EPA takes over in Texas

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    EPA to issue greenhouse gas permits in Texas | Dallas-Fort Worth Medicine News and Advice - Health News for Dallas, Texas - The Dallas Morning News
    EPA to issue greenhouse gas permits in Texas

    By DAVE MICHAELS / The Dallas Morning Newsdmichaels@dallasnews.com
    DAVE MICHAELS / The Dallas Morning Newsdmichaels@dallasnews.com The Dallas Morning News
    Published: 24 December 2010 09:18 AM

    WASHINGTON - The Environmental Protection Agency said Thursday that it will seize authority from Texas to regulate major emitters of greenhouse gases because Gov. Rick Perry and state regulators refused to implement the rules.
    The move caps a long dispute between Texas and the EPA, which have clashed over the Obama administration's push to regulate industrial sources of carbon dioxide emissions.
    State officials complain the rules will unfairly punish Texas and its energy-hungry industries when they take effect Jan. 2.
    While the EPA makes the rules, states implement most of the requirements of the Clean Air Act.
    The most likely practical effect of the EPA awarding permits instead of the state is that companies will find it takes longer to acquire them, said Jeff Holmstead, an EPA assistant administrator from 2001 to 2005.
    "EPA takes forever to do permits," said Holmstead, the head of environmental strategies at law and lobbying firm Bracewell & Giuliani in Washington. "No state wants to be at EPA's mercy."
    Other states have joined Texas in lawsuits challenging the EPA's permit rule and its legal basis for regulating greenhouse gas emissions. But only Texas refused to set up the permit program.


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    LOL. Ya do it our way or we take you out of our way.

    That's rich.

    Fuck the EPA.
     
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    Yep. Print more money, hire more thought police and revenuers. Spend a trillion. That'll show 'em who's boss!
     
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    Well, if we can get Texas to stop sending us stupid politicians out of the deal, I say go for it.
     
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    Since the state of Texas sucks more tax dollars from the federal teat than they contribute, I hope they either clean up their house or secede.

    Texas can no longer complain that it gives more than it gets from federal government | Dallas-Fort Worth, Texas and National Politics and Elections News - News for Dallas, Texas - The Dallas Morning News
     
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    Always refreshing to see the envirocommies come out of the closet. :lol:
     
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    When Texas stops the air they pollute at the border, then they are free to pollute. Until then, they either obey the same laws as the rest of us, or suffer the consequences the same as anyone else that breaks the law.
     
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    Blablablabla...CO2 still isn't a pollutant, tovarich.
     
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    And you still lack a brain, dumbass.
     
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    Err... that article is over 2 years old.

    Is the EPA going after ethanol plants?

    Doubtful...

    Factories that convert corn into the gasoline additive ethanol are releasing carbon monoxide, methanol and some carcinogens at levels "many times greater" than they promised, the government says.

    Ethanol Pollution Surprise - CBS News

    Obama's witch hunt is reserved for hydrocarbons.
     

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