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EPA grants 16 states clean gas waivers after Sandy
The Miami Herald ^ | Wednesday, 10.31.12 | JOSH LEDERMAN

Posted on 11/05/2012 6:23:18 PM PST by lyby

The Obama administration is temporarily waiving some Clean Air Act requirements in 16 states and the District of Columbia to reduce fuel disruptions from Superstorm Sandy.

Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Lisa Jackson says in a letter to governors that extreme circumstances related to Sandy will prevent enough gasoline from reaching consumers.

TOPICS: Business/Economy; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: election; gasprices
Been wondering WHY gas prices are down to $3.09...
1 posted on 11/05/2012 6:23:26 PM PST by lyby
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To: lyby

Hope they eliminate Ethanol for a while.If so after things quite down I may take a ride and fill up my gas cans for next season for the mowers and small equip.

2 posted on 11/05/2012 6:32:20 PM PST by CGASMIA68
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To: lyby

Has nothing to do with getting gas prices down before an election?

3 posted on 11/05/2012 6:33:51 PM PST by palmer (Jim, please bill me 50 cents for this completely useless post)
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To: lyby
Wow. What a deal. The gods at the EPA will allow people to put whatever gas they want to into their cars. All hail the EPA.
4 posted on 11/05/2012 6:34:25 PM PST by Gabrial (The nightmare will continue as long as the nightmare is in the Whitehouse.)
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To: lyby

As I’ve said before, if the EPA would cut back some of their rules a little bit it would go a long ways to solving our economic problems.

I hope to hear President Romney say in November: “Just like back with Hurricane Sandy and the extreme circumstances required cutting back on some of the restrictions, our 8% unemployment and $17 Trillion dollar deficit are extreme circumstances. Therefore, all EPA emissions limits will be rolled back to those in place as of 1987.”

5 posted on 11/05/2012 6:39:22 PM PST by 21twelve (So I [God] gave them over to their stubborn hearts to follow their own devices. Psalm 81:12)
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To: palmer
Sure it does

Also I noticed that the price of oil by the bbl is down, and therefore so is gas.

I think it is because of weakness of the stock market.

When ever the stock market goes down, so do gas prices.

I don't have a horse in the stock market race, so I like it to go down so I can afford gas more often.

I am surprised that Obama didn't do something sooner to bring the gas price down, it would have helped him tremendously in his bid to be reelected.

Also it's interesting that with a stroke of his pen he can negate EPA rules.

That needs to be one of the first things that President Romney does, is sock it to the EPA.

I'm sure at least 75% of the EPA gas regulations are politically driven and Romney needs to address that very soon.

The EPA is a political tool, like the Ed Dept, Commerce dept and most of the other alphabet depts.

Romney better have asbestos socks if he gets in the office.

6 posted on 11/05/2012 6:43:12 PM PST by Syncro (The Tea Party is Dead-->MSM/Dems/GOP-e -- LONG LIVE THE TEA PARTY!)
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To: lyby
Good.... it took Hurricane Sandy to put the E.P.A. on the ropes and the E.P.A. temporarily capitulated..
Hopefully a Romney administration will put the E.P.A. out of it's misery and defund the whole agency or cut the whole E.P.A. out of the federal budget.

7 posted on 11/05/2012 6:49:42 PM PST by American Constitutionalist
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To: lyby

EPA = Energy Prevention Agency

8 posted on 11/05/2012 6:52:03 PM PST by G Larry (Which of Obama's policies do you think I'd support if he were white?)
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To: lyby

Yeah, great. But WHY only those? and WHY only now?


...just askin’...

9 posted on 11/05/2012 9:03:40 PM PST by castlebrew (Gun Control means hitting where you're aiming!))
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To: Gabrial

“All hail the EPA.”

My sentiments exactly.

10 posted on 11/05/2012 9:46:05 PM PST by Bshaw (A nefarious deceit is upon us all!)
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To: castlebrew

Because Americans can only handle small doses of Freedom, and only during times of great need.. and only in selected areas.

11 posted on 11/05/2012 9:59:38 PM PST by Teacher317 ('Tis time to fear when tyrants seem to kiss.)
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