March 15, 2013

Richard Milhouse Obama: “If Congress won’t act soon to protect future generations, I will” [Darleen Click]

barrynixon_smlA Nixon-era law that mandates agencies to assess projects for actual pollution will, at Obama’s executive order, be extended to so-called climate change

President Barack Obama is preparing to tell all federal agencies for the first time that they have to consider the impact on global warming before approving major projects, from pipelines to highways.

The result could be significant delays for natural gas- export facilities, ports for coal sales to Asia, and even new forest roads, industry lobbyists warn.

“It’s got us very freaked out,” said Ross Eisenberg, vice president of the National Association of Manufacturers, a Washington-based group that represents 11,000 companies such as Exxon Mobil Corp. (XOM) and Southern Co. (SO) The standards, which constitute guidance for agencies and not new regulations, are set to be issued in the coming weeks, according to lawyers briefed by administration officials.

In taking the step, Obama would be fulfilling a vow to act alone in the face of a Republican-run House of Representatives unwilling to pass measures limiting greenhouse gases. He’d expand a Nixon-era law that was intended to force agencies to assess the effect of projects on air, water and soil pollution.

“If Congress won’t act soon to protect future generations, I will,” Obama said last month during his State of the Union address. He pledged executive actions “to reduce pollution, prepare our communities for the consequences of climate change, and speed the transition to more sustainable sources of energy.”

At the same time, Obama is not at all interested in what is really going to devastate those future generations he so staunchly alludes to:


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Comments (22)

  1. Matt Ridley notes events auguring otherwise.

  2. So how are they going to keep this AGW farce going as the truth keeps leaking out? More memos revealed:

  3. So Obama will be enforcing his petulant whims on China and India (where the vast majority of the dirty coal is being burned)? That will be interesting.

  4. I would like to see an environmental impact report done on the AHCA before implementation.

  5. Here’s a California story. It will make you laugh. it will make you cry.

    It should make you scared, considering this is where Washington wants to take the whole damn country…

  6. So Obama will be enforcing his petulant whims on China and India

    No the purpose is the destruction of America as a force for liberty (or “the good” as we see “the good”) in the world. Pollution elimination is, as is all the proclaimed goals of the progressive left, simply a currently useful means toward the real goal.

    The destruction of freedom worldwide and the imposition of a tyranny run by them is what they think they will get. As always if they do manage to get the tyranny they will then be completely surprised that they will not be the ones in charge. That place is reserved by human nature for the sociopathic monsters they have let loose in their midst.

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  8. Pursuant to the thing I was talking about in the Billy Joel thread, my dad kicked it about an hour ago.

    They sent him home on Wednesday, set up a hospital bed in his bedroom, and he slept, breathing with difficulty, until he passed.

    His poor wife felt like she’d finally found someone (in this 3rd husband) to love, who loved her back, and now he’s gone. Me, I’m just glad he can’t hurt anyone anymore (not that he was a danger to society or anything; just hard on family).

    I didn’t feel that I should drive up (3 hours) to say goodbye, because he wasn’t sentient enough to register language or anything like that. Funeral’s prolly Wednesday but who knows. My bro and his family are driving the 30 hours from Nashville (6 air fares is $3-4K). My sisters live in the Boise area, and most of my dad’s siblings live right there in the tiny Idaho town.

  9. My condolences to you and the family, di.

    May he rest in peace.

  10. My sincere condolences, dicentra. I will send some godbothering prayers your way.

  11. My deepest sympathies, di.

  12. My prayers and thoughts, di.

  13. Condolences, dicentra. I remember the things you’ve said about him here over the years, so watch out for all that stuff welling up. It happens. Take care of yourself, eh?

  14. Sorry to here about your Father’s death Di. I will pray for you and your family.

  15. here-> hear

  16. My condolences, di. I hope the funeral and related family stuff goes as best possible.

  17. dicentra, I am sorry for your loss.

  18. dicentra, May the Lord bless you, and keep you; may He make His countenance to shine upon you, and grant you His Peace.

  19. Praying for peace for you and yours, di. God bless.

  20. My condolences, Di.

  21. Thanks, folkses.

    I’m doing OK.

    My cat, however, is still pining for the Oregon Junco he brought into the house sometime Wednesday and played with all day, in every room, judging by the feathers left behind. When I got home late that night, the poor thing was still flapping around and bonking into the walls.

    I finally caught it and gave it a good look-see: he seemed OK, no visible wounds, and his beady little eyes were still bright, so I stuck him on the roof of the patio where he could recover his wits out of the immediate reach of catses.

    Yesterday morning and today the cat has been mewling plaintively in my face as I sleep and later as he hops into the bathtub (which he NEVER does), hoping to find the bird there. He’s like a toddler who left his favorite stuffed animal on the bus and can’t really believe that it’s gone.

  22. Heartfelt condolences, dicentra. Your father is in God’s place now.