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Martinez ousts board over emissions rules (NM- to scrap new cap & tax regs)
Santa Fe New Mexican ^ | January 5, 2011 | Susan Montoya Bryan/AP

Posted on 01/05/2011 10:02:42 AM PST by CedarDave

Gov. Susana Martinez on Tuesday took aim at the controversial Environmental Improvement Board, announcing that she was removing all members over concerns about the board's approval in recent months of what she considers "anti-business" policies.

The board — made up of members appointed by former Gov. Bill Richardson — was at the center of a heated debate last year over whether New Mexico should regulate greenhouse-gas emissions. The board ultimately decided to approve two proposals — one from an environmental group that aimed to limit the emissions of the state's largest polluters and another from the state Environment Department that called for a regional cap-and-trade program.

Martinez said in a statement that New Mexico has been hurt by policies that discourage economic development and result in businesses fleeing the state.

"Unfortunately, the majority of EIB members have made it clear that they are more interested in advancing political ideology than implementing commonsense policies that balance economic growth with responsible stewardship in New Mexico," Martinez said.

(Excerpt) Read more at santafenewmexican.com ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Culture/Society; Government; US: New Mexico
KEYWORDS: capandtax; capandtrade; climatechange; emissions; globalwarming; globalwarminghoax; greenhousegases; martinez; newmexico; susanamartinez
YEA!!!

The regulations were adopted mid-December in a last grasp by Richardson and his environmental cronies in Santa Fe to shove greenhouse gas rules down our throats and effectively cause power generation costs (from coal-fired plants) to sky rocket and shut down oil and gas production and refining with stringent CO2 caps. The board and agency did not look at the disputed science regarding CO2 and climate change, but accepted the claimed relationship as "settled science" and moved forward with the controls to be phased in over several years.

As with the Federal EPA, the state environmental agency and board developed and adopted the rules in spite of the state legislature rejecting similar efforts.

1 posted on 01/05/2011 10:02:52 AM PST by CedarDave
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To: CedarDave; enough_idiocy; meyer; Normandy; Whenifhow; TenthAmendmentChampion; Clive; scripter; ...
 


Beam me to Planet Gore !

2 posted on 01/05/2011 10:05:54 AM PST by steelyourfaith (ObamaCare Death Panels: a Final Solution to the looming Social Security crisis ?)
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To: LegendHasIt; Rogle; leapfrog0202; Santa Fe_Conservative; DesertDreamer; OneWingedShark; ...
Unfortunately, the majority of EIB members have made it clear that they are more interested in advancing political ideology than implementing commonsense policies that balance economic growth with responsible stewardship in New Mexico," Martinez said.

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3 posted on 01/05/2011 10:06:38 AM PST by CedarDave (What is DADT? Obama's response when inquiries are made about his birth certificate.)
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To: CedarDave; NormsRevenge; steelyourfaith; Grampa Dave; SierraWasp; tubebender; Carry_Okie; ...
Excellent!

Progress for now will be State by State.....with California ending isolated.

At least that is the way I see it!

4 posted on 01/05/2011 10:09:35 AM PST by Ernest_at_the_Beach ( Support Geert Wilders)
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To: CedarDave

5 posted on 01/05/2011 10:12:02 AM PST by Proud_USA_Republican ("The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money.")
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To: CedarDave

The board should not exist.

Government at all levels is wasting precious time and money on leftist agenda. Reminds me of the scene in HBO’s Citizen X where the detective has been reporting to an absurd commie committee that does nothing but hamper his efforts. At some point when communism is falling, he shows up and the room is empty except for Donald Sutherland, who tells him they are all gone and we can finally get down to work.


6 posted on 01/05/2011 10:12:07 AM PST by Williams (It's the policies, stupid.)
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To: CedarDave

EIB Excellence in Broadcasting


7 posted on 01/05/2011 10:12:31 AM PST by Lonesome in Massachussets (Socialists are to economics what circle squarers are to math; undaunted by reason or derision.)
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To: CedarDave

BUMP for excellence!
Wow, is it ever great to see normal humans in charge again.
Housecleaning - - get rid of the scum.


8 posted on 01/05/2011 10:12:43 AM PST by Lancey Howard
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To: CedarDave

OUTSTANDING!!!!!!!!!


9 posted on 01/05/2011 10:13:26 AM PST by Enterprise (TSA - The Silly Agency)
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To: CedarDave

Now this is what Republicans should have been doing since President Reagan’s election. The nation would be in much better condition, but the spineless, colorless Democrat-Lite men who ran as Republicans sold out after every election cycle.
Bravo for the new class of courageous genuine conservatives. May God richly bless their efforts.


