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  • EPA Replaces We The People

    03/16/2010 8:43:05 AM PDT · by raptor22 · 10 replies · 707+ views
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | March 16, 2010 | IBD editorial staff
    Regulation: The New York Times says the EPA should use its authority to regulate our very breath if a Democratic Congress isn't "goaded" into action. Whatever happened to government of the people? It's been a pattern of this administration that if the American people are adamantly opposed to it, ram it through anyway. So it's been with the health care overhaul, offshore drilling restrictions and now the Environmental Protection Agency threatening to become the uber-regulator of the air we breathe. (snip) As Sen. James Inhofe, R-Okla., ranking Republican on the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee, noted: "Lisa Jackson, Obama's...
  • We, The <strike>People</strike>

    03/15/2010 5:31:24 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 12 replies · 363+ views ^ | March 15, 2010 | INVESTORS BUSINESS DAILY Staff
    Regulation: The New York Times says the EPA should use its authority to regulate our very breath if a Democratic Congress isn't "goaded" into action. Whatever happened to government of the people? It's been a pattern of this administration that if the American people are adamantly opposed to it, ram it through anyway. So it's been with the health care overhaul, offshore drilling restrictions and now the Environmental Protection Agency threatening to become the uber-regulator of the air we breathe. The New York Times says in a Saturday editorial regarding that last item that if Congress fails to enact cap-and-trade...
  • Investigate Climate Crimes

    02/24/2010 4:39:55 PM PST · by Kaslin · 34 replies · 1,246+ views ^ | February 24, 2010 | INVESTORS BUSINESS DAILY Staff
    Climate Fraud: A senator wants an investigation of the false climate testimony before Congress and wants Al Gore to reappear. The illegalities may involve more than just lying to Congress. At a hearing Tuesday by the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee on the Environmental Protection Agency's budget, ranking Republican James Inhofe told EPA head Lisa Jackson that man-induced climate change was a "hoax" concocted by ideologically motivated researchers who "cooked the science." More than that, Inhofe, in releasing a GOP report questioning the science used to support cap-and-trade legislation, hinted that such activities may be part of a vast...
  • A crack in the wall; EPA administrator distances the agency from IPCC report

    02/24/2010 12:38:52 AM PST · by neverdem · 14 replies · 1,008+ views
    American Thinker ^ | February 23, 2010 | Rick Moran
    EPA administrator Lisa Jackson, in testimony before the Environment and Public Works Committee, made it a point to declare that the agency was not using the IPCC report to develop policy. Charlie Martin at PJ Media reports: During the review of the Environmental Protection Agency budget in today's Senate Environment and Public Works Committee hearing, both Senator Barbara Boxer - the chair of the committee - and EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson distanced themselves from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Fourth Assessment Report (AR4). Boxer and Jackson's statements, in addition to being a striking change in policy, are problematic...
  • Desperate Democrat Warmists Deep in Denial

    02/24/2010 1:05:39 AM PST · by neverdem · 29 replies · 1,520+ views
    American Thinker ^ | February 23, 2010 | Marc Sheppard
    On the very same day that the EPW minority released a report [PDF] citing “unethical and potentially illegal behavior by some the world's leading climate scientists,” the ruling majority promised “to make policy based on [the same discredited] science.” It was like watching shopkeepers wading through knee-deep water to tape a handwritten “open for business” sign to their cracked and filthy front windows after days of devastating storms. Only the storms in this story carried unusual names.  Like Climategate and Glaciergate and Amazongate. And the shopkeepers were named Boxer and Sanders and Whitehouse and Jackson.  And what they were selling was...
  • EPA's regulatory grab invites court challenge

    12/26/2009 4:37:21 AM PST · by ricks_place · 15 replies · 864+ views
    Dallas Morning News ^ | December 26, 2009 | William H. Noack
    Environmental advocates and lawyers in Washington were wildly enthusiastic over the recent announcement by Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Lisa Jackson that carbon dioxide is dangerous to the health and welfare of Americans. The timing came just before the global warming conference in Copenhagen. Green groups were heartened because they believe they finally have manufacturers right where they've always wanted them: vulnerable to piecemeal regulation by an activist EPA without deliberation by Congress. Lawyers were rubbing their hands together in anticipation of all the litigation that will come their way as companies fight for their lives to be free of burdensome...
  • Sing Along: 'This Land Is EPA's Land'

