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EPA overturns 16-year-old Texas permit program
Yahoo News ^ | July 1, 2010 | RAMIT PLUSHNICK-MASTI

Posted on 07/01/2010 3:43:51 PM PDT by bobsunshine

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency on Wednesday officially overturned a 16-year-old Texas air permitting program it says violates the Clean Air Act, leaving some of the country's largest refineries in a state of limbo.

The move comes after years of backdoor bickering, negotiations and public arguments between the EPA and Texas. The argument recently escalated from a battle over environmental issues into a heated political dispute over states' rights.

Gov. Rick Perry has been using it to drive home his contention that President Barack Obama's administration is overreaching, saying in a statement Wednesday that "Texas will continue to fight this federal takeover of a successful state program."

The EPA's decision, announced in a statement, will force some 125 refineries and petrochemical plants to invest millions of dollars to get new permits. Many of the plants may also have to invest in updates to comply with federal regulations.

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KEYWORDS: epa; marxistcoup; obama; oil; texas
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Another Obama regime enforcement over state's rights.
1 posted on 07/01/2010 3:43:54 PM PDT by bobsunshine
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To: bobsunshine
Don't even try to tell me they're not doing all of this stuff on purpose.
2 posted on 07/01/2010 3:46:24 PM PDT by facedown (Armed in the Heartland)
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To: bobsunshine

These commies are doing as much as they can to damage the Red States before Nov.


3 posted on 07/01/2010 3:46:24 PM PDT by Siena Dreaming
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To: bobsunshine

Another shakedown, eh?


4 posted on 07/01/2010 3:47:24 PM PDT by LaineyDee (Don't mess with Texas wimmen!)
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To: bobsunshine

I wish that we could just cease sales of petroleum products to the Blue states.


5 posted on 07/01/2010 3:48:48 PM PDT by Army Air Corps (Four fried chickens and a coke)
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To: bobsunshine

The EPA is a criminal entity under this lamearse Jack Squat admninistration and I would encourage multiple levels of criminal investigations into the EPA and members of this Jack Squat idiot-ridden administration. Bet.


6 posted on 07/01/2010 3:51:04 PM PDT by cranked
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To: bobsunshine

Texas better hurry up and get this before the Supreme Court before Kagan is sworn in!


7 posted on 07/01/2010 3:51:18 PM PDT by Ken522
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To: bobsunshine

Texas should designate all petroleum products as “not for export” outside the state and tell the EPA to shove it.


8 posted on 07/01/2010 3:54:13 PM PDT by Ben Mugged (Unions are the storm troopers of socialism.)
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To: Ben Mugged

Tell the EPA to piss off, what are they goin to do about it?


9 posted on 07/01/2010 3:56:07 PM PDT by Dusty Road
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To: bobsunshine

Each day I think I could not hate these b@stards anymore than I already do and each day they prove me wrong.


10 posted on 07/01/2010 3:58:25 PM PDT by ladyvet (WOLVERINES!!!!!)
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To: bobsunshine

The last I heard, the State Attorney General was going to haul the EPA into court over this.


11 posted on 07/01/2010 3:59:06 PM PDT by Army Air Corps (Four fried chickens and a coke)
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To: bobsunshine

“Texas will continue to fight this federal takeover of a successful state program”

This is what’s REALLY happening here guys:
I don’t care for EPA thuggery either. But RINO Rick is more interested in protecting the turf of his big bidness contributors, who could be really harmed by the EPA decrees.

Why hasn’t ol Rick endorsed SB1070. Same reason as above. Because it threatens the sacred cow profits of his wealthy backers. Illegals are a gravy train.

This WILL be Ricks LAST term. Texas conservatives are tired of his RINO A$$.


12 posted on 07/01/2010 3:59:55 PM PDT by NeverForgetBataan (Sure, you can forgive your enemies.......... But get even first)
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To: Ben Mugged
Texas should designate all petroleum products as “not for export” outside the state and tell the EPA to shove it.

If the commerce clause covers a farmer growing grain to feed his own animals it will probably cover that too.

13 posted on 07/01/2010 4:04:09 PM PDT by TigersEye (Greenhouse Theory is false. Totally debunked. "GH gases" is a non-sequitur.)
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To: LaineyDee

It’s going to be a long hot summer around the USA.


14 posted on 07/01/2010 4:05:05 PM PDT by pacpam (action=consequence and applies in all cases - friend of victory)
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To: bobsunshine

Another deliberate attempt to destroy the energy sector in this country and turn the US into a third world Sh*thole by the Obama administration.


15 posted on 07/01/2010 4:06:42 PM PDT by Cacique (quos Deus vult perdere, prius dementat ( Islamia Delenda Est ))
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To: bobsunshine
What a head line, I thought the EPA had taken some kids driving license.
16 posted on 07/01/2010 4:08:38 PM PDT by org.whodat
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To: Siena Dreaming
These commies are doing as much as they can to damage the Red States before Nov.

