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EPA chief slams bills to block climate rules, affirms Obama's veto threat
The Hill ^ | February 2, 2011 | Ben Geman

Posted on 02/02/2011 11:15:50 AM PST by jazusamo

Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Lisa Jackson on Wednesday attacked bills piling up in Congress that would block the agency’s ability to regulate greenhouse gas emissions and reiterated the White House veto threat.

Jackson, speaking to reporters, initially declined to address whether President Obama would veto bills that stop climate rules, but later said that past threats still stand.

“What has been stated from the White House is that the president’s advisers would advise him to veto any legislation that passed that would take away the EPA’s greenhouse gas authority,” Jackson told reporters. “Nothing has changed.”

Jackson defended the agency’s initiatives to regulate emissions from power plants and other facilities.

“Those [bills] would halt EPA’s common-sense steps under the Clean Air Act to protect Americans from harmful air pollution that until now has not been regulated at all from any sources in this country,” Jackson told reporters after testifying at a Senate hearing on drinking-water safety.

She reiterated her view that EPA’s Clean Air Act rules are not a drag on the economy. 

“I want to point out that we already regulate carbon from automobiles, we already regulate it from the really large sources, those that burn the equivalent of a railroad car of carbon a day, and the economy is fine,” Jackson said, adding that regulations help steer investment into the “clean energy economy.”

Several top GOP senators floated a sweeping bill this week that would prevent the federal government from regulating greenhouse gases or addressing climate change through environmental statutes.

Later on Wednesday, House Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Fred Upton (R-Mich.) and Sen. James Inhofe (R-Okla.) are expected to float a measure that would specifically block Clean Air Act rules, a House GOP aide said Tuesday evening.

Sen. Jay Rockefeller (D-W.Va.), meanwhile, is pushing legislation that doesn’t remove EPA’s authority for good but would block regulation of greenhouse gases from stationary facilities for two years.

EPA and the Department of Transportation currently administer joint vehicle mileage and greenhouse gas requirements. 

More controversially, EPA has begun phasing in rules that require large new and modified industrial plants to minimize emissions and is crafting broader national emissions standards for power plants and refineries, among other efforts.

Critics of EPA rules say they will hinder the economy.



TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: carbonemissions; epa; lisajackson; obama
those that burn the equivalent of a railroad car of carbon a day, and the economy is fine,”

Newsflash for Lisa, the economy is not fine and her boss seems to agree.

1 posted on 02/02/2011 11:15:55 AM PST by jazusamo
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To: steelyourfaith

Ping!


2 posted on 02/02/2011 11:16:37 AM PST by jazusamo (His [Obama's] political base---the young, the left and the thoughtless: Thomas Sowell)
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To: jazusamo

Take away the EPA’s funding! See if they’re dedicated enough to work for NO PAY wielding that vaunted “greenhouse gas authority” to our detriment.


3 posted on 02/02/2011 11:18:39 AM PST by Nervous Tick (Trust in God, but row away from the rocks!)
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To: jazusamo

Get rid of that worthless POS department altogether.


4 posted on 02/02/2011 11:20:32 AM PST by pissant ((Bachmann 2012 - Freepmail to get on/off PING list))
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To: jazusamo

Just defund the fu####g EPA already. That’s the only thing that will stop them.


5 posted on 02/02/2011 11:21:09 AM PST by Secret Agent Man (I'd like to tell you, but then I'd have to kill you.)
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To: Nervous Tick; pissant

Yep, start by defunding by about 90% and if they don’t get the message take the other 10%.


6 posted on 02/02/2011 11:22:21 AM PST by jazusamo (His [Obama's] political base---the young, the left and the thoughtless: Thomas Sowell)
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To: jazusamo

Yoo-Hoo.....airhead: You can’t regulate without funding, and we don’t need no steenkin’ veto to cut your salary to zero.


