Friday, April 02, 2010

EPA's Attack on Carbon Begins Now for January 2011 Greenhouse Gases Permits

As Rush Limbaugh reported April 1, 2010 on his radio show:

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Story #6: Obama to Crush Economy with Massive CO2 Taxes

RUSH: This first story -- now, keep in mind, this is April 1st, but this is Canada Free Press. "Obama to Crush Economy with Massive CO2 Taxes as Early as Next Week." Why do you shake your head? "Abandoning all loyalty to the democratic processes this nation holds dear, President Obama has made the decision that getting energy tax legislation through Congress with the approval of the American people is just too much of a pain to bother with. Instead he will have the EPA declare as early as next week that CO2 is a dangerous global warming gas and will start regulating its emissions immediately." Now, the Supreme Court has given the EPA the legal right to do this.

 "Obama’s promise to open up vast stretches of ocean on the East Coast and Gulf of Mexico to energy exploration is simply a ruse to soften up the public for soon to be announced draconian regulations. Similar to how Obama used the $50 million dollar study on healthcare companies competing across state lines to sell Obamacare as a bipartisan bill, his recent decree allowing energy companies to explore (not drill, not produce energy from … just explore) new stretches of ocean for oil is also meant to be a trivial, yet impressive enough sounding carrot for conservatives right before he stuffs his Marxist trash down their throats." This obviously is an opinion piece. If this were an American publication, of course it would be standard news. "Every American who doesn’t live in a technology adverse commune in California will now pay even more of their hard earned cash to the federal government for absolutely no good reason."

So that's one story, that basically cap and tax is going to be announced next week, and we have heard that they were considering doing this because the votes are not there in Congress for it.

Here is the article from the Canada Free Press (Note the Obama Countdown widget at the right hand side of the CFP Home Page!):

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Forget Cap and Trade: EPA Regulation of CO2 Emissions Will Begin in 10 Months
By Fred Dardick Friday, April 2, 2010
So much for the spectacle of Democrats and Republicans fighting their way through Congress over the future of Cap and Trade energy legislation.

Thanks to EPA Administrator Lisa P. Jackson in little noticed press releases from March 29 and April 1, the “final decision” that “greenhouse gases (GHGs)” and “carbon pollution” will be regulated (taxed) by the federal government is complete and the imposition of “construction and operating permit requirements for the largest emitting facilities will begin.”

The first misleadingly titled release “EPA Formally Announces Phase-in of Clean Air Act Permitting for Greenhouse Gases/Agency reiterates no stationary source requirements until 2011” makes it clear the EPA absolutely will regulate (tax) stationary sources of greenhouse gases (power plants, factories, farms, homes, etc…) starting Jan 2011.

Administrator Jackson is quoted as saying “This is a common sense plan for phasing in the protections of the Clean Air Act. It gives large facilities the time they need to innovate, (and) governments the time to prepare to cut greenhouse gases”. The amount of time being 10 whole months from now when apparently vast new supplies of energy derived from pixie dust and the tears of clowns will come online to power the U.S. economy.

Not only has the final decision been made to regulate (tax) the release of CO2, but limits for emissions will be set by the government in the near future, presumably without the inconvenience of public hearings: “The agency will make a decision later this spring on the amount of GHGs facilities can emit before having to include limits for these emissions in their permits.”

Interestingly enough the March 29 release does not explicitly state that stationary source CO2 emission standards would go into effect, only that “the rule limiting GHG emissions for cars and light trucks would trigger these requirements in January 2011.”

That’s where the April 1 press release comes in. Titled: “DOT, EPA Set Aggressive National Standards for Fuel Economy and First Ever Greenhouse Gas Emission Levels For Passenger Cars and Light Trucks”.

While cloaked in the language of automobiles and trucks, it is the trigger for the direct control of all energy use in the nation by the EPA and their political overloads (President Obama) and by extension the U.S. economy.

The release leaves little room for misinterpretation: “Responding to one of the first major directives of the Obama Administration, the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) today jointly established historic new federal rules that set the first-ever national greenhouse gas emissions standards.”

The purpose of the new emissions standards is to greatly increase the price of energy in America leading to $8 or more for a gallon of gas and electricity bills which will “necessarily skyrocket” according to Obama.

This may lead to increased energy efficiencies, but it will also force businesses to lay off millions of workers during a time of 10% unemployment (and 20% underemployment) to pay for higher energy costs and will ultimately transform what has been a terrible recession into another Great Depression.

The fact that not one shred of evidence proves CO2 is responsible for global warming does not appear to concern the EPA or Obama. On the contrary, even ClimateGate scientists agree that the world has not warmed since 1995. By all accounts the earth is entering a cooling period likely to last 30 or more years due to solar and ocean cycles, which have a far greater effect on global temperatures than CO2.

It is strange to see not one single mention regarding these alarming developments in the main stream media however, given the timing of the April 1 press release, the day before Good Friday, and the avoidance of direct language by the EPA, I suppose it isn’t all that surprising.

But soon enough Americans are going to wake up and realize they’ve been had.

March 29 EPA Press Release
April 1 EPA Press Release
April 1 EPA Press Release

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