Skip to comments.EPA Chief Says New Pollution Rules for Cars Only the Beginning of Greenhouse Gas Regulations
Posted on 04/02/2010 9:29:36 AM PDT by Nachum
(CNSNews.com) Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Lisa Jackson said her agencys inaugural regulations on greenhouse gas emissions on cars were only the first of such regulations, promising that her agency would move deliberately to institute regulations in other areas of the economy as well.
Speaking to reporters on a conference call on Thursday to announce the new regulations on cars and light trucks, Jackson explained that for now the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) was only regulating greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from cars and light trucks.
These are the first regulations that cover greenhouse gas emissions in the United States, she said. Certainly it shows that it can be done, but I think it shows more than that.
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Time to pull back the reins.
That we can once and for all finely bring the American citizenry to their knees.
I thought it was only congress that can pass regulations and not an unelected agency?
Not that the constitution matters to these clowns, but I think a good case can be made to eliminate the EPA based on it’s consitutionality when Obozo is fired.
There is a lot more to the looming tyranny than mandates about health insurance and care. This seizure of the energy and transportation sectors in the name of the environment will be far more obtrusive and controlling. Everybody uses energy every single day but rather few need a heart operation or dialysis. We have allowed these tyrants to gradually assume control of industry and commerce in the cause of “clean air/water/earth” and we are about to reap the full consequences of this.
That is incorrect. Congress passes laws (or statutes) which enable the agencies to pass the regulations to implement them. You can see this in most libraries' reference sections. The sum total of all laws/statutes are contained in the "US Code, Annotated." Regulations--rules made by agencies within the discretion given them by the laws--are published daily in the Federal Register. The sum total of existing regulations is contained in the volumes of the "Code of Federal Regulations." The CFR is many times bigger than the US Code.
I have heard that Obama’s appointment to the TVA board of directors is an ecological fruitcake / fanatic. Folks I know say that policy decisions are going to be made that will drastically increase the monthly electric bill for average folks. These people are radically evil.
The Competitive Enterprise Institute will be bestowing the Julian Simon Award on Steve McIntyre and Ross McKitrick for their efforts in debunking Mann's hockey stick at CEI's 2010 Dinner, June 17 at Hyatt Regency Capitol Hill 400 New Jersey Ave. NW Washington, DC 20001.
At what point are there so many regulations out there that people shrug their shoulders and say “to hell with it” and blatantly start breaking the law?
I would say it has already happened, just go for a walk, people pretty much ignore jaywalking laws, we break many laws everyday, everytime we drive to work, eat lunch, order something online, etc.etc...
At what point does this apathy turn into willfull anarchy?
"We've got to protect our phony-baloney jobs, gentlemen..."
We should sue owners of wetlands, which release huge quantities of CO2 during decomposition.
About 15 years ago I was talking with my economist brother-in-law about the trends of increasing government, which of course require increased regulation and taxation. He joked that one possible future was what he called "the Italian model" where there are tons of regulations that are widely ignored, and only enforced when the noncompliance is either too flagrant or steps on the toes of someone in authority.
I suppose in some areas it has already happened--such as jaywalking or bedroom behavior--because there are too many laws to keep track of and they are too ridiculous to obey. Also, there are no-go zones even in the US, where petty crimes aren't enforced because it is easier to catch and fine a more or less law-abiding surburbanite.
However, we haven't got to the point where we could get in the future with things like taxation. I think its possible that the size of the off-the-books underground economy could grow substantially in both size and public acceptability as the governments demands grow.
True, freedom will prevail even if it’s only respite is in Black Markets.
Between federal, state and local laws, there are so many laws on the books today that, if they were all enforceable, America would be the most oppressed nation on earth. Political critters today pass laws to justify their positions in a "Show 'n Tell" moment, but don't really care if the law serves any purpose.
Beside, conservatives are the only ones who try to obey all of these crazy lawa and, IMO, that's about to come to a screeching halt as we engage more fully in civil disobediance.
...only the begining .....
>.there are so many laws on the books today that, if they were all enforceable, America would be the most oppressed nation on earth.
See the first quote on my FR profile page.
Aw, heck, let’s just copy it here:
“Did you really think we want those laws observed?” said Dr. Ferris. “We want them to be broken. You’d better get it straight that it’s not a bunch of boy scouts you’re up against... We’re after power and we mean it... There’s no way to rule innocent men. The only power any government has is the power to crack down on criminals. Well, when there aren’t enough criminals one makes them. One declares so many things to be a crime that it becomes impossible for men to live without breaking laws. Who wants a nation of law-abiding citizens? What’s there in that for anyone? But just pass the kind of laws that can neither be observed nor enforced or objectively interpreted and you create a nation of law-breakers and then you cash in on guilt. Now that’s the system, Mr. Reardon, that’s the game, and once you understand it, you’ll be much easier to deal with.”
- Ayn Rand, ‘Atlas Shrugged’ 1957
One of my all time favorite books.
Ayn Rand saw this coming and tried to warn us in 1957, but we were too dense to get the message. I understood (after about my 4th reading of the book) that Atlas Shrugged was a blueprint for the future more than it was about anything else.
So far, Odumbbell and the Dumbocrats are proving that my assessment was and is correct.
And, we haven’t finished playing out the finale of Ayn Rand’s blueprint. It’s going to get a lot worse.
policy decisions are going to be made that will drastically increase the monthly electric bill for average folks. “””
This is the same NObama who froze my Soc Sec along with 40 million others, saying there was no increase in the COL.
My propane cost per gallon went from 2.99 to 3.40, a 13.3 % increase. Also we had a very cold winter, & snow is predicted for tomorrow thru Monday. I hve used about 68% more propane than prior years.
House insurance went up 8%.
Gas has gone up about a dollar, which is 32%.
So much for “no increase in the cost of living.”
They don’t seem to care what their policy decisions do to people. Worse yet, they may know and are trying to suck the economic life out of the populace. I thought these folks were against slavery, but the logical effect of their economic and fiscal policies will make slaves of us all.
Note that the "execution" of these rules is after the mid-term elections. This might go under the radar in November unless the voters see political ads exposing what they are doing.
I keep expecting Directive 10-289 any day now.
It’s in the works. EPA is as corrupt (if not moreso) than Congress. I used to know one of their engineers and he gave me some insights into the way they work.
C-O-R-R-U-P-T is an understatement!!