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Barbour Lobbies Fellow Governors to Oppose EPA Regulations
NY Times ^ | 2/19/2010 | ROBIN BRAVENDER

Posted on 02/21/2010 2:32:22 AM PST by Onerom99

Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour (R) is trying to rally state opposition to U.S. EPA's forthcoming regulation of greenhouse gases.

A former utility lobbyist and former chairman of the Republican National Committee, Barbour is asking members of the National Governors Association's natural resource committee to urge Congress to block the rules.

This week, Barbour circulated among the governors a draft letter (pdf) to Congress encouraging lawmakers to pass a resolution to stop EPA from enacting "costly greenhouse gas regulations" under the Clean Air Act.

"This is something that Governor Barbour feels like is important," Barbour spokesman Dan Turner said. "He wanted to discuss it with his colleagues and hoped that they would see it as being important as well and would weigh in on it."

Turner added that the letter is only a draft, "just something to throw out there on the table."

Barbour is planning to discuss the letter with his colleagues this weekend as the National Governors Association holds its annual winter meeting in Washington, D.C. "The point is to spark the discussion," Turner said, "and if the NGA deems it worthy, then they may very well want to do something on it."

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


TOPICS: Government; US: Mississippi
KEYWORDS: 2012; barbour; bho44; bhoenvironment; bhoepa; nga
Barbour 2012.
1 posted on 02/21/2010 2:32:23 AM PST by Onerom99
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To: Onerom99
Article I, section 1, of the U.S. Constitution stipulates, All legislative powers herein granted shall be vested in the Congress of the United States, which shall consist of a Senate and House of Representatives.

Cato Institute: "Forcing Congress to vote on each and every administrative regulation that establishes a rule of private conduct would prove the most revolutionary change in government since the Civil War— not because the idea is particularly radical, but because we are today a nation governed, not by elected officials, but by unelected bureaucrats."

Great treatise on the separation of powers at: http://www.cato.org/pubs/handbook/hb107/hb107-8.pdf

2 posted on 02/21/2010 3:00:06 AM PST by Jacquerie (Support and defend our Beloved Constitution)
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To: Onerom99
Barbour has signed some questionable legislation into law since being governor of Mississippi. Absolutely without a doubt, legislation that strips citizens of their Habeas Corpus Rights, a Right to a fair hearing, other laws he has approved and signed into law that will now have to go to the Federal Courts to be struck down.

So NO, I do “NOT” trust his judgment on anything.

3 posted on 02/21/2010 3:10:03 AM PST by Paige ("All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing," Edmund Burke)
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To: Paige
Plus the media template has already been written.

Boss Hogg and his ties to "Big Power".

4 posted on 02/21/2010 3:15:05 AM PST by gov_bean_ counter (Sarah Palin - For such a time as this...)
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To: Onerom99
The Greens, as exemplified by the EPA, are one of the two most dangerous fuehrers of the commu...er, uh democrat party today and will implement Stalinist controls over the population everytime they are allowed to do so. The unions, the enablers of things like ACORN, are the storm troopers of the movement. They will apply the green boot to your neck. Destroy private property rights, and you destroy the middle class.

Kudos to anyone who works to reign in the environmental stalinists.

5 posted on 02/21/2010 3:15:58 AM PST by RushLake (Liberalism/Progressiveism--Domestic terrorism financed by your tax dollars.)
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To: Paige

Ahhh.. today’s first winner.. So who do you support? Sarah Palin, who as governor orchestrated the rewriting of legal contracts as well as leveling left-wing “windfall profits tax” on those who she didn’t like.

I find it amazing that the Palin Bots will ninnypick every candidate for the one position they disagree with them on, but when it comes to the gargantuan number of flaws their own candidate at, they dismiss.

Haley Barbour has been an outstanding governor for the state of Mississippi and would make a fantastic President. Unlike The Quitter so many around here want to annoint Queen.


