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Face palm: EPA bureaucrat tap dances during testimony ( on regulation of greenhouse gases (CO2)
Watts Up With That? ^ | April 16, 2011 | Ryan Maue

Posted on 04/17/2011 5:23:47 PM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach

EPA Deputy Administrator Mathy Stanislaus

EPA Deputy Administrator Mathy Stanislaus should be given credit for showing up Thursday to an Environment and Energy subcommittee hearing, but may not be returning any time soon.  Let’s just say his performance was cringe-inducing as he spun like a top attempting to deflect the very pointed, and basic yes-or-no questions of Rep. Cory Gardner (R – Colorado).  An exasperated Stanislaus even resorted to a face-palm maneuver to regain his rhetorical footing.  Of course, YouTube video exists…see below.

It’s clear that the GOP wants to eliminate the EPA’s current attempt/ability to regulate greenhouse gases (CO2) and, here, coal-ash, and is using its newly acquired power in the House to call hearings, demand/compel Obama administration officials to testify, and expose the job-killing nature of the EPA’s regulations.  In other words, this is how politics works.  The liberal media’s lack of coverage of this “inconsistency” in word versus deed with the Obama EPA demonstrates how in-the-tank the media is for the ’12 re-election.  Ideology is more important than jobs.

Right wing outlets are hyping the performance of the EPA deputy as a victory and tacit admission that the EPA greenhouse regulations will kill (civility alert!) jobs.  From the DAILY CALLER:

“We have not directly taken a look at jobs in the proposal,” Stanislaus said, referring to a regulation that would govern industries that recycle coal ash and other fossil fuel byproducts.

Coal ash is commonly used to make concrete stronger and longer lasting, make wallboard more durable and improve the quality of roofing shingles…

Gardner pressed Stanislaus as to whether or not EPA had done a direct economic analysis on how the rule would affect jobs, to which Stanislaus replied saying that EPA had not included jobs in its cost-benefit analysis of the rule.

“Do you feel an economic analysis that does not include the complete picture on jobs, is that a full economic analysis?” Gardner asked. “I think it is really a yes or no question.

“To me, I don’t see how you can talk about economic analysis without talking about jobs…  and you said that you would not promulgate a rule where the costs would exceed the benefits,” Gardner continued. “But if you are not taking into account jobs, I don’t see how that goes.”

Gardner’s line of questioning had Stanislaus visibly dumbfounded, and he repeatedly told the congressman he would have to get back to him with the answers to his questions.

“I’d like to see a list of all of the rules that you have proposed that haven’t taken into account jobs,” Gardner said. “We need to know if the EPA considers jobs in their analysis and whether you have, and whether EPA’s position is to consider jobs when it does an economic analysis.”

Stanislaus then replied saying EPA considers jobs in all of its economic analysis, but that the form of the analysis is driven by the requirements rules that are under consideration.

The EPA official’s testimony has generated negative reactions from pro-business advocates who say Stanislaus’s testimony shows the agency is out of touch with reality and is indifferent to job creation.

The painful testimony reaches a crescendo at the 3:00 minute mark, when the EPA bureaucrat appears to be looking for an exit.  At least Stanislaus showed up.  EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson is unavailable for testimony with a fully booked schedule, including her speech Saturday night at the Socialist Youth Climate Conference in Washington D.C.  From POLITICO:

House Republicans aren’t happy that top EPA officials are skipping hearings on efforts to roll back the agency’s regulations.

“We could call them the Evaporating Personnel Administration, I guess,” Texas Republican Rep. Joe Barton said Friday. “They don’t seem to ever show up and be accountable.”

“I do find it troubling once again that Lisa Jackson once again is a no show at a very important hearing that she’s had every opportunity to be in attendance,” Barton said. “The MACT truck is about to run us over all and she’s not even here to comment on those regulations.”


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Conspiracy; Science; Weather
KEYWORDS: cleanenergy; climatechange; colorado; epa; globalwarming; globalwarminghoax; obamanation; texas
Video of this...see WUWT
1 posted on 04/17/2011 5:23:56 PM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach; grey_whiskers; WL-law; IrishCatholic; Whenifhow; SolitaryMan; mmanager; ...
Thanx for the ping Ernest !

 


Beam me to Planet Gore !

2 posted on 04/17/2011 5:26:32 PM PDT by steelyourfaith (If it's "green" ... it's crap.)
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To: steelyourfaith

You have got to see the Video...WOW!


3 posted on 04/17/2011 5:34:17 PM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach ( Support Geert Wilders)
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To: NormsRevenge; steelyourfaith; Grampa Dave; SierraWasp; tubebender; Carry_Okie; Brad's Gramma; ...

Must see Video ....


4 posted on 04/17/2011 5:36:44 PM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach ( Support Geert Wilders)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

I’m glad you’re reading these articles actively over there!


5 posted on 04/17/2011 5:45:14 PM PDT by Robert A. Cook, PE (I can only donate monthly, but socialists' ABBCNNBCBS continue to lie every day!)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

Send this Idiot back to the third world let him help out there,with a pail of soap and water.


6 posted on 04/17/2011 5:48:14 PM PDT by Cheetahcat ( November 4 2008 ,A date which will live in Infamy.)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach
I'm going to pass on the video. Somehow I must start getting my blood pressure down, and try to get to bed early for a change. A cursory read of your post indicates the lack of cooperation by the EPA in attending committee inquiry.
Think I will read some more from Rummy's new book I had purchased and barely got into thus far. Have a great upcoming day E..
7 posted on 04/17/2011 5:49:11 PM PDT by Marine_Uncle (Honor must be earned....Duncan Hunter Sr. for POTUS.)
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To: Marine_Uncle
Be sure and give us a brief on the book...
8 posted on 04/17/2011 5:52:07 PM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach ( Support Geert Wilders)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

Love it. I was expecting, at any moment, the EPA bureaucrat to pull out the “Obama is saving jobs” trump card.


