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Obama Preparing Big Effort to Curb Climate Change
New York Times ^ | June 19, 2013 | JOHN M. BRODER

Posted on 06/19/2013 10:43:46 AM PDT by reaganaut1

WASHINGTON — President Obama is preparing a major policy push on climate change, including, for the first time, limits on greenhouse gas emissions from new and existing power plants, as well as expanded renewable energy development on public lands and an accelerated effort on energy efficiency in buildings and equipment, senior officials said Wednesday.

Heather Zichal, the White House coordinator for energy and climate change, said the president would announce the new policy initiatives in the coming weeks. Another official said a presidential address outlining the new policy could come as early as next week.

“He is serious about making it a second-term priority,” Ms. Zichal said at a forum in Washington sponsored by the magazine The New Republic. “He knows this is a legacy issue.”

In a speech in Berlin on Wednesday, Mr. Obama said that the United States and the world had a moral imperative to take “bold action” to slow the warming of the planet.

“The grim alternative affects all nations — more severe storms, more famine and floods, new waves of refugees, coastlines that vanish, oceans that rise,” Mr. Obama said. “This is the future we must avert. This is the global threat of our time. And for the sake of future generations, our generation must move toward a global compact to confront a changing climate before it is too late. That is our job. That is our task. We have to get to work.”

Ms. Zichal suggested in her remarks that a central part of the administration’s approach to dealing with climate change would be to use the authority given to the Environmental Protection Agency to address climate-altering pollutants from power plants under the Clean Air Act. She said none of the initiatives being considered by the administration required legislative action

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TOPICS: Front Page News; Government
KEYWORDS: benghazi; co2; epa; fastandfurious; globalwarming; impeachnow; irs; tyranny
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CO2 is not a "pollutant". Congress should cut off funding for the EPA if it overreaches.
1 posted on 06/19/2013 10:43:46 AM PDT by reaganaut1
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To: steelyourfaith

global warming ping!


2 posted on 06/19/2013 10:44:08 AM PDT by reaganaut1
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To: reaganaut1

Is he going to stop talking?


3 posted on 06/19/2013 10:44:40 AM PDT by Zathras
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To: reaganaut1

He’ll be back in Kenya before he can do anything, thank Allah.


4 posted on 06/19/2013 10:44:46 AM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (I'll raise $2million for Sarah Palin's next run. What'll you do?)
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To: reaganaut1

More money down the rat-hole. Good luck “curbing” nature.


5 posted on 06/19/2013 10:45:01 AM PDT by beethovenfan (If Islam is the solution, the "problem" must be freedom.)
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To: reaganaut1

#98 on a list of Top 100 Issues Americans Are Concerned About. Right above “alien invasion” and “toenail fungus”.

Given his current troubles, THAT is gonna go down well for Barry. Yeah!


6 posted on 06/19/2013 10:45:48 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: reaganaut1; Revolting cat!

Hasn’t he lowed the oceans yet? What is he waiting for???


7 posted on 06/19/2013 10:46:08 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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To: reaganaut1

Doubling down on the green energy failures of the first term is not a recipe for success.


8 posted on 06/19/2013 10:46:47 AM PDT by saganite (What happens to taglines? Is there a termination date?)
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To: reaganaut1

Just in case a recovery actually takes hold, this will choke it off.


9 posted on 06/19/2013 10:47:08 AM PDT by Uncle Miltie (If youÂ’re happy and you know it clank your chains!)
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To: reaganaut1

It just amazes me how many people believe that THAY are God.


10 posted on 06/19/2013 10:47:09 AM PDT by ButThreeLeftsDo (Support Free Republic!)
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To: reaganaut1

I’m sure all those jet trips he’s billing us for will really help with that.


11 posted on 06/19/2013 10:47:22 AM PDT by VanDeKoik
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To: reaganaut1

I think his end-game objective is to institute global energy tax authority for the UN, and then get himself installed as Secretary-General, so he can keep screwing with us after he’s out of office.


12 posted on 06/19/2013 10:48:46 AM PDT by tacticalogic ("Oh, bother!" said Pooh, as he chambered his last round.)
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To: reaganaut1

King Barry is going to do all this without getting Congressional approval for any of it.


13 posted on 06/19/2013 10:48:57 AM PDT by colorado tanker
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To: reaganaut1

This’ll cause even more major financial damage to the economy and to our daily lives.


14 posted on 06/19/2013 10:49:08 AM PDT by carriage_hill (Guns kill people, pencils misspell words, cars drive drunk & spoons make you fat.)
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To: ButThreeLeftsDo

well you certainly can’t be the least bit surprised that HE thinks he’s God, can you??


15 posted on 06/19/2013 10:50:01 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: reaganaut1

The Statists are getting desperate, because all of the lies they’ve carefully constructed to enslave us are crumbling around them.


16 posted on 06/19/2013 10:50:01 AM PDT by skeeter
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To: reaganaut1

Does Obama really believe the he can bring change to God’s World?


