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Lone Cap and Trade Action Needs Reversal (ABQ Journal Editorial)
The Albuquerque Journal ^ | November 6, 2010 | ABQJournal Editorial Staff

Posted on 11/08/2010 10:48:03 AM PST by CedarDave

Sometimes being first to do something historic is commendable. Other times, it's foolhardy.

Tuesday's action by the state Environmental Improvement Board, buried by election-day news, falls in the latter category. The board — on a 4-3 vote mostly along the lines of environmental activists vs. industry supporters — approved what the state calls the most comprehensive greenhouse gas emission regulations in the nation.


Gov.-elect Susana Martinez, who opposes cap and trade, said Thursday her staff is already researching the best way to reverse the EIB decision.

Critics have said the program would cost New Mexico revenue and jobs, raise consumer prices by driving up electric rates and put New Mexico at an economic disadvantage with other states. They put the economic loss in excess of $3 billion.

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Government; US: New Mexico
KEYWORDS: capandtax; capandtrade; carbontax
Both candidates for governor opposed this but Richardson's environutters pushed it through on election day. The new administration is looking for a way to block this boondoggle from ever taking effect.
1 posted on 11/08/2010 10:48:08 AM PST by CedarDave
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To: CedarDave

” researching the best way to reverse the EIB decision. “

See my tagline....

2 posted on 11/08/2010 10:50:16 AM PST by Uncle Ike (Rope is cheap, and there are lots of trees...)
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To: LegendHasIt; Rogle; leapfrog0202; Santa Fe_Conservative; DesertDreamer; OneWingedShark; ...

NM list PING!

(The NM list is available on my FR homepage for anyone to use. Let me know if you wish to be added or removed from the list. For ABQ Journal articles requiring a subscription, scroll down to the bottom of the page to view the article for free after watching a short video commercial.)

3 posted on 11/08/2010 10:52:02 AM PST by CedarDave (Juan Williams to NPR: "You and your far left-wing mob fired me. Wasn't that enough for you? ")
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To: CedarDave

The circular firing squad is growing. I hope the new governor can stop this poison pill. The rats have finally found a winning strategy. On exit from control, create a poison pill that will wreck the economy. Use anger over the wrecked economy to regain power. Repeat as necessary.

4 posted on 11/08/2010 11:08:11 AM PST by businessprofessor
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To: scripter; Darnright; WL-law; bamahead; carolinablonde; SolitaryMan; rdl6989; livius; DollyCali; ...

Beam me to Planet Gore !

5 posted on 11/08/2010 2:34:26 PM PST by steelyourfaith (ObamaCare Death Panels: a Final Solution to the looming Social Security crisis ?)
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To: Uncle Ike

That is, perhaps the best and most-permanent solution that we could do... IF we were still a state which a) executed the death penalty; and b) were a people who took our freedoms and liberties seriously.

6 posted on 11/08/2010 4:35:46 PM PST by OneWingedShark (Q: Why am I here? A: To do Justly, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with my God.)
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To: OneWingedShark

Or, as I said on the thread on this subject a few days ago, if we could just go back to Tar, Feathers and ride them out of the State on a rail, we would see a little more respect for the people out of our politicians.

7 posted on 11/09/2010 8:36:12 AM PST by LegendHasIt
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...her staff is already researching the best way to reverse the EIB decision.

I don't think this is something that needs a lot of research. If the court said the unelected EIB had the authority to enact the "rules", then it is not a legislative power (though the sensible would believe by it's scope and reach it is). If it IS a legislative power the incoming executive does not have the authority to reverse it unilaterally, but neither did the unelected EIB have the power to enact it. They can't have it both ways.

So it is simple. The incoming executive must fire and replace the EIB members who voted for this ASAP, and meanwhile should unilaterally nullify the "rules" posthaste.

Just do those things and let them sue - see if they can present an argument demonstrating the executive branch does not have the power to undo it's own action.

8 posted on 11/09/2010 5:49:34 PM PST by Clinging Bitterly (We need to limit political office holders to two terms. One in office, and one in prison.)
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