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How Obama Can Tackle Climate Change Without Congress
NJ ^ | 1-22-2012 | Coral Davenport

Posted on 01/23/2013 8:20:53 AM PST by Sir Napsalot

President Obama’s Inaugural Address was his boldest, clearest signal to date that he intends to take on the challenge of fighting climate change as a signature achievement of his presidency....

But what, specifically, can Obama do? For now, it seems highly unlikely that he’ll be able to get a bill through Congress. After taking office in 2009 intent on pushing broad climate legislation through Congress, he hit resistance and the bill died in 2010. .... the president does have in his executive arsenal one powerful--and extremely controversial--.... he could wield without any help from Congress.

Under the terms of a Supreme Court ruling and the nation’s clean-air laws, the Environmental Protection Agency is required to issue a regulation that would force existing industrial polluters, such as coal-fired power plants and oil refineries, to slash their emissions of the greenhouse gases that cause global warming. The rule could have a profound environmental impact by reducing the nation’s global-warming pollutants by up to 20 percent.

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The Obama administration has sat on the rule affecting existing polluters for months to avoid issuing a potential job-killer in an election year. That excuse is now gone. ... Earlier this month, in a rare show of unity, 70 environmental organizations sent a letter to the White House, insisting that Obama has “the authority under existing law to achieve urgently needed reductions in the carbon pollution that is disrupting our climate and damaging our health.” ....

Environmental groups hope the State of the Union address will offer a clear signal on what concrete steps Obama intends to take next. “We’re looking for the president to clearly indicate that EPA will put forward something on coal plants as the biggest polluter,” said Dan Lashof, director of the climate and clean-air program for the National Resources Defense Council.

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


TOPICS: Government; Politics
KEYWORDS: climatechange; globalwarming; globalwarminghoax; policy
The author mentioned the Supreme Court ruling on Clean Air Act. EPA only needs to issue a regulation that's the end of it.

However that was not how I read the SC ruling. Can someone more knowledgeable clarify, please?

1 posted on 01/23/2013 8:20:58 AM PST by Sir Napsalot
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To: Sir Napsalot

He may well get some more flaunts of the law in on us during the next 4 years. However, if we ever do find a conservative candidate with a real pair of balls that can win, that person can wipe away his 8 years of foolishness with the stroke of a pen...(....law of the land, kinda cool!)


2 posted on 01/23/2013 8:23:21 AM PST by Gaffer
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To: Sir Napsalot
Anyway, forgot to mention the naked ambition of the Left/environazi.

They know perfectly well, the new 'climate change' regulation is job-killing.

They don't care. Now that Obama's safely in his second term, killing jobs is a-okay now.

3 posted on 01/23/2013 8:26:11 AM PST by Sir Napsalot (Pravda + Useful Idiots = CCCP; JournOList + Useful Idiots = DopeyChangey!)
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The rule could have a profound environmental impact by reducing the nation’s global-warming pollutants by up to 20 percent.

Crush 20% or so of this nation's economy and, viola! no need for an executive order. It will happen by itself.

4 posted on 01/23/2013 8:29:58 AM PST by 17th Miss Regt
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To: Sir Napsalot

Something has to be done. The percentage of CO2 in the earths atmosphere is already at a dangerous level..0.04% or zero point zero. If we wait any longer it could reach even zero point zero. Then we will be in a world of shiet. Savior of the world Al Gore is only worth $200 million and he has just gone through a divorce which means he lives alone. How can one man live on such an amount? He has done so much for the awareness of the dangerous level of zero point zero, surely he should be given even more opportunities to destroy more lives and economies because of phantom gas. I live in New York. Today it is 9 degrees. I cannot take this warming any more.


