Obama’s EPA Plans for 2013

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The Novem­ber elec­tions will deter­mine the direc­tion of US cli­mate pol­i­cy — and there­fore also ener­gy pol­i­cy and the pace of eco­nom­ic growth:  jobs, stan­dards of liv­ing, bud­get deficits and infla­tion. Oba­ma has already promised to make cli­mate change the cen­ter­piece of his con­cern — with all that implies:  “Green” ener­gy pol­i­cy, linked to loss of jobs (Key­stone pipeline dis­ap­proval), ris­ing gas prices (ethanol man­dates), and crony cap­i­tal­ism (Solyn­dra).

By con­trast, Rom­ney is a cli­mate skep­tic — and Ryan has been quite out­spo­ken:  the per­fect anti-Gore. The sci­ence sup­ports Rom­ney-Ryan — notwith­stand­ing the UN-IPCC, and the bulk of the cli­mate sci­en­tists liv­ing high on the hog on gov­ern­ment grants.

All of this emerged from cam­paign rhetoric — but it needs to be spelled out more clear­ly. Note that Oba­ma no longer promis­es to “heal the Earth and stop the rise of the oceans.” He has also been unchar­ac­ter­is­ti­cal­ly qui­et about his efforts to “make elec­tric­i­ty prices sky­rock­et.” But there is more in store if he is re-elect­ed and unleash­es the full reg­u­la­to­ry appa­ra­tus of the EPA.

Sen­ate report

Ear­li­er this month, Sen­a­tor James Inhofe (R‑Okla.), Rank­ing Mem­ber of the Sen­ate Com­mit­tee on Envi­ron­ment and Pub­lic Works, released a new EPW Minor­i­ty Report enti­tled, “A Look Ahead to EPA Reg­u­la­tions for 2013: Numer­ous Oba­ma EPA Rules Placed On Hold until after the Elec­tion Spell Doom for Jobs and Eco­nom­ic Growth.”

This report enu­mer­ates the slew of envi­ron­men­tal reg­u­la­tions that the Oba­ma-Envi­ron­men­tal Pro­tec­tion Agency (EPA) has delayed or punt­ed on before the elec­tion while Pres­i­dent Oba­ma is try­ing to earn votes; but the Oba­ma-EPA plans to move full speed ahead to imple­ment this agen­da if Pres­i­dent Oba­ma wins a sec­ond term. As 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.

Con­tin­ue arti­cle here:  http://www.americanthinker.com/2012/10/obamas_epa_plans_for_2013.html

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