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Move Afoot in the Senate to Can EPA CO2 Regs
http://pajamasmedia.com/blog/move-afoot-in-the-senate-to-can-epa-co2-regs/

Posted on 01/24/2010 6:26:50 PM PST by mimi from mi

January 23, 2010 - by Marlo Lewis Page 1 of 2 Next ->On Thursday, Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-AK), ranking member of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, introduced a resolution of disapproval, under the Congressional Review Act (CRA), to overturn EPA’s endangerment finding (the agency’s official determination that greenhouse gas emissions endanger public health and welfare) . Murkowski’s floor statement and a press release are available here.

The resolution has 38 co-sponsors, including three Democrats (Blanche Lincoln of Arkansas, Ben Nelson of Nebraska, and Mary Landrieu of Louisiana). If all 41 Senate Republicans vote for the measure, Sen. Murkowski will need only seven additional Democrats to vote “yes” to obtain the 51 votes required for passage. (Under Senate rules, a CRA resolution of disapproval cannot be filibustered and thus does not need 60 votes to ensure passage.)

http://pajamasmedia.com/blog/move-afoot-in-the-senate-to-can-epa-co2-regs/


TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: 111th; bhoenvironment; bhoepa; co2

1 posted on 01/24/2010 6:26:51 PM PST by mimi from mi
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To: mimi from mi; Desdemona; Little Bill; IrishCatholic; mmanager; enough_idiocy; FreedomPoster; ...
 


Beam me to Planet Gore !

2 posted on 01/24/2010 6:28:57 PM PST by steelyourfaith (Freedom from fat cat greedy Big Government tyranny IS a Right ... It IS the Constitution.)
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To: mimi from mi

NASA said CO2 was not culprit to global anything..


3 posted on 01/24/2010 6:29:00 PM PST by gibtx2 (keep up the good work I am out of work but post 20 a month to this out of WF Check)
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To: mimi from mi
Neuter the EPA
4 posted on 01/24/2010 6:29:17 PM PST by ronnie raygun (Leaders who refuse to lead will be lead by the people)
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To: mimi from mi

Do it!!


5 posted on 01/24/2010 6:33:49 PM PST by Dapper 26
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To: gibtx2

NASA is filled with global warming liars just like their boy Senator Bill Nelson.


6 posted on 01/24/2010 6:34:05 PM PST by Frantzie (TV - sending Americans towards Islamic serfdom - Cancel TV service NOW)
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To: ronnie raygun

Nixon did some bad things. Not Watergate, which was a big propaganda fraud, but liberal bad things. Like establishing the EPA.

That kind of regulation should have been left to the states.


7 posted on 01/24/2010 6:34:12 PM PST by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: mimi from mi

Running scared.


8 posted on 01/24/2010 6:34:39 PM PST by YHAOS
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To: mimi from mi

While we’re at it, we need to dump the EPA. That mob is out of control.


9 posted on 01/24/2010 6:34:56 PM PST by FlingWingFlyer (J.D. Hayworth for Senate!)
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To: Frantzie

IT STARTED THERE .. FOR THEIR OWN PURPOSES TO GET FUNDING..


10 posted on 01/24/2010 6:35:47 PM PST by gibtx2 (keep up the good work I am out of work but post 20 a month to this out of WF Check)
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To: mimi from mi
What am I gonna do with all these signs I ordered??


11 posted on 01/24/2010 6:38:32 PM PST by SlowBoat407 (Social Justice is the goal of all liberal legislation.)
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To: Cicero

>> Nixon did some bad things... [like] establishing the EPA.

I wonder how much dough we could save by abolishing the EPA?


12 posted on 01/24/2010 6:44:30 PM PST by Nervous Tick (Eat more spinach! Make Green Jobs for America!)
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To: SlowBoat407

>> What am I gonna do with all these signs I ordered??

ROFL! Those will sell! Make tee-shirts and coffee cups!


13 posted on 01/24/2010 6:45:35 PM PST by Nervous Tick (Eat more spinach! Make Green Jobs for America!)
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To: mimi from mi

Repeal, reverse, rollback.

That should be the mantra for 2010. If you get elected as a Republican, your mission is to repeal, reverse, and rollback some of this stupid liberal crap.

Even if healthcare is defeated, we still only got what we have today. Do I get any of my money back or my freedoms restored? Do I get the oppressive thumb of government of my head?

Does this sound like victory to you? It’s not enough to play defense anymore. Start with the most egregious laws as far as our freedom is concerned, and focus your efforts there.

