Time to Fight Back Against the EPA's Power Grab

Senator Lisa Murkowski (R - Alaska)

Senator Lisa Murkowski (R - Alaska)

By Phil Kerpen

President Obama has been very made clear that his top domestic priorities are health care and global warming. We all know what happened on health care. Now the date is set for the key Senate showdown on global warming: June 10. That’s when the Senate will vote on a resolution introduced by Alaska Senator Lisa Murkowski (S.J. Res. 26) that would overturn the EPA’s global warming regulations. It’s not subject to filibuster. There is no place for weak-kneed senators to hide. In just two weeks we’ll know where every member of the Senate stands.As I’ve previously discussed here in the Fox Forum and documented on www.ObamaChart.com, the Obama administration is not waiting for Congress to enact a national cap-and-trade program to move ahead with its global warming agenda.

Under the watchful eye of White House Climate czar Carol Browner (who originally developed the legal theory of using the 1970 Clean Air Act as a global warming law, bypassing Congress) the EPA is moving forward on a staggering regulatory power grab that includes about 18,000 pages of appendices and will eventually regulate nearly every aspect of the U.S. economy.

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32 Responses to Time to Fight Back Against the EPA's Power Grab

  1. Rob N. Hood May 29, 2010 at 5:59 pm #

    It was Theodore Roosevelt who became a renegade statesman and declared: “Political parties exist to secure responsible government and to execute the will of the people. From these great tasks both of the old parties have turned aside. Instead of instruments to promote the general welfare they have become the tools of corrupt interests, which use them impartially to serve their selfish purposes. Behind the ostensible government sits enthroned an invisible government owing no allegiance and acknowledging no responsibility to the people. To destroy this invisible government, to dissolve the unholy alliance between corrupt business and corrupt politics, is the first task of the statesmanship of the day.”

    We have evolved into an oligarchy that considers cost savings and profit ahead of lives and the preservation of our earth. There is no accountability; just grim statistics and gluttonous predatory profiteers who continue to fatten themselves on the misfortunes that they visit upon the rest of us.

    EPA power grab… Riiiight. It’s just trying to make up some of the ground lost over the rapacious 8 years of Bush.

  2. paul wenum May 30, 2010 at 12:05 am #

    And your point is that’s relevent? Blather with a big “B.”

  3. Rob N. Hood May 30, 2010 at 9:00 am #

    Relevant with a big “R”.

  4. Hal Groar June 3, 2010 at 9:29 pm #

    Ridiculous with a very big R! It is all Bush’s fault. That lil’ spill in the Gulf, yep that’s Bush! Middle east spat? Bush! Plate Tectonics? Dubbya’s fault! Rob, get some new material.

  5. paul wenum June 3, 2010 at 11:09 pm #

    Never changes does it. Bush caused WWII? I can see it coming.

  6. Rob N. Hood June 4, 2010 at 7:19 am #

    All you got is hysterics and hyberole? Yawn…

    • Rob N. Hood June 7, 2010 at 8:21 am #


  7. Rob N. Hood June 4, 2010 at 1:47 pm #

    Now here’s something to really get hysterical about:

    What a thing we have created. What an extraordinary horror our rapacious need for cheap, endless energy hath unleashed; it’s a monster of a scale and proportion we can barely even fathom.

    Because if you’re honest, no matter where you stand, no matter your politics, religion, income or mode of transport, you see this beast of creeping death and you understand: That is us. The spill may be many things, but more than anything else it is a giant, horrifying mirror.

    • NEIL F. AGWD/BSD June 4, 2010 at 10:43 pm #

      OK Rob, what should we do? What is your solution? Should we all get solar panels and wind turbines?
      “The cost of installing a solar panel varies based on factors including geographic area, available tax credits and rebates, off-grid expenses, and building energy needs. When installing a grid tied system, the cost will vary based on how much of the total energy you’d like to designate as solar. On average, people spend tens of thousands of dollars on solar panel installation. Local services will probably give you a free installation quote, and you could probably negotiate your rates.

      The panels themselves can cost anywhere from hundreds to tens of thousands of dollars. When you shop for a solar panel, you should take the time to find a product that matches your needs. A low quality or mismatched product could end up costing you thousands of dollars in setup fees.”

