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    Texas fights global-warming power grab

    VENABLE: Texas fights global-warming power grab - Washington Times
    The EPA, determined to move forward anyway, is attempting to rewrite the Clean Air Act administratively via a "tailoring rule," which would reduce the number of regulated sources. The problem with that approach? It's illegal. The EPA has no authority to rewrite the law. To pull it off, the EPA needs every state with a State Implementation Plan to rewrite all of its statutory thresholds as well.

    Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott and Texas Commission on Environmental Quality Chairman Bryan W. Shaw saw the tailoring rule for what it really is: a massive power grab and centralization of authority. They are fighting back, writing to the EPA:

    "In order to deter challenges to your plan for centralized control of industrial development through the issuance of permits for greenhouse gases, you have called upon each state to declare its allegiance to the Environmental Protection Agency's recently enacted greenhouse gas regulations - regulations that are plainly contrary to U.S. laws. ... To encourage acquiescence with your unsupported findings you threaten to usurp state enforcement authority and to federalize the permitting program of any state that fails to pledge their fealty to the Environmental Protection Agency. On behalf of the State of Texas, we write to inform you that Texas has neither the authority nor the intention of interpreting, ignoring or amending its laws in order to compel the permitting of greenhouse gas emissions."
    This is why I'm proud to be a Texan!

    And for all of Rick Perry's many many faults, he's fighting this fight, Bill White wouldn't.
    Climate, changes. It takes a particularly uneducated population to buy into the idea that it's their fault climate is changing and further political solutions can fix it.



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    I wish Texas all the best and I will pray they win out in the long run. It would be a VICTORY for all of us.

    The EPA is out of control and under Obama it will only get worse. EPA and the rest of the nut environmentalists sre helping to contribute to the downfall of the once great State of California. It is so overrun with wacko Liberals al just plain freaks.

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    Re: Texas fights global-warming power grab

    Quote Originally Posted by MrVicchio View Post
    VENABLE: Texas fights global-warming power grab - Washington Times


    This is why I'm proud to be a Texan!

    And for all of Rick Perry's many many faults, he's fighting this fight, Bill White wouldn't.
    Thanks for this. The whole GW power grab is frightening.
    Perry's not perfect but he has my vote.
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    Amazing how a lot of people pushing the man made global warming fairy tale religion are the same ones who piss bitch and moan about about ten commandment displays and Christians trying to push their views onto the rest of society.
    "A nation can survive its fools, and even the ambitious. But it cannot survive treason from within. An enemy at the gates is less formidable, for he is known and carries his banner openly. But the traitor moves amongst those within the gate freely, his sly whispers rustling through all the alleys, heard in the very halls of government itself. For the traitor appears not a traitor; he speaks in accents familiar to his victims, and he wears their face and their arguments, he appeals to the baseness that lies deep in the hearts of all men. He rots the soul of a nation, he works secretly and unknown in the night to undermine the pillars of the city, he infects the body politic so that it can no longer resist. A murder is less to fear"

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    Re: Texas fights global-warming power grab

    Quote Originally Posted by jamesrage View Post
    Amazing how a lot of people pushing the man made global warming fairy tale religion are the same ones who piss bitch and moan about about ten commandment displays and Christians trying to push their views onto the rest of society.
    Or . . . the people pushing the denier fair tale religion are much the same one's who insist on making the ten commandments an isue that it isn't.




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    Re: Texas fights global-warming power grab

    Quote Originally Posted by Boo Radley View Post
    Or . . . the people pushing the denier fair tale religion are much the same one's who insist on making the ten commandments an isue that it isn't.



    For laughs, let's say man made Global Warming is not a hoax.
    Can the government fix it?
    If you say yes
    How will selling carbon credits do that?
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    Re: Texas fights global-warming power grab

    Quote Originally Posted by Barbbtx View Post
    For laughs, let's say man made Global Warming is not a hoax.
    Can the government fix it?
    If you say yes
    How will selling carbon credits do that?
    Not sure it is the best solution,and am not arguing it is. But the thinking is that if they have to pay, they seek other means, thus not havin to pay. It isn't rocket science, and it is a bit disingenuous to act as if the no one understands the reasoning. now, you may argue it won't work. And I might agree. But let's not pretend we don;t see the thinking behind it.

    AUSTAN GOOLSBEE: I think the world vests too much power, certainly in the president, probably in Washington in general for its influence on the economy, because most all of the economy has nothing to do with the government.

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    Re: Texas fights global-warming power grab

    Quote Originally Posted by Barbbtx View Post
    For laughs, let's say man made Global Warming is not a hoax.
    Can the government fix it?
    If you say yes
    How will selling carbon credits do that?
    Cause Al Gore promises to plant a tree in some third world country if we give him all our money.
    The reality though is that Man's effect on the environment via CO2 is pretty well within the range of 'background noise'.

    The environmentalists never want to talk about REAL environmental issues, just what the IPCCBS that gets refuted whenever level-heads take a look.

    Edit : Way to go Texas... Hopefully a real candidate comes up that puts Kerry to shame, have heard lots of him... but from what I've heard he still manages to be the better of two evils...

    Expose those EPA *^*(&^&^ for what they are, and like every other scam artist they'll just fall flat on the face under the weight of their own corruption.
    Last edited by BmanMcfly; 09-06-10 at 11:36 PM. Reason: bring it back to topic

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    Face Palms, this is why the republicans in Texas are making us the laughing stock again.

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    Re: Texas fights global-warming power grab

    Quote Originally Posted by RyrineaHaruno View Post
    Face Palms, this is why the republicans in Texas are making us the laughing stock again.
    Do you have anything deeper to add then this? I didn't think so.
    Climate, changes. It takes a particularly uneducated population to buy into the idea that it's their fault climate is changing and further political solutions can fix it.



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