Friday, April 17, 2009

Full Court Press...

Everyone and their uncle has posted the latest nonsense to pop up from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). The EPA is in the hands of climate alarmists, and they've declared the end to any substantive debate as to whether manmade carbon emissions actually have any significant effect on the temperatures of the Earth. They've declared it fact, and have acted in that regard:

The Environmental Protection Agency issued a proposal today finding greenhouse gas emissions pose a danger to the public's health and welfare, a determination that could trigger a series of sweeping regulations affecting everything from vehicles to coal-fired power plants.

In a statement issued at noon, EPA administrator Lisa P. Jackson said, "This finding confirms that greenhouse gas pollution is a serious problem now and for future generations."

She added, "This pollution problem has a solution -- one that will create millions of green jobs and end our country's dependence on foreign oil."
Wonderful...when someone gets a chance, could they amble over to Mr. Ocean and ask him to stop with all the evaporation already?

Here's the thing. There is a full court press in operation here. Everyone knows that the Federal Goverment operates sluggishly. So, as the EPA is gathering their data on the "carbon offenders" and summing up the penalties or determining how they can hog tie the economy (particularly the energy industry) further...the Department of the Interior will just wave their magic wand and decimate any business that doesn't go along with the program. They will be able to shut down a company in a heartbeat by claiming that the operation challenges and hurts an animal species.

The spending bill allows Interior to skip the usual public notice and comment period and other regulatory requirements, and stipulates that Interior can withdraw or reissue the rules within 60 days "without regard to any provision of statute or regulation."
We're almost surrounded. However, on a bright note, the next true conservative to get into office is going to look like a savior...and give Ronald Maximus Reagan a run for his money as far as icons go.