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EPA sets the stage for expanded climate rules
The Hill ^ | 12/23/10 | Ben Geman & Andrew Restuccia

Posted on 12/23/2010 1:43:44 PM PST by Nachum

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) unveiled a schedule Thursday for setting greenhouse gas standards for power plants and oil refineries. While EPA is pledging a “common-sense” approach, the move is likely to escalate a battle between the Obama administration and Republicans, who argue climate regulations will hurt the economy. Members of the GOP are pledging to block the rules on Capitol Hill next year. (Snip) The agency plans to propose so-called performance standards for oil- and coal-fired power plants in July of 2011, and for refineries in December of 2011. The agency plans to finalize the power plant rules in

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: climate; epa; expanded; rules
Hmmmm, smells like.... inflation
1 posted on 12/23/2010 1:43:45 PM PST by Nachum
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To: Jet Jaguar; NorwegianViking; ExTexasRedhead; HollyB; FromLori; EricTheRed_VocalMinority; ...

The list, ping

Let me know if you would like to be on or off the ping list

http://www.nachumlist.com/


2 posted on 12/23/2010 1:44:16 PM PST by Nachum (The complete Obama list at www.nachumlist.com)
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To: Nachum
More like .. rebellion.
3 posted on 12/23/2010 1:45:45 PM PST by knarf (Who's Holi ? - Christ I know, you obviously don't - let me tell you about him - Romans 10:13)
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To: Nachum

All part of the communists destroying America. The next two years we will see almost total defeat and riots.


4 posted on 12/23/2010 1:46:03 PM PST by Logical me
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To: Nachum

Defund the
“Epa”


5 posted on 12/23/2010 1:46:27 PM PST by JamesA (You don't have to be big to stand tall)
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To: knarf

‘More like .. rebellion.’

That’s exactly what they want, so they can attack the rebellious.


6 posted on 12/23/2010 1:48:15 PM PST by Nachum (The complete Obama list at www.nachumlist.com)
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To: Nachum

Perhaps they should investigate the methods EPA developed the GW findings? They wouldn’t allow any skeptics to testify.
Time to run these nazis out of town.

Merry Christmas


7 posted on 12/23/2010 1:48:22 PM PST by bray (Sarah Palin will destroy the Repub Party, hopefully!)
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To: Nachum
While EPA is pledging a “common-sense” approach,..

queue the laugh track

8 posted on 12/23/2010 1:51:04 PM PST by windsorknot
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To: Nachum
Hmmmm, smells like.... inflation

Smells like a second civil war. I never swore any sort of an oath or pledge of allegiance to the ****ing EPA.

9 posted on 12/23/2010 1:52:21 PM PST by wendy1946
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To: Nachum
‘More like .. rebellion.’ That’s exactly what they want, so they can attack the rebellious. I am beginning to wonder about that. I think they think they will get away with total control without any problems. Who has stopped them ?
10 posted on 12/23/2010 1:53:02 PM PST by ColdOne
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To: Nachum

“Hmmmm, smells like.... inflation “

Smells like fascism, too.

One of the primary tools of every totalitarian dictatorship is an unelected and unaccountable bureaucracy writing law.

Under our system of constitutional government, only the legislature may write law. The legislature may no more give law-making power to unelected bureaucrats than king obuma can give his war-making power to Bill Ayers.

The EPA is operating completely out of the bounds of our constitution. The EPA must be ripped out by the roots and destroyed. That’s enough of this Hitler Germany crap.

Thanks, Tricky Dick, you slimey Rockefeller socialist.


11 posted on 12/23/2010 1:53:42 PM PST by sergeantdave
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To: Nachum

The losers who run the Republican party will probably reward the EPA with an increased appropriation for ruining our country.

Defund, defund, defund!


12 posted on 12/23/2010 1:53:45 PM PST by devere
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To: Nachum; meyer; Normandy; Whenifhow; TenthAmendmentChampion; Clive; scripter; Darnright; WL-law; ...
 


Beam me to Planet Gore !

13 posted on 12/23/2010 1:56:41 PM PST by steelyourfaith (ObamaCare Death Panels: a Final Solution to the looming Social Security crisis ?)
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To: Nachum
Time to defund the vile communist-leaning totalitarian EPA.
14 posted on 12/23/2010 2:04:03 PM PST by PATRIOT1876 (The only crimes that are 100% preventable are crimes committed by illegal aliens)
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To: ColdOne

-I think they think they will get away with total control without any problems. -

They think that if they make enough people mad, they can create riots the will give them permission to do much more than they already have.


15 posted on 12/23/2010 2:09:59 PM PST by Nachum (The complete Obama list at www.nachumlist.com)
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To: Nachum

DEFUND DE FEDS.


16 posted on 12/23/2010 2:11:29 PM PST by Anima Mundi (If you try to fail and you succeed , what have you just done?)
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To: Nachum
All the alphabet government organizations must find reasons to promote new rules every year to justify their existence.

It is called “Job security”.

17 posted on 12/23/2010 2:12:10 PM PST by Ruy Dias de Bivar (I visited GEN TOMMY FRANKS Military Museum in HOBART, OKLAHOMA! Well worth it!)
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To: JamesA

I agree with that. The House should zero all funding for the EPA in the next budget.


18 posted on 12/23/2010 2:22:44 PM PST by RightWingConspirator (Impeach the Communist Kenyan Fraud and his band of Czars)
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To: sergeantdave
"only the legislature may write law"

Court decisions also carry the force of law and the SCOTUS decision of 2007 ruled that CO2 was a pollutant, which means EPA must regulate CO2.

