Skip to comments.Obama EPA Chief Supports Sidestepping Congress on Climate Change
Posted on 08/15/2013 9:26:29 AM PDT by george76
BOULDERCongress may be unwilling to pass climate-change legislation, but EPA chief Gina McCarthy said Wednesday thats not going to stop the Obama administration.
In a speech at the University of Colorado Boulder, McCarthy said the administration intends to bypass Congress and use President Obamas executive authority to advance its climate-change agenda. She cited the presidents June 25 address at Georgetown University, where he unveiled his Climate Action Plan, calling it a most remarkable speech by a president of the United States.
Essentially, he said that it is time to act, McCarthy said. And he said he wasnt going to wait for Congress, but that he had administrative authorities and that it was time to start utilizing those more effectively and in a more concerted way.
The comments came at the start of a panel discussion on the Presidents Climate Action Plan featuring former Colorado Gov. Bill Ritter, Colorado Oil and Gas Association president Tisha Schuller, and Brad Udall, director of the Getches-Wilkinson Center for Natural Resources at the University of Colorado School of Law.
The Obama administration has come under criticism for its aggressive use of executive orders on issues ranging from immigration to welfare to education reform. Republicans have accused the White House of governing by executive fiat, saying it limits the power of the legislative branch and, by extension, voters.
McCarthy received cheers from Ritter, who now heads the Center for the New Energy Economy at Colorado State University. He said he met with the president in March as part of a group to brainstorm on ways to skirt Congress in developing climate-change policy.
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And if we called for the defunding of the EPA, Mitch McConnell and John Boehner would say it would not be possible, unwarranted, etc.
Reid really loves bullies or is scared of them.
Shade of Sandy Hook massacre: the illiterate drug kingpin thug, adorized Trayvon style, terrorizes the school teachers (congress) and the student body.
Read title: Obama blackmails and intimidates congress.
When is this cabbal going to stop? We cannot grade them but they can grade us and dissert on us like satan prosecutors.
Next year in Hillary Clinton... (sarc off)
Its not really sidestepping. Its more like steam rolling. Congress is clueless.
THE FOREIGNER is going to PAY BACK the RADICAL ANTI AMERICAN REGULATORS with or without congress help. Let’s hope the repubs have the cohonnes to block it.
Open admission of criminal intent.
Lock her up.
Regretably, the Politburo understands its role all too well.
He needs to be stopped ...along with his whole regime.
We have three branches of government that are at least theoretically coequal and restrained by the constitution and bill of rights.
Then we have the regulatory agencies which are a law unto themselves. There is no bill of rights to protect you from them. The other three branches have set it up this way and are complicit in keeping it this way. It gives them a way around the constitution and gives them complete deniability.
If congress passes a law you have all kinds of noise surrounding it. You can take it to court, you can vote out the people who passed it if you don’t like it. If an agency writes a regulation, it has the force of law and there is no recourse. Take it to court? Sure, fine. They have lawyers too and an unlimited budget for litigation.
As long as the Republicans do nothing why shouldn’t Obama do this?
Heck, the Republicans in the senate rewarded Obama after he declared them in recess.
I want to be angry at Obama but I’m more angry at Republicans who do nothing while Obama legislates.
Congress is in on the game.
Dollars to donuts they're all invested in carbon trading schemes and can and are insider trading to their little hearts content.
We are the informed because we seek out this information, but take into consideration
the 80% of America who does not and we have a very dangerous situation that cannot be resolved even by the voters.
Also the labels of conspiracy and racist, etc etc are helping their destruction
of the Constitution. We've become a Vogue nation of Ignorant lemmings.
Congress could be abolished for all the good they do.
Reporters Laugh When Obama’s Spokesman Denies Another ‘End Run’ Around Congress
Tyranny is here.
Thanks for not caring America. :)
That has already happened. In 2007 SCOTUS ruled that CO2 was a pollutant, that EPA should determine the threat of CO2 and if needed regulate with the Clean Air Act.
First Bush, then Obama deferred to Congress to step up, but Congress couldn't.
Now, we are in the 2nd wave of court action. Were EPA's endangerment findings accurate and does EPA have the authority to "tailor the regulation"? The DC court of Appeals said yes, and now SCOTUS will have to rule on those questions.