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GOP: Environmental Rules Are Job Killers

September 27, 2011 by  

WASHINGTON, Sept. 27 (UPI) — Republican lawmakers took another swipe at President Barack Obama’s environmental regulations by blaming coal mining rules for dimming employment prospects.

Regulations for the coal industry are designed to reduce sulfur dioxide and nitrogen oxide emissions in 27 states. Those pollutants account for high levels of smog and soot.

U.S. Rep. Doug Lamborn, R-Colo., chairman of a House subcommittee on energy and mineral resources, said Obama’s clean air regulation was a job killer.

“Continuing to work on a rule that will knowingly eliminate thousands of jobs and will result in 29,000 people living below the poverty level is inexcusable policy,” Lamborn said in a statement.

“It is our job as lawmakers to institute policies that will create jobs and make lives better for Americans — instead, this administration is pursuing a rule that will do exactly the opposite.”

The Environmental Protection Agency announced recently it wanted to limit sulfur levels in gasoline in an effort to decrease pollutants associated with acid raid.

U.S. Rep. Fred Upton, R-Mich., chairman of the House Energy and Commerce Committee said last week the EPA “is one of the biggest job-destroying offenders” in Washington.

“I believe regulations are necessary to protect public health and the environment but they must be administered in a way that does not inflict undue harm on American families and job creators,” Upton said.

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  • Earl, QUEENS, NY

    And sadly, if we oppose the EPA’s actions, democraps and environmentalist wackos will say we want dirtier air and dirtier water. Listening to these leftwing malcontents tell such lies should make us shout!! I’m so tired of this BS!! Even more frustrating is the fact that so many Republicans lack the courage to stand up and fight back, especially against the leftwing environmentalist wackos. STAND FIRM!! We should not only refute all of the Democraps’ lies about the GOP, but also expose the agenda of today’s leftwing democrap party and its special interest groups such as the flat-earth no-growth leftwing environmentalist wackos. They’re anti-American, anti-prosperity, and destroying freedom and jobs; while doing nothing to clean the air or water. What we need to do is elect true conservative Republicans (not RINO fools like Nitwit Romney!!) who pledge to not only eliminate the EPA, but also to repeal the EPA’s ridiculous regulations of the past few decades.

    AND LIKEWISE ….. Let’s give the environmentalist wackos a dose of their own medicine!!!! Perhaps they want city dwellers to share their homes with bedbugs?? My understanding is that there was an effective pesticide which nearly made bedbugs extinct. But that pesticide was banned, so bedbugs have made a comeback. And what about CAFE standards?? Can we suggest the environmentalist wackos want to see more Americans die on the road due to mandated less safe vehicles?? Likewise, can we also suggest that the environmentalist wackos hate blacks and want them to die?? Well, the environmentalist wackos certainly don’t care about the millions who’ve needlessly died of malaria (mostly in Africa) – a majority of whom are black, and many of whom are children!! Remember, most of these deaths can be/could’ve been prevented were it not for the DDT ban which the environmentalist wackos called for and have always supported.

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