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Christine Todd Whitman: Yes, the EPA Has the Power to Stop Climate Change
Politico Magazine ^ | February 23, 2014 | Christine Todd Whitman, president of Whitman Strategy Group, former NJ Gov., administrator of EPA

Posted on 02/23/2014 10:21:27 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet

The Environmental Protection Agency has the authority to address climate change. That shouldn’t be a controversial statement, but in some quarters, it is. Indeed, it’s at the heart of a set of legal challenges that will be heard by the Supreme Court on Monday.

As administrator of the EPA from 2001-03, I served in the administration of President George W. Bush. I may sometimes disagree with his successor on the best way to address climate change as a matter of policy, but I absolutely agree that the EPA has broad authority to issue regulations addressing climate change, including those being challenged by industry groups and their allies in Utility Air Regulatory Group v. Environmental Protection Agency, otherwise known as “the greenhouse gas cases,” or UARG for short.

Climate change is the defining environmental challenge of our time, and there are huge consequences for inaction — whether measured in human lives or economic disruption. Given these stakes, I wish Congress would step up and do its job, refining America’s approach to climate change and expanding the tools at the EPA’s disposal. In previous decades, the EPA could rely upon bipartisan majorities to revise the Clean Air Act and address new and growing air pollution problems directly. Today, gridlock and partisanship make such common-sense action all but impossible. Nevertheless, the Clean Air Act — as written — remains the most powerful tool the EPA has at its disposal to address the issue of climate change....

(Excerpt) Read more at politico.com ...


TOPICS: Editorial; Government
KEYWORDS: climatechange; environment; epa; globalwarming; globalwarminghoax; greenpeace; greenspirit; patrickmoore
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Yeah, those Bush guys sure were hard-line conservatives.
1 posted on 02/23/2014 10:21:27 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
EPA has broad authority to issue regulations

Yes, well, that's what has to change.

2 posted on 02/23/2014 10:23:24 PM PST by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Gee, another “Main Street” RINO showing her love of big government bureaucracy.

Wonder what company Whitman is involved with regarding “Climate Change”.


3 posted on 02/23/2014 10:27:39 PM PST by headstamp 2 (What would Scooby do?)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Senile dementia is a terrible disease. Poor thing.


4 posted on 02/23/2014 10:29:55 PM PST by cynwoody
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
> Climate change is the defining environmental challenge

Idiot ...

5 posted on 02/23/2014 10:32:17 PM PST by SecondAmendment (Restoring our Republic at 9.8357x10^8 FPS)
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To: BenLurkin

So, what are they going to do about CHINA??? /s;)


6 posted on 02/23/2014 10:35:17 PM PST by Frank_2001
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

>> EPA Has the Power to Stop Climate Change

E P A
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7 posted on 02/23/2014 10:35:48 PM PST by Ray76 (How modern liberals think: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eaE98w1KZ-c)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Monumental stupidity.


8 posted on 02/23/2014 10:35:51 PM PST by TigersEye (Stupid is a Progressive disease.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

A RINO is a Democrat.
A RINO is a Democrat.
A RINO is a Democrat.
A RINO is a Democrat.
A RINO is a Democrat.
A RINO is a Democrat.
A RINO is a Democrat.
A RINO is a Democrat.
A RINO is a Democrat.


9 posted on 02/23/2014 10:36:04 PM PST by Talisker (One who commands, must obey.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Whitman is full of shit and was back then. The EPA has been one of the biggest usurpers of governmental powers not specifically assigned to them by law, in American history.

Remember, her predecessor was a marxist named Carol Browner, a member of the Socialist International, among other organizations. Her protege’ was Lisa Jackson, another hardcore marxist, and now Jackson’s successor is a nutcase named McCarthy.

These people are dangerous and Whitman is too. She’s both a fool and a closet environmental thug. One of Bush’s worse appointments, ever.

PS: I work in environmental affairs. Good people are being corrupted by the EPA to protect and promote unscientific theories and looney-toon policies, that hurt the economy of America.


10 posted on 02/23/2014 10:37:17 PM PST by MadMax, the Grinning Reaper
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Nonsense. This woman is delusional. False premise, and at what cost to chase a ghost? We send our money to Washington to get maybe 25 cents on the dollar in return while the remainder is spent on tyrannical bureaucrats whose only mission is to give themselves a job in greater and greater malfeasance and complexity. We are doomed. Fifty years maybe if the low information crowd does not wake up. But do we see any inkling that will happen? No....


11 posted on 02/23/2014 10:40:35 PM PST by Fungi
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“...rely upon bipartisan majorities to revise the Clean Air Act and address new and growing air pollution problems directly...”

Ignoring the issue that CO2 is not a pollutant.

As always, the Devil is in the Details - who defines a pollutant?

12 posted on 02/23/2014 10:41:02 PM PST by az_gila
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

It does not have the ability to regulate the sun, though it might like to do so.


13 posted on 02/23/2014 10:43:55 PM PST by Jonty30 (What Islam and secularism have in common is that they are both death cults)
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To: Frank_2001
So, what are they going to do about CHINA??? /s;)

They will all fly in their private jets to some resort city to discuss the problem.