5 posted on 01/23/2013 8:32:01 AM PST by GrandJediMasterYoda (Someday our schools we will teach the difference between "lose" and "loose")
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To: 17th Miss Regt

How Obama Can Waste Tons Of Money Without Congress


6 posted on 01/23/2013 8:32:53 AM PST by molson209
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To: Sir Napsalot

By the end of his term America will never recover. The damage he has and will continue to do cannot be removed by the swipe of a pen without causing riots and untold deaths. America is in the hands of hard core communists. Image if the new President cut food stamps, unemployment, and welfare check in one half. 8 millions of welfare people would hit the streets wrecking everything in sight.


7 posted on 01/23/2013 8:33:47 AM PST by Logical me
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To: Sir Napsalot
"The rule could have a profound environmental impact by reducing the nation’s global-warming pollutants by up to 20 percent."

The "global-warming pollutants" being referred to here is CO2, which doesn't have a thing to do with global warming. In fact, we here in Indy could use a little bit of that global warming here today.

8 posted on 01/23/2013 8:37:53 AM PST by circlecity
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To: Sir Napsalot

Ooh! Ooh! Pick me! I know! He can abrogate the Constitution and write new laws! We’ll call them regulations!

And they will call him Regulus! Regulator! Ruler! Prince of Peace!


9 posted on 01/23/2013 8:49:02 AM PST by heartwood
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To: Sir Napsalot
All anybody has to do is read the stats to realize that this is the biggest freakin' hoax since the Cardiff giant, literally. The percentage of CO2 in the earths atmosphere is ZERO. It's freakin ZERO point ZERO! 0.04% to be exact. They actually have people believing that a gas that has a value of ZERO is going to destroy all life on earth! It's incredible! The mass of the earths atmophere is 5000 TRILLION metric tons which might as well be INFINITY when it comes to the gas man puts out (compare that number to our national debt to see how big that is, and we are talking about GASES here). This is like putting a drop of ink into the Pacific and then declaring all sea life in the entire world will now become extinct. This is what they have people believing, not to mention the fact that CO2 is NOT the main culprit when it comes to the greenhouse effect. Water vapor is! Water vapor is what made Venus a greenhouse planet, but Al Gore can't make money getting water banned now can he? But I wouldn't be surprised in the least if that fat drunk psychotic masseuse molesting pig tries. "You need to buy water credits!"

"Hey did you know vodka looks like water?"

10 posted on 01/23/2013 8:49:13 AM PST by GrandJediMasterYoda (Someday our schools we will teach the difference between "lose" and "loose")
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To: Sir Napsalot

He can make Michelle to stop farting!


11 posted on 01/23/2013 9:00:01 AM PST by Focault's Pendulum
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To: Sir Napsalot
FYI, The newest on Supreme Court and Clean Air Act -

Court won't hear challenge to Clean Air Act rule

In this case, it is the limit on sulfur dioxide emissions, involved with coal power plant industries.

(quote) Several corporations and industrial associations along with several states say that EPA's required emission levels are lower than mandated by law to protect public health. But the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit refused to overturn the EPA's decision.

The justices refused to reconsider that ruling.(unquote)

That is exactly how the envionazis are going to attack it. Pressure EPA to issue new limits lower than mandated by law. Congress and people's representations can do circus shows, they are totally irrelevant.

Republican controlled House supposedly can not fund any agency, but that's just a pipe dream.

12 posted on 01/23/2013 9:20:19 AM PST by Sir Napsalot (Pravda + Useful Idiots = CCCP; JournOList + Useful Idiots = DopeyChangey!)
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In effect, we now have only one branch of the government.

The (Imperial) Executive Branch and their minions.


13 posted on 01/23/2013 9:26:03 AM PST by Sir Napsalot (Pravda + Useful Idiots = CCCP; JournOList + Useful Idiots = DopeyChangey!)
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To: Sir Napsalot

Between EPA regulations that will systematically shutdown coal fired power plants and new EPA regulations on carbon particulates that will outlaw wood burning stoves and fireplaces we better pray for a lot of global warming or it will be some long cold winters shivering in our darkened homes.


