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EPA threatens Utah with air quality sanctions
AP via Bloomberg ^ | 4/19/11 | JOSH LOFTIN

Posted on 04/25/2011 1:36:04 PM PDT by EBH

Federal officials threatened Monday to block road money and seize control of Utah's air quality management plan because of an exemption for excessive pollution from oil refineries and other sources.

Utah officials have about 18 months to change the rule to ensure polluters are cited for a violation first, instead of the state having to investigate a breakdown and then issue a violation, said Monica Morales, the head of the air quality planning unit for the Environmental Protection Agency's Region 8 office in Denver.

The current rule "is not in compliance with the Clean Air Act," Morales said.

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


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Extended News; Government; US: Utah
KEYWORDS: cleanairact; energy; epa; monicamorales; oil; pollution
Texas was first...

Now they are going after Utah...

1 posted on 04/25/2011 1:36:07 PM PDT by EBH
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To: EBH

So just invalidate the law, Utah.


2 posted on 04/25/2011 1:38:03 PM PDT by Christian Engineer Mass (25ish Cambridge MA grad student. Many conservative Christians my age out there? __ Click my name)
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To: EBH

E.P.A = G.E.S.T.A.P.O.


3 posted on 04/25/2011 1:38:35 PM PDT by madison10
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To: EBH
We are a country of criminals

......because EVERYTHING is illegal except illegal aliens!

4 posted on 04/25/2011 1:41:41 PM PDT by EGPWS (Trust in God, question everyone else)
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To: madison10

Obama is starting to act out of the playbook of Castro and Chavez. The bastard has to GO!


5 posted on 04/25/2011 1:42:48 PM PDT by WellyP
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To: EBH

Which state will be the first to secede?


6 posted on 04/25/2011 1:43:04 PM PDT by Bushbacker1 (I miss President Bush greatly! Palin in 2012! 2012 - The End Of An Error! (Oathkeeper))
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To: EBH

Tick...tick...tick...

They just keep on pushing.

The environmentalist are doing more to destroy our way of life then the any foreign power could ever hope for.

I believe one reason we can not predict the future is for the same reason we can not predict earthquakes. We do not know how much stress a system can take before it ruptures. How close are to to a major earthquake that will change the entire political landscape?

This administration is doing everything it can to bring this nation to it’s knees.

The only question is will they succeed before the people rise up and begin to fight back (using legal means of course).


7 posted on 04/25/2011 1:44:37 PM PDT by CIB-173RDABN (California does not have a money problem, it has a spending problem.)
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To: EBH

Texas was first...
Now they are going after Utah...

That’s was exactly my first thought, too. Expect more harassment of red states, as well as of corporations that are not shoveling money into this sob’s campaign. The corruption worsens as the MSM continues to cover for him.


8 posted on 04/25/2011 1:44:45 PM PDT by Spok
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To: EBH

Cite first, then investigate. The essence of our rule of law. Fire, Aim, Ready.

The Napoleonic Code, first and last refuge of dictators and third worlders!


9 posted on 04/25/2011 1:45:33 PM PDT by Rodentking (There is no God but Yahweh and Moses is his prophet - http://www.airpower.blogspot.com/)
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Don't Triple Dog Dare This Cat!


Give what you can
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Save our poor Lazamataz!

10 posted on 04/25/2011 1:45:47 PM PDT by TheOldLady
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To: EBH

Government is a model of efficiency when it comes to threats.


11 posted on 04/25/2011 1:45:57 PM PDT by relictele
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To: EBH

Totalitarian apparatchiki.


12 posted on 04/25/2011 1:46:39 PM PDT by Psalm 144 (Voodoo Republicans - Don't read their lips. Watch their hands.)
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To: Christian Engineer Mass

“EPA Threatens Utah”.....did Utah threaten EPA? If not, they should. EPA has got to be defunded.


13 posted on 04/25/2011 1:46:58 PM PDT by RC2
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To: relictele

Government is a model of efficiency when it comes to threats.

*****************

Mobsters with letterhead stationary, essentially.


14 posted on 04/25/2011 1:48:23 PM PDT by Psalm 144 (Voodoo Republicans - Don't read their lips. Watch their hands.)
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To: EBH

It would be a shame if all the names and addresses of EPA officials were broadcast everywhere.