14 posted on 02/23/2014 10:46:07 PM PST by Veggie Todd (The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants. TJ)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet; All
... but I absolutely agree that the EPA has broad authority to issue regulations addressing climate change, ...

As mentioned in related threads, not only have the states never delegated to the federal government, via the Constituiton, the speciific power to regulate climate issues, but consider the following.

The Founding States make the first numbered clauses in the Constitution, Sections 1-3 of Article I, evidently a good place to hide them from Congress, to clarify that all federal legislative powers are vested in the elected members of Congress. So even if the states had delegated to Congress the specific power to legislatively address climate issues, Congress has a constitutional monopoly on federal legislative powers whether it wants it or not, and cannot delegate legislative / regulatory powers to non-elected federal bureaucrats imo.

So by establishing constitutionally undefined, so-called "independent federal regulatory agencies" like the EPA, Congress is wrongly protecting federal legislative powers from the wrath of the voters in blatant defiance of the constitutional statutes referenced above.

15 posted on 02/23/2014 10:48:16 PM PST by Amendment10
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Whitman: “I am GOD and can alter physics, reality, and matter to suit my whims!”
/ never mind that global warming is not real and is “backed” by data that has been manipulated into providing the desired result.
Refried brain whitman is declaring her power to alter reality.

People who firmly believe in the power of government to alter reality are dangerous.
What next, they’ll have the oceans flogged?


16 posted on 02/23/2014 10:49:24 PM PST by Darksheare (Try my coffee, first one's free..... Even robots will kill for it!)
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To: az_gila

>”who defines a pollutant?”<

Me. Obama is a Pollutant.


17 posted on 02/23/2014 10:49:53 PM PST by Kickass Conservative (Nobody owes you a living, so shut up and get back to work...)
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To: Darksheare
It's been done tried.


18 posted on 02/23/2014 10:53:12 PM PST by Salamander (Quis custodiet ipsos custodes?)
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To: Salamander

King Canute and Xerxes.


19 posted on 02/23/2014 10:54:21 PM PST by Darksheare (Try my coffee, first one's free..... Even robots will kill for it!)
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To: Salamander

What’s the history behind that picture?


20 posted on 02/23/2014 10:56:01 PM PST by gitmo (If your theology doesn't become your biography, what good is)
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To: Darksheare
People who firmly believe in the power of government to alter reality are dangerous.

Never underestimate a Hoosier.

21 posted on 02/23/2014 11:01:18 PM PST by cynwoody
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To: gitmo; Salamander

The power of the monarchy was absolute at the time, and Canute set his chair by the ocean and commanded the tide not to rise.
He got wet of course.


22 posted on 02/23/2014 11:01:24 PM PST by Darksheare (Try my coffee, first one's free..... Even robots will kill for it!)
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To: Fungi

I hear that she and her husband are quite wealthy. Why don’t they blow their own money on stopping global warming


23 posted on 02/23/2014 11:01:27 PM PST by dennisw (The first principle is to find out who you are then you can achieve anything -- Buddhist monk)
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To: gitmo

See post #19.


24 posted on 02/23/2014 11:03:25 PM PST by Salamander (Quis custodiet ipsos custodes?)
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To: Darksheare

Heh.


25 posted on 02/23/2014 11:04:09 PM PST by Salamander (Quis custodiet ipsos custodes?)
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To: Darksheare

And now for the rest of the story.

http://www.scifiwright.com/2008/06/king-canute-and-the-surging-tide/


26 posted on 02/23/2014 11:05:46 PM PST by Salamander (Quis custodiet ipsos custodes?)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Hatchet face got a puss that would stop a clock.


27 posted on 02/23/2014 11:06:36 PM PST by PALIN SMITH (In a time of universal deceit, telling the truth is a revolutionary act.)
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To: cynwoody

Reminds me of the guy who is arguing that there is no fundamental difference between zero and one.
I forget the particulars of that mind sominex offhand.
But it is equally laughable.


28 posted on 02/23/2014 11:07:47 PM PST by Darksheare (Try my coffee, first one's free..... Even robots will kill for it!)
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To: Salamander

“Let it be known how worthless is the power of kings...”
If only modern politicians could be bothered to figure out how empty and meaningless their power is.


29 posted on 02/23/2014 11:10:59 PM PST by Darksheare (Try my coffee, first one's free..... Even robots will kill for it!)
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To: Darksheare

One day, they will.


30 posted on 02/23/2014 11:12:17 PM PST by Salamander (Quis custodiet ipsos custodes?)
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To: Salamander

I would that it were today.


31 posted on 02/23/2014 11:15:15 PM PST by Darksheare (Try my coffee, first one's free..... Even robots will kill for it!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Looks like C-Todd-Witless thinks EPA is God... so sorry for her ass... she’s wrong.