    12/16/2009 5:10:36 PM PST · by Kaslin · 6 replies · 742+ views ^ | December 16, 2009 | INVESTORS BUSINESS DAILY Staff
    Regulations: The Clean Water Act is being rewritten to give a government bureaucracy the power to regulate every body of water from the Mississippi River to a rain-flooded field. The first casualty may be American coal. With all the concern for the harm that cap-and-trade and regulating carbon dioxide as a pollutant might do to the American economy and free markets, the Environmental Protection Agency is doing quite enough damage with an existing law on the books the Clean Water Act. Congress plans to revise it to make it an even more powerful bludgeon against industry, energy producers and...
  • EPA Must Be Stopped

    12/10/2009 8:24:19 AM PST · by raptor22 · 42 replies · 1,906+ views
    Canada Free Press ^ | December 10, 2009
    The EPAs finding that carbon dioxide is a dangerous pollutant explains why the administration wasnt too concerned over possible failure at Copenhagen. This was their Plan B. The finding is an environmental Sword of Damocles held over the head of the U.S. with a warning that if cap-and-trade legislation such as Waxman-Markey or Kerry-Boxer is not signed into law, the full regulatory fury of an unelected bureaucracy will be unleashed on the American people and the U.S. economy.
  • EPA Ruling Makes Exhaling Illegal (Satire... for now)

    12/10/2009 4:21:17 AM PST · by SvenWaring · 6 replies · 384+ views ^ | 12-10-2009 | Sven Waring
    Now everyone will have to wait to exhale, according to EPA Administrator Lisa Tito Jackson. The EPA's recent ruling that carbon dioxide endangered human health put the agency in direct conflict with power plants, factories, and human breathing. The creation of carbon dioxide is part of the breathing process. The body pulls in oxygen and breathes out CO2. (The two stands for "twice as bad as CO, which is a harmless gas used for killing people.) Jackson said breathing is extremely dangerous for humans. "There is now absolutely no doubt that carbon dioxide is harmful," said Jackson. "For example, it's...
  • EPA head: US must make up for lost time on climate

    12/09/2009 10:12:00 AM PST · by UAConservative · 58 replies · 1,593+ views
    Yahoo News (AP) ^ | December 9, 2009 | John Heilprin
    COPENHAGEN The top U.S. environmental official told a divided U.N. climate conference Wednesday that the Obama administration's moves to "make up for lost time" and cut greenhouse gases would complement congressional action and wasn't intended to bypass recalcitrant lawmakers. The comments by Environmental Protection Agency chief Lisa Jackson came on the same day that the tiny Pacific island nation of Tuvalu which would be among the first victims of rising seas was rebuffed by the conference in an attempt to demand strong action against major polluting countries. Jackson suggested the EPA's decision Monday that greenhouse gases should...
  • Job Killing At EPA (Lisa Jackson Accepts CRU Fraud)

    12/09/2009 4:26:03 PM PST · by raptor22 · 9 replies · 993+ views
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | December 9, 2009 | IBD editorial Staff
    Junk Science: The Environmental Protection Agency's sneak attack on the U.S. economy and our freedoms, curiously timed for the opening day of the Copenhagen climate charade, won't go unchallenged. Nor should it. (snip) EPA administrator Lisa Jackson, in a conversation with Sen. James Inhofe, ranking Republican on the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee, has in effect admitted the finding was based on the junk science and data manipulation practiced at Britain's East Anglia Climate Research Unit (CRU). "She told me that EPA accepted those findings without any serious independent analysis to see whether they were true," Inhofe said. Dr....
  • Krauthammer: EPA Regulation Could Result in "Revolution on the Administration's Hands" - Video

    12/08/2009 6:59:43 AM PST · by Federalist Patriot · 45 replies · 1,816+ views
    Freedom's Lighthouse ^ | December 8, 2009 | Brian
    Here is video of Charles Krauthammer reacting to the news that the Environmental Protection Agency has announced that it deems "carbon dioxide" and other so-called "greenhouse gases" a "threat to public health," specifically because they contribute to Global Warming. Krauthammer says this move will allow the EPA to intrude into virtually every aspect of American life. He said it is essentially a move by the Left to "blackmail" Congress on "Cap and Trade" legislation. He said the EPA's move says to Congress if you don't pass "Cap and Trade," we'll impose the "Cap" part of it by regulation. Krauthammer said...
  • EPA chief: The hacked e-mails change nothing

