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ProSense Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 04:54 PM
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House Votes to Bar E.P.A. From Regulating Industrial Emissions
Source: New York Times

WASHINGTON The House voted 255 to 172 on Thursday to halt the Obama administrations program to regulate industrial air emissions that are contributing to climate change, delivering a stinging blow to a central tenet of the presidents energy and environmental policy.

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Representative Henry A. Waxman, Democrat of California, was the co-author of the 2009 climate bill and the most outspoken opponent of the Upton-Whitfield measure. He called the bill a divisive, partisan measure that takes us in exactly the wrong direction.

He said the bill had no chance of becoming law and was merely a time-consuming distraction from the urgent task of reducing fossil fuel use and developing clean-burning alternatives. Americans want clean air to breathe and sensible limits on carbon pollution, Mr. Waxman said.

The E.P.A. has already embarked on a program of regulating carbon dioxide emissions, beginning with big stationary sources like power plants, factories and oil refineries.



Read more: http://www.nytimes.com/2011/04/08/us/politics/08emit.ht...
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liberal N proud Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 04:59 PM
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1. Dismantal, destroy, and plunder
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Billy Burnett Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 05:06 PM
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2. This is nothing short of futuregenocide (homicide of future generations)
Where the division of Precrime?



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bongbong Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 05:08 PM
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3. Amazing
I can't get over how many millions of jobs the repigs have created since they were seated on Jan 1.
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Mr. Sparkle Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 05:17 PM
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4. That vote just shows are corrupt they are ,imho.
Edited on Thu Apr-07-11 05:17 PM by Mr. Sparkle
nevermind the bought and paid for by the millionaires and billionaires tag. That really is shocking.
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Turbineguy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 05:17 PM
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5. Fix it in 2013.
One of many first things to do.
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Bozita Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 05:20 PM
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6. The GOP is the death panel they've been warning us about.
The fucking Grand Old Party death squad.
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Iliyah Donating Member (828 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 05:31 PM
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7. Where are the JOBS??
Seems to me their intent is to destroy as many jobs as they can.
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Bozita Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 05:39 PM
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8. The jobs will come after we repeal child labor and minimum wage laws.
We'll be hearing this shit real soon.
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sofa king Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 05:43 PM
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9. They might as well be working for us.
Edited on Thu Apr-07-11 05:50 PM by sofa king
The House generates the outrage and the anti-Republican sentiment. The Senate waits a few weeks for the news cycle to completely forget about it and move on to the next outrage, and then quietly kills it.

I will, however, hand it to the NYT for finally pointing out in the seventeenth paragraph that this bill has no chance of actually being signed into law. That's some real ace legislative reporting for the mainstream media.

Edit: I should add another important factoid to this observation, which is that the Democrats in the Senate are playing some real nasty hardball behind the scenes. Not one Republican-generated bill (that I know of) has passed the Senate in this session. They keep this up, and every Democratic candidate will be able to point out next summer that the incumbent Republicans achieved absolutely nothing for their home districts. Not one damned thing.
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Sadie5 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 05:52 PM
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10. Didn't Bush try this too?
I thought he wanted these factories and such to police themselves without government control. correct me if I'm wrong.
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