15 posted on 04/25/2011 1:51:52 PM PDT by lormand (A Government who robs Peter to pay Paul, will always have the support of Paul)
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To: EBH

SINCE when does the EPA decide what state does or does not get appropriations? That is for the appropriations committee to decide NOT the EPA. Appropriations are the states portion of income taxes paid, and Utah pays them just like every other states citizens do. The EPA, nor any other alphabet soup activist
group has NO authority to say who gets appropriations and who does not.


16 posted on 04/25/2011 1:55:08 PM PDT by gidget7 ("When a man assumes a public trust, he should consider himself as public property." Thomas Jefferson)
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To: EBH

Utah should send a letter Special D to the Employment Prevention agency....Dust Off!


17 posted on 04/25/2011 2:04:12 PM PDT by screaminsunshine (Shut up and eat your Beans!)
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To: EBH

Their first mistake was taking ANY Federal Money in the first place. Because of that, the Fed had bought and paid for Utah and now they’ve sprung the trap.


18 posted on 04/25/2011 2:13:40 PM PDT by RoadTest (Organized religion is no substitute for the relationship the living God wants with you.)
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To: EBH

A government big enough to give you anything you want is big enough to take everything you have. . . .

appropriate quote


19 posted on 04/25/2011 2:23:47 PM PDT by RatRipper (I'll ride a turtle to work every day before I buy anything from Government Motors.)
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To: EBH

When are the states going to kick these EPA idiots out and tell them to stick it? Just do it!!!


20 posted on 04/25/2011 2:30:53 PM PDT by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose of a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: EBH
It Begins… First Oil Rig Relocates From Gulf to Foreign Waters

"As a result of the uncertainties surrounding the offshore drilling moratorium, we are actively seeking international opportunities to keep our rigs fully employed," Dickerson said. "We greatly regret the loss of U.S. jobs that will result from this rig relocation."

Idled Gulf Rigs Head For Africa

It is not just Gulf operations that are being effected either.

Wait and see for Shell {Shell puts Arctic drilling plans on hold, waiting on feds}

Let's not leave the refineries out.

EPA gives final "no" to Texas refinery permits

Then there are the land-based oil leases.

Judge Grills Feds on Pulling Drilling Leases

"A federal judge on Wednesday questioned Interior Secretary Ken Salazar's justification for canceling 77 drilling leases sold by the Bush administration around national parks in Utah."

U.S. Saw Drill Ban Killing Many Jobs [ie. Obama KNEW he was destroying jobs, kept it secret]

Obama and O'Malley are Hurting the Poor in Md by Shutting Down Nuclear Power

Obama Administration Blocking 103 Gulf Drilling Permits February 03, 2011

Obama Clears the Way For America's 2 Largest Oil Wells to be Shutdown in Texas April 25th, 2011

21 posted on 04/25/2011 2:53:01 PM PDT by TigersEye (Who crashed the markets on 9/15/08 and why?)
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To: gidget7

Since when has anything in this administration been under any authority but their own? Barriers to protect us are simply gone over, around or thru...they could care less how they do what they so as long as it accomplishes their agenda...and it’s working.


22 posted on 04/25/2011 3:35:40 PM PDT by caww
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To: EBH

It seems, in a democratic republic, that there is something wrong with the headline. EPA th4eatens “us?” ... should “we” be threatening the EPA?


23 posted on 04/25/2011 4:05:06 PM PDT by ThePatriotsFlag (You are just jealous because the voices aren't talking to YOU!)
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To: EBH
to change the rule to ensure polluters are cited for a violation first, instead of the state having to investigate a breakdown and then issue a violation,

Why bother with anything as pesky and troublesome as an actual investigation. Just issue the citation, collect the fine, and deal with the investigation, maybe.

These people are beyond dangerous.

24 posted on 04/25/2011 4:09:24 PM PDT by Lurker (The avalanche has begun. The pebbles no longer have a vote.)
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To: All
Utah officials have about 18 months to change the rule to ensure polluters are cited for a violation first, instead of the state having to investigate a breakdown and then issue a violation

What's so bad about investigation before citation?

