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EPA: ‘Nothing to fear’ on climate regs
The Hill ^

Posted on 04/26/2011 8:31:42 AM PDT by Sub-Driver

EPA: ‘Nothing to fear’ on climate regs By Andrew Restuccia - 04/26/11 10:43 AM ET

Environmental Protection Administrator Lisa Jackson said Tuesday that the public has no reason to fear the agency’s pending climate regulations.

“I believe there is nothing to fear from common-sense use of the Clean Air Act to begin to put this country in the direction of moving towards addressing our greenhouse gas emissions,” Jackson said during remarks at an energy conference in Washington.

The EPA has begun phasing in greenhouse gas standards for new and modified power plants and refineries. The regulations have come under attack from Republicans and some moderate Democrats, who argue that the rules will harm the economy. The House passed a bill earlier this month to block EPA climate rules. The Senate failed to pass the legislation.

Jackson said she and President Obama would have preferred putting limits on greenhouse gas emissions through legislation. But efforts to pass such a bill fell apart in the Senate last year several months after the House passed cap-and-trade legislation.

“So now we’re left with the Clean Air Act. It’s not the ideal tool, but it is a tool and according to the Supreme Court it is a tool,” Jackson said, referring to a landmark 2007 Supreme Court decision that said the EPA could regulate greenhouse gas emissions under the Clean Air Act if the agency found they endanger public health and welfare. EPA made such a finding in 2009.

Jackson, who spoke at the Energy Information Administration's annual conference, said she hopes Congress will eventually move forward with climate legislation. But such a bill has little change of passing.


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Front Page News; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: agw; bhoepa; cleanairact; corruption; crushliberalism; democrats; envirofascism; epa; fraud; globalwarming; globalwarminghaox; globalwarminghoax; govtabuse; greenhousegas; liberalfascism; liberals; lisajackson; obama; progressives; tyranny; youlie; zerodarkthirty
Except for killing the economy even further......
1 posted on 04/26/2011 8:31:43 AM PDT by Sub-Driver
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To: Sub-Driver

Business will comply with the regs by closing and leaving.


2 posted on 04/26/2011 8:33:42 AM PDT by henkster (Every member of Congress must put the fate of the nation over their next re-election campaign)
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To: Sub-Driver
There's nothing to fear if you are among the ruling class. You can disregard your own rules without consequence.

There is much to fear among those being ruled, who will be financially raped for disregarding your rules.

3 posted on 04/26/2011 8:33:55 AM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (When and why did Steve Dunham change his name to Barack Hussein Obama? When he converted to Islam?)
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To: Sub-Driver

Killing the economy is the ultimate objective of the commies. Then they can proclaim capitalism has failed and take over everything, including us. We will work for the dictators until we can no longer work and then they will make sure we die an early death. Health care is just to expensive for someone that doesn’t contribute to the ‘greater good’.


4 posted on 04/26/2011 8:34:47 AM PDT by No Socialist
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To: Sub-Driver

END THE EPA NOW!


5 posted on 04/26/2011 8:40:32 AM PDT by Marty62 (Marty60)
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To: Sub-Driver

END THE EPA NOW!


6 posted on 04/26/2011 8:41:07 AM PDT by Marty62 (Marty60)
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To: Sub-Driver
"Environmental Protection Administrator Lisa Jackson said Tuesday that the public has no reason to fear the agency’s pending climate regulations.".....
7 posted on 04/26/2011 8:41:11 AM PDT by AngelesCrestHighway
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To: Sub-Driver
The government seems to think that they can either hire or put everyone on welfare and regulate everything else out of existence. They are clueless if not totally ignorant of economics.
8 posted on 04/26/2011 8:41:30 AM PDT by mountainlion (America land of the free because of the Brave.)
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To: Sub-Driver
... there is nothing to fear from common-sense use of the Clean Air Act ...

Therein lies the rub.
They are going way beyond common sense into trying to bring down human civilization.

9 posted on 04/26/2011 8:41:48 AM PDT by BitWielder1 (Corporate Profits are better than Government Waste)
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To: Sub-Driver
Jackson said she and President Obama would have preferred putting limits on greenhouse gas emissions through legislation. But efforts to pass such a bill fell apart in the Senate last year....

By not passing the bill, Congress acted. That means it's neither wanted nor legal!

10 posted on 04/26/2011 8:41:48 AM PDT by Real Cynic No More (ual)
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To: henkster
Business will comply with the regs by closing and leaving.

And Democrats will then blame Greeeedy Corporations for shipping the jobs overseas.

lather, rinse, repeat.

11 posted on 04/26/2011 8:42:48 AM PDT by digger48
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To: Sub-Driver

Ask Shell who put out $4billion for leases only now to be turned down for drilling.


12 posted on 04/26/2011 8:47:20 AM 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: Real Cynic No More

” By not passing the bill, Congress acted. That means it’s neither wanted nor legal! “

Then, by not passing the bill stripping the EPA of this power, Congress abdicated its legislative and oversight powers.. That means that Congress is no longer needed...


13 posted on 04/26/2011 8:48:35 AM PDT by Uncle Ike (Rope is cheap, and there are lots of trees...)
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To: Sub-Driver

The King says the kings ruling are fair.