Say "free" not "red".

The red commies in the media have you parroting their propaganda that the socialist states are "blue".

I guess it will take an RNC Chairman that isn't retarded to make that point.

17 posted on 07/01/2010 4:09:36 PM PDT by Rome2000 (OBAMA IS A COMMUNIST CRYPTO-MUSLIM)
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To: NeverForgetBataan

You’ll be voting for Bill White, then?


18 posted on 07/01/2010 4:11:16 PM PDT by Spktyr (Overwhelmingly superior firepower and the willingness to use it is the only proven peace solution.)
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To: facedown

No, the Marxist-in-chief wants to destroy this nation utterly. Once this nation lies in complete ruin, he fancies that he will be made dictator-for-life by the same worthless welfare parasites that brought about the destruction in the first place.


19 posted on 07/01/2010 4:12:56 PM PDT by bigredkitty1 (March 5,2010. Rest in peace, sweet boy. I will miss you, Big Red.)
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To: TigersEye

Bet it would win in the Supreme Court under the States Rights clause.


20 posted on 07/01/2010 4:13:01 PM PDT by Ben Mugged (Unions are the storm troopers of socialism.)
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To: Ben Mugged

I have a better idea. How about we just get it overwith and secede already?


21 posted on 07/01/2010 4:14:25 PM PDT by Spktyr (Overwhelmingly superior firepower and the willingness to use it is the only proven peace solution.)
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To: bobsunshine
Obama shuts down 33% of the country’s oil refining capacity

Will this be our Ft. Sumter moment? Please, yes, O please let it be so!

22 posted on 07/01/2010 4:14:33 PM PDT by central_va (I won't be reconstructed, and I do not give a damn.)
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To: bobsunshine

Have we hit $10 a gallon yet?


23 posted on 07/01/2010 4:17:11 PM PDT by whence911 (Here illegally? Go home. Get in line!)
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To: bobsunshine
This is not the last time something like this is going to happen. Obama and his federal butt-boys are just going to keep pushing and pushing and pushing until somebody finally has to just say “NO”. It's got to happen sooner or later. It might as well be now.
24 posted on 07/01/2010 4:18:20 PM PDT by NurdlyPeon (Sarah Palin: America's last, best hope for survival.)
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To: Ken522
"before Kagan is sworn in"

Makes no difference. The 2007 SCOTUS decision on new source revue was 9-0.

25 posted on 07/01/2010 4:24:00 PM PDT by Ben Ficklin
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To: bobsunshine

Can we have $5.00 gas by November, PLEASE?


26 posted on 07/01/2010 4:24:20 PM PDT by Uncle Miltie (0bama calls us "Tea Baggers", so we can call Kagan a "Carpet Muncher," right?)
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To: Spktyr

Let’s do it! The Texas declaration of independence! Remember the Bozo!


27 posted on 07/01/2010 4:24:56 PM PDT by Ben Mugged (Unions are the storm troopers of socialism.)
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To: bobsunshine

Perry needs to tell the EPA to pound sand.


28 posted on 07/01/2010 4:25:19 PM PDT by smokingfrog ( - Eccl. 10:18 -)
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To: Ben Mugged

There’s a first time for everything. And it’s about time for that.


29 posted on 07/01/2010 4:25:27 PM PDT by TigersEye (Greenhouse Theory is false. Totally debunked. "GH gases" is a non-sequitur.)
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To: bobsunshine

Looks like Abbott will have to file another lawsuit against the EPA and stop more BS from this illegal administration...


30 posted on 07/01/2010 4:25:27 PM PDT by shield (A wise man's heart is at his RIGHT hand;but a fool's heart at his LEFT. Ecc 10:2)
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To: Siena Dreaming

Our idiots in Washington have, again, hit a killer bee hive with a baseball bat. The results in November are not going to look pretty for them.


31 posted on 07/01/2010 4:27:04 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (I am in America but not of America (per bible: am in the world but not of it))
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To: NeverForgetBataan; Spktyr
This WILL be Ricks LAST term. Texas conservatives are tired of his RINO A$$.

Like, Spktyr, I also would like to know. Are you voting for Bill White?

32 posted on 07/01/2010 4:36:02 PM PDT by sockmonkey
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To: ladyvet

I can not tell you how many times those exact words run through my mind.

Frankly, it’s making me sick.


33 posted on 07/01/2010 4:39:24 PM PDT by Gator113 (OBAMA IS NOT SUSTAINABLE.. IMPEACH OBAMA NOW..)
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To: sockmonkey

Nope. I’m going to hold my nose and vote for Rick Perry, since the rational alternatives are worse.


34 posted on 07/01/2010 4:48:55 PM PDT by Spktyr (Overwhelmingly superior firepower and the willingness to use it is the only proven peace solution.)
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To: sockmonkey; Spktyr
Like, Spktyr, I also would like to know. Are you voting for Bill White?

