Skip to comments.Inhofe: EPA 'punting' regs until after election that 'spell doom' for jobs, economy
Posted on 10/21/2012 1:52:35 PM PDT by jazusamo
Republican Sen. James Inhofe says the Environmental Protection Agency has delayed action or punted on numerous regulations while President Obama tries to earns votes for a second term.
The Oklahoma senator and ranking Republican on the chambers Committee on Environment and Public Works has released a report stating that when the agency approves the roughly one dozen regulations next year in 2013, they will spell doom for jobs and economic growth.
The Obama-EPA plans to move full speed ahead to implement this agenda if President Obama wins a second term, Inhofe writes. These rules taken together will inevitably result in the elimination of millions of American jobs, drive up the price of gas at the pump even more, impose construction bans on local communities and essentially shut down American oil, natural gas and coal production.
The 14-page report cites pending regulations on a wide range of environmental-economic issues including those on power plant emissions and hydraulic fracturing.
The report concluded that pending overall regulations on greenhouse gases if enacted would cost $300 billion to $400 billion annual and significantly increase the price of gasoline and home heating.
The requirements are so strict they virtually eliminate coal as a fuel option for future electric power generation, the report states. In a thinly veiled political move, the agency has put off finalizing the proposal until after the election.
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Meanwhile, oil, gas and coal production continues to rise exponentially all over the globe. Fact.
I can’t believe Yahoo is a pimping a piece claiming that gas MIGHT drop .50 cents a gallon for Barry to help with his election. When did the “media” start PREDICTING the news? What a bunch of losers.
Obama and his corrupt Marxist regime must be defeated!! Vote them OUT!!
“Meanwhile, oil, gas and coal production continues to rise exponentially all over the globe. Fact.”
With most countries not caring AT ALL about the environment. If the greenies cared at all about Mother Gaia they would agree to a 20% reduction in some of our rules, and open up 90% of closed lands in the U.S. to exploration and development.
Hopefully Romney can find a way to use this during the last debate, by basically asking how he plans to “create jobs” if he’s instead killing off REAL JOBS by the millions. It has AWESOME potential, as it fits the president perfectly.
Amen!! Worth repeating.
Meanwhile, oil, gas and coal production continues to rise exponentially all over the globe. Fact.
It seems impossible to prevent Iran from getting nuclear weapons. Once they have them theyll exact tribute for every barrel of oil flowing out of the gulf. The resulting price increase will cause world-wide starvation and economic calamity. Everyone who can produce their own energy should be moving ahead at full speed.
At two or three hundred dollars a barrel, not even liberals will give a rats posterior about global warming or carbon footprints.
The four branches of government are;
Not all are accountable to the people and nulify the concept of a Representative Republic.
It's one more scam on the people of the country by Obama, his thugs in the executive branch and his campaign.
so Obama DOES have an agenda and plan... hmmmmmm MITT? maybe this ought to be brought out in debate tomorrow night.
Ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls...
THIS is what desperation looks like.
If 0bama gets re-elected, John Boner better show some BALLS for a change and impeach this bastard for sabotaging America by undermining our free-market, capitalist Republic.
The Founders NEVER intended agencies of the federal government to have this authority, which is why they granted it to the Congress alone. It begs the question of the legality of EPA or IRS edicts.
Worse, given the structure of government, it is virtually impossible to fire incompetent employees or abolish useless, unnecessary or rogue agencies. Therein lies the problem for America. As each politician moves into or out of the WH or the Congress with their ready-made agenda, we end up with a variety of agencies, commissions, panels, etc., that are difficult , at best, to get rid of.
Most of us would probably agree that the EPA has become a rogue agency making up its own set of “rules” that have the affect of federal law. And, the EPA has long since outlived its intended purpose. It's time for this agency to go away.
But, who will abolish it? Romney? Congress? A Constitutional Amendment? The fact is that pretty much no politician is willing to “fall on his sword” to abolish these agencies and attempt to restore the government the way the Founders intended. If Romney (for example - assuming he is elected) were to try it, the Dems would emit a death scream so loud it would be heard on Pluto! The EPA is one of their sacred cows and is responsible for as much, if not more, government stupidity than the Congress, itself.
We can complain to our neighbors and write our Congresscritters how unhappy we are with the EPA, or the IRS or even membership in the UN and nothing will be done. Until there are protest marches across the country and politicians are threatened with losing their cushy elected position, I can assure that the EPA will be with us until the earth is no more.
Well said and sadly true.
Obama has abused that regulatory branch as no other president has, he has to go!
... and, currently, NONE of them are.
AGENDA 21. “I’m Barack 0bama and the United Nations approves this message.”
Re: Global Competitiveness
Perhaps “We The People” have to go after our elected representatives, as a start, to go to work on gutting the EPA by stripping it of it's rule making authority. Impress upon our representatives that they have to take back their law making authority from the whims of the EPA and the executive branch.
I realize that's easier said than done but it would be a start.
No doubt Obama is loaded up for bear after the election to crash the economy.