      “The price of offshore turbines rose 48 percent to 2.23 million euros ($3.45 million) per megawatt in the past three years, according to BTM Consult APS, a Danish wind power consultant. By comparison, land-based rotors cost 1.38 million euros per megawatt after rising 74 percent in the same period.”

      So, what do you propose Rob? Should we all disconnect our homes from the grid? What is the way to go as you see it? I’d really like to know what you would do if you were running the world. Or, maybe you could shut up about it? Perhaps? Because all I hear you saying is that it’s a creeping death, and it’s all GW ‘s fault. I’d like to hear you stop whining about it and tell us what you would do about it.

      • NEIL F. AGWD/BSD June 10, 2010 at 5:34 pm #

        Rob. I’m waiting for a solution, or solutions, to what you keep whining about. *itching and moaning about everything you think is bad is not a solution. I think I already know what you would do, but I want you to confirm it. Tell us what to do Rob.

  8. paul wenum June 4, 2010 at 7:34 pm #

    Anyone that sees the oil spill as anything but a disaster is an idiot. That said, should we stop exploration for oil, gas, clean coal, solar, wind, et al. Wind turbines kills millions of birds annually. Why aren’t they banned? Melanoma from solar panels??? Accidents happen which is unfortunate.

  9. Hal Groar June 5, 2010 at 9:13 pm #

    Rob your paste has it backwards. It is not our appetite for cheap energy that has caused this disaster, it is the environmentalists pushing drilling out to such depths as to make it dangerous. Drilling itself is nearly accident proof, throw in a mile of water prior to drilling, then your margin for error goes way down! We are all human and we all make mistakes. Let’s hope we learn the right lesson on this one. Barry hasn’t, due to the ban on drilling. Truly amazing how vacuous that man is.

  10. paul wenum June 5, 2010 at 11:29 pm #

    Hal, excellent response.

  11. Rob N. Hood June 7, 2010 at 8:19 am #

    Yes, Hal excellent right-wing knee-jerking. “Barry” hasn’t stopped the oil exploration leases, or even drilling. It is you and your one-sided brain “thinking” process that is backwards. And why don’t you and Paul take Neil to task for cut and pasting and quoting like you do me? Doesn’t matter, I know the answer to that; pack animals stick together… apparently even rabid ones.

    And poor Neil, the same old questions regarding that which has already been answered, in my posts and in the quotes, and even in the (gasp!) cut and pasted items. He even somehow misses all the criticism and angst I have had with Obama and Clinton, and how I equate them with the one true party of the USA- the oligarchy (or oilgarchy :-). But he, like other like-minded souls, wishes to stay blind and pretend there are no alternative solutions to our problems, excpet to stay the course- right over the cliff. Smart, only if you want extinction of the species.

  12. Rob N. Hood June 10, 2010 at 2:49 pm #

    Obama is getting same treatment given Clinton.
    Trash Smear Lie

    Newtnut and Conservative Freaknuts spent $110,000,000 (GAO number) on Hearings and Investigations in a designed effort to destroy the Clinton administration.

    Clinton had– ONE–member— CONVICTED—of a — FELONY–which was —COMMITED–while working in the Clinton Administration. And it was for accepting some baseball tickets, but nothing was prven quid pro quo.

    ONE for $110,000,000==waste of taxpayers money

    Let us lookie at REAGAN per Haynes Johnson of WP the “most Scurrilous” administration in history. His book “sleepwalking through History”.