7 posted on 02/02/2011 11:23:29 AM PST by traditional1 ("Don't gotsta worry 'bout no mo'gage, don't gotsta worry 'bout no gas; Obama gonna take care o' me!)
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To: jazusamo

Hey Lisa, the peoples House can defund your organization and halt operations.


8 posted on 02/02/2011 11:24:04 AM PST by DarthVader (That which supports Barack Hussein Obama must be sterilized and there are NO exceptions!)
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To: jazusamo
Critics of EPA rules say they will hinder the economy.

That, and the fact that climate change theory is a steaming pile of Marxist crap.
9 posted on 02/02/2011 11:24:30 AM PST by Question Liberal Authority (Worst. Post-Racial. And Post-Partisan. Agent Of Hope And Change. EVER.)
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To: Secret Agent Man
"Just defund the fu####g EPA already. That’s the only thing that will stop them"

WELL SAID !

10 posted on 02/02/2011 11:25:00 AM PST by traditional1 ("Don't gotsta worry 'bout no mo'gage, don't gotsta worry 'bout no gas; Obama gonna take care o' me!)
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To: jazusamo
DEFUND the EPA. NO MORE MONEY. Mr. Boehner, MAKE IT SO!
11 posted on 02/02/2011 11:25:36 AM PST by JPG (Work for conservative change like your country depended on it.)
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To: jazusamo; Fractal Trader; FrPR; enough_idiocy; meyer; Normandy; Whenifhow; ...
Thanx jazusamo !

 


Beam me to Planet Gore !

12 posted on 02/02/2011 11:26:40 AM PST by steelyourfaith (ObamaCare Death Panels: a Final Solution to the looming Social Security crisis ?)
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To: jazusamo

“Those that burn the equivalent of a railroad car of carbon a day” could also be phrased as “those who create the equivalent of a trainload of plant food per day”.


13 posted on 02/02/2011 11:26:41 AM PST by Question Liberal Authority (Worst. Post-Racial. And Post-Partisan. Agent Of Hope And Change. EVER.)
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To: jazusamo

Lisa Jackson is a smart cookie - it’s too bad she chose to waste her intellect at the EPA.


14 posted on 02/02/2011 11:28:15 AM PST by Ken522
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To: jazusamo

With the economy in shambles while Americans are freezing their asses off, I’d bet there could be a better than even chance of overriding a veto, when the public sees the EPA literally costing us jobs.

I think the entire agency needs to be de-funded and closed down(along with a few others).


15 posted on 02/02/2011 11:29:23 AM PST by KoRn (Department of Homeland Security, Certified - "Right Wing Extremist")
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To: jazusamo

The EPA is unconstitutional, congress can regulate interstate commerce, but it shouldn’t be an agency. Carbon emissions involves regulations for environmental interests, not a financial transaction.


16 posted on 02/02/2011 11:33:02 AM PST by Brett66 (Where government advances, and it advances relentlessly , freedom is imperiled -Janice Rogers Brown)
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To: KoRn

I just wonder if Zer0 really would veto, he may have a lapse of sanity.

I agree on the defunding, them and others.


17 posted on 02/02/2011 11:33:02 AM PST by jazusamo (His [Obama's] political base---the young, the left and the thoughtless: Thomas Sowell)
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To: jazusamo; All
"EPA chief slams bills to block climate rules, affirms Obama's veto threat..."


18 posted on 02/02/2011 11:35:47 AM PST by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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To: jazusamo

“Those [bills] would halt EPA’s common-sense steps under the Clean Air Act to protect Americans from harmful air pollution that until now has not been regulated at all from any sources in this country,”

She reiterated her view that EPA’s Clean Air Act rules are not a drag on the economy.

“I want to point out that we already regulate carbon from automobiles, we already regulate it from the really large sources, those that burn the equivalent of a railroad car of carbon a day, and the economy is fine,” Jackson said, adding that regulations help steer investment into the “clean energy economy.”