    12/07/2009 1:12:37 PM PST · by markomalley · 48 replies · 1,674+ views
    The Hill ^ | 12/7/2009 | Ben Geman
    Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Lisa Jackson dismissed GOP calls to delay a critical finding on greenhouse emissions in light of hacked e-mails from climate scientists. EPA documents released Monday state that greenhouse gases threaten human health a finding that is a precursor to planned regulations controlling emissions from power plants, vehicles and other sources. RELATED ARTICLES EPA finds greenhouse gases endanger health Republicans including House Oversight and Government Reform Committee ranking member Darrell Issa (Calif.) said e-mails among climate scientists hacked from a British research institute show holes in the case that humans are causing global warming. Jackson...
  • EPA Tangles With Texas in Battle Over Air Quality

    11/21/2009 7:46:29 AM PST · by reaganaut1 · 24 replies · 941+ views
    Wall Street Journal ^ | November 21, 2009 | Ana Campoy
    A more assertive Environmental Protection Agency is demanding that Texas tighten its pollution rules, drawing the ire of companies and some of the state's political leaders. At the heart of the dispute is an EPA threat to void some of the state's air-quality regulations, which it says break federal law. The agency also is studying whether oil refineries -- of which Texas has many -- emit dangerous amounts of toxins. Texas is the top carbon-dioxide-emitting state in the nation. State regulators say they have built a system that simplifies the permitting process, for example by regulating emissions from entire facilities,...
  • EPA chief Lisa Jackson: 35.5 MPG by 2016 - EPA's first Move to Regulate Greenhouse Gasses

    09/02/2009 2:07:40 PM PDT · by wrrock · 30 replies · 888+ views
    cars ^ | 9/2/2009 | cars
    Today, EPA chief Lisa Jackson delivered what she says is a final draft of the fuel economy rules for 2016 to the Obama administration. This will be Obamas first move to regulate greenhouse gas emissions through the EPA.... Today, EPA chief Lisa Jackson delivered what she says is a final draft of the fuel economy rules for 2016 to the Obama administration. This will be Obamas first move to regulate greenhouse gas emissions through the EPA....
  • Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007 Attacks Biodiesel

    08/21/2009 1:37:00 PM PDT · by ConservativeMind · 6 replies · 869+ views ^ | Aug 21, 2009 |
    It appears that the EPA, under the "RFS2 - Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007," is going to cause problems with how biodiesel will be viewed as a source of pollution, rather than as a means to reduce it. According to the National Biodiesel Board, the EPA has wrongly calculated the negative impact of biodiesel. As a result, the Board would like to enlist the help of supporters of biodiesel in a mail campaign to the EPA and, I assume, others. The points they most want to drive home are mentioned in the following letter: Honorable Lisa Jackson Administrator...

    07/14/2009 1:03:19 AM PDT · by Cindy · 5 replies · 407+ views ^ | July 13, 2009 | n/a
    Note: The following text is a quote: THE BRIEFING ROOM THE WHITE HOUSE Office of the Press Secretary _________________________________________________________________________ For Immediate Release July 13, 2009 REMARKS BY THE PRESIDENT AT URBAN AND METROPOLITAN POLICY ROUNDTABLE Room 350 Eisenhower Executive Office Building 4:10 P.M. EDT THE PRESIDENT: Hello, everybody. (Applause.) A couple of quick acknowledgments. Where's Greg -- where's Greg Nickels? There you are, Greg. Thank you so much for your participation today. I understand Governor Rendell is here, or was here. He may have stepped out, but when he comes back in, I hope to have a chance to say...
  • Obamas EPA Administrator Renews Pledge for Environmental Justice

    06/01/2009 1:47:38 PM PDT · by ClassicLiberal · 15 replies · 581+ views
    CNSNews ^ | June 01, 2009 | Penny Starr
    Lisa P. Jackson, the woman chosen by President Barack Obama to head the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), told attendees at a conference on environmental justice that minorities and low-income people are the victims of pollution by U.S. companies and businesses. There are too many places in this country where pollution and environmental degradation fall disproportionately on low-income and minority communities, Jackson said via video at the third annual State of the Environmental Justice in America 2009 conference in Arlington, Va., on Friday. People have fallen ill with diseases like asthma and cancer. Businesses wont set up shop in those neighborhoods,...
  • EPA Administrator Optimistic About New Laws

    04/30/2009 3:00:43 PM PDT · by TenthAmendmentChampion · 11 replies · 586+ views
    All Things Considered ^ | April 28, 2009 | Manuel Balce Ceneta
    Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Lisa Jackson testified on Capitol Hill Wednesday before a House Energy Committee. She says that the U.S. is overdue for climate and energy legislation. Lisa Jackson, the new administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency, is re-energizing the agency with a sweeping agenda. Jackson made waves recently with a ruling that greenhouse gases pose a threat to public health. That opens the way for new and some say costly regulations. Under one possible plan called cap-and-trade, companies would get allotments for carbon dioxide emissions, and they could buy and sell those rights. In a conversation...
  • Wayne LaPierre: Oblivion for Firearm Freedom?