10 posted on 01/05/2011 10:14:39 AM PST by kittymyrib
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To: CedarDave

Very good news. At least there are some who realize jobs and the economy are more important than the feelings of enviro nazis.


11 posted on 01/05/2011 10:14:52 AM PST by jazusamo (His [Obama's] political base---the young, the left and the thoughtless: Thomas Sowell)
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To: CedarDave
Link to December action by the NM EIB:

N.M. Regulators Decide on Emissions Cap (Last gasp of the Richardson administration)

12 posted on 01/05/2011 10:18:56 AM PST by CedarDave (What is DADT? Obama's response when inquiries are made about his birth certificate.)
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To: jazusamo
Very good news. At least there are some who realize jobs and the economy are more important than the feelings of enviro nazis.

It might be completely different if first there WAS a connection between man-made CO2 and global warming and second if anything that NM did would make any difference whatsoever in the world scheme of things. Talk about tilting at windmills...

13 posted on 01/05/2011 10:23:46 AM PST by CedarDave (What is DADT? Obama's response when inquiries are made about his birth certificate.)
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To: CedarDave
Gov. Susana Martinez on Tuesday took aim at the controversial Environmental Improvement Board, announcing that she was removing all members over concerns about the board's approval in recent months of what she considers "anti-business" policies.

Correct action, wrong attribution. She needed to say that she was removing them because of concerns about "insider dealings for corporate cronies with no real environmental benefit at the expense of jobs for the people of New Mexico."

14 posted on 01/05/2011 10:24:09 AM PST by Carry_Okie (The environment is too complex and too important to manage by central planning.)
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To: CedarDave

Another GOP woman with bigger “stones” than most of the GOP “men.”


15 posted on 01/05/2011 10:27:09 AM PST by Army Air Corps (Four fried chickens and a coke)
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To: CedarDave

Does RUSH know they are using EIB? He should sue them to change their acronym :-)


16 posted on 01/05/2011 10:31:50 AM PST by for-q-clinton (If at first you don't succeed keep on sucking until you do succeed)
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To: CedarDave

Woot Woot!!!!!!!! Only her 5th day in office and I love her already. =)


17 posted on 01/05/2011 10:37:21 AM PST by LatinaGOP
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To: CedarDave

Hooray!! Another female Republican leader with brass balls.


18 posted on 01/05/2011 10:39:33 AM PST by forgotten man (forgotten man)
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To: CedarDave

So true. It’s a shame that environmentalism has for the most part become nothing more than political activism. Those activists ignore good science and hundreds of years of hands on experience by many to further their cause in any way they can. There’s a place for rational environmentalism but sadly a good many supposed “experts” are not rational.


19 posted on 01/05/2011 10:39:48 AM PST by jazusamo (His [Obama's] political base---the young, the left and the thoughtless: Thomas Sowell)
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To: CedarDave

Great start, Gov. Susana Martinez.


20 posted on 01/05/2011 10:45:14 AM PST by meadsjn (Sarah 2012, or sooner)
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To: meadsjn

Been walking around work all morning with a big grin!


21 posted on 01/05/2011 11:19:29 AM PST by JaguarXKE (Life - It's 10 percent circumstances and 90 percent how you react to circumstances - Sarah Palin)
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To: kittymyrib

I think she’s going to be tough, she talked tough and sensibly during the election and I see her being the best governor that NM has had in a long, long time.


22 posted on 01/05/2011 11:25:45 AM PST by tiki
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To: for-q-clinton
Does RUSH know they are using EIB? He should sue them to change their acronym :-)

Dittos!

PS. extending your tag line ... 'nyuk nyuk nyuk ... OHHH'

23 posted on 01/05/2011 11:33:19 AM PST by bassmaner (Hey commies: I am a white male, and I am guilty of NOTHING! Sell your 'white guilt' elsewhere.)
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To: CedarDave

Great News. So far so Good. Keep it up Susana.

Cleaning up after Richardson’s corruption and idiocy will be like unto cleaning the Augean stables.


24 posted on 01/05/2011 11:54:33 AM PST by LegendHasIt
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To: Carry_Okie
TV Types will prefer her statement....yours is just too Long....Well phrased though....
25 posted on 01/05/2011 12:19:11 PM PST by Ernest_at_the_Beach ( Support Geert Wilders)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

A good start, for the time being.


26 posted on 01/05/2011 2:06:45 PM PST by SouthTexas (Is it time for tea yet?)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

Nice to hear some good news for a change. Another set back for the far left establishment and their willing cohorts within industry and banks that want to make money based on false science.


