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EDITORIAL: Close the EPA--Itís time to stop funding carbon mysticism with taxpayer dollars
The Washington Times ^ | march 3, 2011 | Editorial

Posted on 03/04/2011 12:41:41 PM PST by jazusamo

As Congress looks for ways to trim the budget, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) represents an opportunity for up to $9 billion in savings. This outfit has become little more than an advocacy group for trendy leftist causes operating on the public’s dime. Many liberal policies being promoted are so unpopular that congressional Democrats can’t muster the votes to get them through the proper legislative process. So they go to the EPA instead.

That’s why the EPA announced Tuesday that it had revised the deadlines imposed on certain companies for reporting so-called “greenhouse gas” production. A facility that manufactures paper, for example, would have to determine whether it “emits 25,000 metric tons of carbon-dioxide equivalent (CO2e)” per year. The agency guesses that this covers about 10,000 businesses which would then be forced to measure their carbon-dioxide output, maintain detailed records and submit reports to EPA busybodies.

All of this extra work is required not to make companies more productive or more competitive in the marketplace. Instead, it increases the EPA’s power over the private sector in the name of fighting the purported effects of global warming.

Although we are led to believe that each metric ton of carbon dioxide brings the planet closer to the brink of destruction, companies won’t be compelled to report the greenhouse-gas emissions of their own employees, about a dozen of whom would produce a metric ton of carbon dioxide while breathing on the job for a year. “This carbon dioxide is part of a natural closed-loop cycle and does not contribute to the greenhouse-gas concentrations in the atmosphere,” the EPA website explains...

(Excerpt) Read more at washingtontimes.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Editorial; Government
KEYWORDS: broke; budget; carbon; carbontrade; climate; climatechange; co2; cooling; debt; defund; epa; globalwarming; globalwarminghoax; gorebullwarming; jobs; regulation; spending; tax; warming

1 posted on 03/04/2011 12:41:48 PM PST by jazusamo
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To: jazusamo

It won’t happen under Obummer, but this is definitely a top priority for a competent administration. Why did we continue this Frankenstein monster after Nixon created it?


2 posted on 03/04/2011 12:45:47 PM PST by Brett66 (Where government advances, and it advances relentlessly , freedom is imperiled -Janice Rogers Brown)
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To: jazusamo

EPA - another rogue agency out of control.

But this is Obamaland - don’t look for a repeal anytime soon. :(


3 posted on 03/04/2011 12:46:58 PM PST by Tzimisce (Never forget that the American Revolution began when the British tried to disarm the colonists.)
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To: Brett66
Good question, this agency should have been zapped years ago. I guess the enviro nazis got so strong it wasn't politically feasible but now that we're going broke it puts a whole new political outlook on it.
4 posted on 03/04/2011 12:53:54 PM PST by jazusamo (His [Obama's] political base---the young, the left and the thoughtless: Thomas Sowell)
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To: jazusamo
"put it on my tab"


5 posted on 03/04/2011 12:53:54 PM PST by WOBBLY BOB ( "I don't want the majority if we don't stand for something"- Jim Demint)
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To: steelyourfaith

Ping!


6 posted on 03/04/2011 12:55:26 PM PST by jazusamo (His [Obama's] political base---the young, the left and the thoughtless: Thomas Sowell)
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To: jazusamo

don’t hold your breath over that one or over anything else that involves shrinking federal bureaucracies.


7 posted on 03/04/2011 12:55:26 PM PST by RC one (CHANGE WE CAN BELIEVE IN! YES WE CAN! FUBO!)
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To: RC one

It sure won’t happen with this administration. Let’s hope they keep making enough noise about the EPA until we get a favorable one.


8 posted on 03/04/2011 12:57:41 PM PST by jazusamo (His [Obama's] political base---the young, the left and the thoughtless: Thomas Sowell)
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To: jazusamo

And after the EPA, close down the Dept. of ill-Education. A worthless agency if there ever was one.


9 posted on 03/04/2011 12:59:14 PM PST by Signalman
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To: jazusamo

Regulating the environment is not an enumerated power granted to Congress in Article 1 Section 8 of the Constitution! Consequently the mere existence of the EPA on the federal level is Unconstitutional and must be abolished! It is a power reserved to the states or to the people per the 10th Amendment!


10 posted on 03/04/2011 1:58:30 PM PST by Defend Liberty
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To: jazusamo

Defund it and the Dept of Energy and shut em down.


11 posted on 03/04/2011 2:03:28 PM PST by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose of a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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Thanx jazusamo !

 


Beam me to Planet Gore !

12 posted on 03/04/2011 2:05:30 PM PST by steelyourfaith ("Eternal vigilance is the price of liberty." -- Wendell Phillips)
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To: jazusamo
want jobs
13 posted on 03/04/2011 2:18:14 PM PST by FrankR (The Evil Are Powerless If The Good Are Unafraid! - R. Reagan)
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To: jazusamo
DE-FUND!!!
14 posted on 03/04/2011 4:22:24 PM PST by Jerrybob
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15 posted on 03/06/2011 3:23:19 PM PST by Tolerance Sucks Rocks (up)
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