Jun 17, 2010
Opportunity to stop the Obama-EPA power grab
Certain members in Congress
are challenging the aggressive encroachment of Obama's
statist tentacles by introducing a resolution (SJ Res. 26)
to disapprove the EPA's over-reaching actions. This
resolution would block the EPA from imposing the Obama
Sen. Murkowski has pledged that the Senate will vote on
this issue, likely before the end of the month. That
means citizens have just a few weeks at most to let
their voices be heard.
Clearly, Obama is using the EPA to force Congress to act.
If the EPA ruling stands, Obama wins either way. Through
the EPA or Congress, another sector of the economy will
fall under the control of the Obama administration.
Starting in July 2011, new sources of at least 100,000 tons of greenhouse gases a year and any existing plants that increase emissions by 75,000 tons will have to seek permits, the agency said.
In the first two years, the E.P.A. expects the rule to affect about 15,550 sources, including coal-fired plants, refineries, cement manufacturers, solid waste landfills and other large polluters.
Last fall the E.P.A. had indicated that the bar would be set at 25,000 tons a year, which would have imposed the permit requirement on smaller entities like family farms and large apartment buildings. Once the DOOR is opened, the threat of EPA's over-reaching actions is endless.
Status? Placed on the Calendar...............