Thursday, June 10

EPA Climate Fight: Senate to Vote on Who Should Regulate Greenhouse Gases - ABC News

"The Senate today votes on a bill by Sen. Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska, that would overturn an EPA finding last year on the dangers of greenhouse gases, which in turn gave the agency the authority to regulate those pollutants (sic)."

Always nice when an agency can give authority to itself.

"The legislation could also affect the Obama administration's standards for the auto industry, which were based on the EPA's findings."

As well as to other agencies.
"Democrats said they expected a very close vote today. The bill, supported unanimously by Republicans, is unlikely to pass -- President Obama has threatened to veto it and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-California, is unlikely to bring it up for a vote in the House -- but it has exposed frays among Democrats. Most importantly, it could threaten climate change legislation that proponents were hoping would gain steam after the oil crisis in the Gulf of Mexico."
A close vote expected on usurpation. How nice.

Watch the video. One reason we aren't successful in rolling back the 'soft tyrannies' is because we don't oppose them on principle. We continue to debate them on the "merits" which gives, in the instant case, SEN Boxer the leeway she needs to equate oil spill to carbon dioxide in the atmosphere and generally cedes rhetorical ground on all fronts.

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