Skip to comments.Obama Preparing Big Effort to Curb Climate Change
Posted on 06/19/2013 10:43:46 AM PDT by reaganaut1
WASHINGTON President Obama is preparing a major policy push on climate change, including, for the first time, limits on greenhouse gas emissions from new and existing power plants, as well as expanded renewable energy development on public lands and an accelerated effort on energy efficiency in buildings and equipment, senior officials said Wednesday.
Heather Zichal, the White House coordinator for energy and climate change, said the president would announce the new policy initiatives in the coming weeks. Another official said a presidential address outlining the new policy could come as early as next week.
He is serious about making it a second-term priority, Ms. Zichal said at a forum in Washington sponsored by the magazine The New Republic. He knows this is a legacy issue.
In a speech in Berlin on Wednesday, Mr. Obama said that the United States and the world had a moral imperative to take bold action to slow the warming of the planet.
The grim alternative affects all nations more severe storms, more famine and floods, new waves of refugees, coastlines that vanish, oceans that rise, Mr. Obama said. This is the future we must avert. This is the global threat of our time. And for the sake of future generations, our generation must move toward a global compact to confront a changing climate before it is too late. That is our job. That is our task. We have to get to work.
Ms. Zichal suggested in her remarks that a central part of the administrations approach to dealing with climate change would be to use the authority given to the Environmental Protection Agency to address climate-altering pollutants from power plants under the Clean Air Act. She said none of the initiatives being considered by the administration required legislative action
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global warming ping!
Is he going to stop talking?
He’ll be back in Kenya before he can do anything, thank Allah.
More money down the rat-hole. Good luck “curbing” nature.
#98 on a list of Top 100 Issues Americans Are Concerned About. Right above “alien invasion” and “toenail fungus”.
Given his current troubles, THAT is gonna go down well for Barry. Yeah!
Hasn’t he lowed the oceans yet? What is he waiting for???
Doubling down on the green energy failures of the first term is not a recipe for success.
Just in case a recovery actually takes hold, this will choke it off.
It just amazes me how many people believe that THAY are God.
I’m sure all those jet trips he’s billing us for will really help with that.
I think his end-game objective is to institute global energy tax authority for the UN, and then get himself installed as Secretary-General, so he can keep screwing with us after he’s out of office.
King Barry is going to do all this without getting Congressional approval for any of it.
This’ll cause even more major financial damage to the economy and to our daily lives.
well you certainly can’t be the least bit surprised that HE thinks he’s God, can you??
The Statists are getting desperate, because all of the lies they’ve carefully constructed to enslave us are crumbling around them.
Does Obama really believe the he can bring change to God’s World?
I am surprised that I spelled ‘they” with an ‘a’...
He knows this is a legacy issue.
Keep on piling on. It’s already the worst legacy ever, and he wants to make sure no one can ever do as bad a job as he is.
Toenail fungus is no joke Buckeye. And depends on which alien invasion you’re talking about.
What wonderful timing! Just as the tide is turning and the junk science is being recognized for the fiction it is. I see he hasn’t lost his touch.
I suggest cutting off O2 to all 0bama supporters so they stop with their CO2 production.
When will we hear that “Our climate is broken. We need to fix it!”
See the tagline...
There’s been no global warming since 1998. You’d think that would be a problem for the alarmists. You’d be wrong.
First, spend a few more trillion dollars to “curb climate change”.
Once the objectives have been achieved*, point to the data and claim success.
* The objectives being: spread a lot of wealth to “friends”; and destroy western civilization. Global warming is just a “narrative” to enable all that to happen.
nobama is a criminal. Did this commie garbage ever take a course in scientific method? Pass it? All this globull warming crap has been discredited. nobama should cuffed and frog-marched into a Fed Supermax. What a puerile putz!
Solyndra part deux.
This is like the Golgafrinchams creating huge Arks and telling a third of the population that they need to leave because the planet is in imminent danger of being eaten by an enormous mutant star goat.
It has actually been quite lucrative for Obama and his corporate supporters.
He’s got 3.5 years, a committed band of relentless Marxists, and an opposition that is corrupt and incompetent.
We won’t survive this.
I keep telling my students...study and work...else you will fail and have to go into politics or journalism.
Tyranny never does.
Wow zero sucking up to another special interest lobby. Who woulda thunk it??
Time for the “electricity rates to necessarily skyrocket!”
I bet he’s getting an earful from the other world leaders about the USA’s “unfair” advantage on energy cost. Naturally, Zero agrees... and, now will try to DO SOMETHING about it.
Man cannot affect global climate change, PERIOD. He can only affect local changes, as in its hotter in the city. Parking lots are hotter.
The earth is HUGH! Man is small. We control NOTHING! God is in control. He made the earth to take care of itself. BP oil spill in the Gulf for example. Where did all the oil go????? I thought it was a disaster? Actually, it wasn’t. God had it under control.
Man is insignificant in the grand scale of things.
He will issue an executive order for an overheated country to cool, and after a couple of months, it does.
Of course then he has to issue a corrective for it to warm back up but, after a couple of months, sure as the world... it does!!
He’s the Chicago Messiah. He can do anything.
“I think his end-game objective is to institute global energy tax authority for the UN, and then get himself installed as Secretary-General, so he can keep screwing with us after hes out of office.”
*SHUDDER* But, good call!
Looks like a new push that will result in economic depression, waste of taxpayers’ money, and higher gas prices. What else is new?
“... and an accelerated effort on energy efficiency in buildings and equipment, senior officials said Wednesday.”
Great. More stuff that costs more and doesn’t work.
“Does Obama really believe the he can bring change to Gods World?”
0bama IS god. I read it in the newspaper and saw it on TV.
The climate has been changing since God created heaven and earth. Obammy thinks he’s above God now?
It might be wise to keep a few telephone sanitizers around. Just sayin.
Yes, THE FOREIGNER is very serious about moving forward to address a PROBLEM THAT DOES NOT EXIST. All in the name of collecting MORE TAXES THAN HE DOESN’T HAVE. As a matter of fact, that’s how ALL SOCIALIST DEMOCRATS operate.
How Green Groups Make the EPA Issue New Rules
“Ironically, the one point on which all sidesenvironmentalists, business interests, and EPAagree is that theyd prefer to see environmental policy move through Congress rather than through court filings or the backrooms of an executive agency. But as long as Capitol Hill remains gridlocked, expect recourse to come from the legal system.”
Obama’s energy goals: Every American (except the elites) swelters or freezes in their darkened homes because they cannot afford their utility bills. Gasoline is $5-6 per gallon and rationed. The Great Plains and other spots in America are blighted by forests of windmills. America’s streets and highways like Cuba are filled with decades old SUVs and pick-up trucks because those vehicles are no longer being manufactured. Highways are littered with stalled electric vehicles because their drivers made the bad choice of using the air conditioning, defroster, heater, wipers, lights or radio and now do not have the battery power to get to their destination. Farmers and ethanol producers get rich from government subsidies while US consumers see ever higher food prices and their car engines, lawn mowers and boats ruined by mandated high ethanol fuel blends.
I'm afraid that five Justices of the U.S. Supreme Court held in 2007 that carbon dioxide is a "pollutant" within the meaning of the term, as that term is defined under the federal Clean Air Act, and that, as they say, is that.
Now, of course, Congress could amend the Clean Air Act tomorrow to provide that carbon dioxide is not a "pollutant" within the meaning of the statute and solve the problem right then and there.
I wouldn't hold your breath.
If he wants to prevent pollution then he should shut the hell up!!!
Rather he CLAMS to be God.
There has always been climate changes, it is called the seasons.
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