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APNewsBreak: Perry urges Obama to halt air rules
AP/WorldMag ^ | Sep 26, 9:31 PM EDT | APRIL CASTRO

Posted on 09/26/2011 8:58:24 PM PDT by quantim

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) -- Texas Gov. Rick Perry on Monday asked President Barack Obama to use his executive authority to prevent or delay implementation of stricter pollution standards, saying they will have an "immediate and devastating" effect on the state.

The standards have stirred up Texas' largest energy companies, which say they don't have adequate time to meet the deadlines without shutting down plants and jeopardizing the reliability of Texas' electric grid. Implementation of the rules starts Jan. 1.

In the letter, obtained by The Associated Press, Perry said the implementation of the Cross State Air Pollution Rules will have an "immediate and devastating effect on Texas jobs, our economy and our ability to supply the electricity our citizens, schools and employers need."

Perry released the letter as he tries to shore up support among conservatives in his bid for the Republican presidential nomination.

The White House said the new standards will save lives.

"We stand behind common sense, vital Clean Air Act protections for public health and clean air," White House spokesman Clark Stevens said. "This rule will prevent over 34,000 premature deaths each year and ensure that American families aren't suffering the consequences of harmful air pollution generated far from home."

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: cleanair; cleanairact; epa
EPA is poised to close several power plants here in MI too next year.
1 posted on 09/26/2011 8:58:28 PM PDT by quantim
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To: quantim

Turning the power off in Texas, that will help Obama’s numbers. What a d#ck. I have had just about enough of him punishing Texas.


2 posted on 09/26/2011 9:02:26 PM PDT by txroadkill (Ghandi would have smacked 0bama in the head)
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To: txroadkill

Well, he can’t have Texas being a success, he’s trying to destroy the country so he has to destroy Texas. Fortunately, he won’t succeed.


3 posted on 09/26/2011 9:07:38 PM PDT by McGavin999
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To: quantim

Texas can invoke Force Majeure and halt the EPA actions, no? Why not?

Perry can order Texas Rangers to arrest and deport EPA officials and agents provocateurs back to the beltway.

Just say no. Obama cuts off the money, that’s a 2-way street.


4 posted on 09/26/2011 9:09:45 PM PDT by FlyingEagle
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To: quantim

The plan is no air-conditioning for a long hot summer next year.

Use the civil unrest to impose martial law, and “temporarily” delay the elections for a generation or two.


5 posted on 09/26/2011 9:17:45 PM PDT by null and void (Day 978 of America's holiday from reality...)
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To: quantim
The article states, this will "prevent over 34,000 premature deaths each year."

This is ridiculous. Unemployment and deterioration in the community will help to prolong lives? Crime, violence, and health suffers as a result.

Reading these idiotic, stressful fairy tales cause premature deaths.

6 posted on 09/26/2011 9:20:27 PM PDT by World'sGoneInsane (The terrorists attacked us--and don't you forget it!)
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To: null and void
The plan is no air-conditioning for a long hot summer next year.

Lack of air-conditioning always helps to keep the sick and elderly live longer. /sarcasm

7 posted on 09/26/2011 9:25:00 PM PDT by World'sGoneInsane (The terrorists attacked us--and don't you forget it!)
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To: FlyingEagle

Texas can invoke Force Majeure and halt the EPA actions, no? Why not?

Perry can order Texas Rangers to arrest and deport EPA officials and agents provocateurs back to the beltway.

Just say no. Obama cuts off the money, that’s a 2-way street.


Hell yes!!!!

I think Perry is too wimpy to do it, though.


8 posted on 09/26/2011 9:25:29 PM PDT by unkus (Silence Is Consent)
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To: World'sGoneInsane
Lack of air-conditioning always helps to keep the sick and elderly live longer. /sarcasm

How very French...

9 posted on 09/26/2011 9:27:47 PM PDT by null and void (Day 978 of America's holiday from reality...)
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To: McGavin999

Like him or hate him.... I guarantee the last man in the White House the EPA wants is Rick Perry.


10 posted on 09/26/2011 9:30:07 PM PDT by volunbeer (Keep the dope, we'll make the change in 2012!)
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To: World'sGoneInsane

Yeah, at best this is a one sided story. As with any public work there are benefits and risks, and I smell junk science even yet. I daresay an order (or two) of magnitude more than that many lives would be put in danger by the artificial scarcity of electric power this would create.


