EPA- ozone rule will be the most expensive in history—and isn't required by law.

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  1. Trajan

    Trajan conscientia mille testes Staff Member

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    I was reading this last night as we got more of the same, call it “Anyone But Me" part 4, from Obama’s latest speech where in he has once again (affirmed for the deniers out there), 200/250K makes you rich and how somehow they get way too much and pay way to little…

    Ha, if only, I guess that may not be too much of a stretch in his world of hubristic marble shitting demi-gods as he continues to vilify bus. for not spending more on doing bus. yet, he continues to wield a club and beat them up for actually, well, doing business.

    Rooseveltian to be sure…

    My initial reaction to this article was;

    a) he’s told his apparatchik Lisa Jackson over at the EPA to speed this up because he wants to send a message, the equivalent of the godfather horse head in the bed routine; stay out of the budget and deficit fight and throw some money into the pot for reelection OR ELSE …

    Then again,

    b) maybe Lisa is just pushing ahead , ahead of her own depts. scientific surveys ( as of yet incomplete) because she senses the admin. itself is running out of time(?)


    c)they are both complete and absolute ideologues who really really don’t see a thing wrong with this and don’t see how it can be destructive to the larger cause which we all thought was, creating jobs……..

    Me? I vote for C.

    The Latest Job Killer From the EPA
    The agency's ozone rule will be the most expensive in history—and isn't required by law.


    There's nothing reasonable or balanced about the Environmental Protection Agency's proposal to tighten national air-quality standards for ozone emissions at this time. For one thing, it's premature, coming a full two years before the EPA is scheduled to complete its own scientific study of ozone emissions in 2013.

    The EPA's new standards are currently under review by the Office of Management and Budget but could end up on the president's desk in the next few days. If implemented, they would reduce the existing 0.075 parts per million (ppm) ozone standard under the National Ambient Air Quality Standards program to 0.070 ppm or even 0.60 ppm.

    This will mean that up to 85% of the counties currently monitored by the EPA would fall into "nonattainment" status, exceeding the air-quality ozone standards and triggering a cascade of federal and state controls.

    The EPA estimates these new standards could cost business anywhere from $20 billion to $90 billion annually. New or expanding companies would be required to obtain emission offsets and install controls. Existing businesses would face expensive new retrofit requirements just to keep operating as they have for years.

    more at-

    John Engler: The Latest Job Killer From the EPA - WSJ.com
  2. CrusaderFrank

    CrusaderFrank Diamond Member

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    Granny says, "Dat's right - Obama fixin' the hole inna sky...
    EPA Administrator on ‘Destroyed Ozone Layer’ – ‘We Are Fixing That’
    January 30, 2014 -– Speaking at the National Council for Science and the Environment (NCSE) conference on Thursday in Arlington, Va., Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Gina McCarthy said her agency is “fixing” the damaged ozone layer.
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