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Democrat slow learners wake up to EPA power grab ( CO2 Gas is a pollutant?)
Michellemalkin.com ^ | February 23, 2010 11:48 AM | Michelle Malkin

Posted on 02/23/2010 2:14:59 PM PST by Ernest_at_the_Beach

A few weeks ago, I noted that a trio of House Democrats proposed legislation to curtail the EPA’s war on carbon.

Now, Senate Democrats are jumping on the bandwagon. Amazing what an election year, double-digit unemployment, and the Climategate-induced collapse of the global warming cult can do to turn the eco-hysteria tide:

Eight Democratic senators from industrial states are challenging the Environmental Protection Agency’s authority to regulate pollution blamed for global warming.

In a letter written by Sen. Jay Rockefeller of West Virginia, the lawmakers said the agency lacks the power to restrict greenhouse gases from stationary sources such as power plants, factories and mines. The lawmakers said Congress – not the EPA – should address an issue with big implications for thousands of U.S. jobs and businesses.

…Opposition to EPA regulations by Democrats could pose a serious blow to the Obama administration’s effort to restrict heat-trapping greenhouse gases. While the administration is still pushing for Congress to pass a comprehensive climate bill this year, officials have not ruled out controlling greenhouse gases through regulation.

The letter to EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson was signed by Democrats Mark Begich of Alaska, Robert Byrd of West Virginia, Sherrod Brown of Ohio, Bob Casey of Pennsylvania, Claire McCaskill of Missouri, Carl Levin of Michigan and Max Baucus of Montana.

The Democrats said they did not object to EPA regulation of emissions from cars and light trucks, but questioned the agency’s ability to do anything further under the Clean Air Act. The letter asked Jackson to clarify the EPA’s timetable and suspend any regulations for coal-fired utilities and other industrial facilities until Congress acts on climate and energy legislation.

Better late than never, I guess.

Related: Watch out for this – Senate compromise climate bill proposal expected this week

A last-ditch attempt to kick-start stalled US climate legislation is expected to get underway this week with the long-awaited release of a compromise version of the controversial climate change bill that is currently facing stiff opposition in the Senate.

A bipartisan group of senators – Democrat John Kerry, independent Joe Lieberman and Republican Lindsey Graham – have been working for the past few months on a new draft of the legislation designed to secure support from moderate Republicans and Democrats from coal-rich states concerned about the impact the bill’s proposed emission cap-and-trade scheme will have on the economy.

According to Reuters reports, the senators are poised to present a range of compromise proposals this week. “We will present senators with a number of options when they get back from recess,” one Senate aide told the news agency.

Related: Exclusive Hot Air interview: Inhofe to release report blasting IPCC on Climategate.


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Extended News; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: amazongate; bhoepa; carbontrade; climatechange; climatechangedata; co2; czechgate; democrats; envirofascism; epa; glaciergate; globalwarming; globalwarminghoax; globalwarmingscandal; globqalwarminghoax; ipcc; obama; pachauri; pachaurigate; scandinaviagate
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Exclusive Hot Air interview: Inhofe to release report blasting IPCC on Climategate

1 posted on 02/23/2010 2:15:00 PM PST by Ernest_at_the_Beach
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To: SunkenCiv; Marine_Uncle; Fred Nerks; steelyourfaith; NormsRevenge; onyx; BOBTHENAILER; ...

First I heard of this,...sounds encouraging!


2 posted on 02/23/2010 2:17:13 PM PST by Ernest_at_the_Beach ( Support Geert Wilders)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

Aw! That’s just the coal in their veins talkin’!


3 posted on 02/23/2010 2:21:08 PM PST by Dr. Bogus Pachysandra ( Ya can't pick up a turd by the clean end!)
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To: Dr. Bogus Pachysandra; Ernest_at_the_Beach

You’re right.


4 posted on 02/23/2010 2:24:05 PM PST by onyx (BE A MONTHLY DONOR - I AM)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach
Democrat Senators from coal states had better watch out. Backing “clean coal” was just another lie Barry told to get elected, and his EPA is out to cripple the coal-based electric generating industry.
5 posted on 02/23/2010 2:39:23 PM PST by colorado tanker
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To: Dr. Bogus Pachysandra; onyx
Just in case you haven't seen this thread:

World’s biggest coal company brings U.S. government to court in climate fraud

*****************************EXCERPT INTRO********************************

The world’s largest private sector coal business, the Peabody Energy Company (PEC) has filed a mammoth 240-page “Petition for Reconsideration,” a full-blown legal challenge against the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

The petition must be answered and covers the entire body of leaked emails from ‘Climategate’ as well as those other ‘gate’ revelations including the frauds allegedly perpetrated under such sub-headings as ‘Himalayan Glaciers,’ ‘African Agricultural Production,’ ‘Amazon Rain Forests,’ ‘Melting Mountain Ice,’ ‘Netherlands Below Sea Level’ as well as those much-publicized abuses of the peer-review literature and so called ‘gray literature.’ These powerful litigants also draw attention to the proven criminal conduct by climate scientists in refusing to honor Freedom of Information law (FOIA) requests.

