Kondracke and Krauthammer on cap without trade – video

Timed perfectly with the start of the Copenhagen climate summit, the EPA announced an Obama administration endangerment ruling that would just skip the trade part of cap and trade if the government didn’t do something. Since Obama could not announce America would bend to environmental wackos, he brought this instead.

Here’s a good recap from Power Line blog the other day.

Yesterday, the bureaucrats at the EPA announced that carbon dioxide and several other gases pose a danger to the environment and the health of Americans and that, accordingly, EPA would begin writing regulations to reduce emissions. EPA’s administrator added, however, that she would prefer that Congress pass legislation to accomplish the same task.

As Sen. John Kerry aptly characterized the situation, “the message to Congress is crystal clear: get moving.”

Thus, the executive branch, in response to a directive from judges, is now attempting to pressure Congress into taking action that, from all appearances, Congress does not want to take.

If this is democracy, it seems like a new kind of democracy.

Fox News also has a story from yesterday.

The Obama administration is warning Congress that if it doesn’t move to regulate greenhouse gases, the Environmental Protection Agency will take a “command-and-control” role over the process in a way that could hurt business.

The warning, from a top White House economic official who spoke Tuesday on condition of anonymity, came on the eve of EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson’s address to the international conference on climate change in Copenhagen, Denmark.

We’re talking soviet-type control, and Mort Kindracke and Charles Krauthammer gives us the audio and video recap.

carbon dioxide and several other gases pose a danger to the environment and the health of Americans and that, accordingly, EPA would begin writing regulations to reduce emissions.

4 replies
  1. Dimsdale
    Dimsdale says:

    How come Obama can unilaterally impose sanctions on us, but foreign dictators get a bow and an apology?  Is it because they are bigger thugs, and he bows before his "betters"?

     

    Howsabout you practice a little diplomacy on us?

  2. Erik Blazynski
    Erik Blazynski says:

    You have a pic of Lisa Jackson. I will link you to video of her from a couple days ago.  She lives in a box and has no idea how her actions affect anything. She has no idea. You should look up her credentials, she has never had a job in her life.  These nut jobs need to be stopped.  You can break down here speech line per line and it is really scary. She is clueless and has a LOT of power. She says that the EPA is obligated to regulate CO2 under the clean air act.  I need to stop listening to CSPAN during the day, I am totally losing hope.

    http://cspan.org/Watch/Media/2009/12/07/HP/A/26942/EPA Press Conference on Greenhouse Gases.aspx

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