death Panels: a Final Solution to the looming Social Security crisis ?)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

As I understand it, the House has the spending power.

What happens to EPA funding if the President vetoes this bill?


20 posted on 02/12/2011 12:34:38 PM PST by lurk
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To: MsLady

BTW Tim Walberg’s Youtube Channel has a speech about regulations killing business and small business in particular.

http://www.youtube.com/user/RepWalberg


21 posted on 02/12/2011 12:34:39 PM PST by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin! (look it up))
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To: SunkenCiv
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John Whitman says:

February 11, 2011 at 8:15 pm

R. Gates says:
February 11, 2011 at 7:47 pm

Too bad this will be vetoed by the President, eh?

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R. Gates,

A (presidential veto) would just greatly enhance the probability that our current president is a one term president!

It is a win-win-win situation for the Republicans no matter if the bill is passed or not passed or vetoed. Think of the simple elegance of the overall Republican strategy. : )

The democratic Achilles heel is they think they are more intelligent than there political opponents . . . . a fatal assumption.

NOTE: Come to think of it, it sort of mirrors the fatal assumption of the elitist scientists (dare I say ‘the Team”) supporting the ideological AGW movement of the biased IPCC.

NOTE 2: And I am not even a political party endorsing US citizen.

John


22 posted on 02/12/2011 12:34:58 PM PST by Ernest_at_the_Beach ( Support Geert Wilders)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

Excellent! It’s a good start but hopefully they won’t stop there.


23 posted on 02/12/2011 12:35:10 PM PST by jazusamo (His [Obama's] political base---the young, the left and the thoughtless: Thomas Sowell)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach
This is FUNDING.

Even O-Zero can not veto a Zero.

24 posted on 02/12/2011 12:35:18 PM PST by Kansas58
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

Cut it to 0


25 posted on 02/12/2011 12:36:11 PM PST by george76 (Ward Churchill : Fake Indian, Fake Scholarship, and Fake Art)
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To: cripplecreek

In Benishek’s district #1 :) Bart’s Stupid’s old stomping grounds.


26 posted on 02/12/2011 12:37:18 PM PST by MsLady (If you died tonight, where would you go? Salvation, don't leave earth without it!)
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To: cripplecreek

Thanks for the link, listening right now.


27 posted on 02/12/2011 12:38:24 PM PST by MsLady (If you died tonight, where would you go? Salvation, don't leave earth without it!)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

This is great news, but the reason for the Democrats, the Left IMO to be pushing such regulations in the first place is for the same reasons they are pushing us towards renewable energy sources they damned well know don’t exist, and won’t even start to replace oil, natural gas, etc., and that is to force the American people to the streets just like the ME, and soon Europe demanding change.

Before they can rebuild in their vision they have to reduce what is to rubble, and make what is undesireable in the eyes of the sheeple. Then, and only then can they persue their goal with the support of the sheeple.


28 posted on 02/12/2011 12:38:54 PM PST by rockinqsranch (Dems, Libs, Socialists, call 'em what you will, they ALL have fairies livin' in their trees.)
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To: lurk
Start at #22....

Fact is that they President has difficulty vetoing a spending bill....tantamount to shutting down the Government...

ONLY Congress appropriates MONEY to run the Government!

29 posted on 02/12/2011 12:39:15 PM PST by Ernest_at_the_Beach ( Support Geert Wilders)
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To: MsLady

I haven’t heard much out of Benishek but that’s normal for “freshmen”. (I hate that crap)


30 posted on 02/12/2011 12:40:58 PM PST by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin! (look it up))
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To: lurk

And see #11 also.


31 posted on 02/12/2011 12:41:04 PM PST by Ernest_at_the_Beach ( Support Geert Wilders)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

nice!


32 posted on 02/12/2011 12:41:12 PM PST by PGR88
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To: cripplecreek
What is the EPA budget under the continuing resolution for 2011? Let’s say it is $20 billion (picking a number out of the air). Reduce that budget to ZERO. The CR is a “must pass” item and Zer0 has few options.

When the EPA budget is set for 2012, set it to ZERO. Let's see how many “dedicated” public servants in the EPA will work or show up for no pay. No pay, no work, no EPA. It is that simple.

33 posted on 02/12/2011 12:43:59 PM PST by MasterGunner01 (To err is human; to forgive is not our policy. -- SEAL Team SIX)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

Bulldoze it and salt the earth.

Pray for America


34 posted on 02/12/2011 12:47:19 PM PST by bray (Vote Palin to make heads explode on both sides of the aisle.)
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To: lurk
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boballab says:

February 11, 2011 at 8:48 pm

R. Gates says:
February 11, 2011 at 7:47 pm
Too bad this will be vetoed by the President, eh?

Looks like R. Gates didn’t read the article. You see this bill isn’t just for funding the EPA, it’s to fund the entire government:

The continuing resolution, which would fund the government through the end of the fiscal year, is the latest attempt by Republicans to stop EPA from regulating greenhouse gas emissions.

So if Obama Vetos the bill or the Senate Dems kill it they just cut all funding for the government, you know the whole shut down the government thing that the Dems and the MSM have been saying for weeks would be political suicide for the GOP to do.

