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EPA Messes With Perry's Texas
Investor's Business DaIly ^ | December 28, 2010 | IBD Staff

Posted on 12/28/2010 7:21:01 PM PST by raptor22

Regulation: The federal agency declares Texas unfit to regulate its own greenhouse gas emissions and seizes control of the permitting process. Jobs, states' rights and the 2012 presidential election are all involved.

While most of America was unwrapping their Christmas presents, Texas Gov. Rick Perry was staring at a lump of coal the Environmental Protection Agency put in his state's stocking.

Actually, it wasn't a lump of coal — that causes global warming. And Santa won't be coming down any Texas chimney unless he checks with the EPA first.

Two days before Christmas, EPA Regional Administrator Al Armendariz, in a letter to industry, said the agency was taking permitting authority over refineries, power plants and cement facilities in Texas away from the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) as of Jan. 2, 2011.

Happy New Year!

The EPA's new rules — continuing an Obama administration pattern of using regulations to circumvent the will of the people in implementing what it cannot get through Congress, such as cap-and-trade — were issued after the U.S. Supreme Court said it had the authority to regulate carbon dioxide, the basis of all life on the planet and what we exhale, as a pollutant under the Clean Air Act.

Texas was not amused and is the only state to refuse to implement the rules, filing suit against the EPA.

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Culture/Society; Editorial; Government; US: Texas
KEYWORDS: agenda; americainperil; bho44; carbondioxide; cleanairact; co2; coal; energy; environment; epa; globalwarming; obama; perry; pollution; rickperry; statesrights; texas; tx
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1 posted on 12/28/2010 7:21:08 PM PST by raptor22
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To: raptor22

Texans will love that.


2 posted on 12/28/2010 7:23:00 PM PST by Cisco Nix (Real Conservatives stay sober and focused)
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To: steelyourfaith; Nachum; markomalley; Carlucci; grey_whiskers; meyer; WL-law; Para-Ord.45; ...

Ping


3 posted on 12/28/2010 7:25:37 PM PST by raptor22 (The truth will set us free)
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Stupid EPA. Very bad mojo.

Tip of the coming iceberg that SS Obozo is about to contact.


4 posted on 12/28/2010 7:26:28 PM PST by Texas Fossil (Government, even in its best state is but a necessary evil; in its worst state an intolerable one.)
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To: raptor22

Destroy dictatorships like the EPA.

Pray for the Tea Congress


5 posted on 12/28/2010 7:28:31 PM PST by bray (Sarah Palin will destroy the Repub Party, hopefully!)
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To: raptor22; enough_idiocy; meyer; Normandy; Whenifhow; TenthAmendmentChampion; Clive; scripter; ...
Thanx raptor22 !

 


Beam me to Planet Gore !

6 posted on 12/28/2010 7:29:53 PM PST by steelyourfaith (ObamaCare Death Panels: a Final Solution to the looming Social Security crisis ?)
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To: raptor22

Round up all the governemnt shit and send ‘em packing and don’t let ‘em back in!


7 posted on 12/28/2010 7:30:24 PM PST by 95B30 ( The Professional Left: "Their morals are crooked, their logic is flawed, their honor is stolen)
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To: raptor22

I’ll give Oh one thing. He’s unnaturally capable of making stupidity look like doubling down.


8 posted on 12/28/2010 7:32:32 PM PST by Still Thinking (Freedom is NOT a loophole!)
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Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott would be a far better 2012 candidate than Rick Perry.


9 posted on 12/28/2010 7:37:03 PM PST by tbw2 (Freeper sci-fi - "Sirat: Through the Fires of Hell" - on amazon.com)
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Yeah, Perry’s doing some good down there, but every time I hear him speak I get this little voice in the back of my head “opportunistic RINO...opportunistic RINO...opportunistic RINO...”


10 posted on 12/28/2010 7:38:54 PM PST by Still Thinking (Freedom is NOT a loophole!)
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To: raptor22

Texas Rangers can arrest the EPA boneheads, escort them to the airport, and send them tarred and feathered back to the beltway. Chain their offices shut under armed guard. We don need no stinkin’ EPA.


11 posted on 12/28/2010 7:42:32 PM PST by FlyingEagle
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An interesting next move might be to evict the occupants of 1445 Ross Avenue, Dallas, Texas.

Treason against the citizenry of Texas and attendant violations of the Texas Constitution would draw a sharp line in the sand.


12 posted on 12/28/2010 7:44:02 PM PST by One Name
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And there's basically nothing Texas can do to stop the EPA. The SCOTUS has already sided with the EPA regulating CO2 which basically means that Texas will bend over and take it.

How to stop the EPA? Defunding is a non-starter as congress does not have the will to do such a thing, but I suppose miracles can happen. However, I wouldn't hold my breath waiting for a Republican controlled House to ride to the rescue as the odds on that happening are slim to none, IMO.

We can complain all we want, but this administration is doing an end run around the legislature and will impose its will upon us and there isn't anything we can/will do about it but whine as far as I can see. This administration knows it will get away with this sh!t because they understand that there are not enough people in this country ready, willing and able to stand up for what's right.

13 posted on 12/28/2010 7:51:30 PM PST by Pox (Good Night. I expect more respect tomorrow.)
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To: Still Thinking

I get the same feeling from him, but I held my nose and voted for him anyway.


14 posted on 12/28/2010 8:12:23 PM PST by Farnsworth
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To: FlyingEagle

I can support that.

I would LOVE to see that happen just to see what Oshitbag would say


15 posted on 12/28/2010 8:12:28 PM PST by Farnsworth
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To: Pox

It might be futile, but I’d rather put up a fight than just roll over.


16 posted on 12/28/2010 8:12:34 PM PST by Farnsworth
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There will be no “fight”, and we will do nothing more than roll over and take it, IMO.


17 posted on 12/28/2010 8:18:08 PM PST by Pox (Good Night. I expect more respect tomorrow.)
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To: FlyingEagle

I would love to see some state stand up to EPA, et al like that. I wonder how such an insurrection would pan out. Would Washington deploy troops to TX to quell the insurrection? Would they send a battalion of lawyers? Or tanks and troops?


18 posted on 12/28/2010 8:19:15 PM PST by ProtectOurFreedom
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To: raptor22

Take the EPA’s money away,that is the only thing they understand.


19 posted on 12/28/2010 8:23:16 PM PST by Cheetahcat ( November 4 2008 ,A date which will live in Infamy.)
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To: Pox
This administration knows it will get away with this sh!t because they understand that there are not enough people in this country ready, willing and able to stand up for what's right.

And how many people do you think it would take? Keep in mind that no more than 20,000 determined Iraqi insurgents kept over 160,000 US soldiers occupied for several years. You would not have a hard time at all finding 20,000 pissed-off and well-armed Texans, and I think you'd have a very hard time finding 160,000 US soldiers willing to fight in a civil war under the command of Barack H. Obama.
20 posted on 12/28/2010 8:32:37 PM PST by PBinTX
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