1) EPA an “common sense” don’t belong in the same sentence.
2) CO2 is NOT “harmful air pollution”, despite any ruling from the bench.
3) The Clean Air act rules ARE a HUGE drag on the economy, and the data to prove it are extensive.
4) “we already regulate carbon from automobiles” If Lisa doesn’t know the difference between CO2 and Carbon Monoxide, she should be fired and the EPA shut down!


19 posted on 02/02/2011 11:37:23 AM PST by G Larry
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To: jazusamo
“I want to point out that we already regulate carbon...and the economy is fine”

Wow! With major league leftists serving up softballs like this it makes you wonder why we conservatives aren't doing better in the debate.

20 posted on 02/02/2011 11:38:27 AM PST by rogue yam
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To: Ken522
Lisa Jackson is a smart cookie - it’s too bad she chose to waste her intellect at the EPA.

Intelligence is counterproductive in those who lack morality.

21 posted on 02/02/2011 11:40:06 AM PST by rogue yam
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To: musicman

I’d get the death penalty for the stash of incandescents that I have...


22 posted on 02/02/2011 11:40:31 AM PST by MrB (Tagline suspended for important announcement on my about page. Click my handle.)
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To: G Larry
If Lisa doesn’t know the difference between CO2 and Carbon Monoxide, she should be fired and the EPA shut down!

Great point...She may not but either way they should be shut down.

23 posted on 02/02/2011 11:42:43 AM PST by jazusamo (His [Obama's] political base---the young, the left and the thoughtless: Thomas Sowell)
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To: jazusamo

Defund the EPA and her.


24 posted on 02/02/2011 11:43:03 AM PST by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: Ken522

She shoulda seen the air in Cleveland, around the Flats, in 1952! Everything was rust red from the steel mills, but the city was prosperous. Plenty of jobs. The air has already been cleaned up to an incredible degree! Of course there are no jobs, and it’s a welfare city, losing population non-stop!


25 posted on 02/02/2011 11:45:29 AM PST by Dr. Bogus Pachysandra ( Ya can't pick up a turd by the clean end!)
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To: jazusamo

Perhaps this time the congress will listen to both sides of the argument?

Pray for Egypt


26 posted on 02/02/2011 11:48:04 AM PST by bray (Palin's Army is at Valley Forge right now.)
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To: MrB

27 posted on 02/02/2011 11:54:21 AM PST by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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To: Nervous Tick

EPA needs to go!


28 posted on 02/02/2011 11:56:06 AM PST by Bitsy
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To: Nervous Tick
Take away the EPA’s funding!

Bumpity Bump!

Ask yourself, what would happen if the entire EPA was shut totally down? What would the result be? More worthwhile things would get done, less paperwork, and the cost of the agency would go away. Are any of the consequences of closing the EPA bad? Probably not.

29 posted on 02/02/2011 11:57:44 AM 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: jazusamo

Burning carbon is life it’s self. Not burning carbon is stupidity personified.

Lisa needs to be drug around a bit to wear off the stupid rind


30 posted on 02/02/2011 11:58:26 AM PST by bert (K.E. N.P. N.C. D.E. +12 .....( History is a process, not an event ))
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To: bert

Human produced CO2 accounts for 0.117% of the greenhouse effect on earth.
98+% of the greenhouse effect is due to natural water vapor.


31 posted on 02/02/2011 12:00:06 PM PST by MrB (Tagline suspended for important announcement on my about page. Click my handle.)
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To: Texas Fossil

>> Ask yourself, what would happen if the entire EPA was shut totally down?

Yeah, what YOU said.

And when you have answered yourself “Self, life would IMPROVE if the EPA were shut down!”, then ask yourself the same question about OSHA, both DOEs (Education, Energy), HHS, ...


32 posted on 02/02/2011 12:01:58 PM PST by Nervous Tick (Trust in God, but row away from the rocks!)
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To: Nervous Tick

Absolutely agree, It is TIME to DownSize DC!

Not time to freeze budgets, but time to close entire departments:

Education, EPA, OSHA, EEOC, Energy and others. Bring it on baby....


