Look For Obama To Revise Cap and Trade Thru The Regulation Process


                    THE REGULATION PROCESS

                           By: Edward P. Shallow

U. S. Senator James Inhofe responds to EPA director Lisa Jackson Stepping down.

” Lisa Jackson and I disagreed  on many issues  and regulations  while she headed  the EPA, however, I have always  appreciated  her receptivity  to my concerns, her accessibility  and her  honesty.  She was one of the few at the EPA that was honest with me. She stated that the endangerment finding would be based on the U.N. IPCC, a science which was totally discredited in Climategate.  She also had the courage to answer honestly when I asked her if passing Cap–and-Trade in the United States would lower world wide CO2 emissions, and of course she answered no.  While so many other Obama Administration appointees don’t tell the truth, she did, and I hope that is not the reason for her departure.

“I truly wish her the best and thank her for her service in state and federal government.  This provides President Obama with an opportunity to appoint an EPA Administrator who appreciates the needs for our economy.  I have recently  highlighted  the regulatory cliff,  which has  been delayed,  but which would further  slow  our nations  economic growth.  Although I take a skeptical view, this appointment would provide this administration an opportunity to change its regulatory course.”

The NERA study Finds Obama-EPA regs alone will cost to 887,000 Jobs per Year – Inhofe Blasts Obama for Failing to Comply with Law, Hiding Costly Regulatory Agenda.

Ranking Member of Senate  Committee  on Environment and Public Works, James Inhofe today blasted  the Obama  administration  for its failure  to comply  with the law  by not releasing  its  regulatory  agenda  by the mandatory  deadline, which was yesterday, October  31, 2012.

The Regulatory  Flexibility Act  (5 U.S.C. -602  requires  that every  administration  publish  its regulatory agenda  every six months  in the Federal  Register. Yet, the Obama administration has failed to comply with this law twice over the past year.

Senator James Inhofe (R-Okla) releases the report, “A Look Ahead to EPA Regulations for 2013.  The report was placed on hold until after the election.

This report reveals, these rules taken together will inevitably result in the elimination of millions of American jobs, drive up the price of gas at the pump even more, impose construction bans on local communities, and essentially shut down American oil, natural gas, and coal production.

“President Obama  has spent  the past year  punting  on a slew of job-killing  EPA regulations that will destroy  millions  of American jobs and cause  energy prices to skyrocket even more, “Senator Inhofe said. “From greenhouse gas regulations to water guidance to the tightening of the ozone standard, the Obama EPA has delayed the implementation of rule after rule because they don’t want all those pink slips and price spikes to hit until after the election.  But President Obama’s former climate czar Carol Browner was very clear about what’s in store for next year:  she told several green groups not to worry because President Obama has a big green ‘to do’ list for 2013 so they will get what they want.  The radical  environmental  left may not need  to worry  but what about hard working  Americans  who will lose their jobs  and be subjected  to skyrocketing energy  prices thanks to the ObamaEPA?

“This report also importantly puts the spotlight back on an Obama-EPA that has, as the Washington Post said, earned a ‘reputation for abuse.’  It serves as a stark reminder that President Obama has presided over a green team administration that works to ‘crucify’ oil and gas companies and make sure that ‘if you want to build a coal plant you got a big problem.’

For the edification of readers I am listing the titles of the 13 rules EPA has put forth, and if implemented will destroy the economy of the United States of America.

The rules are of great length and extended, I will list them by category and advise readers to review at U.S. Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works:  Minority page.

Greenhouse Gas Regulations:

Ozone Rule:

Hydraulic Fracturing:

Florida Numeric Nutrient Criteria:

EPA’s Water Guidance:

Storm water Regulation

Tier Gas Regulations:

Boiler MACT Rule:

Cement MACT Rule:

316(b) Cooling Towers Rule:

Coal Ash:  

Farm Dust Regulations:

Spill Prevention Control and Countermeasure (SPEC) Rule:



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