Skip to comments.The EPA's Shocking Power Grab (making federal decisions without the consent of Congress)
Posted on 05/20/2010 8:44:34 PM PDT by Libloather
The EPA's Shocking Power Grab
The agency is making federal decisions without the consent of Congress
George Allen and Marlo Lewis, 05.18.10, 04:16 PM EDT
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is carrying out one of the biggest power grabs in American history. The agency has positioned itself to regulate fuel economy, set climate policy for the nation and amend the Clean Air Act--powers never delegated to it by Congress. It has done this by declaring greenhouse gas emissions a danger to public health and welfare, in a proceeding known as the "endangerment finding."
On Tuesday the U.S. Senate will debate and vote on Alaska Sen. Lisa Murkowski's resolution of disapproval to overturn the endangerment finding. The resolution is absolutely necessary to restore democratic accountability in climate policymaking.
If allowed to stand, the EPA's endangerment finding will trigger a regulatory cascade through multiple provisions of the Act. America could be burdened with a regulatory regime more costly than any climate bill Congress has rejected or declined to pass, yet without the people's representatives ever voting on it.
Consider how the endangerment finding will expand the EPA's power beyond any plausible congressional mandate.
To begin with, the finding compels the EPA to establish greenhouse gas emission standards for new motor vehicles. About 95% of all vehicular greenhouse gas emissions are carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions from motor fuel combustion. Because there is no commercially proven technology to capture CO2 tailpipe emissions, the principal way to reduce the amount of CO2 emitted per mile is to reduce the amount of fuel consumed per mile. In other words, greenhouse gas emission standards for automobiles are basically fuel economy standards by another name.
(Excerpt) Read more at forbes.com ...
Interesting, and I will read more at the link in a moment, but the excerpt caused me to think of Obama’s Executive Ordering about dictatorial style in the following thread just down the page from here:
So I thought I’d post that link so others might also see, and compare as well.
All I want to know is do I still have to wear my seatbelt?
(Whys does Congress continue to allow themselves to be usurped?
Seems to me the majority are Democrats and RINO’s, so I s’pose we won’t be seeing, or hearing about the coup until Americans hopefully are able to regain control of the country.
On a bicycle? That's up to you.
Tar, feathers, pitchfork, torch, rail, bureaucrat...
Some assembly required.
I suspect this news showing a concerted effort between the White House and EPA may be mostly an effort to woo the disgruntled enviro-wackos back to the camp.
Everything is political with these creeps. Everything.
“Everything is political with these creeps. Everything.”
You silly! That’s what helmets are for!
One of the videos for motivation of the upcoming scouring of the sewer that is this Congress.
Defund the EPA
This has to be stopped. We cannot surrender. This nation is too great to give up on.
Kudos Lib & rockinqsranch
When a mundane query for verification or service (Kerry) or verification of anything (Husain) is out of the question, not a single Congress crapweasel speaks out, and almost no info type (what ever happened to dobs) fall silent, all the remainder “none dare call it conspiracy” yuppie status leaches pound sand and clam up.
The new snapping dogs will easily panic those whom hold power above character.
Mmm, yaa seems about as could be expected.
The EPA is unconstitutional and should be abolished since article 1 Section 8 of the Constitution does not specifically grant Congress the power to regulate energy or the environment.
This will end up back in court. Data Quality Act
Overturn Wickard v Filburn!