    04/23/2009 7:22:13 PM PDT · by neverdem · 44 replies · 2,082+ views ^ | April 23, 2009 | Wayne LaPierre
    Americans don't need the NRA to tell them that the Barack Obama-Joe Biden administration could spell oblivion for their freedoms: Americans are telling us! Even during the poorest holiday spending season in almost 40 years, with consumer confidence in a freefall, Americans bought guns like they were going out of style —or going to be banned. The month Obama was elected, FBI background checks for firearm purchases increased by 42 percent over 2007, setting an all-time record for purchases in a month. Right-to-carry permit applications soared from coast to coast. It's easy to see why. After spending millions of dollars...
  • EPA Administrator: 'I'm trying to save the world'

    04/21/2009 10:11:33 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 31 replies · 987+ views
    EPA Administrator: 'I'm trying to save the world' @ 12:07 pm by Michael O'Brien Newly-minted Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Lisa Jackson is trying to "save the world," she said Tuesday morning. "I'm trying to save the world," Jackson told CNN's Elaine Quijano. "We're all trying to save the world." Jackson, the first African-American to become EPA administrator, said that her agency is "back on the job" after the past eight years during the Bush administration. "That's not to meant to say that the employees who were here all along haven't been working hard, but a lot of their work...
  • U.S. Takes a Gamble With Test of Carbon Caps on Car Makers

    04/13/2009 12:59:32 PM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 34 replies · 1,194+ views
    Wall Street Journal ^ | April 13, 2009 | Stephen Power
    The Obama administration is preparing to test whether capping greenhouse gas emissions will push the economy into higher gear, or deeper into a rut. The likely subject of the experiment is the ailing auto industry. Later this month, Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Lisa Jackson is expected to declare that carbon dioxide emissions from automobiles endanger health and welfare because of their impact on the climate. That finding will be a trigger for the EPA to regulate greenhouse-gas emissions under the 1970 Clean Air Act -- independent of any congressional action on broader climate-change measures. A senior administration official familiar with...
  • E.P.A. Expected to Act in Regulating Carbon Dioxide

    02/18/2009 6:58:05 PM PST · by reaganaut1 · 22 replies · 621+ views
    New York Times ^ | February 18, 2009 | John M. Broder
    WASHINGTON The Environmental Protection Agency is expected to act for the first time to regulate carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases that scientists blame for the warming of the planet, according to top Obama administration officials. The decision, which most likely would play out in stages over a period of months, would have a profound impact on transportation, manufacturing costs and how utilities generate power. It could accelerate the progress of energy and climate change legislation in Congress and form a basis for the United States negotiating position at United Nations climate talks set for December in Copenhagen. The...
  • E.P.A. to Consider Rollback of Bush Coal Policy

    02/17/2009 2:18:08 PM PST · by reaganaut1 · 8 replies · 488+ views
    New York Times ^ | February 17, 2009 | Kate Galbraith
    The Environmental Protection Agency said Tuesday that it will consider whether to regulate greenhouse gas emissions from coal plants, in a potential reversal of Bush administration policy. According to the Sierra Club, Lisa Jackson, the new E.P.A. administrator, has granted its petition that the agency reconsider a controversial decision in December by Stephen Johnson, the Bush administrations E.P.A. administrator, stating that officials weighing federal applications by utilities to build new coal-fired power plants cannot consider their greenhouse gas output. Todays announcement should cast significant further doubt on the approximately 100 coal-fired power plants that the industry is trying to rush...
  • Real Power In Washington Resides In Person Of Environmental Chief

    01/27/2009 6:09:20 PM PST · by Kaslin · 5 replies · 351+ views
    IBD Editorials ^ | January 27, 2009 | Margo Thorning
    Think the most powerful person in the U.S. government is President Obama? Think again. It reality it may be Environmental Protection Agency Chief Lisa Jackson.In the race for action on climate change and to curb man-made greenhouse gases that moves swifter than the pace of legislative change, many are turning to the EPA and the Clean Air Act, which empowered the federal government to enforce clean air standards to improve human health and living conditions. If President Obama moves to classify carbon dioxide as a dangerous pollutant to be regulated by the EPA, as he pledged during the campaign, the...
  • Scientists Yank Obamas Chain

