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Crist to enact California style emissions standards for Florida
Miami Herald ^ | July 10, 2007 | MARY ELLEN KLAS

Posted on 07/11/2007 7:48:26 PM PDT by ripnbang

TALLAHASSEE -- Florida will adopt California's car-pollution standards -- the toughest in the nation -- and become the first state in the Southeast to enact targets for reducing greenhouse gases, under executive orders Gov. Charlie Crist plans to sign Friday in Miami.

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


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Culture/Society; Government; US: Florida
KEYWORDS: crist; environment; govwatch; rfkjr
Not sure which way we're going in Florida. Not real keen on Executive Orders.
1 posted on 07/11/2007 7:48:30 PM PDT by ripnbang
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To: ripnbang

My God. When will it end.


2 posted on 07/11/2007 7:51:38 PM PDT by TheZMan (That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends...)
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To: TheZMan

I don’t know. It seems our state has bought hook, line and sinker into the global warming, climate change (whatever gobbledygook they’re calling it now). Me thinks the air in Tallahassee is the problem.


3 posted on 07/11/2007 7:56:10 PM PDT by ripnbang ("the difference between a welfare state and totalitarianism is a matter of time")
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To: ripnbang
Me thinks the air in Tallahassee is the problem.

Methinks the air between the Governor's ears is the problem!

4 posted on 07/11/2007 8:07:21 PM PDT by pray4liberty
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To: ripnbang

I sure am rethinking the vote I cast for this idiot.


5 posted on 07/11/2007 8:15:11 PM PDT by Retired Chemist
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To: ripnbang; calcowgirl

“Crist will sign the orders at a two-day climate change summit he is hosting in Miami beginning Thursday. The summit will feature speeches by California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger and environmental activists Robert Kennedy Jr. and Theodore Roosevelt IV.”

Somehow this will involve carbon credit trading, if you dig past the easier stuff.

Robert Kennedy Jr. flacks for carbon credit trading, often writing about it.

“said Susan Glickman, a consultant for the National Resources Defense Council and other environmental groups.”

NRDC often works as the “environmental” front for the carbon trading interests.


6 posted on 07/11/2007 8:21:00 PM PDT by Shermy
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To: ripnbang

In the first place, I’m glad I didn’t vote for this A-Hole.

In the second place, since vehicle inspections were done away with years ago, how in the hell is this to be enforced?


7 posted on 07/11/2007 8:51:15 PM PDT by Triggerhippie (Always use a silencer in a crowd. Loud noises offend people.)
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To: ripnbang

Republicans still hold the Florida House and Senate. I guess I’m going to have to send off messages to my Florida senate and house critters to send a message to Crist.

STOP trying to fix what ain’t broken!


8 posted on 07/11/2007 9:31:08 PM PDT by Waryone (The Ted Kennedy wing of the Republican Party must be defeated!)
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To: NormsRevenge; Carry_Okie; SierraWasp; tubebender; ElkGroveDan; hedgetrimmer; editor-surveyor
Crist will sign the orders at a two-day climate change summit he is hosting in Miami beginning Thursday. The summit will feature speeches by California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger and environmental activists Robert Kennedy Jr. and Theodore Roosevelt IV.

The disease is spreading.

9 posted on 07/12/2007 8:35:08 AM PDT by calcowgirl ("Liberalism is just Communism sold by the drink." P. J. O'Rourke)
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To: Shermy
Somehow this will involve carbon credit trading, if you dig past the easier stuff.

Bump!

10 posted on 07/12/2007 8:37:18 AM PDT by calcowgirl ("Liberalism is just Communism sold by the drink." P. J. O'Rourke)
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To: Waryone
we don't have vehicle inspection here now...

what does he plan to do hire state inspectors or sell equipment to service stations to hand out pass/fail stickers ?

What a waster of time ... and skin

.

11 posted on 07/12/2007 8:39:04 AM PDT by Elle Bee
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To: Triggerhippie

On a local talk radio program this morning, they were briefly commenting on this. The MAIN host says something like this, ‘Well, we’ve been neglecting this for the past 8 years.’ (Insinuating Jeb Bush) WIOD 610—the HURRICANE news channel that is so CONSERVATIVE. Yeah right.


12 posted on 07/12/2007 8:42:58 AM PDT by Fawn (If it wasn't for FR, I'd be having an Existential MELTDOWN..............right now)
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To: Retired Chemist

We didn’t have a choice the dem. was on another planet.Crist is a bozo,a one timer.


13 posted on 07/12/2007 8:45:30 AM PDT by Unicorn (Too many wimps around.)
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To: Retired Chemist

We didn’t have a choice the dem. was on another planet.Crist is a bozo,a one timer.


14 posted on 07/12/2007 8:45:49 AM PDT by Unicorn (Too many wimps around.)
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To: Waryone

Can the Legislature override and Executive Order, or, create legislation defeating the Executive Order?