33 posted on 02/02/2011 12:06:01 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: jazusamo

Time for “Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Lisa Jackson” to be dragged in front of the House of Representatives and forcibly reminded that not only did Congress create her POS agency but that Congress can also destroy it.


34 posted on 02/02/2011 12:11:28 PM PST by DakotaGator (Weep for the lost Republic! And keep your powder dry!!)
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To: rogue yam
"EPA’s common-sense steps under the Clean Air Act to protect Americans from harmful air pollution that until now has not been regulated at all from any sources in this country"

“I want to point out that we already regulate carbon...and the economy is fine”

She contradicts herself and is too stupid to even know it.

35 posted on 02/02/2011 12:19:26 PM PST by SteamShovel (Beware the RINO-VIRUS...It will kill the TEA Party movement.)
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To: jazusamo

If the GOP appropriates one dime for the EPA, they should be run out of town on a rail.


36 posted on 02/02/2011 12:23:16 PM PST by Big E
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To: Texas Fossil

“Education, EPA, OSHA, EEOC, Energy and others. Bring it on baby....”

It’s all unconstitutional. Decisions should be left to the states.

Once the ponzi schemes of Social Security and Medicare, etc. are ruled unconstitutional......then we can get the Gubbermint to about 1/10 it’s size or less.


37 posted on 02/02/2011 12:25:18 PM PST by Electric Graffiti (Crush your enemies, see them driven before you, and hear the lamentation of their Moonbats)
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To: jazusamo

Eat hot carbon, socialist, and choke on it.


38 posted on 02/02/2011 12:28:47 PM PST by Caipirabob ( Communists... Socialists... Democrats...Traitors... Who can tell the difference?)
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To: pissant

Yep, the only jobs ‘created’ by their green agenda are IN the EPA.


39 posted on 02/02/2011 12:37:36 PM PST by Let's Roll (Save the world's best healthcare - REPEAL, DEFUND Obamacare!)
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To: MrB

We will hang together. LOL


40 posted on 02/02/2011 12:49:13 PM PST by Gator113 (I'm voting for Sarah Palin, Liberty, our Constitution and American Exceptionalism.)
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To: jazusamo

*“I want to point out that we already regulate carbon from automobiles, we already regulate it from the really large sources, those that burn the equivalent of a railroad car of carbon a day, and the economy is fine,” Jackson said, adding that regulations help steer investment into the “clean energy economy.”*

“the economy is fine”?!?!?!?!
The moon is made of green cheese?
The emperor’s new clothes are very stylish?
You can turn lead into gold?

“the economy is fine”—isn’t that enough to have her locked up in a mental institution for the rest of her life?
Maybe she has jobs for the 10% + Americans that are out of work that she’s not telling us about?

Don’t let the door hit you on the way out, Lisa...


41 posted on 02/02/2011 1:21:57 PM PST by PATRIOT1876 (The only crimes that are 100% preventable are crimes committed by illegal aliens)
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To: jazusamo

I bet she rode the short bus to school....


42 posted on 02/02/2011 1:23:13 PM PST by PATRIOT1876 (The only crimes that are 100% preventable are crimes committed by illegal aliens)
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To: jazusamo
Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Lisa Jackson on Wednesday attacked bills piling up in Congress

initially declined to address whether President Obama would veto bills that stop climate rules, but later said that past threats still stand.

“Those [bills] would halt EPA...



Yea Lisa, seeing that fat cushy gubbermint job circling the toilet is really gotcha p.o'ed huh?

.

43 posted on 02/02/2011 5:37:04 PM PST by TLI ( ITINERIS IMPENDEO VALHALLA)
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To: Texas Fossil

You are absolutely correct. Abolish the EPA before obami totally kills our economy.


44 posted on 02/02/2011 5:58:49 PM PST by bfree (The revolution is coming - OBAMI IS THE ENEMY OF FREEDOM)
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