Governor isn't the only race on the ballot. Many of us who are fed up with RINOs and will refrain from voting in those races in the general elections.

There will be other candidates worth voting for as well as ballot measures.

Ricardo Perry can go to hell, I'll just skip that race, and will cheerfully continue skipping until the GOP finally gets with the program, or a serious conservative party emerges.

35 posted on 07/01/2010 4:51:32 PM PDT by Spirochete (Texas is an anagram for Taxes)
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To: bobsunshine
Believe it or not, this is old news. Nobody really wanted to pay attention at the time...and I even had it pulled by the mods. from the Breaking sidebar.

Umph! Breaking News: EPA Takes Control of Clean Air Permit

36 posted on 07/01/2010 5:00:52 PM PDT by EBH (Our First Right...."it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it,")
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To: central_va

Actually with LA shut down too...it is 50%.


37 posted on 07/01/2010 5:02:17 PM PDT by EBH (Our First Right...."it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it,")
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To: Spktyr

Here too. There just HAS to be someone better than Perry or Hutchison. Bill White is not an option....


38 posted on 07/01/2010 5:03:36 PM PDT by LaineyDee (Don't mess with Texas wimmen!)
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To: bobsunshine

Keep it up!! That’s all I can say.

In the not so far future, a bean counter at the EPA (in Washington DC), will get a letter from a factory manager in Texas saying something to the effect:

“With all due respect, we are governed by the laws of the State of Texas. Please address all correspondence to: State of Texas, Department of Environmental Protection”

...and so begins the long road to independence.


39 posted on 07/01/2010 5:07:54 PM PDT by BobL (The whole point of being human is knowing when the party's over.)
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To: facedown

Alert! The EPA has determined that breathing plain old air wheather fresh or stale is a hazard to earth’s population. Stop breathing for 2-3 days, Liberals first!!!


40 posted on 07/01/2010 5:13:49 PM PDT by Waco
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To: BloodnGuts; pissant; elpinta; cripplecreek; Lurker; Cyber Liberty; j.argese; muawiyah; ...

Ping!

You all read about this a while back, well guess what...they did it.

I hope everyone realizes this is nationalization American style now. If they can go in and overthrow a State Agency...they can do it anywhere, any state, any agency. No court order needed. Have a rebellious state...no problem confiscate their National Guard.

I said it about a month ago when I first posted about this it is precedent setting.

This is Nationalization American Style.


41 posted on 07/01/2010 5:18:26 PM PDT by EBH (Our First Right...."it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it,")
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To: EBH

Cornyn has been trying to make nice and sound reasonable about Kagan. He’ll probably still fold...but what if this infuriates him? What if it stiffens his spine, and puts a little fight into him? I realize that’s not the Republican way, but it’s all speculation anyhow. I am dreaming, I guess, but I would love for this to backfire Big Time in Obama’s face. Figuratively speaking.


42 posted on 07/01/2010 5:29:15 PM PDT by Fantasywriter
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To: Spirochete

Perry is much better than White. I just can’t see myself helping the ‘Rat get elected. Getting better candidates are what the primaries are for.


43 posted on 07/01/2010 5:33:54 PM PDT by jospehm20
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To: bobsunshine
What if the refineries just say no? What if Texas just says no?

-PJ

44 posted on 07/01/2010 5:37:54 PM PDT by Political Junkie Too ("Comprehensive" reform bills only end up as incomprehensible messes.)
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To: Spirochete

It’s people like you that helped to get Obama elected and hand the democrat marxists complete control of congress. Thanks alot. This is not the time to ‘send a message’...our entire country’s future is at stake. Join a Tea Party or something..and make your wishes known.Staying home or voting for a third party is just going to hand the marxists more power...or is that your REAL agenda here?


45 posted on 07/01/2010 5:58:06 PM PDT by penelopesire ("Did you plug the hole yet daddy?")
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To: Spktyr

The minute Texas does... I move back to Texas.

LLS


46 posted on 07/01/2010 5:59:49 PM PDT by LibLieSlayer ( WOLVERINES!)
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To: bobsunshine; All

Why is it that the governor with the biggest balls ... is a woman ... from Arizona?




47 posted on 07/01/2010 6:06:17 PM PDT by BP2 (I think, therefore I'm a conservative)
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To: penelopesire
It’s people like you that helped to get Obama elected and hand the democrat marxists complete control of congress.

I really don't give a shid what you think. I've spent a lifetime supporting the GOP and getting screwed by them. I'm not voting for RINOs anymore, not ever.

48 posted on 07/01/2010 6:11:57 PM PDT by Spirochete (Just say NO to RINOs)
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To: Spirochete

The supreme court is reason alone to vote for anyone but zero in 2012.


49 posted on 07/01/2010 6:18:49 PM PDT by GlockThe Vote
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To: bobsunshine

Okay. It is time now?


50 posted on 07/01/2010 6:19:16 PM PDT by Little Ray (The Gods of the Copybook Headings with terror and slaughter return!)
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