Skip to comments.EPA chief McCarthy, critics spar at Senate hearing over new rules
Posted on 07/23/2014 10:56:08 AM PDT by jazusamo
EPA chief Gina McCarthy issued a strong defense of controversial proposed new curbs on carbon emissions from power plants, telling a packed Senate hearing Wednesday the agency talked to all sides in the debate before issuing its draft recommendations.
This is the most respectful rule at the federal level that I have ever been involved in, the Environmental Protection Agency administrator told the Senate Committee on the Environment and Public Works, citing what she said was the flexibility given to the states to design their own plans to reduce carbon emissions 30 percent by 2030.
But Republicans and many in the business community have sharply criticized both the substance of the new rules and the authority of the EPA to issue the regulation. Opponents warn the rule could cripple the U.S. economy and raise electricity bills while having only a negligible effect on climate change and the environment.
Sen. Roger Wicker, Mississippi Republican, called the proposed rule, now out for public comment, EPAs most blatant overreach thus far, and accused President Obama of carrying out a war on coal that will hurt states like Mississippi that are heavily dependent on the fuel.
The EPAs proposals are up for public comments for 120 days until October 16. Republican lawmakers and industry groups are seeking to extend the comment period another 60 days.
Some conservatives argue that the EPAs research is questionable because they conducted a cost benefit analysis on a global scale, rather that on a state basis.
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Proge$$ivism at its finest,, using Blackmail and Extortion and out and out FRaud, the ends justify the means in pursuing whatever ya want to call this fascination called Environmentalism,, it seems more mental than having much to do with the actual environ.
Can’t modify the Earth, modify its inhabitants.
Gina McCarthy has the technical competance of a slime mold.
And therefore so very fits the Obamadork regime.
Whadda ya mean, unfair??? We let them choose the means of their own death.
She was an appointee of Mitt Romney when he was governor of Massachusetts. Sometimes I feel a little bit better by thinking about what a rotten president Mitt Romney would be.
Her statements at the end of the article are nothing more than enviro-nazi talking points and I’d bet she kept a straight face when relating them.
“Would you like me to give the soldier the order to shoot your mother or your sister.
See, I'm giving you a choice!”
Twixt the IRS and EPA we don’t have a chance. And then there are all the rest of them....
Obamao hates real "progress" and wants to punish it via edicts.
punishing the productive is the whole economic MO of the left.
We hardly notice anymore the violations of Article I, Section 1 of the constitution.
Article I, Section 1 told the world we are a republic, for only the reps of the members of a republic can make law.
People have had their lives ruined for violating diktats from those with no legitimate law making power. There is little time to take back our republic.