Skip to comments.Obama Readying Emissions Limits on Power Plants
Posted on 06/19/2013 8:21:47 PM PDT by lbryce
President Obama is preparing regulations limiting carbon dioxide emissions from existing power plants, senior officials said Wednesday. The move would be the most consequential climate policy step he could take and one likely to provoke legal challenges from Republicans and some industries.
Electric power plants are the largest single source of global warming pollution in the country, responsible for nearly 40 percent of greenhouse gas emissions. With sweeping climate legislation effectively dead in Congress, the decision on existing power plants which a 2007 Supreme Court decision gave to the executive branch has been among the most closely watched of Mr. Obamas second term.
The administration has already begun steps to restrict climate-altering emissions from any newly built power plants, but imposing carbon standards on the existing utility fleet would be vastly more costly and contentious.
The president is preparing to move soon because rules as complex as those applying to power plants can take years to complete. Experts say that if Mr. Obama hopes to have a new set of greenhouse gas standards for utilities in place before he leaves office he needs to begin before the end of this year.
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Obama doesn’t worry about repercussions or he wouldn’t be doing things in the way he’s doing them. He’ll just keep the spigot open to the low end voters and unemployed, who are his greatest fear if that spigot was turned off, while he marches he and his co-hurts forward....while the rest of us fund his course.
Obama doesnt worry about repercussions ...........
That’s because he is pure evil and has no conscience or care because the end justifies the means to him.
The man is demonically controlled.
Do you think he’ll continue to get away with all his treachery?
He has 3.5 years to continue...and yes he will likely continue to out run Congress and duck until his time is up. That doesn’t mean some of his people will not take the fall for him....but so far none of those close to him have been barely touched let alone go down....I’m certain there are many who will take any hit for him.
‘Increase’ isn’t punitive enough. He used the word “Skyrocket”.
I won’t go that far...he’s just void of conscious because he has chosen to be. It’s the Chicago way.
Oh, he’s very evil.
Naw....he’s just a pawn-ite in the scheme of things....now his wife is another story!...and his side kick Valerie!
“Its probably too late to stop this stuff. Theyve been laying the foundations since June, 1941”
China cant breathe or see in thier cities but WE are the leader in the global warming fight. Deliberate excuse to shut us down, plain and simple
But you haven’t tied Stalin into Agenda 21, which I thought was the contention you were trying to make.
“Electric power plants are the largest single source of global warming pollution in the country, responsible for nearly 40 percent of greenhouse gas emissions.”
A VERY CAREFULLY and EFFECTIVELY written sentence, implying that electrical power plants in the United States, ALONE, are responsible for 40 of GLOBAL warming in the WORLD. That is why the otherwise-discredited term “global warming” is used.
The truth, not that it matters though, is that China is well ahead of us in greenhouse gas emissions, and pulling away. We are only 18% of the world to begin with, and of that, only one third is from electricity.
So we are attacking a GRAND TOTAL of 6% of greenhouse gasses - in other words if we SHUT DOWN every power plant, world greenhouse gasses would reduce by a total of 6% - that’s it, not the 40% that this story is designed to make us believe. And, by the way, that 6% would be replaced in less than a decade by China and other countries.
Stalin, UN, Agenda 21. Read the damned book!
OK, so what are YOU doing to stop it?
“Bush’s approval is higher than his.”
I wonder how many of the libtards are starting to realize that in spite of W’s failings a lot of other things are higher for Bush than for Obama like;
Bush’s IQ, Bush’s credibility, Bush’s respect for people etc. The only thing I can think of in which Obama scores higher is his ARROGANCE.
Follow that first link you provided in # 53. When you get there, scroll down to the bottom of the page where you will see a link to per capita emissions. Follow that.
Compare China and the US on a per capita basis.
“Compare China and the US on a per capita basis.”
What the hell does that have to do with anything. The sentence was deceptive and our contribution to SAVING THE WORLD, as you guys put it, can only be next to nothing, when we are are only slightly contributing to destroying the world.
Even though US and Western domination of the planet’s resources may still exist in your little world, in the REAL WORLD we are quickly becoming VERY MINOR players.
Now libtards see wide NSA activity is happening. Maybe soon even some of these libtards will be posting "Miss me yet?" Bush graphics.