More Obama Administration Steamrolling Of Congress: EPA To Act On ‘Climate Change’

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Really, who needs Congress anymore?

Certainly not the Executive Branch of the U.S. Government, which is busy game-planning end runs around Congress on education, wireless infrastructure, immigration and now climate change.

Gina McCarthy, whom President Barack Obama nominated to lead the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) back in March, told an audience of academics at the University of Colorado Wednesday that the President’s June 25 climate change speech at Georgetown University represented a watershed moment of Presidential will to do something about global warming – with or without Congress’ help.

“Essentially, he said that it is time to act. And he said he wasn’t going to wait for Congress, but that he had administrative authorities and that it was time to start utilizing those more effectively and in a more concerted way,” said McCarthy.

What does that mean? McCarthy wasn’t specific – no surprise there – but she indicated Obama is likely to use his very pliable EPA to look for ways to implement innovative (and costly) carbon swaps, regulations and energy standards at the Federal level, while borrowing green-initiative ideas from cities – like Boulder – that have adopted them.

“[We will] start paying attention to what’s going on in states and cities like Colorado and Boulder, and to start learning what you have already learned and to start getting the federal government to take the responsibility that it must take to face the challenge of climate change,” she said.

“…We’re going to do this this year, next year, the following year, until people understand these are not scary things to do, these are actions we can all do, they’re actions that benefit everybody, that will grow the economy, and they’re actions that will protect the health and safety of individuals.”

The President’s Climate Action Plan Fact Sheet lists some of the visionary ideas Obama plans to channel through the administrative power of the EPA, without any Congressional oversight – even those “policies” (a.k.a. “laws”) that effectively raise fees and taxes while instituting punitive fines.

Taken straight from the White House Fact Sheet, Obama’s plan:

•Directs EPA to work closely with states, industry and other stakeholder to establish carbon pollution standards for both new and existing power plants;

•Makes up to $8 billion in loan guarantee authority available for a wide array of advanced fossil energy and efficiency projects to support investments in innovative technologies;

•Directs DOI to permit enough renewables project—like wind and solar – on public lands by 2020 to power more than 6 million homes; designates the first-ever hydropower project for priority permitting; and sets a new goal to install 100 megawatts of renewables on federally assisted housing by 2020; while maintaining the commitment to deploy renewables on military installations;

•Expands the President’s Better Building Challenge, focusing on helping commercial, industrial, and multi-family buildings cut waste and become at least 20 percent more energy efficient by 2020;

•Sets a goal to reduce carbon pollution by at least 3 billion metric tons cumulatively by 2030 – more than half of the annual carbon pollution from the U.S. energy sector – through efficiency standards set over the course of the Administration for appliances and federal buildings;

•Commits to partnering with industry and stakeholders to develop fuel economy standards for heavy-duty vehicles to save families money at the pump and further reduce reliance on foreign oil and fuel consumption post-2018; and

•Leverages new opportunities to reduce pollution of highly-potent greenhouse gases known as hydrofluorocarbons; directs agencies to develop a comprehensive methane strategy; and commits to protect our forests and critical landscapes.

In keeping with Obama’s pattern, verbs like “establish,” “expand” and “leverage” have more transparent meanings: “regulate,” “borrow/subsidize” and “tax.” Look for the EPA – not Congress – to expedite Obama’s fallacious, myopic “green” revolution.

Personal Liberty

Ben Bullard

Reconciling the concept of individual sovereignty with conscientious participation in the modern American political process is a continuing preoccupation for staff writer Ben Bullard. A former community newspaper writer, Bullard has closely observed the manner in which well-meaning small-town politicians and policy makers often accept, unthinkingly, their increasingly marginal role in shaping the quality of their own lives, as well as those of the people whom they serve. He argues that American public policy is plagued by inscrutable and corrupt motives on a national scale, a fundamental problem which individuals, families and communities must strive to solve. This, he argues, can be achieved only as Americans rediscover the principal role each citizen plays in enriching the welfare of our Republic.

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  • Junie3

    She doesn’t even hold a science degree, but one in small animals. She’s qualified how?

    • jdn

      She is part of the special minority affirmative action plan , a female transgendered bi-sexual with proclivities to beastiality and BDSM . That makes her more than qualified and puts her at the top of the list for any government job .

    • Gib74

      By having given money to 0bama’s election campaign somewhere?

    • chocopot

      She’s a Marxist, like the clown in the WH. That is all the qualification she needs.

  • foxxybey

    It is time to get rid of the NEA, the EPA and DOJ and other handout groups in DC,

  • hjhhghghghghg

    Just another way for Obama to “redistribute” wealth, not only to this county’s pan handlers, but to the entire world’s.

  • diana

    Well I don’t know how true this is but I have heard from a few that our gov. Lol anyway has built a weather station in Alaska and are messing with the weather knowing our gov. I bet that’s true, so all this weird weather is not natural, gov. Made, so they get more control, by doing in the farms, and anything else they fluk up.

    • http://socialsity.com/ LastGasp

      Google H.A.A.R.P.