17 posted on 06/19/2013 10:51:55 AM PDT by BobNative
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To: Buckeye McFrog

I am surprised that I spelled ‘they” with an ‘a’...


18 posted on 06/19/2013 10:52:46 AM PDT by ButThreeLeftsDo (Support Free Republic!)
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To: reaganaut1

“He knows this is a legacy issue.”

Keep on piling on. It’s already the worst legacy ever, and he wants to make sure no one can ever do as bad a job as he is.


19 posted on 06/19/2013 10:52:47 AM PDT by green iguana
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To: Buckeye McFrog

Toenail fungus is no joke Buckeye. And depends on which alien invasion you’re talking about.


20 posted on 06/19/2013 10:52:52 AM PDT by mykroar (China and Russia are playing chess while Obamas's playing 52 card pick-up.)
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To: reaganaut1

What wonderful timing! Just as the tide is turning and the junk science is being recognized for the fiction it is. I see he hasn’t lost his touch.


21 posted on 06/19/2013 10:56:06 AM PDT by NonValueAdded (Unindicted Co-conspirators: The Mainstream Media)
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To: reaganaut1

I suggest cutting off O2 to all 0bama supporters so they stop with their CO2 production.


22 posted on 06/19/2013 10:57:00 AM PDT by Paladin2 (;-))
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To: reaganaut1

When will we hear that “Our climate is broken. We need to fix it!”

See the tagline...


23 posted on 06/19/2013 10:57:12 AM PDT by Cletus.D.Yokel (Catastrophic Anthropogenic Climate Alteration: The acronym explains the science.)
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To: reaganaut1

There’s been no global warming since 1998. You’d think that would be a problem for the alarmists. You’d be wrong.

First, spend a few more trillion dollars to “curb climate change”.

Once the objectives have been achieved*, point to the data and claim success.

* The objectives being: spread a lot of wealth to “friends”; and destroy western civilization. Global warming is just a “narrative” to enable all that to happen.


24 posted on 06/19/2013 10:57:13 AM PDT by USFRIENDINVICTORIA
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To: mykroar

nobama is a criminal. Did this commie garbage ever take a course in scientific method? Pass it? All this globull warming crap has been discredited. nobama should cuffed and frog-marched into a Fed Supermax. What a puerile putz!


25 posted on 06/19/2013 10:57:18 AM PDT by ogen hal (First amendment or reeducation camp)
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To: saganite

Solyndra part deux.


26 posted on 06/19/2013 10:57:19 AM PDT by EEGator
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To: reaganaut1
Holeeeee crap. When will this boondoggle end?

This is like the Golgafrinchams creating huge Arks and telling a third of the population that they need to leave because the planet is in imminent danger of being eaten by an enormous mutant star goat.

27 posted on 06/19/2013 10:57:57 AM PDT by Bloody Sam Roberts (Tactical Awareness. Use your brain. Then bring the pain.)
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To: reaganaut1
The environmental misanthropes want you dead.
28 posted on 06/19/2013 10:58:42 AM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (Religious faith in government is far crazier than religious faith in God.)
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To: saganite
Doubling down on the green energy failures of the first term is not a recipe for success.

It has actually been quite lucrative for Obama and his corporate supporters.

29 posted on 06/19/2013 10:58:47 AM PDT by oldbrowser (We have a rogue government in Washington)
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To: reaganaut1

He’s got 3.5 years, a committed band of relentless Marxists, and an opposition that is corrupt and incompetent.

We won’t survive this.


30 posted on 06/19/2013 10:59:16 AM PDT by brownsfan (Behold, the power of government cheese.)
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To: reaganaut1

I keep telling my students...study and work...else you will fail and have to go into politics or journalism.


31 posted on 06/19/2013 11:02:23 AM PDT by Da Coyote
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To: reaganaut1
She said none of the initiatives being considered by the administration required legislative action

Tyranny never does.

32 posted on 06/19/2013 11:03:01 AM PDT by Fresh Wind (The last remnants of the Old Republic have been swept away.)
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To: reaganaut1

Wow zero sucking up to another special interest lobby. Who woulda thunk it??


33 posted on 06/19/2013 11:04:02 AM PDT by pfflier
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To: NonValueAdded

Time for the “electricity rates to necessarily skyrocket!”

I bet he’s getting an earful from the other world leaders about the USA’s “unfair” advantage on energy cost. Naturally, Zero agrees... and, now will try to DO SOMETHING about it.


34 posted on 06/19/2013 11:05:29 AM PDT by SomeCallMeTim ( The best minds are not in government. If any were, business would hire them f)
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To: reaganaut1

Man cannot affect global climate change, PERIOD. He can only affect local changes, as in its hotter in the city. Parking lots are hotter.

The earth is HUGH! Man is small. We control NOTHING! God is in control. He made the earth to take care of itself. BP oil spill in the Gulf for example. Where did all the oil go????? I thought it was a disaster? Actually, it wasn’t. God had it under control.

Man is insignificant in the grand scale of things.