27 posted on 01/05/2011 2:19:44 PM PST by Marine_Uncle (Honor must be earned....)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach
TV Types will prefer her statement...

Obviously.

...yours is just too Long...

The problem is that with the idea in three pieces (as it should be) they'll edit out key components. Sometimes one must lay in the whole thing before they cut you off, while others all you get is a chance to repeat the pieces. It depends upon the degree of antipathy held by the interviewing and editing mediots.

28 posted on 01/05/2011 8:24:52 PM PST by Carry_Okie (The environment is too complex and too important to manage by central planning.)
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29 posted on 01/05/2011 8:46:17 PM PST by Tolerance Sucks Rocks (up)
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To: CedarDave

“It might be completely different if first there WAS a connection between man-made CO2 and global warming”

And if it can be proven that global warming would be a bad thing


30 posted on 01/05/2011 11:51:20 PM PST by dsrtsage (One half of all people have below average IQ...In the US the number is 54%)
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To: CedarDave

Yea, Susana!

What a gal!

I love conservative women.


31 posted on 01/05/2011 11:52:44 PM PST by dixiechick2000 ("First they ignore you, then they ridicule you, then they fight you, then you win." - Gandhi)
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To: se_ohio_young_conservative

Check this out.


32 posted on 01/06/2011 1:11:03 AM PST by meadsjn (Sarah 2012, or sooner)
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To: CedarDave

Well, that’s great, but is anything being done to correct the damage? Firing the miscreants after their evildoing has become established law without fixing the damage or turning their houses into public toilets is closing the barn door after the horse is out, and would be unfortunately typical of “conservatives”.


33 posted on 01/06/2011 3:56:43 AM PST by Still Thinking (Freedom is NOT a loophole!)
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To: steelyourfaith

And in other news:

EPA to enforce greenhouse-gas rules in AZ
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2651780/posts

Ohio Adopts Emergency Rules Implementing GHG Rules
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2651777/posts

We still have a lot of work to do...


34 posted on 01/06/2011 4:02:11 AM 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: CedarDave

Every state should decimate these miniEPA tyrant boards within their states. The most infamous is the California Air Resources Board. Defund them or oust them. Or drive out the loonies on those boards and commissions.


35 posted on 01/06/2011 4:07:52 AM PST by dennisw (- - - -He who does not economize will have to agonize - - - - - Confucius)
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To: EBH
"We still have a lot of work to do..."

You're telling me !!!!.

Obviously the lure of stealing more wealth and/or control is too powerful for these greedy & dishonest people to give up trying to push the AGW scam.

36 posted on 01/06/2011 4:21:41 AM PST by steelyourfaith (ObamaCare Death Panels: a Final Solution to the looming Social Security crisis ?)
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To: Still Thinking

No damage done - the rules were less than 30 days old and when adopted everyone knew they would be tossed. It was simply a political statement by the radical enviros who will no doubt use it to mischaracterize the conservative/Republican position on these issues next election cycle.


37 posted on 01/06/2011 6:59:02 AM PST by CedarDave (What is DADT? Obama's response when inquiries are made about his birth certificate.)
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To: Still Thinking; Rogle

My previous comment to “Still Thinking” (”no damage done”) has to be qualified. The Environmental Department did slip through one rule calling for New Mexico to participate in a regional cap-and-trade program. That rule took effect Jan. 1. However, Martinez has called for a review of all existing and pending rules for impact on business and the economy so I suspect that will be one that fails the cut.

The above info is from today’s ABQ Journal:

Read more: ABQJOURNAL BIZ: Governor Drops Emissions Rule http://www.abqjournal.com/biz/06211317biz01-06-11.htm#ixzz1AGkoCSaF


38 posted on 01/06/2011 7:29:27 AM PST by CedarDave (What is DADT? Obama's response when inquiries are made about his birth certificate.)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach; AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Arthur Wildfire! March; Berosus; ...
The board -- made up of members appointed by former Gov. Bill Richardson -- was at the center of a heated debate last year over whether New Mexico should regulate greenhouse-gas emissions. The board ultimately decided to approve two proposals -- one from an environmental group that aimed to limit the emissions of the state's largest polluters and another from the state Environment Department that called for a regional cap-and-trade program.
Thanks Ernest, wow! I missed a lot being offline a couple days. Thanks for all or most of these:
39 posted on 01/06/2011 8:01:10 PM PST by SunkenCiv (The 2nd Amendment follows right behind the 1st because some people are hard of hearing.)
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