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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
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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 Road Warrior 04 (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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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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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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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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Government is a model of efficiency when it comes to threats.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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