EPA Playing Politics With Environmental Regulations

From the PJ Tatler:

…Just take a look at the states the EPA decided to leave off the rule change.

“The challenge from the new rule, known as the Cross State Air Pollution Rule, is that stricter limits take effect next year, giving power-plant owners little time to comply.

Texas was not included in the EPA’s draft rule related to sulfur dioxide cuts because EPA modeling had shown little downwind impact from Texas power plants on other states.

On Thursday, however, the EPA said Texas would be required to meet lower SO2 limits to avoid allowing the state to increase emissions.

Five states — Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Louisiana, Massachusetts, along with the District of Columbia — were dropped from the final EPA rule.”

Three blue states and two swing states get left off, while Texas gets added even though the EPA’s own model shows little evidence that emissions from Texas impact other states at all. Nah, there’s no politics here.

No, no politics at all – but if you need to burden Texas so that it will stop performing so well economically, then it is precisely what you need to do.  Seems that Obama and Co are quite frightened of the prospect of a Perry candidacy.

3 thoughts on “EPA Playing Politics With Environmental Regulations

  1. Amazona July 8, 2011 / 5:10 pm

    Well, given the appointment of political whore Ken Salazar to head the EPA and then giving it unlimited power and scope with no oversight, the eventual politicizing of this agency to advance radical Liberal agendas was not hard to predict.

  2. js July 8, 2011 / 9:50 pm

    in theory…these tree huggers seem to want to save the world…

    but in fact…all they are is overpaid jerks with no clue how to get it done

    • neocon1 July 9, 2011 / 1:55 pm

      Abolish these huge bloated unconstitutional anti business agencies.
      and cut the deficit while doing it.

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