6 posted on 02/23/2010 2:40:38 PM PST by Ernest_at_the_Beach ( Support Geert Wilders)
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To: colorado tanker

See #6.


7 posted on 02/23/2010 2:41:16 PM PST by Ernest_at_the_Beach ( Support Geert Wilders)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach
Yes...we need to come up with some legislation to take away the control of the bad people at EPA.

Yes, Sen. Rockefeller (D <—HINT), but what ever shall we call this new to law take those responsibilities away from the EPA...

I know... Cap N’ Trade!!!

Yeah...we're all saved!

8 posted on 02/23/2010 2:44:48 PM PST by Tex-Con-Man
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach
I see Texas and some other states also intend to litigate the EPA “finding.” I would love to see this hoax exposed in court where they would have to produce real evidence instead of hiding behind their manufactured “consensus.”
9 posted on 02/23/2010 3:00:47 PM PST by colorado tanker
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach; TenthAmendmentChampion; Carlucci; proud_yank; meyer; Horusra; Para-Ord.45; ...
Action against EPA abuse by private enterprises:

Action against EPA abuse by state/federal government:

 


Beam me to Planet Gore !

10 posted on 02/23/2010 3:05:13 PM PST by steelyourfaith (FReepers were opposed to Obama even before it was cool to be against Obama.)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

The EPA - thank you, tricky Dick Nixon, you RINO pig - has zero authority to write law. Only congress may write law. Period. Conservative congress warned Tricky Dick that the fascist EPA would destroy property rights.

The solution, though, is simple - hang the fascist pigs at EPA. Oops. Not nice. Okay, defund the EPA swine and pass a bloody law stripping the EPA of law-making power.

Duh!


11 posted on 02/23/2010 3:27:11 PM PST by sergeantdave
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To: steelyourfaith

Thanks.


12 posted on 02/23/2010 3:41:01 PM PST by Ernest_at_the_Beach ( Support Geert Wilders)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

The GOP is Hopeless....will we ever get rid of these RINOS???????


13 posted on 02/23/2010 3:45:34 PM PST by Hojczyk
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach; AdmSmith; Berosus; bigheadfred; Convert from ECUSA; dervish; Fred Nerks; ...
Thanks Ernest.
14 posted on 02/23/2010 5:29:32 PM PST by SunkenCiv (February 23, 1945 -- Freedom is Priceless.)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

The clowns want to keep their plush easy live jobs. Good. Let them end up handing Gore and all the ilk that for so long pretended to be some form of scientist(?) or public servant trial sentences. Off to jail with a few hundred of them, and a total shut down of all carbon trading world wide. To many people that are breathing my air should be either shot, hung, or both, pick the order, or shoved into deep holes in the ground like some of those century old Turkish prisons to rot.


15 posted on 02/23/2010 9:07:02 PM PST by Marine_Uncle (Honor must be earned....)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

Well, well, well. Senator Casey finally got one right. Maybe he remembered how much coal is deposited in PA.


16 posted on 02/23/2010 9:35:20 PM PST by Think free or die
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

BTT


17 posted on 02/24/2010 5:38:33 AM PST by BOBTHENAILER ( EPA will rule your life)
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To: Tex-Con-Man; colorado tanker; BOBTHENAILER; Carry_Okie
I just posted this...a bit ago

Investors Representing $13 Trillion Call on U.S. and Other Countries to Move Quickly - on AGW Laws)

And was just watching this...trying to find the rest of it...:

Dr Lindzen, Deconstructing Global Warming

Talks about the propaganda efforts in selling Global Warming and...CO2 ...and thus Carbon as the cause....

18 posted on 02/24/2010 12:43:23 PM PST by Ernest_at_the_Beach ( Support Geert Wilders)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach
This has been the plan all along.

After I read this post, I tried to find the transcript from a John Kerry speech, but no luck. He was addressing some lefty organization and told them that the EPA was going to aggressively over-regulate states in the attempt to create a backlash from the states. The idea was then to have the Senate come to the rescue...to save the states from the evil EPA. And then they would use the opportunity to pass CAP n' Trade.

And Kerry also said he was working with “Loverboy” Graham on the plan.

19 posted on 02/24/2010 1:00:39 PM PST by Tex-Con-Man
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20 posted on 02/24/2010 2:19:08 PM PST by Tolerance Sucks Rocks (I am Ellie Light.)
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To: colorado tanker

They should! Make the EPA and the star of the show prove it in court. Let Al tell a judge the science is settled.


21 posted on 02/24/2010 2:58:12 PM PST by Always Independent
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