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EPA Chief Says New Pollution Rules for Cars Only the Beginning of Greenhouse Gas Regulations
CNSNews.com ^ | 4/2/10 | Matt Cover, Staff Writer

Posted on 04/02/2010 9:29:36 AM PDT by Nachum

(CNSNews.com) – Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Lisa Jackson said her agency’s 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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TOPICS: Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: agenda; bho44; bhoepa; envirowhackos; epa; lisajackson; pollution; regulations; rules
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1 posted on 04/02/2010 9:29:37 AM PDT by Nachum
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To: Jet Jaguar; NorwegianViking; ExTexasRedhead; HollyB; FromLori; EricTheRed_VocalMinority; ...

The list, ping


2 posted on 04/02/2010 9:30:14 AM PDT by Nachum (The complete Obama list at www.nachumlist.com)
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To: Nachum

Time to pull back the reins.


3 posted on 04/02/2010 9:31:49 AM PDT by lastchance (Hug your babies.)
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To: Nachum
“Certainly it shows that it can be done, but I think it shows more than that.”

That we can once and for all finely bring the American citizenry to their knees.

4 posted on 04/02/2010 9:33:07 AM PDT by A message
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To: Nachum

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.


5 posted on 04/02/2010 9:36:28 AM PDT by Brett66 (Where government advances, and it advances relentlessly , freedom is imperiled -Janice Rogers Brown)
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To: Nachum

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.


6 posted on 04/02/2010 9:38:57 AM PDT by scory
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To: Brett66
I thought it was only congress that can pass regulations and not an unelected agency?

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.

7 posted on 04/02/2010 9:41:13 AM PDT by Pearls Before Swine
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To: Nachum

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.


8 posted on 04/02/2010 9:46:56 AM PDT by RatRipper (I'll ride a turtle to work every day before I buy anything from Government Motors.)
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To: Nachum; Amagi; Beowulf; Tunehead54; Clive; Fractal Trader; tubebender; marvlus; Genesis defender; ..
!

 


Beam me to Planet Gore !

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.

9 posted on 04/02/2010 9:49:42 AM PDT by steelyourfaith (Warmists as "traffic light" apocalyptics: "Greens too yellow to admit they're really Reds."-Monckton)
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To: Pearls Before Swine

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?


10 posted on 04/02/2010 9:50:00 AM PDT by GraceG
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To: Nachum
EPA Chief Says New Pollution Rules for Cars Only the Beginning of Greenhouse Gas Regulations...

"We've got to protect our phony-baloney jobs, gentlemen..."

11 posted on 04/02/2010 9:52:22 AM PDT by WayneS (Respect the 2nd Amendment; Repeal the 16th)
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To: Nachum

We should sue owners of wetlands, which release huge quantities of CO2 during decomposition.


12 posted on 04/02/2010 9:55:28 AM PDT by Uncle Miltie (Civil Disobedience: Refuse Unconstitutional 0bummerCare. Let them try to arrest millions.)
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To: GraceG
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?

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.

13 posted on 04/02/2010 9:58:32 AM PDT by Pearls Before Swine
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To: Pearls Before Swine

True, freedom will prevail even if it’s only respite is in Black Markets.


14 posted on 04/02/2010 10:01:37 AM PDT by GraceG
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To: GraceG
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?

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.

15 posted on 04/02/2010 10:09:51 AM PDT by DustyMoment (FloriDUH - proud inventors of pregnant/hanging chads and judicide!!)
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To: Nachum

...only the begining .....


16 posted on 04/02/2010 10:12:48 AM PDT by PMAS
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To: DustyMoment

>.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


17 posted on 04/02/2010 10:59:47 AM PDT by FreedomPoster (No Representation without Taxation!)
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To: FreedomPoster

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.


18 posted on 04/02/2010 11:49:50 AM PDT by DustyMoment (FloriDUH - proud inventors of pregnant/hanging chads and judicide!!)
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To: RatRipper

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.”


19 posted on 04/02/2010 1:57:37 PM PDT by ridesthemiles
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To: ridesthemiles

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.


20 posted on 04/02/2010 2:24:39 PM PDT by RatRipper (I'll ride a turtle to work every day before I buy anything from Government Motors.)
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To: steelyourfaith
Under the regulations, which begin in 2011, automakers would be required to reduce fleet-wide GHG emissions steadily each year, beginning at 295 grams of carbon dioxide per mile and culminating in a cap of no more than 250 grams per mile by the 2016 model year.

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.

Obama: My Plan Makes Electricity Rates Skyrocket

21 posted on 04/02/2010 4:07:12 PM PDT by ding_dong_daddy_from_dumas (Pat Caddell: Democrats are drinking kool-aid in a political Jonestown)
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To: DustyMoment; FreedomPoster

I keep expecting Directive 10-289 any day now.


22 posted on 04/03/2010 8:07:17 AM PDT by Entrepreneur (The environmental movement is filled with watermelons - green on the outside, red on the inside)
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To: Entrepreneur

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!!


23 posted on 04/03/2010 9:20:13 AM PDT by DustyMoment (FloriDUH - proud inventors of pregnant/hanging chads and judicide!!)
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