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President eases Clean Air rules (Hillary - "Bush Attacking Clean Air Act")
Gannett News Service ^ | 11/23/02 | ERIN KELLY and JOHN MACHACEK

Posted on 11/23/2002 12:24:50 PM PST by Tumbleweed_Connection

Edited on 05/07/2004 8:00:54 PM PDT by Jim Robinson. [history]

The Bush administration Friday finalized a plan to ease clean air regulations to allow polluting power plants to get bigger without having to get cleaner -- a move environmentalists and Northeast officials say threatens public health.

"This is bad news for anyone who breathes," said Carl Pope, the Sierra Club's executive director.


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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Culture/Society; Government
KEYWORDS: cleanairact; hillary; schumer

1 posted on 11/23/2002 12:24:50 PM PST by Tumbleweed_Connection
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To: Tumbleweed_Connection
Chuckie and Hitlery and the enviro wackos would attack any common sense reforms of the clean air rules. Its that "they're trying to pollute the air" demagogue attacks leveled before at Republicans and it isn't gonna stick this time.
2 posted on 11/23/2002 12:26:54 PM PST by goldstategop
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To: Tumbleweed_Connection
For those of you that know...how is the energy situation in california right now? I was under the impression that there have been more power outtages than neccessary because of the lack of companies producing power.
3 posted on 11/23/2002 12:29:01 PM PST by anobjectivist
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To: Tumbleweed_Connection
President Bush SHOULD do more to clean up the environment...he should order a permanent filter for Hillary's mouth!
4 posted on 11/23/2002 12:33:24 PM PST by lsee
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To: Tumbleweed_Connection
"This is bad news for anyone who breathes," said Carl Pope, the Sierra Club's executive director. "

Well, good news for Al Gore.

5 posted on 11/23/2002 12:44:21 PM PST by anniegetyourgun
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To: goldstategop
Chuckie and Hitlery and the enviro wackos would attack any common sense reforms of the clean air rules. Its that "they're trying to pollute the air" demagogue attacks leveled before at Republicans and it isn't gonna stick this time.

You got that right. Clinton and Schumer could not care any less about the air pollution. This is just another political rallying point for these leftists. Now they will run around wringing their hands and say that Bush is trying to kill everybody with air pollution. They will not address the true underlying issues, at least, not in public.

6 posted on 11/23/2002 12:51:13 PM PST by VRW Conspirator
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To: Tumbleweed_Connection
"It is incumbent on the states to take action to ensure that the public health and environment are protected," said New York Attorney General Eliot Spitzer.

Spitzer arguing states' rights? How weird is that?

7 posted on 11/23/2002 1:08:41 PM PST by ikka
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To: VRW Conspirator
Most of the pollution on the East Coast is caused by the hot air coming out of the mouths of Hilary & her liberal Demorat friends.
8 posted on 11/23/2002 1:12:32 PM PST by Kev-Head
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To: Tumbleweed_Connection
But, of course, Swillary's inflammatory remarks are not considered evil by the likes of Dasshole and the Froth Estate.
9 posted on 11/23/2002 1:17:25 PM PST by Migraine
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To: Tumbleweed_Connection
EPA Administrator Christie Todd Whitman said the current regulations -- known as New Source Review -- discourage dirty power plants from reducing pollution. Companies have a disincentive to improve their operations because doing so will force them to install costly pollution-control equipment, Whitman said.

BUMP

10 posted on 11/23/2002 1:22:51 PM PST by Samwise
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To: goldstategop
a move environmentalists and Northeast officials say threatens public health.

Since when have environmentalists cared about the PUBLIC'S health?

11 posted on 11/23/2002 1:24:25 PM PST by Paul Atreides
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To: lsee
And, have a HazMat team dispose of those black, aqua, and yellow pantsuits, as well as that pink blouse.
12 posted on 11/23/2002 1:25:55 PM PST by Paul Atreides
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To: Tumbleweed_Connection
I had to look into this one because I thought the Dems still couldn't be this stupid. I was wrong. What all of this means is currently no plant can modernize without installing expensive pollution control systems. All rules that apply to a new plant are forced onto any existing plant that wants to refurbish or expand. The rules are so difficult and expensive to apply that hardly any new plants are ever built. The Bush administration's plan will make things cleaner as the redone plants will be more efficient, just not as "green" as a cost prohibitive new plant.
13 posted on 11/23/2002 1:29:06 PM PST by Hillarys Gate Cult
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To: Tumbleweed_Connection
"But officials at the Environmental Protection Agency said loosening the regulations actually will result in cleaner air."

Darn Tootin'!

Forcing a plant to completely upgrade if they want to make any improvement was a totally moronic plan. This will allow them to upgrade incrementally, returning proportional incremental improvements in environmental quality per factory (as opposed to NONE at all, anywhere).

The enviro-whackos are just whining that another attempt of theirs to destroy the American industrial base was foiled.
14 posted on 11/23/2002 1:35:51 PM PST by calenel
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To: Tumbleweed_Connection
My understanding is that even when a plant does routine maintanence, they fit under having to meet the new, very expensive pollution standards. An anology would be if you had a 1920 classic car and had to change the battery, you would then have to bring the pollution standards us to 2002 standards.

With this new ruling plants could increase production and do partial pollution improvements without a total overhaul. Also, under the old rule, if they increased production, they could not have any additional pollution. It made it impossible to increase production.

15 posted on 11/23/2002 4:46:40 PM PST by Angel
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To: Tumbleweed_Connection
I'm fed up and sick of these loser East Coast States who complain about all the acid rain we send them from Ohio, then use our state as a dumping ground for their solid waste.

Let's see ... coal is mined, transported & burned in West Virginia, Kentucky, Ohio, etc. The acid rain, according to the environmentalists, falls on New Jersey, New York, Connecticut, Massachusetts, etc.

Now for extra credit ... for which 2000 Presidential Candidate did each of the above states vote?

Dubya Rules!
16 posted on 11/23/2002 5:05:54 PM PST by You Dirty Rats
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To: Tumbleweed_Connection
Clinton waited until his last days in office to implement the new arsenic regulations (Daschle's "Mommy, can I have more arsenic in my water.." ad), closing off ANWR to drilling, etc.,etc., knowing exactly who would react with calculated "outrage"...with little or no investigating (leftist special interest groups - mainstream press).

Bill Clinton also waited until the day after the Electoral College elected George W. Bush to threaten the Taliban with new sanctions if they didn't hand over Osama bin Laden in 30 days...Jan. 19, 2001...GW's inaugeral eve. Ask those "concerned" critics on Captial Hill why they haven't questioned xxx42, Kofi Annan, Madeline Albright...

One morning at the nub end of Bill Clinton's presidency, Clinton chief of staff John Podesta walked into a senior staff meeting in the Roosevelt Room waving a copy of USA Today. Holding the paper aloft, Podesta read the headline out loud, "Clinton actions annoy Bush." The article detailed the new rules and Executive Orders the outgoing President was issuing in his final days, actions aimed in equal measure at locking in Clinton's legacy (in areas like environmental protection) and bedeviling his successor. "What's Bush so annoyed about?" Podesta asked with a devilish smile. "He's got four years to try to undo all the stuff we've done."
Link.

"We laid a few traps," chirps a happy Clinton aide.....

Oh, and Donna Shalala is on the board at Gannett - known in Florida as NY Times SE.

17 posted on 11/23/2002 7:34:34 PM PST by Ragtime Cowgirl
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To: Ragtime Cowgirl
Podesta still sticks to his BS, Blumenthal crapped out.
18 posted on 11/23/2002 8:32:08 PM PST by Tumbleweed_Connection
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