9 posted on 04/17/2011 5:58:40 PM PDT by steelyourfaith (If it's "green" ... it's crap.)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach
Let’s just say his performance was cringe-inducing as he spun like a top attempting to deflect the very pointed, and basic yes-or-no questions of Rep. Cory Gardner (R – Colorado)

Rep. Cory Gardner may be a guy to watch. I recently got a phone call that was a conference call w/Rep. Gardner. It was interactive in that those called could press a number to ask a question. I declined to do that but listened as others in my county did and Rep. Gardner replied. He did very well. He was well informed and handled the few loaded lefty questions intelligently and diplomatically.

10 posted on 04/17/2011 6:01:22 PM PDT by TigersEye (Who crashed the markets on 9/15/08 and why?)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

Almost as good as the video about Guam capsizing!


11 posted on 04/17/2011 6:06:46 PM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine!)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

Clearly an affirmative action beneficiary.


12 posted on 04/17/2011 6:15:41 PM PDT by beethovenfan (If Islam is the solution, the "problem" must be freedom.)
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13 posted on 04/17/2011 6:17:50 PM PDT by TheOldLady
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To: Cheetahcat

O.K...I’m sorry, but what kind of name is “Mathy”???

Secondly, does he have ANY credentials or experience in any field related to his position at the EPA?


14 posted on 04/17/2011 6:18:07 PM PDT by kevslisababy
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To: kevslisababy

His boss doesn’t have any credentials for his job...


15 posted on 04/17/2011 6:20:25 PM PDT by Army Air Corps (Four fried chickens and a coke)
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The list, ping

Let me know if you would like to be on or off the ping list

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16 posted on 04/17/2011 6:22:46 PM PDT by Nachum (The complete Obama list at www.nachumlist.com)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach
At one point the EPA guy acts just like Chevy Chase in Spies Like Us talking about Paraguayian spraying subsidies.
17 posted on 04/17/2011 6:51:53 PM PDT by sportutegrl
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To: kevslisababy

“O.K...I’m sorry, but what kind of name is “Mathy”???

Secondly, does he have ANY credentials or experience in any field related to his position at the EPA?”

He is from Sri Lanka and evidently does not like Americans,I can only assume that was the reason OBum selected the dreg.


18 posted on 04/17/2011 7:07:56 PM PDT by Cheetahcat ( November 4 2008 ,A date which will live in Infamy.)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach; AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; ColdOne; ...

Thanks Ernest.
EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson is unavailable for testimony with a fully booked schedule, including her speech Saturday night at the Socialist Youth Climate Conference in Washington D.C.

19 posted on 04/17/2011 7:11:17 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (Thanks Cincinna for this link -- http://www.friendsofitamar.org)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

Thanks for the ping EatB. Obama screwed up, and didn’t provide teleprompters to his court.


20 posted on 04/17/2011 7:49:35 PM PDT by rockinqsranch (Dems, Libs, Socialists, call 'em what you will, they ALL have fairies livin' in their trees.)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

As with most of the EPA, they do not have no clue of what they’re talking about.

Idiots all!


21 posted on 04/17/2011 8:42:33 PM PDT by SouthTexas (You cannot bargain with the devil, shut the government down.)
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To: SouthTexas

I don’t understand. All animals need CO2 to breath. Trees need CO1 to live and turn it back into CO2.
I’m in favor of limiting greenhouse gases if all environmentalists agree to stop breathing air every other day.
Problem fixed in a short time, and not very expensive.


22 posted on 04/17/2011 9:55:43 PM PDT by JimmyMc
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

Thanks for the ping!


23 posted on 04/17/2011 10:36:05 PM PDT by Alamo-Girl
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To: JimmyMc

Actually animals, including us, need O2 (oxygen) to survive,
plants need CO2 (carbon dioxide). They take in the CO2 and turn it into O2, then we take in the O2 and exhale CO2.

Pretty little circle there that has worked for a long time and something that I learned in elementary school. Probably not taught anymore though since it violates the AGW crowd’s drivel.


24 posted on 04/18/2011 7:16:11 AM PDT by SouthTexas (You cannot bargain with the devil, shut the government down.)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach
"Be sure and give us a brief on the book..."
At the rate I'm going it may take some time. Had the book for over two weeks now and I am only on page 48. Shame on me.
25 posted on 04/18/2011 12:15:13 PM PDT by Marine_Uncle (Honor must be earned....Duncan Hunter Sr. for POTUS.)
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To: SouthTexas

“violates the AGW crowd’s drivel.”
Truth hurts when it does not fit the liberal agenda.


26 posted on 04/18/2011 4:19:07 PM PDT by JimmyMc
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

“When Stanislaus says that “we can’t wait until we have all the conclusive interpretive science to make a decision,” I agree with him, but that’s not the precautionary principle, that’s just a willingness to regulate under uncertainty, which has been a bedrock of environmental law.”

“However, the precautionary principle is something different and much more insidious. It’s not “regulate in spite of uncertainty” – it’s “regulate because of uncertainty.” It seems to stem from an almost Luddite fear of new technology and, as Sunstein points out, a philosophical view that nature is good and man-made is bad.”

http://www.lawandenvironment.com/tags/mathy-stanislaus/


27 posted on 04/19/2011 4:23:18 AM PDT by wolfcreek (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lsd7DGqVSIc)
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