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Wednesday, October 24, 2012
The EPA's Planned Destruction of the U.S. Economy ... Alan Caruba
If there was
no other reason to defeat President Obama in November, it would be the planned
destruction of what is left of the U.S. economy by the Environmental Protection
In “A Look Ahead to EPA Regulations for 2012” the minority staff (Republican) of the U.S.
Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works has issued a chilling review
of a massive rise in the costs of living for all Americans, massive layoffs in
all sectors of the economy, and the destruction of the nation’s energy and
provides a nightmarish look at the regulations that EPA plans to initiate,
having put them under cover prior to Election Day in order to hide President
Obama’s agenda of attacking the energy sector and businesses large and small.
Here’s a list
of the regulations:
gas regulation via the Clean Air Act
An Ozone rule
Numeric Nutrient Criteria
guidance under the Clean Water Act
Tier II Gas
Cooling Tower rule
prevention control and Countermeasure rule
proposed regulations in aggregate, if enacted—that is to say if not stopped by
congressional action based on Republican control of both the House and
Senate—would prove disastrous, starting in 2013.
the utterly bogus greenhouse gas regulations are based on the debunked global
warming theory that says too much carbon dioxide (CO2) in the atmosphere is
causing the Earth to heat when, in fact, the Earth has been cooling since 1998
and there is zero evidence that CO2 has any impact on the temperature of the
gas regulations would, the report estimates, “cost more than $300 to $400
billion a year, and significantly raise the price of gas at the pump and energy
in the home. It’s not just coal plants that will be affected: Under the Clean
Air Act, churches, schools, restaurants, hospitals and farms will eventually be
If you love poverty, you will love what the EPA intends to impose
on the nation.
astonishingly stupid aspect of greenhouse gas regulation is called the “cow
tax” in which ranchers will be required to pay a cost-per-animal permitting
fee. More than 37,000 farms and ranches would be subject to greenhouse gas
permits at an average cost of $23,000 per permit annually. It would affect more
than 90% of the livestock production in America and drive the cost of meat and
pork out of sight.
regulating ozone, the EPA itself “estimated that its ozone standard would cost
$90 billion a year, while other studies have projected that the rule would cost
upwards of a trillion dollars and destroy 7.4 million jobs.” Ozone is created
and destroyed naturally in the
atmosphere by the sun. It is most noticeable over the poles where it has waxed
and waned for billions of years.So-called ozone holes show up over active volcanoes. Apparently the EPA
wants to regulate the sun and volcanoes.
technology of hydraulic fracturing occurs well below the water levels and frees
up access to natural gas and oil. Naturally, many agencies in the Obama
administration are doing whatever they can to shut it down with costly permit
and efforts to link it to water contamination. It holds the promise of driving down
energy costs nationwide.
Obama is reelected, billions of dollars would be imposed on virtually every
aspect of life in America, either directly or through the rise of the cost of
everything. This reflects the Greens obsession with destroying the greatest
economy the world has ever seen, our standards of living and the quality of
life for every man, woman and child in America.
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