25 posted on 04/25/2011 4:47:02 PM PDT by newzjunkey
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To: TigersEye

Let’s not omit this dandy!

April 25, 2011
EPA Rules Force Shell to Abandon Oil Drilling Plans
http://www.foxnews.com/us/2011/04/25/energy-america-oil-drilling-denial/


26 posted on 04/25/2011 4:56:25 PM PDT by PIF (They came for me and mine ... now it is your turn ...)
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To: Georgia Girl 2

The Intolerable Acts or the Coercive Acts are names used to describe a series of laws passed by the British Parliament in 1774 relating to Britain’s colonies in North America. The acts triggered outrage and resistance in the Thirteen Colonies that later became the United States, and were important developments in the growth of the American Revolution.

Four of the acts were issued in direct response to the Boston Tea Party of December 1773; the British Parliament hoped these punitive measures would, by making an example of Massachusetts, reverse the trend of colonial resistance to parliamentary authority that had begun with the 1765 Stamp Act. A fifth act, the Quebec Act, enlarged the boundaries of what was then the Province of Quebec and instituted reforms generally favorable to the French Catholic inhabitants of the region.

Many colonists viewed the acts as an arbitrary violation of their rights, and in 1774 they organized the First Continental Congress to coordinate a protest. As tensions escalated, the American Revolutionary War broke out the following year, eventually leading to the creation of an independent United States of America.


27 posted on 04/25/2011 5:04:52 PM PDT by maxsand
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To: newzjunkey

Utah officials have about 18 months to change the rule to ensure polluters are cited for a violation first, instead of the state having to investigate a breakdown and then issue a violation...


28 posted on 04/25/2011 5:10:16 PM PDT by EBH ( Whether you eat your bread or see it vanish into a looter's stomach, is an absolute.)
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To: EBH

“EPA threatens Utah with air quality sanctions”

Threaten them back. Fascists understand three things: threats, violence and death.

“Federal officials threatened Monday to block road money and seize control of Utah’s air quality management plan”

Threaten to seize all federal receipts and condemn all federal property.


29 posted on 04/25/2011 5:11:03 PM PDT by sergeantdave (The democrat party is a seditious organization and must be outlawed)
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To: sergeantdave; steelyourfaith

They don’t have the guts to do that.

States won’t be able to do anything like that until they themselves return to independent status.


30 posted on 04/25/2011 5:14:25 PM PDT by EBH ( Whether you eat your bread or see it vanish into a looter's stomach, is an absolute.)
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To: PIF
Thanks! I will add that to the list. I can't be exhaustive about it or I would spend all day every day on ways 0bummer is destroying the energy industries in America. Here is that story posted as an FR thread.

Energy in America: EPA Rules Force Shell to Abandon Oil Drilling Plans

31 posted on 04/25/2011 5:35:41 PM PDT by TigersEye (Who crashed the markets on 9/15/08 and why?)
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To: newzjunkey
What's so bad about investigation before citation?

Obambi wants his EPA to shoot first, ask questions later. At least where conservative states are concerned.

32 posted on 04/25/2011 5:50:51 PM PDT by meyer (We will not sit down and shut up.)
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To: RC2
“EPA Threatens Utah”.....did Utah threaten EPA? If not, they should. EPA has got to be defunded.

Indeed - they should arrest and detain any EPA feddie that steps foot in Utah. Hold them as an enemy combatant, because that is what they are.

33 posted on 04/25/2011 5:53:49 PM PDT by meyer (We will not sit down and shut up.)
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To: RoadTest
Their first mistake was taking ANY Federal Money in the first place.

Actually, the first mistake was allowing the federal government to tax the income of the citizens of Utah. I have no idea how they could get out of that, but it would be very interesting if they blocked the feds from withholding income tax.

34 posted on 04/25/2011 5:56:46 PM PDT by meyer (We will not sit down and shut up.)
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To: EBH; Bockscar; Thunder90; Dr. Bogus Pachysandra; Normandy; FreedomPoster; Para-Ord.45; ...
Thanx for the ping EBH !

 


Beam me to Planet Gore !

35 posted on 04/26/2011 2:49:31 AM PDT by steelyourfaith (If it's "green" ... it's crap !!!)
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