Republicans Outline 3 Bills To Limit The Power Of The EPA
The Republicans have wasted no time in setting about the Church of Climatology, after only 1 day of the 112th Congress the axe is already falling.
First casualty is The Select Committee for Energy Independence and Global Warming, brainchild of the odious harpie Nancy Pelosi.
Next in line is the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), already being used by King Hussein to try and force Climate Relgion policies by the back door.
On the first day of the new Congress in addition to killing off Pelsoi’s committee, the Republicans outlined 3 different bills all aimed at curtailing the powers of the EPA
Republicans have wasted no time in using their new majority in Congress to try to block the authority of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to act on climate change.
In their first full day in the new Congress, Republicans outlined three different bills – encapsulating three different strategies – aimed at limiting the powers of the EPA. It also shut down a house committee that had tackled energy and climate issues.
The first, introduced by Marsha Blackburn of Tennessee, would declare that greenhouse gas emissions are not subject to the Clean Air Act – even though supreme court ruled in 2007 that they are.
The second, introduced by Ted Poe of Texas, would block funding to any government agency associated with cap-and-trade.
The third, introduced by Shelley Moore Capito of West Virginia, is relatively modest, seeking a two-year delay in EPA regulation of carbon dioxide and methane emissions.
But that could make it the most likely to succeed. In the Senate, a Democrat from coal-rich West Virginia, Jay Rockefeller, has been calling for a bill to delay EPA action on climate change.
The net is already closing in on other purveyors of Junk Science who thought that white washes and covers up would get them off the hook.
Meanwhile, Darrell Issa, who is head of the powerful new house committee on oversight and government reform, has been reaching out to oil company executives, business lobbyists, and conservative thinktanks asking which government regulations they find the most irksome. Most of the companies on Issa’s list have been heavy contributors to the Republican party and several reportedly supported overturning environmental regulations.
In a sign of the battles to come, Barbara Boxer, the California Democrat who leads the Senate environment committee said on Thursday she would use every power she had to block any action in the house to limit the authority of the EPA.
She told reporters she thought it was highly unlikely the moves to stifle the EPA would pass in the Senate – much less be signed into law by Barack Obama.
But some environmentalists have expressed concern that Obama could be forced to sacrifice the EPA’s powers at some point if it helps him to pass legislation.
Posted on January 8, 2011, in Anthropogenic Global Warming, Cancun COP16, Climategate, COP16, Copenhagen COP15 and tagged Anthropogenic Global Warming, Barack Hussein Obama, EPA, Nancy Pelosi. Bookmark the permalink. 9 Comments.