11 posted on 09/26/2011 9:31:13 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (There's gonna be a Redneck Revolution! (See my freep page) [rednecks come in many colors])
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To: volunbeer

I don’t think they’d be too happy about Bachmann, Palin, or Cain either.


12 posted on 09/26/2011 9:31:54 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (There's gonna be a Redneck Revolution! (See my freep page) [rednecks come in many colors])
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To: quantim

Perry is right on the money about the EPA nazis.

Pray for America


13 posted on 09/26/2011 9:34:57 PM PDT by bray (Sarah is hated by the establishment of both Parties. Winner!)
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To: HiTech RedNeck
I daresay an order (or two) of magnitude more than that many lives would be put in danger by the artificial scarcity of electric power this would create.

Texans are now being served up horse manure with their side of peas.

14 posted on 09/26/2011 9:43:57 PM PDT by World'sGoneInsane (The terrorists attacked us--and don't you forget it!)
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To: quantim

Perry said that he would NEVER sign an EO as President, but yet he is insisting Obama do it. I am all for dumping the EPA but how can you demand some to sign an EO but yet promised never to do so themselves.


15 posted on 09/26/2011 10:21:09 PM PDT by napscoordinator
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To: quantim

Note that in this case, “using his executive power” would be appropriate, since he is already using his “executive power” to implement the regulations that have no basis in current law.


16 posted on 09/26/2011 10:22:09 PM PDT by CharlesWayneCT
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To: napscoordinator

I know you hate Perry (so much so that you believe it is right to call down God’s wrath on his candidacy), but still....

The EPA is an executive branch agency. It is making executive regulations. The President is an executive; he can sign an executive order stopping his own executive branch from issuing what amounts to an executive order through regulation that doesn’t match current law.

Anyway, when do you think Perry said he would never sign an EO? He is on record saying that on day one, he would sign an EO eliminating as much of Obamacare through waivers as he could.


17 posted on 09/26/2011 10:25:32 PM PDT by CharlesWayneCT
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To: CharlesWayneCT

When he was saying what a mistake it was to sign the EO over the vaccine, he was asked if he would sign an EO as President and he said No he never will. Some of the others said no to signing EO’s too. I don’t hate Perry.....I just think he should stay in Texas and finish his job for the state. He needs to think about his policies and perhaps come back in 2020 after 8 years of the Republican candidate....hopefully with proving that he is against illegal aliens like taking back the illegal bennies that he is giving. That would be a start.


18 posted on 09/26/2011 10:31:48 PM PDT by napscoordinator
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To: quantim

Nationwide, the rule will cut delirability of electric by 20% and rates will skyrocket as plants implement these costly measures, as well, many plants uurrently being built


19 posted on 09/26/2011 11:44:55 PM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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Perry said that he would NEVER sign an EO as President...

Do you have a source for that?

Not saying he didn't say it, but I haven't heard anything about that.

20 posted on 09/27/2011 12:00:11 AM PDT by Allegra (Hey! Stop looking at my tagline like that.)
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To: quantim

But, but, but Perry said he would always do anything to protect lives.


21 posted on 09/27/2011 12:54:28 AM PDT by 9YearLurker
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To: World'sGoneInsane

I caught that too, would that be anything like “jobs created or saved”?


22 posted on 09/27/2011 4:17:32 AM PDT by normy (Don't take it personally, just take it seriously.)
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To: quantim

The governors of the states need to start telling the EPA to pack sand.


23 posted on 09/27/2011 6:49:08 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: napscoordinator
I cannot find such a reference by Perry anywhere -- maybe you have one? What I can find is many references like this one:

Rick Perry Defends legislating by...:

But Perry added in a comment to Rep. Paul that had no principled objection to using executive orders to legislate, citing as an example the Obama healthcare law passed by Congress. "Let me address Ron Paul just a minute by saying I will use an executive order to get rid of as much of Obamacare as I can on day one."
In the article, Ron Paul promises to "never use an EO to legislate", but did say he'd use EOs for legitimate presidential functions.

I would note that the "EO to legislate" was the author of the article, not Perry -- I think since Obamacare legislation allows the executive to execute most of the law, that it would not be "legislating" to use EOs to grant waivers, or to rule that it is unconstitutional and won't be enforced until the courts rule.

If so, it may be that he said he wouldn't use an EO to legislate, but I can't actually find any place where he said that either, so that would be speculation on my part.

24 posted on 09/27/2011 9:30:04 AM PDT by CharlesWayneCT
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