15 posted on 07/12/2007 11:07:26 AM PDT by ripnbang ("the difference between a welfare state and totalitarianism is a matter of time")
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To: calcowgirl
"The disease is spreading."

Very TRUE!!! It's the (bleepin) creepin CRUD!!! (wow, that has a ring and a rhythm to it)

This is especially true where slippery ol Arnoiled Schtupidnegger is concerned!!!

This here disease creates pussey public policy thinking!!!

16 posted on 07/12/2007 11:26:37 AM PDT by SierraWasp (SIERRA REPUBLIC!!! (our 51st united state)(all of CA excluding coastal counties))
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To: calcowgirl; SierraWasp
The Kaulifaunia strain of BIRD BRAIN FLU has been found in Florida...
17 posted on 07/12/2007 12:02:33 PM PDT by tubebender (Large reward for person offering leads to my missing tag lines...)
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To: SierraWasp; tubebender

I think many of these “Republicans” are Trojan horses, having infiltrated the party and now plotting their agenda incrementally, slowing destroying traditional government and aiding their corrupt cronies at the same time. Those that aren’t infiltrators and support this crappola are just plain stupid.

A new epidemic of PTDs (Politically transmitted diseases!)


18 posted on 07/12/2007 12:29:23 PM PDT by calcowgirl ("Liberalism is just Communism sold by the drink." P. J. O'Rourke)
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To: ripnbang

When are conservatives going to cast off RINOism? Oh well, I am guilty too.

RINO = DEMOCRAT infil-traitor

Do we ever learn? Maybe we need a new party other than the democrat party.

I purposefully did not capitalize the word democrat.


19 posted on 07/12/2007 12:33:05 PM PDT by dforest (Roger Hernand still steenks...oops, did I forget the EZ?)
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To: ripnbang
Not sure which way we're going in Florida.

THey are going north to Georgia and Alabama where gas prices will soon be 20-40 cents a gallon cheaper than the People's Republic of Floriduh.

20 posted on 07/12/2007 12:42:17 PM PDT by commish (Freedom tastes sweetest to those who have fought to protect it.)
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To: calcowgirl

I think it is becoming evident that there are fewer and fewer “statesmen” who believe in doing what is right for their constituents, not what is politically expedient to find favor.

During the legislative session (Florida - only 60 days for the 3rd or 4th largest state - go figure)this year, there was no leadership from this Governor. He prefers the “hands off” approach...in other words, “don’t want to tick anyone off and ruin my chances of being liked”.

Last Governor (I know, I know, another Bush...but I really liked him!) would gather the legislative leadership and provide direction and tell them what he wanted to see out of the session. Of course, it was up to the legislature to do what they wanted with it, and sometimes it was nasty, but for the most part they worked with the Governor and passed his agenda.

The big “call to arms” for this Governor was “Property Tax Reform” which everyone wanted, however, what came out of the special legislative session was milktoast...nothing substative, maybe a few hundred dollars savings and a future referendum for a larger property tax cut that we’re already hearing won’t get support from the Republicans because the cities/counties/special districts are already crying they’re going to suffer. Again, all feel good stuff...


21 posted on 07/12/2007 1:25:11 PM PDT by ripnbang ("the difference between a welfare state and totalitarianism is a matter of time")
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To: calcowgirl; tubebender

And... They’re addicted too PP!!! (Political Pornography)


22 posted on 07/12/2007 2:30:58 PM PDT by SierraWasp (SIERRA REPUBLIC!!! (our 51st united state)(all of CA excluding coastal counties))
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To: ripnbang; Shermy
Thanks for the background. I agree with you on "fewer and fewer statesmen." They are becoming an endangered species, if not already extinct. :-(

As to the specific announcement of Crist's Executive Orders, Shermy is 100% correct. A primary motivation of this scam is to implement a cap and trade program; they are trying to sign up as many states as they can, as soon as possible. I only had to look at the first draft document, Executive order 07-128 (PDF), linked in the article to find this:

Phase I: By November 1, 2007, the Action Team shall issue recommendations including any necessary legislative initiatives to address the following:

(snip)

4. Market-based regulatory mechanisms, such as cap and trade programs, for use in efficiently reducing greenhouse gas emissions

Targets will be set which favor or benefit their cronies and carbon brokers will reap millions for trading in "carbon credits." Brought to you courtesy of the same folks that brought us junk bonds.
23 posted on 07/12/2007 3:31:39 PM PDT by calcowgirl ("Liberalism is just Communism sold by the drink." P. J. O'Rourke)
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To: Shermy
A two-day climate change summit he is hosting in Miami beginning Thursday. The summit will feature speeches by California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger and environmental activists liberal hacks living off the name of famous relatives, such as "Robert Kennedy Jr." and "Theodore Roosevelt IV.”
24 posted on 08/08/2007 6:21:33 PM PDT by BillyBoy (FACT: Governors WIN. Senators DON'T. Support the RIGHT Thompson in '08: www.tommy2008.com.)
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