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House GOP bashes EPA over $100M in foreign grants to battle pollution
The Hill ^ | June 28, 2011 | Andrew Restuccia

Posted on 06/28/2011 9:59:17 AM PDT by opentalk

House Republicans launched a fresh attack on the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) this week, blasting Administrator Lisa Jackson for setting aside millions of dollars in grants to foreign countries aimed at reducing global pollution.

Republicans on the House Energy and Commerce Committee released a report Monday night detailing what they say is nearly $100 million in “foreign handouts” to countries like China, Thailand and Indonesia to support various environmental programs over the last decade.

....But EPA defended its grant program Monday, arguing that the agency must work to reduce pollution around the world.

“Pollution doesn't stop at international borders, and neither can our environmental and health protections; the local and national environmental issues of the past are now global challenges,” the agency said in a statement.

(Excerpt) Read more at thehill.com ...


TOPICS: Government
KEYWORDS: bankruptingamerica; cap; china; defund; epa; lisajackson; marxism; nwo; soros; taxdollars

1 posted on 06/28/2011 9:59:19 AM PDT by opentalk
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To: opentalk

Cool - let’s borrow money from China so we can give it back to them as a gift. Makes sense if you are a liberal.


2 posted on 06/28/2011 10:02:00 AM PDT by RightGeek (FUBO and the donkey you rode in on)
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To: opentalk

Cut their funding by the exact amount they gave to foreign nations.


3 posted on 06/28/2011 10:02:28 AM PDT by Grunthor
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To: RightGeek

Bump.


4 posted on 06/28/2011 10:03:33 AM PDT by GlockThe Vote (The Obama Adminstration: The flash mob who wonÂ’t leave.)
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To: opentalk; SteamShovel; Bockscar; Thunder90; rdl6989; marvlus; Fractal Trader; Whenifhow; ...
 


Beam me to Planet Gore !

5 posted on 06/28/2011 10:05:13 AM PDT by steelyourfaith (If it's "green" ... it's crap !!!)
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To: opentalk

Let me see if I can get this straight.

We regulate companies into leaving America and when they pollute overseas, we give them money for cleanup?


6 posted on 06/28/2011 10:06:05 AM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin! (look it up))
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To: opentalk
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Republicans in the house ? de fund the E.P.A.
7 posted on 06/28/2011 10:06:39 AM PDT by American Constitutionalist (The fool has said in his heart, " there is no GOD " ..)
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To: opentalk

“Pollution doesn’t stop at international borders”

Commie Bastards,Our money should stop at the borders though!


8 posted on 06/28/2011 10:07:36 AM PDT by Cheetahcat ( November 4 2008 ,A date that will live in Infamy.)
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To: Grunthor
How about cutting their funding to the point that they cease to exist?
9 posted on 06/28/2011 10:09:15 AM PDT by JPG (Hey, LSM, how are those emails workin' out for ya?)
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To: opentalk
“Pollution doesn't stop at international borders, and neither can our environmental and health protections; the local and national environmental issues of the past are now global challenges,” the agency said in a statement.

But their pollution is THEIR responsibility, not ours. If they don't want us to be the world's cops in a military sense, then we shouldn't be the world's environmental cops, either.

10 posted on 06/28/2011 10:12:39 AM PDT by SuziQ
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To: SuziQ
But their pollution is THEIR responsibility, not ours. If they don't want us to be the world's cops in a military sense, then we shouldn't be the world's environmental cops, either.

BUMP!
11 posted on 06/28/2011 10:21:35 AM PDT by Army Air Corps (Four fried chickens and a coke)
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To: opentalk

Instead of whining about it, DEFUND THEM YOU GUTLESS, LIMP-WRISTED PANSIES!


12 posted on 06/28/2011 10:22:52 AM PDT by Common Sense 101
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To: opentalk

I thought they were on recess.....


13 posted on 06/28/2011 10:25:23 AM PDT by Thank You Rush
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To: American Constitutionalist

You could have named EVERY federal agency in that space - not just the EPA. They all need to go - except Defense!


14 posted on 06/28/2011 10:26:59 AM PDT by Thank You Rush
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To: American Constitutionalist
I can't figure out why the de funding cannot begin.

There is no budget...therefore, when the EPA runs out of money, they must request funding, do they not? When this happens, there are enough Conservatives in the House who can stop it there.

It would be fun to watch the EPA get funded at about 1/4 of what they asked for.

I bet all them bureaucrats there would agree to have their pay cut 3/4 cause they all love their jobs so much. heh heh

15 posted on 06/28/2011 10:34:23 AM PDT by B.O. Plenty (Give war a chance...)
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To: opentalk

This is insane.


16 posted on 06/28/2011 10:51:09 AM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks (Eh ?)
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To: opentalk

Its amazing all the bullcrap foreign aid programs we have going on. Like when we fund Brazil’s offshore drilling but won’t allow drilling off our shores. Or when we back a billion in debt from the new Egyptian government which is clearly more anti-US and anti-Israel than the old one.


17 posted on 06/28/2011 10:59:22 AM PDT by libertarian neocon
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To: opentalk

“Pollution doesn’t stop at international borders,

Another reason to close the doors at EPA.


18 posted on 06/28/2011 11:20:23 AM PDT by Recon Dad (Herman Cain is the man in 2012)
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To: opentalk
The House got its lip service in for the day. Now, off to HAPPY HOUR!!! Where are those boys from K street?

Gutless House; if there were anything serious about them, the EPA would have been writing this statement (as its LAST) on napkins.

19 posted on 06/28/2011 11:27:01 AM PDT by Michael Barnes
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To: libertarian neocon

They want to redistribute Our wealth globally. Soros wanted to knock America off her pedestal.


20 posted on 06/28/2011 11:40:08 AM PDT by opentalk
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To: JPG

Works for me.


21 posted on 06/28/2011 1:11:49 PM PDT by Grunthor
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