Skip to comments.EPA Messes With Perry's Texas
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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Texans will love that.
Stupid EPA. Very bad mojo.
Tip of the coming iceberg that SS Obozo is about to contact.
Destroy dictatorships like the EPA.
Pray for the Tea Congress
Round up all the governemnt shit and send ‘em packing and don’t let ‘em back in!
I’ll give Oh one thing. He’s unnaturally capable of making stupidity look like doubling down.
Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott would be a far better 2012 candidate than Rick Perry.
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...”
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.
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.
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.
I get the same feeling from him, but I held my nose and voted for him anyway.
I can support that.
I would LOVE to see that happen just to see what Oshitbag would say
It might be futile, but I’d rather put up a fight than just roll over.
There will be no “fight”, and we will do nothing more than roll over and take it, IMO.
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?
Take the EPA’s money away,that is the only thing they understand.
Check out the groups he links on his website. What a group:
Downwinders at Risk
Sierra Club - Lone Star Chapter
Public Citizen (Texas)
Environmental Defense Fund
Friends of the Hudson
“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. “
Well, I guess that means that the other side has won, doesn’t it?
If peaceful efforts to restore the balance are fruitless, what happens next?
I hear ya. The whole country went through it two years ago with Juan “Lettuce” McShame.
Just ignore them. Keep issuing permits and don’t recognize their claim that they’ve taken over. The feds will get pissed and stop sending TX federal grants. TX then has all the employers in the state remit monthly or quarterly tax payments directly to them instead of to the feds. They then pre-withhold the federal grant money they’re entitled to and remit the balance to the Beltway Bloodsuckers.
Come on now. Nobama is still running around the dem Congress, they let him beacuse like a lot of today’s parents, “its someone else’s responsibility”. The new much more Conservative GOP House isn’t seated yet, so don’t git your drawers in a wad with WHAT IFs.
Mandates by UNaccountable UNelected bureaucrats? Tactics of Totalitarians.
Defund, dismantle, destroy the EPA.
Life, liberty and the pursuit and destruction of totalitarians.
In case you haven't noticed, it's now well beyond “What If” and into the realm of facts as of next week.
What are YOU prepared to do about it?
I think we are going to have to see Obammy’s original birth certificate and have a court decide the meaning of “natural born” leading up to the next election. Don’t mess with Texas...or something of that sort, comrade.
............ Downwinders at Risk
Sierra Club - Lone Star Chapter
Public Citizen (Texas)
Environmental Defense Fund
Friends of the Hudson
Scum, all of 'em.
Texas could always shut down power plants providing electricity out of state. That will curb their CO2, and cause brown outs all over the west and central USA.
What America needs is a three week blackout. A small reminder of the nice life we live and what it takes to keep providing it.
Perry should tell the EPA the same thing he told that reporter.... Adios Mofo.
Plus he bleeds maroon (a Texas Aggie).
I’m not disagreeing with you, but if Abbot fights it and looses then to me that is better than shrugging our shoulders and taking it.
I agree it’s pretty much hopeless since the SCOTUS ruled CO2 is a toxin.
Bull. Texas can simply not enforce the policy for industry in Texas.
What can the EPA do? They have no enforcement arm, no bodies that can enter industry and forceably compel someone to do something.
And if Texas ignores the EPA regulations, that's what it'll take to make it happen.
Sure, the EPA can slap fines onto the state of Texas, but again, if Texas doesn't pay... how will they collect the fine without someone to forceably compel them to?
In the end, the only way the EPA can enforce this should Texas disregard it... is through brute force. The US military would have to go in and physically force the people in question to comply.
And I would point out that Texas has a state military, not militia, not the National Guard... but a functional state military. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Texas_State_Guard
Amen to that comment. He is nothing but a prim a dona! Guess will see what he is made of now. I think Greg Abbott should be our governor too. Texas SECEDE!!!!
And as Perry says, "...action is being taken to protect the Texas economy and the jobs that go with it, as well as defend Texas' freedom to continue our successful environmental strategies free from federal overreach."
As gogogodzilla points out "What can the EPA do? They have no enforcement arm".
I'd be happy with a 2 year harassment campaign, ignoring the EPA, multiple court fights, unofficially causing power outages in their offices, and just slowing their progress using every trick in the book.
As Stalin said about the Vatican... The EPA, how many divisions do they have?
Tough talk, but will Texas actually follow through? I highly doubt it, and at this point there doesn’t seem to be any action outside the judicial front that will be deployed by the state of Texas.
You are posting wishful thinking. In the end, Texas is taking it and they don’t seem to be prepared to do much else other than whine about it, IMO.
Perry and the incoming Texas Legislature super majority should kick the EPA and Obammie out of Texas - refuse to allow them in the state telling them they have no authority here.
The EPA and the Obama Administration are begging for $5 or $6 gasoline. This only helps middle eastern oil interests and further destroys the US economy. Texas will do what it can to stave off these attacks from the evil empire but at best it will be a delaying action. O’Bozo and his dark lords need to be removed forthwith.
Does Texas have a super majority in both houses or just the House?
I believe both with the two that switched parties after the election.
Corrected your spelling.
I hate to hear the whining of cowardly old farts who know they are too hesitant and mentally infirm to survive the next civil war when it comes.
I’d be happy with a 2 year harassment campaign, ignoring the EPA, multiple court fights, unofficially causing power outages in their offices, and just slowing their progress using every trick in the book.
I’m curious, does anybody know the relationship between Perry and Abbott? Is it collegial, friendly, allies or what?
I'm prepared, physically and mentally, for another civil war. I took an oath that I'm still prepared to uphold and I'm determined to do whatever it takes to help insure the survival of this country as the founding fathers intended. The marxists can eat shiite and die, and if push comes to shove, I will be more than eager to help expedite their journey into eternity.
There's a difference between what will be done and what can be done.
And you wrote that there wasn't anything Texas could do about it, which is bull. As to whether Texas *WILL* do anything about it... I dunno. It's probable that they won't do anything.