35 posted on 06/19/2013 11:06:23 AM PDT by faucetman ( Just the facts, ma'am, Just the facts)
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To: reaganaut1

He will issue an executive order for an overheated country to cool, and after a couple of months, it does.

Of course then he has to issue a corrective for it to warm back up but, after a couple of months, sure as the world... it does!!

He’s the Chicago Messiah. He can do anything.


36 posted on 06/19/2013 11:06:45 AM PDT by marron
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To: tacticalogic

“I think his end-game objective is to institute global energy tax authority for the UN, and then get himself installed as Secretary-General, so he can keep screwing with us after he’s out of office.”

*SHUDDER* But, good call!


37 posted on 06/19/2013 11:06:54 AM PDT by Diana in Wisconsin (I don't have 'Hobbies.' I'm developing a robust Post-Apocalyptic skill set...)
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To: reaganaut1

Looks like a new push that will result in economic depression, waste of taxpayers’ money, and higher gas prices. What else is new?


38 posted on 06/19/2013 11:08:02 AM PDT by luvbach1 (We are finished.)
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To: reaganaut1

“... and an accelerated effort on energy efficiency in buildings and equipment, senior officials said Wednesday.”

Great. More stuff that costs more and doesn’t work.


39 posted on 06/19/2013 11:08:25 AM PDT by jughandle
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To: BobNative

“Does Obama really believe the he can bring change to God’s World?”

0bama IS god. I read it in the newspaper and saw it on TV.


40 posted on 06/19/2013 11:12:48 AM PDT by henkster (The 0bama regime isn't a train wreck, it's a B 17 raid on the rail yard.)
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To: reaganaut1

The climate has been changing since God created heaven and earth. Obammy thinks he’s above God now?


41 posted on 06/19/2013 11:14:39 AM PDT by PistolPaknMama
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To: Bloody Sam Roberts

It might be wise to keep a few telephone sanitizers around. Just sayin.


42 posted on 06/19/2013 11:25:09 AM PDT by OSHA (One despises and wants to destroy the United States, the other is a dead terrorist.)
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To: USFRIENDINVICTORIA

Yes, THE FOREIGNER is very serious about moving forward to address a PROBLEM THAT DOES NOT EXIST. All in the name of collecting MORE TAXES THAN HE DOESN’T HAVE. As a matter of fact, that’s how ALL SOCIALIST DEMOCRATS operate.


43 posted on 06/19/2013 11:25:38 AM PDT by spawn44 (MOO)
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To: colorado tanker

How Green Groups Make the EPA Issue New Rules
“Ironically, the one point on which all sides—environmentalists, business interests, and EPA—agree is that they’d prefer to see environmental policy move through Congress rather than through court filings or the backrooms of an executive agency. But as long as Capitol Hill remains gridlocked, expect recourse to come from the legal system.”
http://news.yahoo.com/green-groups-epa-issue-rules-124617201.html


44 posted on 06/19/2013 11:26:35 AM PDT by Rusty0604
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To: reaganaut1

Obama’s energy goals: Every American (except the elites) swelters or freezes in their darkened homes because they cannot afford their utility bills. Gasoline is $5-6 per gallon and rationed. The Great Plains and other spots in America are blighted by forests of windmills. America’s streets and highways like Cuba are filled with decades old SUVs and pick-up trucks because those vehicles are no longer being manufactured. Highways are littered with stalled electric vehicles because their drivers made the bad choice of using the air conditioning, defroster, heater, wipers, lights or radio and now do not have the battery power to get to their destination. Farmers and ethanol producers get rich from government subsidies while US consumers see ever higher food prices and their car engines, lawn mowers and boats ruined by mandated high ethanol fuel blends.


45 posted on 06/19/2013 11:26:53 AM PDT by The Great RJ
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To: reaganaut1
CO2 is not a "pollutant". Congress should cut off funding for the EPA if it overreaches.

I'm afraid that five Justices of the U.S. Supreme Court held in 2007 that carbon dioxide is a "pollutant" within the meaning of the term, as that term is defined under the federal Clean Air Act, and that, as they say, is that.

Now, of course, Congress could amend the Clean Air Act tomorrow to provide that carbon dioxide is not a "pollutant" within the meaning of the statute and solve the problem right then and there.

I wouldn't hold your breath.

46 posted on 06/19/2013 11:34:37 AM PDT by DSH
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To: reaganaut1

OMG!!!


47 posted on 06/19/2013 11:35:10 AM PDT by AngelesCrestHighway
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To: reaganaut1

If he wants to prevent pollution then he should shut the hell up!!!


48 posted on 06/19/2013 11:35:58 AM PDT by AngelesCrestHighway
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To: henkster

Rather he CLAMS to be God.


49 posted on 06/19/2013 11:36:07 AM PDT by Biggirl ("Jesus talked to us as individuals"-Jim Vicevich/Thanks JimV!)
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To: reaganaut1

There has always been climate changes, it is called the seasons.


50 posted on 06/19/2013 11:36:56 AM PDT by Biggirl ("Jesus talked to us as individuals"-Jim Vicevich/Thanks JimV!)
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