6 posted on 02/21/2010 3:39:49 AM PST by Onerom99 (I)
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To: Onerom99

The Utah legislature passed a similar piece of legislation not too long ago.


7 posted on 02/21/2010 3:40:52 AM PST by BigSkyFreeper ("Ked Tennedy would have been plowed... I mean, proud today..." - Senator Max Baucus (Drunk-MT))
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To: gov_bean_ counter
Boss Hogg and his ties to "Big Power".

And this makes him evil, how?

Obama might be promising nuke plants in our future, but his previous policy statements and positions suggest otherwise.

"Boss Hogg" as you so elequently refer to him wants to see that the EPA and their goons in the environmentalist movement don't stand in the way of renewed interest in long term energy production occurs in this country.

The EPA is responsible for this nation being dependent on foreign sources of energy.

8 posted on 02/21/2010 3:48:17 AM PST by BigSkyFreeper ("Ked Tennedy would have been plowed... I mean, proud today..." - Senator Max Baucus (Drunk-MT))
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To: BigSkyFreeper
Didn't say it made him evil and I didn't say he hadn't been a good governor (however he may need to clarify his position on personal property rights).

My point is that the MSM is going to lampoon any Republican contender.

Not saying that you are one of them, but people on this thread have no problem calling Palin a quitter when the Dems were handcuffing her ability to govern and driving her farther and farther into debt, but get a mad on when their favorite candidate is caricatured in a similar manner.

9 posted on 02/21/2010 3:56:42 AM PST by gov_bean_ counter (Sarah Palin - For such a time as this...)
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To: gov_bean_ counter
My point is that the MSM is going to lampoon any Republican contender.

Like when you referred to him as "Boss Hogg"?

10 posted on 02/21/2010 4:02:02 AM PST by BigSkyFreeper ("Ked Tennedy would have been plowed... I mean, proud today..." - Senator Max Baucus (Drunk-MT))
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To: BigSkyFreeper
Maybe he should drop a few.

... and get rid that aid named Rosco.

11 posted on 02/21/2010 4:04:12 AM PST by gov_bean_ counter (Sarah Palin - For such a time as this...)
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To: gov_bean_ counter
sorry, aide.
12 posted on 02/21/2010 4:06:02 AM PST by gov_bean_ counter (Sarah Palin - For such a time as this...)
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To: Onerom99; markomalley; Carlucci; grey_whiskers; meyer; WL-law; Para-Ord.45; Desdemona; ...

 


Beam me to Planet Gore !

13 posted on 02/21/2010 4:06:52 AM PST by steelyourfaith (FReepers were opposed to Obama even before it was cool to be against Obama.)
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To: BigSkyFreeper
Like when you referred to him as "Boss Hogg"?

I believe he was speaking aloud what he supposed was in the NYSlimes writer's head. (And I agree with that supposition...)

14 posted on 02/21/2010 4:07:53 AM PST by Yossarian
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To: gov_bean_ counter

Maybe you should have a framed copy of Reagan’s 11th Commandment hanging on your wall next to the computer workstation.


15 posted on 02/21/2010 4:09:08 AM PST by BigSkyFreeper ("Ked Tennedy would have been plowed... I mean, proud today..." - Senator Max Baucus (Drunk-MT))
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To: Yossarian

I’m with the Governor. I’m against the expansion of government powers over the individual and the individual states that make up this great nation.


16 posted on 02/21/2010 4:14:03 AM PST by BigSkyFreeper ("Ked Tennedy would have been plowed... I mean, proud today..." - Senator Max Baucus (Drunk-MT))
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To: BigSkyFreeper

Just to be clear, I’m not agreeing that Barbour IS “Boss Hogg”, only that the NYSlimes writer has set up a template painting Barbour AS “Boss Hogg”.

And I think the original FReeper you replied to (too lazy to look back) is probably roughly in the same boat.


17 posted on 02/21/2010 4:20:47 AM PST by Yossarian
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To: Yossarian
The NYSlimes template was my point.