So, as for CO2 emissions from mobile sources aka tailpipes, EPA doesn't have to get involved because the issue of tailpipe emissions was resolved by raising CAFE standards, and that meets EPA standards.

So, what you have left are CO2 emissions from stationary sources. Let me ask you, if CO2 emissions from mobile sources are worthy of regulation, would CO2 emissions from stationary sources be just as worthy?

19 posted on 12/23/2010 3:03:15 PM PST by Ben Ficklin
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To: sergeantdave
Under our system of constitutional government, only the legislature may write law. The legislature may no more give law-making power to unelected bureaucrats than king obuma can give his war-making power to Bill Ayers.

No offense FRiend, but have you just now come out of your conservative cave? Every freakin' agency of the federal government is given the power to create their own 'rules and regulations.' This has been happening for DECADES! Congress gave away their ability to handle the details eons ago.

Those rules and regulations carry the full weight of the law, because that is the way the legislation was written. They never ever needed Cap and Trade. They can do it all under the agenda of the President. And you nor I, or anyone else is going to stop them or can stop them.

EPA regulations could make it difficult for Americans to stay warm this winter Ignore the title of this article and GO READ THE DARN THING! READ IT...THINGS ARE CHANGING JAN.2ND, not those made up dates in this article or the one posted earlier today!!!

Congress didn't have to do a damn thing except distract you from their real agenda. The agenda that is already in motion.

20 posted on 12/23/2010 3:18:37 PM PST by EBH ( Whether you eat your bread or see it vanish into a looter's stomach, is an absolute.)
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To: Ben Ficklin

“Court decisions also carry the force of law and the SCOTUS decision of 2007 ruled that CO2 was a pollutant, which means EPA must regulate CO2.”

If you read the decision, I believe it said the EPA can regulate CO2 if the EPA found CO2 a was harmful to humans based on the best data. The trouble is the EPA is NOT using the best date. Congress could tell the EPA CO2 is not up to them to regulate and declare CO2 a non harmful gas.


21 posted on 12/23/2010 3:32:28 PM PST by steveab (When was the last time someone tried to sell you a CO2 induced climate control system for your home?)
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To: EBH

“Every freakin’ agency of the federal government is given the power to create their own ‘rules and regulations.’ This has been happening for DECADES! Congress gave away their ability to handle the details eons ago.”

I’m well aware of the illegal actions by these fascist agencies. I’m also aware that the fascist congress illegally gave the bureaucrats law-making power. And I’m aware that the fascists in black robes illegally signed off on the power transfer.

Now that we know the cause of the problem, we need to fix it, don’t we?

One way to fix this is to get enough patriots in congress to destroy these fascist agencies and then impeach and remove the Marxists in black robes.

If you have a quicker and better way to solve the problem, I’m listening...


22 posted on 12/23/2010 3:36:47 PM PST by sergeantdave
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To: EBH
"No offense FRiend, but have you just now come out of your conservative cave"

The problem is that The Constitution has become meaningless in modern America. The Dems not only ignore it but actively campaign against it. It seems that at least half the Pubbies are in the same boat. The courts see it as an impediment to their power. And the Public, ah, the public. They are the victims of decades of Democrat propaganda - what little the Public knows of the Constitution is probably wrong. Who is to blame? As always, the people who are to blame are those who have let this happen and permitted the Dem takeover of the courts and education system. Bitter? "Yes." Clinging? "Yes, but there is decreasingly anything to cling to."

23 posted on 12/23/2010 3:38:16 PM PST by I am Richard Brandon
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To: Nachum

Defund the EPA. Prohibit the use of any funds to further this scheme or implement it. At least that slows things down until the next election.


24 posted on 12/23/2010 3:40:21 PM PST by ModelBreaker
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“Court decisions also carry the force of law and the SCOTUS decision of 2007 ruled that CO2 was a pollutant, which means EPA must regulate CO2.”

Both the EPA and supreme court are legally bound to follow the Data Quality Act. Neither has. But I don’t expect the EPA or king obuma to follow the law.

The courts are as screwed up as the fascist bureaucracies.


25 posted on 12/23/2010 3:48:34 PM PST by sergeantdave
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To: Nachum

I can find the agency summary but can;t find the actual rule. Can anyone help?


26 posted on 12/23/2010 5:13:18 PM PST by MontaniSemperLiberi (Moutaineers are Always Free)
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To: Ben Ficklin

Now that Anthropogenic Global Warming has been shown to be a hoax, what exactly is the point of controlling CO2? Oh, I remember! To set up an exchange so as to funnel money from rich countries to poor countries. So reasonable sounding explanations for the pistol held to my head don’t really mean much.


27 posted on 12/23/2010 6:39:13 PM PST by sgtyork (The secret of happiness is freedom, and the secret of freedom, courage. Thucydides)
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To: Nachum

This is just a start. 20 years from now, homes will not have chimneys and backyard barbecues will all be gas powered, you will use an electric mower and weed wacker and there will be no campfires allowed.

This is coming unless the sheeple wake up, which I do NOT expect. The environmental Hitlers are just getting started.


28 posted on 12/23/2010 7:23:08 PM PST by Freedom_Is_Not_Free (We be Fooked.)
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>> While EPA is pledging a “common-sense” approach...

Define “common”.


29 posted on 12/23/2010 7:24:35 PM PST by Gene Eric (Your Hope has been redistributed. Here's your Change.)
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