Thursday, January 6, 2011

GOP Tries To Hamstring EPA CO2 Regulation

Slaying the Sky Dragon - Death of the Greenhouse Gas Theory
Republicans aren't wasting anytime trying to stop EPA from imposing greenhouse gas regulations. Several bill were introduced on the second day of the 112th Congress.
WASHINGTON (AP) -- On their second day in power, GOP lawmakers introduced several bills that would hamstring the Environmental Protection Agency from moving forward with regulations to reduce heat-trapping pollution from factories and other sources that they say contributes to global warming. The bills are part of an effort by House Republicans to reverse what they consider job-killing policies of the administration. The bills introduced by Rep. Ted Poe of Texas, Rep. Marsha Blackburn of Tennessee and Rep. Shelley Moore Capito of West Virginia would stymie the EPA in different ways.

Poe's measure would prohibit the EPA from using any money to implement or enforce regulations to impose a limit on global warming gases. Blackburn's bill would change the Clean Air Act so the EPA could no longer use the law to control greenhouse gases.

1 comment:

SecondComingOfBast said...

I say they should just deny any funding to the EPA. Not so much as one red cent until the Senate passes the House bills as they are. That's a pattern they should follow on almost everything else. As a matter of fact, I would be fine if they just didn't fund about half the government agencies. That would be the quickest way to rein in excessive spending.