Page 1 of 10 123 ... LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 96

Thread: Obama to Let States Restrict Emissions Standards

  1. #1
    Banned
    Join Date
    Sep 2008
    Location
    New York, NY
    Last Seen
    08-26-09 @ 09:30 AM
    Gender
    Lean
    Liberal
    Posts
    676

    Thumbs up Obama to Let States Restrict Emissions Standards

    More campaign promises being kept by President Obama! This is a good one and one that let's states decide what is right for their specific air quality needs. More Bush anti-science anti-environmental retardation wiped out with one swipe of the pen.

    Obama to Let States Restrict Emissions Standards

    By JOHN M. BRODER and PETER BAKER - The New York Times
    Published: January 25, 2009

    WASHINGTON President Obama on Monday will direct federal regulators to move swiftly to grant California and 13 other states the right to set strict automobile emissions and fuel efficiency standards, two administration officials said Sunday evening.

    The directive makes good on an Obama campaign pledge and marks a sharp reversal from Bush administration policy. Granting California and the other states the right to regulate tailpipe emissions is one of the most dramatic actions Mr. Obama can take to quickly put his stamp on environmental policy.
    http://www.nytimes.com/2009/01/26/us...f.html?_r=1&hp

  2. #2
    Conservative Independent
    DarkWizard12's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2007
    Location
    Tyler TX
    Last Seen
    Yesterday @ 07:45 PM
    Gender
    Lean
    Independent
    Posts
    7,555

    Re: Obama to Let States Restrict Emissions Standards

    Quote Originally Posted by Family Guy View Post
    More campaign promises being kept by President Obama! This is a good one and one that let's states decide what is right for their specific air quality needs. More Bush anti-science anti-environmental retardation wiped out with one swipe of the pen.


    http://www.nytimes.com/2009/01/26/us...f.html?_r=1&hp
    To let states, right? So basically, if they happen to not want to, they don't have to set standards?

  3. #3
    Student Democrat4life's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2008
    Last Seen
    06-26-10 @ 08:21 PM
    Gender
    Lean
    Very Liberal
    Posts
    194

    Re: Obama to Let States Restrict Emissions Standards

    Quote Originally Posted by DarkWizard12 View Post
    To let states, right? So basically, if they happen to not want to, they don't have to set standards?
    There are already Federally set standards that every state has to meet, but this new thing lets them set it higher if they wish, while Bush didn't, so people still usd oil.
    Quote Originally Posted by President Barack Hussein Obama's Inaugural Address
    Today I say to you that the challenges we face are real. They are serious and they are many. They will not be met easily or in a short span of time. But know this, America they will be met.
    If I don't got it, you don't got it, got it?

  4. #4
    Defender of the Faith
    ludahai's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2005
    Location
    Taichung, Taiwan - 2017 East Asian Games Candidate City
    Last Seen
    07-03-13 @ 02:22 AM
    Gender
    Lean
    Very Conservative
    Posts
    10,320

    Re: Obama to Let States Restrict Emissions Standards

    I completely agree with this. Frankly, the Federal standards are insufficient and if individual states want to enact stricter standards, it is entirely within their Constitutional rights to do so. Bush was wrong on this one.
    Semper Paratus
    Boston = City of Champions: Bruins 2011; Celtics 2008; Red Sox 2004, 2007; Patriots 2002, 2004, 2005
    Jon Huntsman for President

  5. #5
    Bus Driver to Hell
    Thorgasm's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2005
    Last Seen
    12-06-17 @ 11:17 AM
    Lean
    Very Conservative
    Posts
    68,191

    Re: Obama to Let States Restrict Emissions Standards

    This sounds like a win for the State's rights crowd.
    Quote Originally Posted by faithful_servant View Post
    Being a psychiatric patient does not mean that you are mentally ill.



  6. #6
    Sage
    Renae's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2007
    Location
    San Antonio Texas
    Last Seen
    10-23-17 @ 10:14 PM
    Gender
    Lean
    Undisclosed
    Posts
    38,972
    Blog Entries
    15

    Re: Obama to Let States Restrict Emissions Standards

    This sounds like a lose for everyone.

    This is going to raise the cost of new vehicles... damn, more screw the poor to make the rich feel good about saving the earth... GOOD JOB!

    While I'm all for states rights... this is gonna raise the cost of cars for everyone.

  7. #7
    Sage
    Hatuey's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Last Seen
    Today @ 10:01 PM
    Gender
    Lean
    Moderate
    Posts
    42,018

    Re: Obama to Let States Restrict Emissions Standards

    Quote Originally Posted by MrVicchio View Post
    While I'm all for states rights... this is gonna raise the cost of cars for everyone.
    ....really? How?
    I refuse to accept the view that mankind is so tragically bound to the starless midnight of racism and war that the bright daybreak of peace and brotherhood can never become a reality. - MLK

  8. #8
    Defender of the Faith
    ludahai's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2005
    Location
    Taichung, Taiwan - 2017 East Asian Games Candidate City
    Last Seen
    07-03-13 @ 02:22 AM
    Gender
    Lean
    Very Conservative
    Posts
    10,320

    Re: Obama to Let States Restrict Emissions Standards

    Quote Originally Posted by MrVicchio View Post
    This sounds like a lose for everyone.

    This is going to raise the cost of new vehicles... damn, more screw the poor to make the rich feel good about saving the earth... GOOD JOB!

    While I'm all for states rights... this is gonna raise the cost of cars for everyone.
    And make the air more breathable for EVERYONE.
    Semper Paratus
    Boston = City of Champions: Bruins 2011; Celtics 2008; Red Sox 2004, 2007; Patriots 2002, 2004, 2005
    Jon Huntsman for President

  9. #9
    Phoenecian
    Indy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2006
    Location
    Chicago
    Last Seen
    03-22-13 @ 04:36 PM
    Lean
    Independent
    Posts
    2,089

    Re: Obama to Let States Restrict Emissions Standards

    Quote Originally Posted by DarkWizard12 View Post
    To let states, right? So basically, if they happen to not want to, they don't have to set standards?
    Sure, they could try that but what would be the point of 1/2 of the US auto markets have the higher standards? It ends up being the states pushing the US gov't forward instead of vice versa.
    Affiant further sayeth not.

  10. #10
    Phoenecian
    Indy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2006
    Location
    Chicago
    Last Seen
    03-22-13 @ 04:36 PM
    Lean
    Independent
    Posts
    2,089

    Re: Obama to Let States Restrict Emissions Standards

    Quote Originally Posted by MrVicchio View Post
    This sounds like a lose for everyone.

    This is going to raise the cost of new vehicles... damn, more screw the poor to make the rich feel good about saving the earth... GOOD JOB!

    While I'm all for states rights... this is gonna raise the cost of cars for everyone.
    Sounds like you are for State's rights as long as a democrat didn't suggest the policy. Very transparent.

    "Let the automaker's fail. NO BAILOUT!" <-- apparently a conservative viewpoint
    "States shouldn't have the right to raise MPG standards, that's big brother's job!" <-- apparently ALSO a conservative viewpoint.

    Go figure.
    Affiant further sayeth not.

Page 1 of 10 123 ... LastLast

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •