Skip to comments.Blue states to sue EPA for not crushing coal industry fast enough
Posted on 04/21/2013 10:39:03 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
Normally when I see somebody upset with the EPA, its because theyre shoving their regulatory boot down on the throat of somebody else. Thats why it came as something of a surprise to learn that the agency may be facing a lawsuit from a coalition of very blue states. What on Earth, I wondered, might the EPA have done to these guys? Nothing, as it turns out, and thats why theyre upset. The EPA has, in the opinion of the complainants, dragging its heels on ramming through new energy production standards which will effectively exterminate construction of any new coal powered energy plants, no matter how much progress they make on emissions control.
SAN FRANCISCO, (Reuters) Ten states have threatened to sue the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, which missed an April 13 deadline to finalize rules on new power plant emissions, unless it issues guidelines promptly.
New York state Attorney General Eric Schneiderman issued a statement on Wednesday criticizing the agency for failing to complete its New Source Performance Standards to curb greenhouse gas emissions from new power plants despite President Barack Obamas pledge to combat climate change.
Todays notice makes clear that if the EPA does not promptly issue these rules, we will take legal action to hold the agency to its commitment, he wrote in a letter to the agency.
The attorneys general of nine other states, the District of Columbia and New York City joined Schneiderman in his threat to sue and gave the EPA 60 days to respond.
Thus far the EPA has offered a big, No Comment while claiming that theyre still digging through nearly 3 million comments which have been submitted regarding the NSPS regulations.....
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The Presidential Administrative Branch will continue to consolidate powers into a hard tyranny, unless it is stopped by overwhelming force. That force can only come from us, the sovereign people via our States.
To restore our freedoms, restore federalism and the vertical separation of powers. The 17th Amendment must go.
Did you see this video about Hollywood ‘enviromentalists’ more than willing to sell out the United States to some rich Middle Eastern type?