The opposition doesn’t settle for maintaining ground. They go a little at a time, taking what they can get and always trying for more. And they make progress. Despite the fact that this is a center right country, the laws keep moving left.

We need to elect running backs, not linebackers. We need to move the ball.

And yes, I made up that metaphor while watching the NFC Championship game.


14 posted on 01/24/2010 6:50:10 PM PST by FLAMING DEATH (Are you better off than you were $4 trillion ago?)
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To: gibtx2

Damage control, meaningless POS, to help out the famous 3 buy offs, ....


15 posted on 01/24/2010 7:02:39 PM PST by Freddd (CNN is not credible.)
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To: mimi from mi

The link:

http://pajamasmedia.com/blog/move-afoot-in-the-senate-to-can-epa-co2-regs/


16 posted on 01/24/2010 7:04:51 PM PST by Bhoy
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To: Nervous Tick

It can be harder to lay people off in bad economic times. This should have been done earlier. But there’s no question that huge amounts of money could be saved by simply shutting down some of the federal bureaucracy completely.

The EPA is one example. Maybe give notice that they will be shut down and laid off in three years, say. That would give the states time enough to put any necessary regulations in place if they choose to. And it would be more competitive, forcing them to be more sensible, since states with too many regs would lose to their neighbors, but states with ugly pollution also would lose.

The Department of Education is another. You could shut down the whole damned thing, and it wouldn’t be missed. Local and state control of education is more than enough.

Plenty of others, too, but start with those first.

Only problem is, it ain’t gonna happen. Not unless we get up to 50% unemployment and the whole system collapses. But they’ll still try to cut all the wrong things first. They always do.


17 posted on 01/24/2010 7:19:03 PM PST by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: mimi from mi

The EPA is just - WRONG - on the effects of carbon dioxide on global warming, and the supposed effects of its “endangerment”.

Endangerment for what? Green growing plants THRIVE on elevated CO2 levels, simultaneously manufacturing even MORE oxygen, and sequestering the CO2 in various carbohydrates, as sugars, starches, cellulose, and lignins, all of which have been found to be HIGHLY useful in providing for the needs of living humanity. Plants are the ultimate scavangers and capitalistic organisms, taking raw materials (carbon dioxide, various forms of fixed nitrogen, water, and a number of different minerals dissolved in the substrate on which they are growing), and turn them into tasty food for game and domesticated livestock, which are in turn transformed into daily sustenance for humanity.

In addition, the plants themselves provide a large degree of sustenance for those who abhor the idea of eating flesh of a motile living life form, as they may, in certain combinations, satisfactorily substitute for the consumption of animal flesh.

Given an opportunity, plants WILL grow - they need warmth somewhere in the mid-point or below between the freezing point and vaporization point of water, ADEQUATE carbon dioxide (plants wither and die of CO2 starvation at below 250 parts per million atmospheric carbon dioxide), and the effects of sunlight to provide the necessary energy for photosynthesis. Of all the varieties of plant life on this planet, some will grow at whatever extreme conditions that may apply at most localities. Obviously, mountain tops, arid deserts, ice sheets and ocean depths do not meet these criteria, but most everywhere else does. There is probably a far greater bulk of growing green plants in the surface waters of this world than there is of ALL terrestrial plant life.

The demand upon humanity, and their greatest stewardship, would be to cultivate and encourage this fecundity of plant growth, and what is the limiting factor? Carbon dioxide. We can and must do all in our means to INCREASE the levels of carbon dioxide, to the extent possible.

There is certainly no effective means of reducing the level of CO2 in the atmosphere. Even the most zealous of bureaucrats has admitted to that circumstance. So why would we commit ourselves to strangle the production of CO2 for some objective that could never be gained anyway?

Sure, control the sulfur, the nitrous oxides, the hydrocarbon volatiles, the carbon particulate matter, and even some of the heavy metals that come out of the fly ash. But do NOT regulate the amount of water vapor and carbon dioxide from burning fuel, as the only way to do this is not burn fuel.

Burning fuel is what provides the energy, and ultimately the wealth, that allows humanity to prosper. Take away the transformation of energy, and we are all paupers.

Clean coal is not an oxymoron, as some of the more ignorant types have asserted. Sure, it is easy to write on a poster and march around, but enthusiasm alone has never generated one iota of wealth. Enthusiasm has to be combined with SOME degree of intelligence.