Gotta say, that regardless of how good a governor Barbour has been we in Alabama still say "Thank God for Mississippi" :)

18 posted on 02/21/2010 4:23:08 AM PST by gov_bean_ counter (Sarah Palin - For such a time as this...)
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To: Onerom99
Barbour's a hack with no chance, as you've already been told.

Barbour tells NH GOP inclusion is key ["We're a big party"]

SOLD DOWN THE RIVER. How Haley Barbour sabotaged eminent domain reform

So, did you beat up any women last night?

19 posted on 02/21/2010 4:23:15 AM PST by Virginia Ridgerunner (Sarah Palin has crossed the Rubicon!)
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To: gardencatz; italyconservative; Piers-the-Ploughman; KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle; ...

Joke of a thread PING!


20 posted on 02/21/2010 4:25:02 AM PST by Virginia Ridgerunner (Sarah Palin has crossed the Rubicon!)
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To: Yossarian

I have no problem with Barbour’s executive skills or judgement. In fact, the last time the GOP was relevant and successful, Barbour was Chairman of the GOP.


21 posted on 02/21/2010 4:26:41 AM PST by BigSkyFreeper ("Ked Tennedy would have been plowed... I mean, proud today..." - Senator Max Baucus (Drunk-MT))
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To: gov_bean_ counter

By 2012, the nation may be DEMANDING a president who understands the energy issue like Barbour or Palin!!!!


22 posted on 02/21/2010 4:38:00 AM PST by Erik Latranyi (Too many conservatives urge retreat when the war of politics doesn't go their way.)
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To: Onerom99

Since when is the EPA, a governmental agency who works for the people of the United Sates dictating policy. When zero is neutered in November we need to smack down the EPA!


23 posted on 02/21/2010 5:03:37 AM PST by ronnie raygun (Cockblock the sock puppet in 2010)
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To: Onerom99

Ignore the EPA fascists and fire them. Unelected bureaucrats can no more write law than obuma can give his war-making power to Bill Ayers. Only congress may write law. Unaccountable bureaucrats writing law is one of the primary traits of a dictatorship.


24 posted on 02/21/2010 5:55:08 AM PST by sergeantdave
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To: Virginia Ridgerunner
So a well-known supporter of that crazy old coot Ron Paul gets called on it yesterday and now comes out in support of that tower of strength for the government's right of eminent domain. All to stop that "dimwitted blonde"? It's bizarro world around here...LOL.

There are 2 GOP candidates for 2012...Palin and Stop Palin. It's gonna be interesting for the next couple of years (and crazy). :)

25 posted on 02/21/2010 6:37:33 AM PST by Al B.
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To: Onerom99

Oh another SARAH HATER? Actually, I admire Sarah but do not support her to run for president in 2012.

As for who I do choose is NONE Of your business. My statement stands and the facts are in writing with Barbour’s signature on them. If Barbour cannot take a stand and make certain legislation does not strip the rights of Individual before signing a piece of garbage into legislation he does not get my support. Furthermore, there is NO way I would support any politicians who signs a law to make someone feel good while stripping the Constitutional Rights of another.


26 posted on 02/21/2010 6:58:02 AM PST by Paige ("All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing," Edmund Burke)
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To: Virginia Ridgerunner

I agreed 100% with Haley Barbour’s emminent domain decision.

You had 1 a-hole using federal farm subsidies keeping 1000s of people from having high paying jobs.

Barbour did the proper thing.


27 posted on 02/21/2010 11:04:35 AM PST by Onerom99 (I)
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To: Paige

Wow.. so you wouldn’t of supported Abraham Lincoln I take it?


28 posted on 02/21/2010 11:05:59 AM PST by Onerom99 (I)
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To: Onerom99

Why are you taking this off point? As for Lincoln, what he did was AFTER he was elected as PRESIDENT. Barbour is doing this as GOVERNOR.


29 posted on 02/21/2010 4:33:48 PM PST by Paige ("All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing," Edmund Burke)
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