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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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.
That’s a very scenario. Agenda 21, here we come!
What is the correct temperature of my living room? My window is always open (90% of the year). Sometimes it is cool, sometimes warm. How am I ever going to fix it, if I don’t know what the Proper Temperature is?
They won't. There isn't a bureaucracy Congress will stop because the dirty little secret is, they are doing what Congress wants them to do while Congress can sit back and say, "What? Me??"
Governance without effectual representation sucks.
Hm...I think he thinks it is HIS world, not God’s.
Obama Preparing Big Effort to Change the subject.
This is why Obama is trying to pack the D.C. Circuit, because they will be reviewing the illegal regulations his EPA is getting ready to put out.
Obama: "A THIEF STEALING FROM THE BLIND."
Well, if Mars attacks, we might have a problem, what with the passing of Slim Whitman.
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