Skip to comments.President Obama’s big carbon crackdown readies for launch
Posted on 05/16/2014 8:56:06 PM PDT by rktman
The EPAs proposed rule is aimed at scaling back carbon emissions from existing power plants, the nations largest source of greenhouse gases. Its scheduled for a public rollout June 2, after months of efforts by the administration to publicize the mounting scientific evidence that rising seas, melting glaciers and worsening storms pose a danger to human society.
This rule is the most significant climate action this administration will take, said Kyle Aarons at the Center for Climate and Energy Solutions, one of a host of groups awaiting the rules release. Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse (D-R.I.) has urged the EPA to go ahead boldly with the rule, saying the agency must step in where Congress has refused to act.
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What did the EPA finally rule on the pending penalty fine for the HUGE Carbon Footprint left by Barry Soetoro’s private Corporate Jet, Air Force One?
Well duh. No harm, no foul. It’s the “won” after all.
I can remember the Dems trying to impeach Reagan for violating one of their crazy laws during Iran-Contra. Our pubbies are so toothless. They have to be in on the scam.
Are you implying that Algore will not petition the EPA to fine BHO in accordance WITH THE TRANSPARENT DICTATES of the Democrat Laws of the Land: THE FAIRNESS ACT, and THE CARBON INEQUALITY ACT?
Congress doesn't have to act.
The courts have found that under the existing Clean Air Act, the EPA can regulate CO2.
So like so much of what's going on in America today, an idiotic prior Congress, liberal courts, and a commie administration, does the trick.
DNC Chair Wasserman Schultz: The Democrat Carbon Tax Is Coming (Video)
How does granting amnesty to tens of million sof low carbon illegals, help reduce the US’s carbon footprint?
That alone how fake their concern for warming is.
Don't know the details.
Why is it that greenhouse gases are good for growing plants, yet not good for us ?
I have never seen anyone have any problem breathing while in a greenhouse.
The Earth is a giant greenhouse. Why should it not have greenhouse gases ?
Saying that C02 is out of control and affecting the temperature of the planet is like saying you can get passed out drunk on one sip of Miller Lite.
The Looting of America continues...
Is this another thread about that photo of Obama with his behind on the counter at that burger joint?
“He has erected a multitude of New Offices, and sent hither swarms of Officers to harrass our people, and eat out their substance.”
Sorry - just posted this as well on the Internet 51 Regulators thread.
Wait until the dumbass low information types find out how much this is going to cost them. Fools.
They’ll blame the higher costs on “greedy” power companies just like they did with Obamacare and the health insurance companies... With these people regulation never increases costs - only greedy companies and those greedy companies need to be regulated further if not completely taken over by government so that it is “fair”...
The largest source of greenhouse gases comes from Obama’s
Just remember - the government doesn't have to eat its own cooking.
“can’t someone defund these asshats?”
yes ... US
stop working as much as you can. spend as little as possible. remove as much money from the system as you can
your wallet is the only power you have. including withholding it
The government doesn't eat its own cooking. It eats Wagyu steak. Shut up, and pay.
your wallet is the only power you have. including withholding it
Starve those monkeys...
These scumbags MUST be voted out of office!
Tyrants cannot be voted out of office - fact of history.
They can only be removed by force or the threat of force.
And the Ruling Class have nothing whatsoever to fear - so they act as tyrants do with impunity.
Congress can act. It can immediately rescind all or most funding for the EPA.
Sounds like the votes are there, even in the Senate. Put it to the vote and make Manchin, Landreau, et al., vote.
Boehner and McConnell and Rinos won’t do this, because, despite the verbal protests, they are in on it.
Nails will be driven into our coffin at an alarming rate before the november elections to do as much damage as possible. We need the gallows set up behind the white hut
Ironic there is a PEPCO coal fired electrical power plant about 2 miles from the US Capitol building. Coal cars line the railroad tracks in DC.
Take a glance at the story. At no point does it say what the rule would actually require. Nor does it tell how many plants may close or what the cost impacts are likely to be. Par for the course for modern “reporting.”
OK!! Everybody pay attention!
Lesson for today:
1. The sun is 1,300,000 times as big as the earth.
2. The sun is a ball of fire that controls the climates of all its planets.
3. The earth is one of the suns planets.
4. The earth is a speck in comparison to the size of the sun.
5. Inhabitants of the earth are less than specks.
Study Question: How do less-than-specks in congress plan to control the sun?
As such, they so really don't care about costs because they don't have to.
ObamaCare has turned private health insurance into PUC's as well.
There were environmental laws before there was an EPA, they were administered by other agencies. EPA was created because environmental laws and regs were expanding.
Just like BLM administrates the Federal Land and Policy Management Act, which was enacted by Congress in 1976.
Just like Congress enacted the Occupational Health and Safety Act and the Occupational Health and Safety Administration was created the to administer the Act.
You can do away with these agencies but the laws/legislation are still on the books.
And as often is the case, disputes arise as to how the agency interpretes the legislation and/or how they administer the regulations so lawsuits arise and the courts adjudicate and change/clarify.
As Muddog pointed out, SCOTUS ruled that CO2 was a pollutant and told EPA to investigate the risk/threat of CO2 and if necessary, regulate CO2 within the Clean Air Act.
Both Bush and Obama pushed Congress to pre-empt the president and enact legislation regulating CO2. In 2008 Congress had the big debate and Cap and Trade won out over Cap and Tax. They tried to enact cap and trade in 2009 but that failed so the Senate tried a scaled back version in 2010 but that also failed, after which EPA moved forward first on new facilities and as yet existing facilities.
When there is a conservative president, he is going to need to appoint a “hatchet-man” cabinet, to facilitate the downgrade of all these out of control agencies.
The conservative congress will need to pass a law about dismissing federal employees, since likely hundreds of thousands of them will need to be dismissed (out of about 2.7 million (non-military) of them.) Since it is easier to close an entire branch of an agency than to dismiss individually, they will probably use this route. They might even transfer deadwood to a branch that is to be closed.
And each cabinet officer will also be tasked in discerning and rooting out those agency employees who abused their authority, so that they can be banned from future government employment, or non-retirement benefits.
And congress will also need to carry out reforms of the federal judiciary, both to reorganize and purge the below average federal judges.
I hope Harry Reid goes along with your good suggestion!
Universal American de-industrialization.
You've filled in a lot of the details I didn't know. And that's where the devil usually is.
You are so right. When they had a couple million folks marching on DC, that would’ve been the time to use force, NOT show them how many people can “beg” to be heard (”Can you hear us now?” “Um, yeah, but we don’t care”). Send new folks - I don’t care how clean they appear to be - into DC, and they’ll be absorbed into the corrupted system within one term. We don’t need any new laws - we have basic laws that can cover any circumstance now - so why are they there? They can stay home and do govt biz via video once per year and the locals can keep their eye on them.
Good point. The endeavor would be difficult, as Ted Cruz found out. But the power of the purse wielded by the House is real - or we cease to have any chance of freedom. If the agency is starved for money, they can’t administer anything, harrass anyone, or determine any wrongdoing.