14 posted on 04/26/2011 8:51:37 AM PDT by edcoil (Democrats doing to America what Reagan did to russia. Driving it to bankrupcy.)
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To: Sub-Driver
Watermelon
15 posted on 04/26/2011 8:53:13 AM PDT by jimt
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To: Sub-Driver
“Nothing to fear from EPA regulations . . . .” Like when the NAZI’s told the Jewish people, just step into the showers and get cleaned up! You have nothing to fear!
16 posted on 04/26/2011 8:59:07 AM PDT by paratrooper82 (We are kicking Ass in Afghanistan, soon we will be home to kick some more Asses in Congress!)
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To: Sub-Driver

I remember when they were trying to pass the cap and tax bill, the Dems would threaten, “You better allow us to pass this bill or you’ll hate what the EPA has in store.” Or something similar.

Now we have nothing to fear. Riiigghht!


17 posted on 04/26/2011 9:02:09 AM PDT by nhwingut (Palin '12... Accept No Other)
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To: Sub-Driver
"You have nothing to fear from an Obama presidency"

Name that fool...

18 posted on 04/26/2011 9:05:09 AM PDT by grobdriver (Proud Member, Party Of No! No Socialism - No Fascism - Nobama - No Way!)
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To: Sub-Driver

Nothing to fear but poverty and death. But what’s a little poverty and death in the pursuit of an utterly bankrupt Utopian impossibility?


19 posted on 04/26/2011 9:07:43 AM PDT by Dead Corpse (explosive bolts, ten thousand volts at a million miles an hour)
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To: Sub-Driver

SS Guard: “There’s nothing to fear, it’s only a shower.”


20 posted on 04/26/2011 9:08:32 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Sub-Driver

How honest and supported by actual data was the 2009 finding?


21 posted on 04/26/2011 9:14:23 AM PDT by AmericanVictory (Should we be more like them or they more like we used to be?)
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To: Sub-Driver

Google “Agenda 21” and do some reading. This is just another piece of the puzzle being fitted into place.


22 posted on 04/26/2011 9:58:20 AM PDT by Bernard Marx
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To: Sub-Driver

This enviro-commie is using standard CommieSpeak, not American English. Note carefully she said “I believe.....”. THus, she is giving you what she says she believes.

This is important in that a person can always have an opinion regardless of the facts. She can’t be held responsible for her opinion.

However, if she makes a statement of fact, she can be held responsible for what she says is “fact”.

In this case, she started her deliberately deceptive sentence as follows:

“I believe there is nothing to fear.......”. Opinion statement.

“There is nothing to fear.......” is a statement of fact (or a lie, as in this case).

When their lips are movin, they ARE lyin’.


23 posted on 04/26/2011 10:12:12 AM PDT by GladesGuru (In a society predicated upon freedom, it is essential to examine principles,)
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To: Uncle Ike
Then, by not passing the bill stripping the EPA of this power, Congress abdicated its legislative and oversight powers.. That means that Congress is no longer needed...

So, your statement appears to be based on the theory that any regulatory agency can do anything it wants unless it's specifically prohibited by Congress? I don't think that's how it works. Regulatory agencies are not supposed to be able to do anything unless it's specifically provided for by Congress and approved by the President (Presidential approval not required if Congress overrides his veto).

Unfortunately, Congress is shirking its duty. I sure would like to see a Supreme Court ruling that restricts regulatory agencies to only their approved powers.

And yes, we do need a Congress, but one that stands fast to its oaths and obligations to support and defend the Constitution.

24 posted on 04/26/2011 10:36:07 AM PDT by Real Cynic No More (ual)
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25 posted on 04/26/2011 10:50:44 AM PDT by TheOldLady
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To: Sub-Driver

If this stupid woman still believes in anthropogenic global warming, I fear her ignorance as well as what the Pinhead Protection Agency will come up with to “help” me have a greener future.


26 posted on 04/26/2011 11:07:07 AM PDT by mort56
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To: Sub-Driver
“So now we’re left with the Clean Air Act. It’s not the ideal tool, but it is a tool and according to the Supreme Court it is a tool,” Jackson said, referring to a landmark 2007 Supreme Court decision that said the EPA could regulate greenhouse gas emissions under the Clean Air Act if the agency found they endanger public health and welfare. EPA made such a finding in 2009.

In a related case, the Supreme Court ruled that the Fox could unilaterally regulate security at the Henhouse if the Fox determined that the Hens needed protection.

27 posted on 04/26/2011 12:40:56 PM PDT by VRWCmember (Veritas vos Liberabit)
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To: Sub-Driver

There is nothing common sense about the EPA. If the EPA used common sense, they would not be dictatorial environmentalists. They would be a helpful rather than harmful agency if they used common sense.

The problem with the EPA is they are zero tolerance. That is why they approve nothing useful and stymie everything. They are a zero tolerance agency. They don’t want reasonable common sense emissions that don’t hamstring industry - they want zero tolerance. Hence their destructiveness.


28 posted on 04/26/2011 1:02:41 PM PDT by Freedom_Is_Not_Free (Don't confuse Obama's evil for incompetence.)
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To: Sub-Driver; Bockscar; Thunder90; Dr. Bogus Pachysandra; Normandy; FreedomPoster; Para-Ord.45; ...
 


Beam me to Planet Gore !

29 posted on 04/26/2011 3:25:02 PM PDT by steelyourfaith (If it's "green" ... it's crap !!!)
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To: Sub-Driver
“I believe there is nothing to fear from common-sense use of the Clean Air Act... - Lisa Jackson, EPA

Perfectly true. But you have no intention of making common-sense use of the Clean Air Act, Lisa, you naughty, naughty girl.

30 posted on 04/26/2011 4:17:04 PM PDT by Talisker (When you find a turtle on top of a fence post, you can be damn sure it didn't get there on its own.)
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