      • Robert Messmer

        Thanks, I did. You know I read somewhere that there was speculation that the explosion in Siberia that flattened miles of forest circa 1908? was the result of an experiment by Tesla. I always gave more weight to the exploding meteor theory at least until now.

  • Vis Fac

    The Only Thing Necessary for the Triumph
    of Evil is that Good Men Do Nothing–Edmund Burke

    A republic is defined as a state in which supreme power is held by the people and their elected representatives, and which has an elected or nominated president…

    Our republic no longer exists because we have an omnipotent self centered clown in the Oval office who is as unconstitutional as anyone can be. Anyone thinking we still live in a republic had best take notice of what OUR elected officials are doing WITHOUT OUR consent. — A republic is defined
    as a state in which supreme power is held by the PEOPLE and their elected
    representatives Our republic no longer exists because the people no longer have power!

    …A democracy can best be described as two wolves and a sheep deciding what to have for lunch with a well armed sheep contesting the vote! This too shall be a fond memory for our rubber stamp liberally controlled congress is eagerly waiting to disarm us.

    Libertas inaestimabilis res est

    Semper-Fi

    • jagragg

      Semper-Fi! Brother. I too served in USMC/RECON, 1st Battalion, 1st Division, A company, 2nd Plt. (1978 – 81) out of 8 years total (1973 – 1981) {mos 1141 & 0321}. I’m going to “borrow” {steal} your center paragraph, and re-post.

      • Vis Fac

        Semper-Fi Be My guest brother Thank you for serving — I served 1962 through 1972 1st Force Recon BTN 1965 -1968 MOS 8654/0311 Company Commander Republic of Vietnam 3 Consecutive tours.

        The Only Thing Necessary for the Triumph of Evil is that Good Men Do Nothing–Edmund Burke

        A republic is defined as a state in which supreme power is held by the people and their elected representatives, and which has an elected or nominated president…Our republic no longer exists…
        A democracy can best be described as two wolves and a sheep deciding what to have for lunch with a well armed sheep contesting the vote!

        Libertas inaestimabilis res est

        Semper-Fi

        • jagragg

          Okay, “Older brother.” ;-)

          • Vis Fac

            Younger Brother Perhaps if enough people read these words they might wake up and smell the coffee and things might change for the better I was contacted by an older brother from the Korean war who is saddened by all the apathy and sloth he agrees with us that the Corps instills integrity honesty patriotism and responcibility,

            If it were up to me I would require mandatory service as Israel does We would have a much more polite and responsible society.

            The Only Thing Necessary for the Triumph of Evil is that Good Men Do Nothing–Edmund Burke

            A republic is defined as a state in which supreme power is held by the people and their elected representatives, and which has an elected or nominated president…

            Our republic no longer exists because we have an omnipotent self centered clown in the Oval office who is as unconstitutional as anyone can be. Anyone thinking we still live in a republic had best take notice of what OUR elected officials are doing WITHOUT OUR consent. — A republic is defined as a state in which supreme power is held by the PEOPLE and their elected representatives Our republic no longer exists because the people no longer have power!

            …A democracy can best be described as two wolves and a sheep deciding what to have for lunch with a well armed sheep contesting the vote! This too shall be a fond memory for our rubber stamp liberally controlled congress is eagerly waiting to disarm us.

            Libertas inaestimabilis res est

            Semper-Fi

          • jagragg

            Just wanted to share something with you that I ran across: “When exposing a crime is treated as committing a crime, you are ruled by criminals.”

            Unfortunately, i am beginning to think that this perfectly describes the “government” that we have. Especially when one considers what is being done to the “whistle blowers” on the NSA, the IRS and the Benghazi scandals, it becomes very obvious that we are experiencing a “government” that is no longer bound by the rule of law.

            I think you got this one a little messed up: “A democracy can best be described as two wolves and a sheep deciding what to have for lunch with a well armed sheep contesting the vote!” It should read: “A democracy can be best described as two wolves and a sheep deciding what to have for lunch, while a Republic allows a well armed sheep to contest the vote!”

          • Vis Fac

            Jagragg Thank you for sharing this little tidbit I have seen this sometime ago and have yet to use it. We are and have been ruled by criminals for several decades and the general public FAILS to realize it.
            With all the media hype deflecting the criminal malfeasance and focusing on “sharing the wealth” expanding public assistance programs and the printing of money to bolster the stock market making it appear the economy is improving, it is little wonder the liberal Sheeple are content.

            I have to agree with you regarding democracy vis-a-vis republic I hope you don’t mind if I use it as it is quite apropos.

            Libertas inaestimabilis res est

            Semper-Fi

          • jagragg

            Use it all you want to! It has been around for a long time, and I think it was this that you were alluding to in your original post on it. A “democracy” is the one form of government that our founding fathers detested almost as bad as a Monarchy. Hence, our “Constitutional Republican” form of government. A VERY “radical” concept at that time in world history.

