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Environmental Extremists Making Regulatory Policies?
Human events ^ | 04/05/2010 | Ross Kaminsky

Posted on 04/05/2010 12:44:47 PM PDT by opentalk

Although they were released on April Fools Day, new Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) regulations covering vehicle efficiency and water quality standards near mines are no joke. Instead, they are the inevitable outcome when government puts environmental radicals in charge of writing regulations.

These unelected bureaucrats, headed by EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson, have no regard for or understanding of property rights, free markets, or our economy. It’s all about worshiping at the altar of “climate change” and offering penance for America’s high standard of living by attacking industry in the name of “justice”.

Ms. Jackson can be viewed in a clip from an EPA video saying that “we’re building our environmental justice team, increasing budget support for their work and seeking new strategies.” Everything the EPA does must be understood within this context: “Environmental justice” is a leftist scheme to justify redistribution of wealth and the resulting regulations are not based on scientific evidence or cost/benefit analysis.

The new EPA rule with the greatest nationwide impact is increased vehicle fuel efficiency (CAFE) standards. The EPA for the first time added greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions standards for American cars and trucks. The rule requires passenger cars and light-duty trucks to emit no more than 250 grams of carbon per mile driven by 2016. They estimate this translates into an average fleet fuel economy of 35.5 miles per gallon, an enormous increase from the current 27.5 mpg standard.

The primary way that auto makers increase fuel efficiency, especially over the short term, is by making cars lighter. The Competitive Enterprise Institute said about a prior CAFE standards increase, “Why does CAFE kill? It does so because it constrains the production of larger cars. And in most modes of collision, larger, heavier cars are more protective of their occupants than are small cars.”

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Weather
KEYWORDS: antiamerican; cafe; capandtrade; climategate; democrats; ecofascism; economy; envirofascism; epa; greenhoax; jobs; lisajackson; marxism; obama; socialjustice; unconstitutional; unelected

1 posted on 04/05/2010 12:44:47 PM PDT by opentalk
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To: opentalk

Bastards!


2 posted on 04/05/2010 12:47:44 PM PDT by unkus
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To: opentalk

We have to retake the asylum from the babbling idiots, and morons of the Left, and return sanity to the administering of our government.

We must retake and reduce the Federal Government to its original intent, and we must ensure the Left cannot ever again circumvent the Constitution.

Amend some amendments, and add term limits is as I see it.


3 posted on 04/05/2010 12:52:50 PM PDT by rockinqsranch (Dems, Libs, Socialists...Call 'em What you Will, They ALL have Fairies Living In Their Trees.)
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To: opentalk

Environmentalism, Gaia, “Climate Change”: they’re all part of the new secular religion. It’s practically the only thing taught in schools these days (apart from Queer, Womyn’s and Race studies). The left has done a brilliant job of dividing and conquering traditional American culture.


4 posted on 04/05/2010 1:11:26 PM PDT by Bernard Marx (I don’t trust the reasoning of anyone who writes then when they mean than.)
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To: opentalk

This is how Obarama operates. It’s the Chicago way. Put the worst possible person in positions of power, especially if they’re his enemy.

Hillary - Sec.of State
Goldman Sacks & AIG CEOs - make ‘em barama’s czars

Make your own list. It’s sickening!


5 posted on 04/05/2010 1:37:17 PM PDT by subterfuge (BUILD MORE NUCLEAR POWER PLANTS NOW!!!)
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To: opentalk

These punks are trying to bankrupt America, and are going to destroy Alaska’s economy. Unconstitutional regulations must go!


6 posted on 04/05/2010 1:45:29 PM PDT by vpintheak (Love of God, Family and Country has made me an extremist.)
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To: opentalk; Amagi; Beowulf; Tunehead54; Clive; Fractal Trader; tubebender; marvlus; ...
 


Beam me to Planet Gore !

7 posted on 04/05/2010 2:00:08 PM PDT by steelyourfaith (Warmists as "traffic light" apocalyptics: "Greens too yellow to admit they're really Reds."-Monckton)
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To: vpintheak

This next election is crucial.


8 posted on 04/05/2010 2:32:53 PM PDT by opentalk
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To: opentalk

You aren’t lying. I am sick to the core about this, and my wife just told me that I can start stocking up firearms. Woo-hoo! Be prepared.


9 posted on 04/05/2010 3:02:14 PM PDT by vpintheak (Love of God, Family and Country has made me an extremist.)
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To: opentalk
related link

Green Washington Wants Less-efficient Fuel - You can’t make this stuff up. (EPA out of control)

On April 1, the Obama administration’s EPA issued final rules forcing automakers to increase their vehicles’ fuel economy by 40 percent in five years. The next day, the very same EPA favorably reviewed an ethanol fuel mandate that would force autos to get up to 5 percent worse fuel economy.

You can’t make this stuff up.

10 posted on 04/05/2010 3:02:14 PM PDT by opentalk
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To: vpintheak

We have done the same, never thought about it before.


11 posted on 04/05/2010 3:03:43 PM PDT by opentalk
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To: Bernard Marx

12 posted on 04/05/2010 3:48:19 PM PDT by WOBBLY BOB ( FIRE STUPAK: LindaForCongress.com)
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