32 posted on 02/23/2014 11:21:48 PM PST by antceecee (Bless us Lord, forgive us our sins and bring us to everlasting life.)
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To: gitmo

It’s King Canute of Denmark. He was disturbed at the sycophancy of his court and quizzed them as to the limits of his own powers, asking finally, “If I command the tide not come in, will it obey?” His court affirmed to a man that it would. He then ordered that he be taken to the seaside where he made the order, only to have the sea rise and lap at his feet. He took the occasion to berate his court, in the possibly bowdlerized version that I learned from MYTHS AND LEGENDS OF THE WORLD or some such.

It does seem that people don’t understand that in the story it was not him, but his sycophant followers that were shown to be foolish.


33 posted on 02/23/2014 11:22:09 PM PST by dr_lew
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

The hubris from the leftist Nazis is astounding.


34 posted on 02/23/2014 11:26:45 PM PST by vpintheak (Thankful to be God blessed & chosen!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

If these Big Government narcissists think they can change Natural Law, they will try to change the climate. Totalitarianism is the attempt to change the impossible.


35 posted on 02/23/2014 11:32:27 PM PST by jonrick46 (The opium of Communists: other people's money.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

When you find someone dishonest and evil enough to promote the AGW Hoax-—PRESTO! You’ve also found a pro-abort.

And vice versa.


36 posted on 02/23/2014 11:45:12 PM PST by Arthur McGowan
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If these Big Government narcissists think they can change Natural Law, they will try to change the climate.

Of course, they don't think that. They think that the massive emissions, and they are that, of CO2 etc. by our industrial activities is inexorably changing the climate according to Natural Law, i.e. physics. It's far from a ridiculous assertion.

37 posted on 02/23/2014 11:46:41 PM PST by dr_lew
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To: headstamp 2

Christine Todd Whitman is the president of The Whitman Strategy Group, a consulting firm that specializes in energy and environmental issues. WSG offers a comprehensive set of solutions to problems facing businesses, organizations, and governments; they have been at the forefront of helping leading companies find innovative solutions to environmental challenges.


38 posted on 02/23/2014 11:59:36 PM PST by kcvl
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Yep, we had a lot of conservatives running things from 2000 to 2008. And conservatives controlled the senate and the house for 6 of those years. /s

And the debt went through the roof. Now the same rinos keep raising the debt limit while saying they don’t want to.


40 posted on 02/24/2014 12:11:25 AM PST by VerySadAmerican (".....Barrack, and the horse Mohammed rode in on.")
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In 2006, WSG President Christie Whitman agreed to co-chair the Clean and Safe Energy Coalition (CASEnergy Coalition), along with Patrick Moore, one of the co-founders of Greenpeace. The coalition, which is funded by the Nuclear Energy Institute, is designed to lead a public dialogue on the role that nuclear power should have in meeting our nation’s future electricity needs, which are projected to increase by about 25% by 2034. The coalition aims to educate people on the basic facts of nuclear power and to make sure policymakers have the necessary tools to make informed decisions about our country’s energy future.

http://www.wholobbies.us/registrant/THE%20WHITMAN%20STRATEGY%20GROUP

THE WHITMAN STRATEGY GROUP
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LS POWER DEVELOPMENT LLC

LOCUS TECHNOLOGIES

CHEVRON ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT

AIR CYCLE CORPORATION

MENTOR CORPORATION

REDZONE ROBOTICS INC

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44 posted on 02/24/2014 12:57:19 AM PST by kcvl
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Was listening to Bill Cunningham on the way home from work tonight. He said that Jeb Bush was the Republican's best chance for the WH. That we have to back a moderate. I guess like McCain, Dole, Romney. He's good friends with Boehner.

Can only listen to a few minutes of him.

45 posted on 02/24/2014 12:57:44 AM PST by Eagles6 (Valley Forge Redux)
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When your psycho Commander-in-Chief says,

"This was the moment when the rise of the oceans began to slow and our planet began to heal,"

it is entirely plausible this Whitman would say this.

His megalomaniacal delusion apparently is a communicable disease that can easily spread to defective brains.

46 posted on 02/24/2014 2:16:57 AM PST by Gaffer (Comprehensive Immigration Reform is just another name for Comprehensive Capitulation)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Establishment GOP.. read no further.

47 posted on 02/24/2014 2:24:29 AM PST by skinkinthegrass (The end move in politics is always to pick up a gun..0'Caligula / 0'Reid / 0'Pelosi)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet; Revolting cat!; GeronL

How can you stop the change? If you “stop” it, that is changing things. Changing it from warming to cooling or cooling to warming, whatever the talking point is this season.


48 posted on 02/24/2014 2:28:32 AM PST by a fool in paradise ("Health care is too important to be left to the government.")
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To: Fungi

The Green Scare is a far more expensive and ungrounded hysteria than the so-called “Red Scare” was.

These libtards are delusional and are being played by those seeking control over economies (production and profits).


49 posted on 02/24/2014 2:30:02 AM PST by a fool in paradise ("Health care is too important to be left to the government.")
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

So, Ms. Whitman, please explain to us the science as to how SOLAR ACTIVITY was completely ruled out as a driver of climate change, as it must be in order to ascribe to the EPA such powers?


50 posted on 02/24/2014 2:31:14 AM PST by wayoverontheright
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