Monday, January 31, 2011

Republicans Introduce Bill to Stop EPA Regulation of CO2

Carbon Folly

Politicians can talk about civility until they turn blue in the face, but fundamental policy differences remain. Cap-and-Trade is one of these differences. President Obama was unable to get Congress to pass Cap-and-Trade when they had overwhelming majorities in both Houses. His response was to impose CO2 emmission controls by EPA regulation. Republicans will not agree to that.
(Daily Caller)- Republican Sen. John Barrasso of Wyoming introduced legislation Monday afternoon that would prohibit federal agencies from regulating greenhouse gases without a direct mandate from Congress.

The Defending America’s Affordable Energy and Jobs Act seeks to stop bureaucracies from unilaterally passing economically unsound regulations for the sole purpose of addressing climate change. It has seven co-sponsors, including Republican Sens. Mike Enzi of Wyoming, James Inhofe of Oklahoma and John Thune of South Dakota.

“It’s time for the administration to face the facts: Americans rejected cap and trade because they know it means higher energy prices and lost jobs,” said Barrasso in a statement.  “Washington agencies are now trying a backdoor approach to regulate our climate by abusing existing laws.  Congress must step in and stand up for the American people.”

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