18 posted on 01/24/2010 7:29:11 PM PST by alloysteel (....the Kennedys can be regarded as dysfunctional. Even in death.)
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To: mimi from mi

more bi-partisan than the healthcare bill . . . but where are all the other “moderate” Rats???????


19 posted on 01/24/2010 7:44:29 PM PST by RatRipper (I'll ride a turtle to work every day before I buy anything from Government Motors.)
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To: mimi from mi

Between this and their mercury laws we could restart the economy by defunding them.

Pray for Freedom


20 posted on 01/24/2010 7:44:37 PM PST by bray (Throw All the Bums Out, starting with McCain)
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To: Nervous Tick
I wonder how much dough we could save by abolishing the EPA?

And Jimmy Carter's Department of (no) Energy.

21 posted on 01/24/2010 7:45:42 PM PST by Cobra64
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To: RatRipper

“moderate Rats”

I really like that.

Thank you self.


22 posted on 01/24/2010 7:45:54 PM PST by RatRipper (I'll ride a turtle to work every day before I buy anything from Government Motors.)
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To: mimi from mi

Lisa publicly and correctly called the proposed EPA action an attept to strongarm in the new cap and tax laws.

Contact you CONgress critter to pushback on theEPA


23 posted on 01/24/2010 8:35:09 PM PST by ASOC (In case of attack, tune to 640 kilocycles or 1240 kilocycles on your AM dial.)
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To: mimi from mi

“At this moment, the EPA is hopelessly politicized. In the wake of Carol Browner, it is probably better to shut it down and start over. What we need is a new organization much closer to the FDA. We need an organization that will be ruthless about acquiring verifiable results, that will fund identical research projects to more than one group, and that will make everybody in this field get honest fast.” ~ Michael Crichton


24 posted on 01/24/2010 9:00:00 PM PST by WOBBLY BOB (ACORN:American Corruption for Obama Right Now)
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To: FlingWingFlyer

but,but...they’re saving the WORLD!!!

EPA Administrator: ‘I’m trying to save the world’

http://briefingroom.thehill.com/2009/04/21/epa-administrator-im-trying-to-save-the-world/

EPA Administrator: ‘I’m trying to save the world’ @ 12:07 pm by Michael O’Brien

Newly-minted Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Lisa Jackson is trying to “save the world,” she said Tuesday morning.

“I’m trying to save the world,” Jackson told CNN’s Elaine Quijano. “We’re all trying to save the world.”

Jackson, the first African-American to become EPA administrator, said that her agency is “back on the job” after the past eight years during the Bush administration.

“That’s not to meant to say that the employees who were here all along haven’t been working hard, but a lot of their work wasn’t allowed to come forth to the American people,” Jackson said.

Jackson, whose nomination was unanimously approved by the Senate, also spoke about her unique role as the first black administrator.

“What I hope I see at the end are this are activists who look like me,” she said, “activists who represent the future and demographic of our country because that’s who’s going to be the EPA in the future.”



25 posted on 01/24/2010 9:02:26 PM PST by WOBBLY BOB (ACORN:American Corruption for Obama Right Now)
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To: mimi from mi
Any law based on what clearly is fraud, is an embarrassment and should be repealed ASAP.

Now if we can just get Governor Dummkopf to do the same in California...

26 posted on 01/24/2010 9:16:24 PM PST by Publius6961 (He is not America; he is an employee seemingly unable to rise to minimal expectations.)
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To: gibtx2
NASA said CO2 was not culprit to global anything..

Not true.

James Hansen has been very busy traveling the world protesting global warming. He's THE NASA member of the AGW fraud.

While on the US government payroll...

27 posted on 01/24/2010 9:34:55 PM PST by Publius6961 (He is not America; he is an employee seemingly unable to rise to minimal expectations.)
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To: Publius6961

Under RICO, a person who is a member of an enterprise that has committed any two of 35 crimes—27 federal crimes and 8 state crimes—within a 10-year period can be charged with racketeering. Those found guilty of racketeering can be fined up to $250,000 and/or sentenced to 20 years in prison per racketeering count. In addition, the racketeer must forfeit all ill-gotten gains and interest in any business gained through a pattern of “racketeering activity.” RICO also permits a private individual harmed by the actions of such an enterprise to file a civil suit; if successful, the individual can collect treble damages.


28 posted on 01/24/2010 10:49:21 PM PST by gibtx2 (keep up the good work I am out of work but post 20 a month to this out of WF Check)
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