Republicans Outline 3 Bills To Limit The Power Of The EPA

The Reoublicans now hold the balance of power in the US Senate

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.

About Tory Aardvark

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Posted on January 8, 2011, in Anthropogenic Global Warming, Cancun COP16, Climategate, COP16, Copenhagen COP15 and tagged , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 9 Comments.

  1. After getting these 3 resolutions through, their next step should be to impeach obama. I’m sure there is a lot of ammunition available to them to prove that this fellow obama is an impostor and is set for the destruction of the USA. The buffoons who dreamed up these money making schemes such as EPA and Climate change should hang their heads in shame, the disgusting, despicable scoundrels.

  2. Rule by decree is the new name of the game while the libs fight a rearguard action in Congress. The bill to excise Obama’s commissars is a nice touch, but no chance of passage. I liked the “odious harpie” sobriquet for San Francisco Sweet. I’ve been using “witless termagant”, but I’ve been searching for a suitable replacement.

  3. Marsha Blackburn Voted FOR:
    Omnibus Appropriations, Special Education, Global AIDS Initiative, Job Training, Unemployment Benefits, Labor-HHS-Education Appropriations, Agriculture Appropriations, FY2004 Foreign Operations Appropriations, U.S.-Singapore Trade, U.S.-Chile Trade, Supplemental Spending for Iraq & Afghanistan, Flood Insurance Reauthorization , Prescription Drug Benefit, Child Nutrition Programs, Surface Transportation, Job Training and Worker Services, Agriculture Appropriations, Foreign Aid, Debt Limit Increase, Fiscal 2005 Omnibus Appropriations, Vocational/Technical Training, Supplemental Appropriations, UN “Reforms.” Patriot Act Reauthorization, CAFTA, Katrina Hurricane-relief Appropriations, Head Start Funding, Line-item Rescission, Oman Trade Agreement, Military Tribunals, Electronic Surveillance, Head Start Funding, COPS Funding, Funding the REAL ID Act (National ID), Foreign Intelligence Surveillance, Thought Crimes “Violent Radicalization and Homegrown Terrorism Prevention Act, Peru Free Trade Agreement, Economic Stimulus, Farm Bill (Veto Override), Warrantless Searches, Employee Verification Program, Body Imaging Screening, Patriot Act extention.

    Marsha Blackburn Voted AGAINST:
    Ban on UN Contributions, eliminate Millennium Challenge Account, WTO Withdrawal, UN Dues Decrease, Defunding the NAIS, Iran Military Operations defunding Iraq Troop Withdrawal, congress authorization of Iran Military Operations, Withdrawing U.S. Soldiers from Afghanistan.

    Marsha Blackburn is my Congressman.
    See her “blatantly unconstitutional” votes at :

  4. You actually make it seem so easy with your presentation but
    I find this topic to be actually something that I think I would never
    understand. It seems too complex and very broad for me.

    I am looking forward for your next post, I’ll try to get the hang of it!

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