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Obama EPA Chief Supports Sidestepping Congress on Climate Change
Colorado Observer. ^ | August 15, 2013 | Valerie Richardson

Posted on 08/15/2013 9:26:29 AM PDT by george76

BOULDER—Congress may be unwilling to pass climate-change legislation, but EPA chief Gina McCarthy said Wednesday that’s 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 Obama’s executive authority to advance its climate-change agenda. She cited the president’s 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 wasn’t 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 President’s 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.

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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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1 posted on 08/15/2013 9:26:29 AM PDT by george76
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To: george76
that "acting" without" CONGRESS's approval might end up costing "Obama" jr. bigtime!!


2 posted on 08/15/2013 9:29:06 AM PDT by MeshugeMikey (This Message NOT Approved By The N.S.A.)
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To: george76

And if we called for the defunding of the EPA, Mitch McConnell and John Boehner would say it would not be possible, unwarranted, etc.


3 posted on 08/15/2013 9:29:34 AM PDT by cotton1706
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To: george76

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)


4 posted on 08/15/2013 9:34:23 AM PDT by lavaroise
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To: george76

Its not really sidestepping. Its more like steam rolling. Congress is clueless.


5 posted on 08/15/2013 9:45:26 AM PDT by Starboard
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To: Starboard

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.


6 posted on 08/15/2013 9:55:20 AM PDT by spawn44 (MOO)
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To: george76

Open admission of criminal intent.

Lock her up.


7 posted on 08/15/2013 9:57:22 AM PDT by Dead Corpse (I will not comply.)
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To: Starboard
Congress is clueless.

Regretably, the Politburo understands its role all too well.

8 posted on 08/15/2013 10:04:52 AM PDT by Charles Martel (Endeavor to persevere...)
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To: Charles Martel

Bookmark


9 posted on 08/15/2013 10:05:41 AM PDT by publius911 (Look for the Union label, then buy something else.)
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To: george76
Since congress isn't needed with O’Ruler calling all the shots, why not close it down? It'd save a ton of money.
10 posted on 08/15/2013 10:10:48 AM PDT by JPG (Obama, Juan and Linda Do Egypt.)
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To: george76

He needs to be stopped ...along with his whole regime.


11 posted on 08/15/2013 10:13:40 AM PDT by EBH (The 'silent majority' is just as responsible for where this country is today as the screaming mob)
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To: george76

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.


12 posted on 08/15/2013 10:26:08 AM PDT by marron
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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.


13 posted on 08/15/2013 10:53:33 AM PDT by RginTN
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To: george76
And the article below shows what their final goal will be in the arena of Climate Change.

Progressives Grabbing A Favorite From The Old Communist Playbook

14 posted on 08/15/2013 10:56:31 AM PDT by justa-hairyape
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To: Starboard
"Congress is clueless."

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.

15 posted on 08/15/2013 10:58:59 AM PDT by Black Agnes
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To: Black Agnes
Nobody is policing our Government. We have a two party system that is
supposed to police each other, we're also supposed to have a media who
does the same thing. But when the both entities fall into formation and become
complicit in covering
up the worst violations such as unconstitutional laws and mandates we're screwed

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.

16 posted on 08/15/2013 11:12:41 AM PDT by MaxMax (If you're not pissed off, you're not paying attention)
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To: george76

Congress could be abolished for all the good they do.


17 posted on 08/15/2013 11:13:49 AM PDT by sport
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To: george76; AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; cardinal4; ColdOne; ...

Thanks george76.

Reporters Laugh When Obama’s Spokesman Denies Another ‘End Run’ Around Congress
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/3055060/posts


18 posted on 08/15/2013 11:15:22 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (It's no coincidence that some "conservatives" echo the hard left.)
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To: george76

Tyranny is here.

Thanks for not caring America. :)


19 posted on 08/15/2013 11:43:44 AM PDT by Tzimisce (The American Revolution began when the British attempted to disarm the Colonists.)
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To: marron
"You can take it to court"

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.

20 posted on 08/15/2013 12:24:56 PM PDT by Ben Ficklin
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To: george76

This woman is scary. A third generation EPA marxist, like Carold Browner and Lisa Jackson were?

Legitimate efforts to protect the environment are laudable. Illegal efforts to rule the world are not.


21 posted on 08/15/2013 5:14:02 PM PDT by MadMax, the Grinning Reaper
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To: MeshugeMikey

I can’t see any consequences as long as his “orders” are followed.


22 posted on 08/15/2013 6:12:46 PM PDT by VerySadAmerican (When you vote for evil because you can't see evil, you ARE evil.)
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