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EPA moving unilaterally to limit greenhouse gases

By GOPUSA Staff

WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Obama administration is moving through regulatory channels to clamp down on greenhouse gas emissions after Congress failed to act on new legislation.

The Environmental Protection Agency has announced a new plan for establishing greenhouse gas pollution standards under provisions of the Clean Air Act.

In an announcement posted late Thursday on EPA's website, administrator Lisa Jackson said officials "are following through on our commitment to proceed in a measured and careful way" to reduce pollution that contributes to climate change.

The new regulations will focus specifically on coal plants and oil refineries, two of the largest sources of greenhouse gases. It will propose standards for power plants by next July and for refineries a year from now.

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  1. Mort_fComment by Mort_f
    December 24, 2010 @ 12:29 pm

    Change you can believe in.
    We are moving from a government of laws to a government by decree. Even when the decrees countermand the laws.

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  2. Old BillComment by Old Bill
    December 24, 2010 @ 2:24 pm

    The EPA is another of the Bloated Governments agencies that has no Constitutional reason to exist and should be abolished, cancelled, eliminated, repealed or whatever the action is to get rid of them completely once and for all.

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  3. Bill from MiddletownComment by Bill from Middletown
    December 24, 2010 @ 4:51 pm

    Yup; and all for a fraud.

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  4. kvt5289Comment by kvt5289
    December 24, 2010 @ 11:40 pm

    The EPA has been nothing more than am pain in the a*s since they first came to be. They have done nothing but cost the people more money then a little bit and they need to be shutdown for eternity.

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  5. DEngineerComment by DEngineer
    December 29, 2010 @ 2:14 pm

    If you list all the means of generating electricity (nuclear, coal, natural gas, biomass, waste coal, MSW, wind, thermal solar, PV solar, geothermal, etc.), you can see the Obama Administration has been using various means to cross off the most viable (closing Yucca Mtn, pulling loan guarantees for nukes, requiring CO2 capture and sequestration for coal, denying carbon-neutral status for biomass and MSW, imposing MACT ever-increasing-emissions-reductions for clean waste biomass and other clean waste, etc.), leaving only the most expensive means of generating electricity: wind and solar. And, oh yea, NATURAL GAS! If you were looking for material for a conspiracy novel, you probably couldn’t have made up a more perfect scenario. On the face of it, the rich and powerful natural gas lobby appears to have the Obama Administration in their pocket.

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