Skip to comments.Democrats join in Murkowski's push against climate change rules
Posted on 01/22/2010 5:12:14 AM PST by thackney
Sens. Ben Nelson, D-Neb., Blanche Lincoln, D-Ark., and Mary Landrieu, D-La., on Thursday signed on as co-sponsors to a new resolution offered by Murkowski that would effectively veto the Environmental Protection Agency's formal declaration last year that carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases endanger the public health and welfare.
With that formal endangerment declaration, the agency is prepared to move forward with new limits on emissions from vehicles in March. EPA lawyers and environmental law experts say the tailpipe limits would automatically lead to requirements that new or modified power plants, refiners and other industrial facilities emitting carbon dioxide employ the best available technology to control how much they release.
Murkowski's measure would take advantage of a rarely used federal statute, known as the Congressional Review Act, designed to empower Congress to speedily veto federal regulations.
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Is the Revolution moving forward or what?
” Sens. Ben Nelson, D-Neb., Blanche Lincoln, D-Ark., and Mary Landrieu, D-La., “
Hmmmm... The ‘Votes-for-Sale’ crowd senses profit here....
What a coincidence: all three democrats mentioned are up for re-election come November.
Dems on the ‘right’ side of an issue?
How is this going to impact Kerry-Graham?
[Wow, did the alternate universe open up Tuesday night?]
I suppose we could call them Ferengi-senators. :-)
When libs say "carbon", are they really talking about carbon dioxide? (there's really a big difference).
Stand up to the feds NOW...you may never get this opportunity again....
“Hmmmm... The Votes-for-Sale crowd senses profit here....”
More like they are toast come the next election and they are trying to redeem themselves in the eyes of their constituents.
all the usual phony blue dog suspects....
We won’t be fooled again.
Actually Nelson is not up until 2012. The common thread is that all 3 are on the endangered species list.
Yes. Any activity that moves carbon from a solid "bound up" location (e.g., in plants and minerals) to a gaseous form (ESPECIALLY CO2) is the "carbon" they are talking about.
A lump of coal is okay, but burning it is not okay.
Big three running for cover-—hope the sheeple see thru this. That aside, Murkowski’s legislation is a good start.
Zewoe's Czars & Co. have attacked coal and its possible expansion in use.
Cheaper energy = cheape manufacturing costs & reduced COL.....that's not happening at this time and that is a key to starting economic recovery...Oh, did I also mention reducing the size of goobermint, reduced corporate taxes, and holding individual taxes steady?
federal drilling = federal land exploratory drilling bans.
Nelson and the Lousianna Purchase might not survive the backlash if they push the climate change bs.
They and their states are in enough trouble with their back door illegal bs re the $ociali$t health care takeover.
Boxer is so dumb she doesn’t know the difference between hot and cold and carbon dioxide and oxygen.
The EPA is more fascistic than the ATF. The extra constitutional powers it has been granted by all three branches of government make it one of the greatest threats to our freedom.
There are no property rights that the EPA recognizes, and the rule of law is completely out the window with EPA rulings.
These hacks can just tell which way the wind blows. Can't be trusted, we should post their records as much as possible.
Well, well, well.
I’m sure this will erase the stain left over from the health care fiasco.
They know Cap & Trade is dead in the water.
What they fear is Obama passing this by fiat by using those EPA rules.
They know Obozo is radioactive.
Not only is “solid carbon good - CO2 bad”, but carbon soot might be good, since it blocks the suns rays (nuclear winter, anyone?). We are living in a Bizarro world.
“The Votes-for-Sale crowd senses profit here...”
The Mustang Ranch crowd is a better term for them.
Backing 0bama has now become like trying to pick up a turd by the clean end.
The pendulum has begun to swing back........
I saw a thing on the news awhile back that reported Nelson getting booed out of a pizza joint in Nebraska. Maybe the people will wake up and throw them out like happened to Chokely.
Must be hell to be in a political party run by wackos from districts probably safer than Ted Kennedy’s “seat”, and with a compliant media never lifting a finger to help reign in the Pelousies and Franks, too bad for them.
yup, lumps of coals would be great for BBQ, but then i’d just be polluting on my food
I think that we have to boycott the hell out of these smaller states when their $inators or Representatives do what Nelson did.
A national boycott of Gay Frisco this spring/summer/fall might force them to get rid of Pelosi. Gay Frisco is having a really bad financial two years during the meltdown. Less tourists and conventions might kneecap Gay Frisco into doing something about Pelosi.
Get ur facts straight. Landrieu is not up for reelection in November (David Vitter (R) is).
Trying to save themselves. They know Americans are against cr*p-and-tax in any form, including EPA regulations.
It’s amazing what one Senate election can do.
Thank YOU Massachusetts!
here are the facts that REFUTE the latest scare-monguering by environuts:
The ‘danger levels’ of CO2 are over 5000 parts per million (and even this level is in dispute)
Man contributes 11.9 parts per million CO2- Nature provides 338 million parts per million- the total is a scant 349 parts per million- which is 4500 poarts per million BELOW toxic levels of CO2 in the atmosphere
Man would have to multiply EVERY single fossil fuel burning business home and transportation vehicle 33 times in order to even begin reaching ‘toxic levels’ of CO2 (and again even the 5000 ppm figure for ‘toxic levels’ is in dispute- some thinking it’s much higher that 5000 ppm)-
Let’s say that there is a total of 10,000,000,000 (billion) fossil fuel burning structures, homes, cars etc (and htis is a VERY lowball figure) that creates 11.9 ppm CO2 levels contributed by man- this owuld mean we would have to instantly create 330,000,000,000 billion such structures just to begin reaching the 5000 ppm- there is no way we can even begin doing so- not in a 1000 years- that’s a staggaring number of fossil fuel burnign structures that we will NEVER EVER reach
The claim that CO2 levels have reached ‘dangerous levels that cause health concerns which ‘needs to be regulated’’ is a bogus bald-faced lie
[[Dems on the right side of an issue?]]
Nope- ‘Dems afraid of losing hteir positions, so they’ll say anyhtign they want that they think will get them reelected because they know the people who vote for them are too thick in the head to udnerstand they are being LIED to’
try this on ... wow
Until somebody digs it up, that is.
LOL Looks like they are desparetly trying to save their jobs right now!
But that still isn’t enough to stop the EPA. Is it?