House of Representatives
Battle Over Budget Cuts Raises Specter of Federal Government Shutdown

Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2011/02/11/battle-budget-cuts-raises-specter-federal-government-shutdown/#ixzz1DiSym1LR

So there is Obama’s and the Dems choices cut the EPA funding (and the other 97 Billion in cuts ) or shutdown the government. Imagine what his approval rating will then be on handling the economy, the debt and the deficit. He’s already at 27% approval on handling the debt, 30% on the deficit and 37% on the economy. I guess he thinks the first to 0 approval wins!
http://news.yahoo.com/s/yblog_theticket/20110209/pl_yblog_theticket/obamas-approval-rating-on-the-deficit-hits-new-low


35 posted on 02/12/2011 12:48:34 PM PST by Ernest_at_the_Beach ( Support Geert Wilders)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

An excellent start. Tricky Dick Nixon originated the EPA to try to get a few creds from the environmentalists (a hopeless cause for him). Why do we need a federal agency for that? The states are already doing too much as it is.


36 posted on 02/12/2011 12:48:58 PM PST by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: umgud
This excerpt is from the Hill article....

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The legislation includes funding limitations on another of the Obama administration’s other energy and environment priorities. It would cut funding for the Bureau of Land Managements “wild lands" policy, which would allow the Obama administration to protect lands that have not been formally designated as wilderness land. Republicans have railed against the policy, arguing it could result in restrictions in oil and gas drilling.

It would also prevent the Nuclear Regulatory Commission from terminating a license review for the proposed Yucca Mountain nuclear waste repository. The repository has been marred by years of regulatory delay and President Obama moved to abandon the project when he became president.

37 posted on 02/12/2011 12:51:39 PM PST by Ernest_at_the_Beach ( Support Geert Wilders)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

If this does not turn out to be a sham, it’s great news. Perhaps the new class of Republicans has introduced some backbone to the house.


38 posted on 02/12/2011 12:52:57 PM PST by Oldpuppymax
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

Eliminate it altogether.


39 posted on 02/12/2011 12:53:52 PM PST by Brilliant
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

Bump!


40 posted on 02/12/2011 12:55:31 PM PST by fanfan (Why did they bury Barry's past?)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

Whoo Hoo! It had better happen! And it had better be only the beginning. bttt


41 posted on 02/12/2011 12:56:02 PM PST by Matchett-PI (Trent Lott on Tea Party candidates: "As soon as they get here, we need to co-opt them" 7/19/10)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach
From your post #12:
"But the reality is that even if such a bill winds up on President Obama’s desk, he’ll veto it, and there aren’t enough Republicans to override a veto."
"Its best (and really only) shot at reeling in the arrogant Obama EPA is to cut the agency’s funding. Without House approval, the EPA has no budget."

And there lies the situation in clear terms. Will enough blue dogs, more informed libs, and of course the total Republican side of the HR, have the will to just defund the agency.
42 posted on 02/12/2011 12:56:22 PM PST by Marine_Uncle (Honor must be earned....Duncan Hunter Sr. for POTUS.)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

Yippee-Kai-Yea!!!!


43 posted on 02/12/2011 12:57:41 PM PST by BuffaloJack (Re-Elect President Sarah Palin 2016)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach
Wasn't the EPA created by Nixon?

One of the worst presidents in our history.

44 posted on 02/12/2011 12:59:04 PM PST by fortheDeclaration (When the wicked beareth rule, the people mourn (Pr.29:2))
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To: Marine_Uncle
Just posted this...H/T to comment at WUWT...see post #35:

Battle Over Budget Cuts Raises Specter of Federal Government Shutdown ( EPA targeted)

45 posted on 02/12/2011 12:59:40 PM PST by Ernest_at_the_Beach ( Support Geert Wilders)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

Yeah! I’m sick of the dog and pony shows! We must stop their phony BS in its tracks and make them go after the back door stuff the EPA is doing.


46 posted on 02/12/2011 1:00:04 PM PST by Matchett-PI (Trent Lott on Tea Party candidates: "As soon as they get here, we need to co-opt them" 7/19/10)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

The EPA needs to have it’s budget cut to ZERO, period.


47 posted on 02/12/2011 1:05:30 PM PST by Caipirabob ( Communists... Socialists... Democrats...Traitors... Who can tell the difference?)
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To: Matchett-PI
Another comment at WUWT:

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Konrad says:

February 11, 2011 at 9:12 pm

The proposed bill HR.97 (The Free Industry Act) section 3 reads -

“Nothing in the Clean Air Act shall be treated as authorizing or requiring the regulation of climate change or global warming.”

If Obama chooses stall all appropriations for the Eco-thieves Paralysing America by vetoing HR.97, he will also be reassociating himself with the words “global warming”. After he was laughed at in his first SOTU address when he used the term I am sure Obama is aware that the original name for the hoax is politically toxic. A veto comes with a bonus prize, a colourful neck tie with an interesting dead sea bird motif.


48 posted on 02/12/2011 1:06:43 PM PST by Ernest_at_the_Beach ( Support Geert Wilders)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

Tip of the iceberg.

49 posted on 02/12/2011 1:06:57 PM PST by kennedy (I am a Kennedy. Where do I go to claim my Senate seat?)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

They can defund these boondoggles ... NOW!

How can climate scientists spend so much money? (FY 2011 42% increase)
climatequotes.com ^ | Jan. 8, 2011
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-chat/2653843/posts

Until a few days ago I knew that the US government spent an excessive amount of taxpayer money on climate change research. It was just a general notion; I had read occasional articles showing the funding of certain agencies like NASA but I didn’t know many specifics. Then on New Years Day, I wrote a very quick article where I randomly picked a document from a Google search showing funding for climate change.

The numbers astonished me. I decided to take a closer look.

snip


50 posted on 02/12/2011 1:07:26 PM PST by Matchett-PI (Trent Lott on Tea Party candidates: "As soon as they get here, we need to co-opt them" 7/19/10)
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