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    Nearly 50 House Republicans offer bill to block EPA climate rules

    The Republicans certainly hit the ground running. Rock on!!

    Dozens of Republicans used the opening day of the new Congress on Wednesday to introduce legislation that would bar the Environmental Protection Agency from regulating greenhouse-gas emissions.
    Nearly 50 House Republicans offer bill to block EPA climate rules - The Hill's E2-Wire
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    Re: Nearly 50 House Republicans offer bill to block EPA climate rules

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    The Republicans certainly hit the ground running. Rock on!!
    I approve of this.

    Wait for it, we'll get a few of the usual suspects coming here with talk about:

    "I guess you don't like clean air or clean water"
    "What do you expect, the Republicans only care about corporate profits not our children's future!"
    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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    Re: Nearly 50 House Republicans offer bill to block EPA climate rules

    I don't know that I'm a usual EPA "suspect", but I read about this in yesterday's Dallas Morning News. It seems that Texas congressmen have been leading the charge on this legislation. The decision for cleaning up the air was handed down by SCOTUS many years ago. Of course Texas polluters ignored the ruling and haven't even attempted to ease the emissions from their factories.

    The column was accompanied by a photo of the Dallas skyline where it is almost impossible to make out the tall buildings in the filthy air. We call this an orange ozone alert day. Stay inside. Don't breathe the air. We usually run orange ozone days all throughout the summer months. It looks as bad as LA in the sixties.

    Of course the businesses that pollute say that it would cost them too much money to convert to cleaner emissions. That is probably true. I don't have a solution to the problem, but I can see this legislation struggling against a Supreme Court decision. Just barely, if I squint my burning eyes.
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    Re: Nearly 50 House Republicans offer bill to block EPA climate rules

    Quote Originally Posted by Mickey Shane View Post
    I don't know that I'm a usual EPA "suspect", but I read about this in yesterday's Dallas Morning News. It seems that Texas congressmen have been leading the charge on this legislation. The decision for cleaning up the air was handed down by SCOTUS many years ago. Of course Texas polluters ignored the ruling and haven't even attempted to ease the emissions from their factories.

    The column was accompanied by a photo of the Dallas skyline where it is almost impossible to make out the tall buildings in the filthy air. We call this an orange ozone alert day. Stay inside. Don't breathe the air. We usually run orange ozone days all throughout the summer months. It looks as bad as LA in the sixties.

    Of course the businesses that pollute say that it would cost them too much money to convert to cleaner emissions. That is probably true. I don't have a solution to the problem, but I can see this legislation struggling against a Supreme Court decision. Just barely, if I squint my burning eyes.
    San Antonio get's those days. When the wind is out of the South-SouthWest.

    The EPA get's to pass this stuff, and you're gonna see prices soar for everything. They've even been making noise about forcing the state to do mandatory emissions tests on cars. Guess what that's gonna do to the price of your vehicle.
    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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    Quote Originally Posted by MrVicchio View Post
    San Antonio get's those days. When the wind is out of the South-SouthWest.

    The EPA get's to pass this stuff, and you're gonna see prices soar for everything. They've even been making noise about forcing the state to do mandatory emissions tests on cars. Guess what that's gonna do to the price of your vehicle.

    Probably nothing since we already have an emissions test here in texas

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    Re: Nearly 50 House Republicans offer bill to block EPA climate rules

    Quote Originally Posted by Mickey Shane View Post
    I don't know that I'm a usual EPA "suspect", but I read about this in yesterday's Dallas Morning News. It seems that Texas congressmen have been leading the charge on this legislation. The decision for cleaning up the air was handed down by SCOTUS many years ago. Of course Texas polluters ignored the ruling and haven't even attempted to ease the emissions from their factories.

    The column was accompanied by a photo of the Dallas skyline where it is almost impossible to make out the tall buildings in the filthy air. We call this an orange ozone alert day. Stay inside. Don't breathe the air. We usually run orange ozone days all throughout the summer months. It looks as bad as LA in the sixties.

    Of course the businesses that pollute say that it would cost them too much money to convert to cleaner emissions. That is probably true. I don't have a solution to the problem, but I can see this legislation struggling against a Supreme Court decision. Just barely, if I squint my burning eyes.
    what does carbon dioxide have to do with smog... nothing.
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    Re: Nearly 50 House Republicans offer bill to block EPA climate rules

    Quote Originally Posted by winston53660 View Post
    Probably nothing since we already have an emissions test here in texas
    yep, won't affect the price of the car. what it will affect is the price of operating the car. get ready to pay a couple hundred bucks a year to have your car "inspected" by a state approved mechanic to insure that it meet the emmission standards. and then pay another $50-60 bucks fee to the state for a sticker to put on your windshield proving that you have been inspected and passed inspection. It's another in a long line of scams. They've been doing this BS in CA for decades.

    When I got off active duty, we moved to CA so my wife could be closer to her family. One of the first things I had to do was pay $300 to get my car inspected to insure it met the CA emission standards, then a trip down to the DMV where I got to pay an additional $50 for the sticker. and this was 20 years ago, I can only imagine what they charge today.
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    Re: Nearly 50 House Republicans offer bill to block EPA climate rules

    it will indeed increase the price of a car; by increasing the price of its materials and manufacture.

    my uncle is a small business owner, a real up-by-his-bootstraps American Story. but he's in contracting; an industry that would be heavy hit by carbon regulation. i asked him this christmas; if the EPA's ruling stands, he and his partner more than likely will have to shut the business. 65 jobs instantly lost.

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    Re: Nearly 50 House Republicans offer bill to block EPA climate rules

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    The Republicans certainly hit the ground running. Rock on!!
    Why is an attempt to cut pollution control a good thing?
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    Re: Nearly 50 House Republicans offer bill to block EPA climate rules

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    The Republicans certainly hit the ground running. Rock on!!
    Good. The EPA should not be making legislation.
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