    01/20/2009 10:26:36 AM PST · by GodGunsGuts · 4 replies · 627+ views
    CEH ^ | January 20, 2009
    Jan 20, 2009 As President Obama takes office today, having said he will restore science to its rightful place, he will have the scientific community anxious to get their agenda on his table. Nature News said, Scientific groups are actively pushing their argument that modernizing the nations scientific infrastructure could help create the skilled workforce needed to address challenges such as global warming. His newly-chosen secretary of the EPA, Lisa Jackson, has promised to make that issue central in her tenure (see US News). Nature also printed a commentary called, Your inbox, Mr. President. In a swipe at the...
  • Senate considers unanimous-consent on Obama Cabinet (!!!)

    01/19/2009 6:15:54 PM PST · by markomalley · 151 replies · 7,121+ views
    The Hill ^ | 1/19/2009 | J. Taylor Rushing
    The Senate on Tuesday is expected to attempt unanimous-approval votes of President-elect Obamas Cabinet nominees, but it is uncertain who will be cleared by the upper chamber on Inauguration Day. Senate Democratic leaders have circulated a unanimous consent request for 15 nominations at various departments, from Secretary of State nominee Hillary Rodham Clinton to United Nations Ambassador nominee Susan Rice. A senior Democratic aide cautions that leaders are uncertain how many will actually win unanimous approval, and that any roll-call votes that are necessary would be held on Wednesday. The 15 names also include Attorney General nominee Eric Holder, Agriculture...
  • Obamas Green Team

    01/17/2009 3:57:39 PM PST · by Delacon · 9 replies · 625+ views
    The American ^ | January 16, 2009 | Kenneth P. Green
    We can expect a proliferation of new regulations that will reach into every area of American life and commerce. What do President-elect Barack Obamas leadership picks tell us about the kinds of energy and environmental policies we can expect in the next four to eight years? On balance, they suggest we are in for a radical shift away from George W. Bushs pro-market policies and back to the aggressive regulatory approach favored by the Clinton administration. Lets take a look at Obamas prospective appointees.Lisa P. JacksonObamas pick for administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) will be the first African...
  • Obama to convene meeting of top national security aides (Office of President-elect, I assume?)

    12/14/2008 8:51:03 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 23 replies · 1,131+ views
    Chicago -- Barack Obama was to convene a meeting on Monday of his top national security aides, and all of president-elect's top military and diplomatic officials would be present, his transition team said. Among those to attend were vice president-elect Joe Biden, secretary of state designee Hillary Clinton, secretary of defense Robert Gates and attorney general designee Eric Holder, Obama's office said in a statement. Also to attend are secretary of homeland security designee Janet Napolitano, chairman of the joint chiefs of staff Admiral Mike Mullen, ambassador to the United Nations designee Susan Rice, national security advisor designee Jim Jones,...
  • California's Nichols has a plan for global warming

    12/10/2008 9:39:39 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 9 replies · 475+ views
    Sac Bee ^ | 12/10/08 | Rob Hotakainen
    WASHINGTON California's Mary Nichols has an idea for how Washington can respond to global warming: Start with the Environmental Protection Agency. Nichols, the head of the California Air Resources Board, has a big interest in whether that happens. She's believed to be one of two finalists along with Lisa Jackson of New Jersey to head the agency for President-elect Barack Obama. An announcement is expected this week in Chicago, when Obama names his environmental team. If Nichols gets the post, she would add to California's growing clout in crafting a national response to global warming. As powerful...
  • Dispute over bear policy splits state regulators

    07/28/2007 10:10:08 PM PDT · by george76 · 13 replies · 436+ views
    newsday ^ | July 26, 2007
    State Environmental Commissioner Lisa P. Jackson issued draft recommendations for a new black bear management policy on Thursday, emphasizing non-lethal measures to control New Jersey's growing bear population. But her recommendations were not supported by the state Fish and Game Council, which is supposed to work with her in setting wildlife management policy. The council favors hunting as a way to reduce the bear population, now estimated at 3,000 statewide. The state is under court order to have a new bear management policy in place by Aug. 10... Meanwhile, Jeanette Vreeland, chairwoman of the Fish and Game Council, said the...