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Barbara Boxer: I hope greens sue President Obama
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Posted on 09/07/2011 7:06:10 AM PDT by Sub-Driver

Barbara Boxer: I hope greens sue President Obama

By: Darren Goode September 7, 2011 09:01 AM EDT

Senate Environment and Public Works Chairwoman Barbara Boxer said she hopes green groups sue President Barack Obama over his decision to punt a regulation curbing smog-creating emissions until at least 2013.

Boxer — whose relatively mild reaction to Obama’s surprise announcement Friday was in contrast to heated rebukes by environmental groups — said she will stand by those groups in any litigation to force the administration to issue a final ozone rule that goes beyond what was enacted by President George W. Bush.

Environmental groups charged that Obama made a political calculus by punting on a rule that was a particular target of critics who charge his regulatory agenda has hurt the economy and jobs.

Boxer didn’t quite go there. “I’m not making any charge. I’m just saying I disagree, strongly, with their decision,” she told reporters Tuesday. She added, “And I hope they’ll be sued in court and I hope the court can stand by the Clean Air Act.”

Noting that every president regardless of political party has been sued by environmental groups, Boxer said, “And I’m on the side of the environmentalists. If you factor in the health benefits you save so many lives and you prevent so many hospital admissions that it’s a big plus for the economy.”

Boxer issued a statement Friday saying she was “disappointed” in the decision but also “heartened” by Obama’s pledge in his announcement to safeguard the EPA and more specifically the Clean Air Act.

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TOPICS: News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: boxer; cleanair; cleanairact; epa; obama; regulations; worstsenatorever
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To: Sub-Driver
I hope Obama, Boxer and the EPA are sued for denying people their livelihoods over the AGW scam.
21 posted on 09/07/2011 7:45:27 AM PDT by PATRIOT1876 (The only crimes that are 100% preventable are crimes committed by illegal aliens)
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To: Sub-Driver

Awesome! Barack Obama wants to pollute the air.


22 posted on 09/07/2011 8:43:51 AM PDT by newzjunkey (Will racist demagogue Andre Carson be censured by the House?)
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To: Sub-Driver
This is the problem liberals find at the end of any road. There's nothing there. Pass one regulation, and it's never enough. The world didn't quite turn into utopia yet, so we must have missed something.

Obama turned away from a piece of green legislation? Why, that must have been the missing piece! THAT was why things aren't perfect.

Liberals don't realize that they are fundamentally unhappy people, forever chasing an ideal of purity that they'll never catch, and wouldn't make them happy if they did. The only thing that helps, for a time, is to pass more legislation, and feel like something was done. It never turns out that way, but it helps sooth their inner rage temporarily.

They can badmouth Obama on this, but truth be told, they wouldn't hardly have noticed, even if he had passed it. It's just another hit to a mostly numb junkie. They notice the lack of hit, and whine reflexively, but the hit itself barely does a thing for them anymore.

23 posted on 09/07/2011 8:53:20 AM PDT by Steel Wolf ("Few men desire liberty; most men wish only for a just master." - Gaius Sallustius Crispus)
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To: Sub-Driver

Babs and Mr. Babs must be heavily invested in greens.


24 posted on 09/07/2011 9:10:12 AM PDT by crosshairs (If Sharia Law becomes the law of the land, heads are gonna roll.)
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To: jennychase

Poor fellow, I feel sorry for him. He didnt do anything to deserve that.


25 posted on 09/07/2011 9:10:41 AM PDT by Venturer
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To: Venturer
Does Barbara Boxer have a Husband

Yes...unfortunately she winters in her gated compound mansion in nearby Rancho Mirage......have seen her husband toodling around pricey "El Paseo" shopping district in his red Mercedes convertible, complete with UNITED STATES SENATE vanity plates.

26 posted on 09/07/2011 9:22:12 AM PDT by ErnBatavia (Obama Voters: Jose Baez wants YOU for his next jury pool.......)
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To: Sub-Driver
This was Obama's hope as well.

I put good odds on a federal court somewhere ordering the Employment Prevention Agency to implement the new, lower ozone standards and shut down a bunch of coal power plants across the country.

Floating blackouts will follow, hopefully just in time for election season next year.

27 posted on 09/07/2011 9:47:41 AM PDT by cc2k ( If having an "R" makes you conservative, does walking into a barn make you a horse's (_*_)?)
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