Skip to comments.Martinez ousts board over emissions rules (NM- to scrap new cap & tax regs)
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 ...
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.
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Progress for now will be State by State.....with California ending isolated.
At least that is the way I see it!
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.
EIB Excellence in Broadcasting
BUMP for excellence!
Wow, is it ever great to see normal humans in charge again.
Housecleaning - - get rid of the scum.
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.
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...
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."
Another GOP woman with bigger “stones” than most of the GOP “men.”
Does RUSH know they are using EIB? He should sue them to change their acronym :-)
Woot Woot!!!!!!!! Only her 5th day in office and I love her already. =)
Hooray!! Another female Republican leader with brass balls.
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.
Great start, Gov. Susana Martinez.
Been walking around work all morning with a big grin!
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.
PS. extending your tag line ... 'nyuk nyuk nyuk ... OHHH'
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.
A good start, for the time being.
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.
...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.
“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
What a gal!
I love conservative women.
Check this out.
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”.
And in other news:
EPA to enforce greenhouse-gas rules in AZ
Ohio Adopts Emergency Rules Implementing GHG Rules
We still have a lot of work to do...
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.
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.
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.
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
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: