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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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To: texgal

Does Texas have a super majority in both houses or just the House?

41 posted on 12/29/2010 9:06:03 AM PST by deport
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42 posted on 12/29/2010 12:16:38 PM PST by Tolerance Sucks Rocks (up)
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To: deport

I believe both with the two that switched parties after the election.

43 posted on 12/29/2010 12:54:57 PM PST by texgal (end no-fault divorce laws return DUE PROCESS & EQUAL PROTECTION to ALL citizens))
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To: Cisco Nix
Texans will love defy that.

Corrected your spelling.

44 posted on 12/29/2010 6:25:56 PM PST by MrEdd (Heck? Geewhiz Cripes, thats the place where people who don't believe in Gosh think they aint going.8)
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To: Pox

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.

45 posted on 12/29/2010 6:30:26 PM PST by MrEdd (Heck? Geewhiz Cripes, thats the place where people who don't believe in Gosh think they aint going.8)
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To: WhoisAlanGreenspan?

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?

46 posted on 12/29/2010 7:05:40 PM PST by txhurl (This Is Not America.)
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To: MrEdd
Don't know if I'll survive it, but I will certainly not be on my knees when my time comes, and I will certainly be taking several “enemies” with me.

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.

47 posted on 12/29/2010 7:13:02 PM PST by Pox (Good Night. I expect more respect tomorrow.)
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To: Pox
And there's basically nothing Texas can do to stop the EPA.

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.

48 posted on 12/30/2010 4:25:12 AM PST by gogogodzilla (Live free or die!)
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