I have very close knowledge of one rule that was due to be published on October 1 and is now on hold for a year. It is not a noxious rule but has been stymied after being rushed to the October 1 deadline.
Gas will drop 30 to 50 cents over the next couple of weeks. The NY Fed has been driving the futures down for over a month.
This is the real cliff the average American faces and it will be the final blow.
EPA = Employment Prevention Agency
Guaranteed depression and civil strife if zero wins. EPA will also try to make ammo illegal.
Better make note of Obama signs in your neighborhood. We all know that the 0-drones are unprepared and will be at your doorstep when the SHTF.
EPA needs to be closed down everyone employed is now unemployed. Create an new EPA that is oil coal and nuclear friendly
The GOP should have been doing more to stop this crap. How many bills passed by voice votes in the past 4 years?
This woman SCARES me.
As many have said, we can’t afford four more years of Obamanomics.
Yep, we need more in the GOP like Inhofe and Issa and that will probably take time. If we take control of the Senate we'll at least be a little better off because these millions losing jobs if Obama's reelected are going to be making a lot of noise.
Doesn’t Congress have any oversight on these dictorial gevernment departments? Can the EPA just do the heck whatever they choose to do, without any opposition from Congress? It seems that Congress should have the freedom to nix anything the EPA may decide to do?
All romney has to do is look at WV. Coal miners and railroad employees who haul the coal have already been let go. The EPA closed the mines. The EPA is not waiting, they already started.
“”If 0bama gets re-elected, John Boner better show some BALLS for a change and impeach this bastard for sabotaging America by undermining our free-market, capitalist Republic.
Boehner??? Balls??? “”””””””””
His balls are in his purse right next to his tissues.
Obozo’s about to have his @$$ handed to him.
Sounds like a good political ad for traditional energy producing states. Unfortunately, Romney has a record of making statements agreeing with some of the EPA's harmful positions.
Romney's current position seems to be an improvement. "Part one of Mitts plan is to achieve energy independence on this continent by 2020. America is blessed with extraordinary natural resources, and developing them will create millions of good jobs not only in the energy industry, but also in industries like manufacturing that will benefit from more energy at lower prices. Americas economy will boom when the billions of dollars we send overseas for our oil are kept here at home instead."
But I still wonder if he will follow through if elected. Am I being too negative?
Obama is killing coal , oil, etc. and private companies. Just if we allowed the private sector to develop the U.S.s unlimited coal, oil, natural gas, oil shale etc. just if the government and EPA got out of the way , energy would be the cheapest in the world for U.S. companies who could then outcompete China and other countries.
This POS Obama has closed 204 coal plants,
and done millions of other crimes,
piled on 11,000 new pages of federal regulations on business, and 13,000 pages more government regulations from obamacare coming,
did many unlawful executive orders,
6 trillion in new Obama federal debt etc.
you Obama get out of the United States you criminal, marxist, muslim socialist Obama.
I don’t think you are. I am going to view everything he does with a biased eye, I can tell you right now.
Look, I want to be proven wrong here over and over again.
I’m not going to be, but it sure would be great.
I think he will do what's right for the people of our country and the country but there's no guarantees.
Of course we are pretty certain what Obama will do if reelected and for me that's not an option.
Romney has Lisa Jackson head of the EPA resign.
Old Lisa there will get a sweet job as being a lobbiest for twice the money as now.
Our current system is you can be asked to go to a party and leave a turd in the punch bowel and someone will hire your.
I'm sure the enviro-nazi groups will be after Jackson like flies on you know what and pay her big bucks to lobby for them.
The encouraging thing is she probably hasn't the brains to warrant those bucks and those enviro-nazis hopefully will catch on.
LINK: On Jan. 1, 2006, Massachusetts became the first state to regulate CO2 emissions from power plants, something the Obama administration is trying to do to all states through the Environmental Protection Agencys draconian job-killing regulations and mandates. A Dec. 7, 2005 memo from the governors office announcing the new policy listed among the environmental and policy experts providing input to the policy one John Holdren, professor of environmental policy at Harvard University. This is the same person who wrote that a massive campaign must be launched to restore a high-quality environment in North America and to de-develop the United States.
-with some inspiration from Hayek:
Delegation as such need not be a danger to freedom.
The interesting point is why delegation has become necessary on such a scale. First place among the causes enumerated is given to the fact that "Congress nowadays passes so many laws every year" and that "much of the detail is so technical as to be unsuitable for Congressional discussion".
But if this were all there would be no reason why the detail should not be worked out before rather than after Congress passes a law. What is probably in many cases a much more important reason why, "if Congress were not willing to delegate law-making power, Congress would be unable to pass the kind and quantity of legislation which public opinion requires" is innocently revealed in the little sentence that "many of the laws affect people's lives so closely that elasticity is essential"!
What does this mean if not conferment of arbitrary power, power limited by no fixed principles and which in the opinion of Congress cannot be limited by definite and unambiguous rules?