Hugo Chavez would be proud.
Communism is upon us. This is an unabashed and unconstitutional power grab by the feds.
In the not too distant past this would be enough of a cause for either secession or the start of a revolt.
Will Americans take this lying down, or actually come to their senses and put an end to this unconstitutional nonsense?
They are doing the very exact thing they did to auto, bank; etc.
It’s time to stop them.
If the Dems are certain they are gonna lose big in November, they have nothing left to lose. They're gonna let their socialist freak flag fly.
So the complaint is that the Feds can’t monitor State permitted plants? There’s no proof that the Clean Air Act is being violated? The Feds hate right to work states. They hate that we have jobs and successful business in Texas. It’s about jobs and power. It’s time to sunset the EPA.
Ah, ANOTHER shoe drops.
‘slowly I turn, step...by step....’
At this point, Texas is doing the feds a favor by not seceding. I believe Texas is the only big state that isn’t a drain on the country.
Where’s Rick? Is he going to stand by and let this go on?
Al is a third generation Texan, descended from Mexican and Mexican-American grandparents who settled in the border city of El Paso. Born and raised in El Paso, he graduated from Coronado High School in 1988. He has also lived in
Houston, Albuquerque and New Orleans. Al currently lives in Dallas with his wife Cynthia, a public school teacher in Irving ISD, and two sons, Ferris and Simon.
Al Armendariz , a Southern Methodist University engineering professor who has sharply criticized federal and state regulators for not cracking down on North Texas polluters, was named on Thursday as the Environmental Protection Agency’s new regional administrator over Texas and four adjacent states.
Armendariz , 39, an El Paso native, has found fault with Texas’ efforts on Dallas-Fort Worth smog, saying that the state’s programs did too little and that the EPA erred in approving them.
Armendariz will help carry out the Obama administration’s policies on curbing global warming, enforcing federal laws on air and water quality and toxic waste, and pushing for overhauls of Texas’ air pollution rules.
“I think the president and Lisa Jackson have clearly put the EPA on a different track,” Armendariz said Thursday. He cited moves toward controlling greenhouse gas emissions, tightening rules on toxic substances, and renewing efforts to protect communities, especially low-income, minority, and border areas, from pollution.
States need to start thinking about creating a new fed.
Wow! This is bad news. I think it is time for states to begin the process of break all bonds with the federal govt. At minimum this might distract the Feds from their daily power grabs and shine some light on the power grAbs as they happen. At his pace the federal govt will own everything by the time 2012 comes along. The vote em out strategy is a failing strategy. It’s time...
Sarah Palin could be helpful on this one.
What exactly is meant by “federalizing” Texas refineries?
Just when Obama is on the ropes for his handling of the Gulf Oil Leak out comes the EPA power grab to punish oil and chemical polluters.
And the administration's man uses words the Enviro-wakkos like to hear when talking about big new enforcement efforts such as Unprecedented.
I can just imagine the tingle running up their legs.
We’ve never objected to 40 permits issued by a state permitting authority, and we’ve not federalized a permit in a state in this manner before unless we were requested to do so by a state or a particular facility, Armendariz said. The action we’re taking today, together with the 40 objections, is unprecedented.
Texas to EPA: Don’t mess with Texas.”
Really, Texas legislature needs to criminalize this unconstitutional invasion by EPA.
Calling Rick Perry
Has anyone seen Rick Perry?
Nationalized refinery licensing?