    Attorney General—Cabinet–two OIC investigations-no charge
    Asst. Attorney General—No Charge
    Secretary of Defense—Cabinet—Pardoned
    Asst. Sec. Of Defense—Guilty–to Prison
    Secretary of Labor—Cabinet—Not Guilty
    Secretary of Interior—Cabinet—Guilty—fined
    National Security Agency–Director—-Cabinet—Guilty
    National Security Agency–Director—-Cabinet—Guilty—Pardoned
    National Security Agency—Director—Cabinet—Resigned
    Asst. Secretary of Navy—–Guilty—Fined
    Dep. Secretary of Air Force-Guilty—Fined
    Director of CIA—Cabinet—Died during investigation
    Asst. Director of CIA—Guilty—Fined
    Director of HUD—Cabinet–Pled Fifth
    Asst. Director of HUD—Guilty
    Director of Superfund—Guilty—to Prison
    Director of FAA—Guilty-Fined
    Director of NASA-Guilty—Fined
    Special Asst to President—Guilty
    Communications Director for President—Guilty
    EPA Administrator—Resigned
    Asst. Secretary of State—Guilty

    9 Cabinet Members—


  13. paul wenum June 10, 2010 at 8:38 pm #

    Where is my violin.

  14. Hal Groar June 10, 2010 at 9:06 pm #

    Rob, haven’t you noticed Neil and Paul leave a link to their paste? They acknowledge it was a paste. They use it as PART OF the argument (as opposed to THE ARGUMENT). Now I don’t know why you drudged up Clinton and Reagan. Both opposed to Cap ‘n’ Trade I guess. Now you’ve made a relevant point Rob! Congrat’s!

  15. paul wenum June 11, 2010 at 10:39 pm #

    Hal, I don’t “Cut and paste.” Do you read? If Rob’s point is “relevant,” State the names and the facts that surround his statements. I’d love to see the facts before going off half-cocked as you just did.

  16. Rob N. Hood June 13, 2010 at 7:12 am #


  17. paul wenum June 15, 2010 at 11:34 pm #

    Rob, I notice you snooze quite often. Tired of being wrong my friend?

  18. Rob N. Hood June 16, 2010 at 7:42 am #

    Tired of being right, and still losing the American game of prospering. This world is amazingly bipolar.

  19. paul wenum June 16, 2010 at 11:55 pm #

    The world is amazing isn’t it? It never ceases to amaze me. Keeps life interesting I must say.

  20. Rob N. Hood June 18, 2010 at 7:08 am #

    It’s not only Bipolar (up and down) but also schizophrenic. No disrespect to the mentally ill, but I cannot think of a better description.

    This world seems to be such that up is down, and black is white. In a word it is aburd, as are many humans.

    My only hope is that the next one I find myself in will be at least a little bit more logical and gentler.

    I believe humans are evolving, but oh so very slowly. And our brains (such as they are) may get too far ahead of our hearts- which will be our doom.

  21. paul wenum June 18, 2010 at 8:26 pm #

    Your last comment “Brains may get too far ahead of our hearts.” That is our problem with our existing administration, in my humble opinion. “Boom, Doom and Gloom.” Enough said.

  22. Rob N. Hood June 20, 2010 at 7:55 pm #

    Ummm, can’t argue with that…

  23. paul wenum June 20, 2010 at 10:20 pm #

    Let’s all pray it’s not “Doom and Gloom.”

  24. Rob N. Hood June 21, 2010 at 8:47 am #

    I thought voting would solve everything. Of course, voting identically to you that is.

    But gee Paul, many people already have voted identically to you, many times in the majority (i.e. winning), for decades, and nothing has changed… Does that fact give you any clues, at all???

  25. paul wenum June 21, 2010 at 10:44 pm #

    Yes, the clues are you, as well as others of your mindset that are “Clueless.” I see you cut and paste without your own thought process. Computers are an excellent machine to retrieve what you want, when you want it. Real thought is missing in your consistent posts. That, is what is missing in America.

  26. Rob N. Hood June 23, 2010 at 9:07 am #

    You mean real thoughts like the one above that I posted. You think that was cut and pasted? I know you don’t. It’s funny because you seem to say that just after my own statements rather than the ones I “gather” elsewhere.

    That is not “discourse.”

  27. paul wenum June 23, 2010 at 10:49 pm #

    “Voting Identically” to me? Do you know how I voted? No. That’s your problem, you assume.

  28. Rob N. Hood July 2, 2010 at 6:41 am #

    come on Paul- really? That is your rebuttle?? This isn’t fun any more. I need Neil, or even Hal. Dan too of course, but he’s such a busy busy guy…

  29. paul wenum July 10, 2010 at 12:12 am #

    Yes, Dan is a “busy guy.”

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