          • Vis Fac

            It was I did and I will !Thanks

            The Only Thing Necessary for the Triumph of Evil is that Good Men Do Nothing–Edmund Burke

            A republic is defined as a state in which supreme power is held by the people and their elected representatives, and which has an elected or nominated president…

            Our republic no longer exists because we have an omnipotent self centered clown in the Oval office who is as unconstitutional as anyone can be. Anyone thinking
            we still live in a republic had best take notice of what OUR elected officials are doing WITHOUT OUR consent. Our republic no longer exists because the people no longer have power!

            … A democracy can be best described as two wolves and a sheep deciding what to have for lunch, while a
            Republic allows a well armed sheep to contest the vote!” This too shall be a fond memory for our rubber stamp liberally controlled congress is eagerly waiting to disarm us.

            Libertas inaestimabilis res est

            Semper-Fi

  • colonel marstellar

    Congress? Whether you all want to believe it or not.. obama has your jobs. You arent needed anymore.. !! How do ya like that???

  • pt

    We want more pollution not less Mr. Pres. read our comments.

  • Sam

    It’s time to take back our country for real. Mark Levine says the Constitution has laws in it to protect us from a government that has become tyrannic. We need 2/3 of the states votes to override the federal government. It is time to act.

  • William James Ward

    Congress can defund the EPA and any agency it desires to,
    it can also defund Obama, give him what he deserves and
    IOU to the people of America for ….fill in the blank…..
    ($————-Trillion Dollars) to be taken out in sweat equity
    by him and his regime in Leavenworth……………William

    • billybob

      Harry Reid has a big stake in the secret solar farm being built in the southen corner of Nevada. The Chinese builder is getting all kinds of concessions with the feds. Free land, Loans up to a few billion and guess who is a partner in this scam. Good Old Harry Reid and his Family. Ever wonder why the MSM hasn’t said anything about this??? Well maybe they are just following orders. It is there if you want to look!

      • William James Ward

        Maybe Harry Reid can spend his retirement in a Federal
        prison, I sure hope this information finds it’s way
        to a willing prosecutor and Court but come to think of
        it they are all working together, maybe Nevadan justice
        can find him out and the State could get him?
        William

      • Robert Messmer

        Can we have a link to this info please?

  • sancheleezy

    These people are basically nuts and power hungry to boot. Until we realize that we are the rulers and they are but the servants—all is lost.

  • Quester55

    The E.P.A. Have been at it from the Early 70’s & to this day, Have caused Nothing (Other than Grief) To change our climate Conditions!
    The EASY Answers are Way too often those that get tossed out with the Trash!
    try This on for SIZE, America: Toss those Morons at the EPA, Along with their False Leader, Obama & The Rest of His Rat Pack, into the Trash. Clean up every DIRTY LOBBYIST & SUPPORTERS, Clear Out ALL Government Officials past the age of Retirement & Start Over, after Taking a 1-Year Cooling off Period.

    • NickCzudy

      I agree that we should toss out the Right Wing GOP in Congress and their weak and ineffective leader, John Beahner. If obama suggest it, they will go against it. That is no way to govern a country.
      Can’t the congress do some good? Obama has no choice but to try and end run Congress. There is work that needs to be done for America.
      Congress will not do it.
      regards
      Nick Cz

      • Gib74

        Yup, have the rest of the country be like detroit…

        WONDERFUL idea hero…

        “Socialism is a philosophy of failure, the creed of ignorance, and the gospel of envy, its inherent virtue is the equal sharing of misery.” – Winston Churchill

      • Quester55

        Well Nick, If you feel that way, why did you Cross the River 7 Move your Illegal communistic Ass to the U.S., When CUBA would have been Closer for you & yours?
        Besides, If ALL of the Republicans left office, OBAMA & The Rest of you Communistic Scum would have No one to Complain about!OBAMA being a Muslim& bypassing Both Sides of our Government by Abusing his ” presidential Orders’, has Shown Everyone, time & time again, his disregard for our LAWS, CONSTITUTION & Voting Rights.

        Now return to your Servant’s Position’s so OBAMA’S Butt don’t get cold!

        • Robert Messmer

          “Besides, if ALL…Complain about!” Not true, Quester-Bush has been out of office for over five years yet Obama & Co. still complain that everything wrong in the world is his fault.

  • fearful

    God has spoken! …..again!

  • Gib74

    People need to turn off power to any and all epa buildings as well as the White House…..
    They’ve got to do their ‘fair share’.

  • jim_wright

    It is past time that congress acted to rein in this out of control executive branch along with the monarch want-to-be squatting in the White House. Congress has always had the power of the purse and the power to overturn anything the president does. Now they need to act.

  • Motov

    What part of “NO” does Omoron fail to understand?
    How does taxing carbon stop “Climate Change”?
    Why not allow him to personally go to the source of “Climate Change” and deal with it? His ability to talk, would guarantee a heated debate!
    I’m quite certain a great many would love to see him make this trip!
    It is only 93 million miles away, I’m sure many would even applaud watching his rocket lifting off………….

  • Vash the Stampede

    Obama thinks Americans are to rich. Even our poor are richer that the poor in other countries. Maybe this is why he wants to spread the wealth around more.