Skip to comments.Barbour Lobbies Fellow Governors to Oppose EPA Regulations
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."
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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.
By 2012, the nation may be DEMANDING a president who understands the energy issue like Barbour or Palin!!!!
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!
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.
There are 2 GOP candidates for 2012...Palin and Stop Palin. It's gonna be interesting for the next couple of years (and crazy). :)
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.
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.
Wow.. so you wouldn’t of supported Abraham Lincoln I take it?
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.
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