14 posted on 01/23/2013 9:51:37 AM PST by The Great RJ
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The age of the earth is calculated at 4.54 billion years. Climate records only go back approximately 125 years. The data used to predict the coming calamity of global warming is verifiably corrupt as proven by emails between the people conspiring to perpetrate this hoax. So can any of you lefties out there tell the rest of us just how we can believe any of this crap?


15 posted on 01/23/2013 10:11:45 AM PST by SCHROLL
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To: Sir Napsalot

The age of the earth is calculated at 4.54 billion years. Climate records only go back approximately 125 years. The data used to predict the coming calamity of global warming is verifiably corrupt as proven by emails between the people conspiring to perpetrate this hoax. So can any of you lefties out there tell the rest of us just how we can believe any of this crap?


16 posted on 01/23/2013 10:11:56 AM PST by SCHROLL
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To: Sir Napsalot
President Obama’s Inaugural Address was a cowardly act by a cowardly President. Had he the courage to make the speech before the election, then it would have had substance. To boast his Liberalness now means nothing. And the Republicans should remind the people about that fact.
17 posted on 01/23/2013 10:14:01 AM PST by Phlap (REDNECK@LIBARTS.EDU)
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The purpose of this author, and my linking to the article, is not on the point of ‘climate change’ debate itself. The Left think they've already won, because of 2012 election.

This is the course for Obama, with urging from environazis, to apply the illegal action and bypass Congress to implement (what? I don't have the details).

From the SC refusal to even hear the challenge to Clean Air Act ruling (1/22/2013), we can also leave the 3rd branch of government out as the last resort to safeguard the Constitution (but we already knew that from Justices Robert's single-handed betrayal).

18 posted on 01/23/2013 10:30:50 AM PST by Sir Napsalot (Pravda + Useful Idiots = CCCP; JournOList + Useful Idiots = DopeyChangey!)
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“Earlier this month, in a rare show of unity, 70 environmental organizations sent a letter to the White House, insisting that Obama has “the authority under existing law to achieve urgently needed reductions in the carbon pollution that is disrupting our climate and damaging our health.” .... “

Of course he can (stem worldwide climate change) single handedly; don’t you know he’s a messiah???


19 posted on 01/23/2013 11:27:29 AM PST by Wuli
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20 posted on 01/23/2013 8:42:04 PM PST by Tolerance Sucks Rocks (Happy New Year!)
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Uncertainty about climate change is reason for more aggressive action .... researchers “analyzed the optimal level and dynamic properties of the carbon tax in the face of stochastic and irreversible climate change and its interaction with economic factors, including business cycle fluctuations and preferences about risk.” He he Ha ha ...... "social cost of carbon" a new term you might encounter more often
21 posted on 01/24/2013 7:15:48 AM PST by Sir Napsalot (Pravda + Useful Idiots = CCCP; JournOList + Useful Idiots = DopeyChangey!)
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To: Sir Napsalot

Two points:

1) Anything done with an Imperial Order without Congress can be undone with one as well. In fact, I think Congress can even undo them. That’s no reason, from their point of view not to do them, if Congress or a future POTUS rescinds them, they’re no worse off than if he hadn’t done it.

BUT

2) Be careful what you wish for. Next time there’s a Republican POTUS opposed by a Dem Congress, do you want HIM doing the same thing? You’ll have given up the right to complain. Congress is the legislative body for a reason, and it’s hypocritical as well as stupid, to advocate bypassing them, but only for agendas you support. (Yes, I realize I’m attempting to talk reason to liberal “logic”.)


22 posted on 01/24/2013 9:03:26 AM PST by Still Thinking (Freedom is NOT a loophole!)
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To: Sir Napsalot

Life on Earth comprises carbon-based units. Their carbon tax is a levy on life itself.

It could not be more unconstitutional if they tried to make it so.


23 posted on 01/24/2013 9:26:27 AM PST by TheOldLady
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