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Romney’s Goals on Environmental
Regulation Would Face Difficult Path

New York Times, by John M. Broder

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Posted By:StormCnter, 10/7/2012 6:01:15 AM

WASHINGTON — Mitt Romney vowed in a campaign appearance earlier this year to “take a weed whacker” to the thicket of federal regulations adopted by the Obama administration and promised to impose a rigid freeze and cost cap on all new government rules. He has pledged to reverse a half-dozen major Environmental Protection Agency pollution and public health rules, to swiftly approve the Keystone XL pipeline from Canada, to rewrite the ambitious new vehicle fuel efficiency standards and to open untouched coastal and wilderness areas to oil and gas exploration.

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Reply 1 - Posted by: frenesi1, 10/7/2012 6:17:49 AM     (No. 8915338)

How difficult? Write one big executive order. how can the left complain after Obama?

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Reply 2 - Posted by: lizzee1, 10/7/2012 6:19:00 AM     (No. 8915341)

Disband the EPA. Let the states regulate themselves

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Reply 3 - Posted by: greggojo, 10/7/2012 6:27:54 AM     (No. 8915346)

The EPA is going into towns and cities all over America and tightening water and sewer standards that have kept people healthy for decades, and peoples' utility bills have increased by as much as a 1000%. This is not about health. This is about intrusive over-regulation.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: miceal, 10/7/2012 6:41:51 AM     (No. 8915358)

Disband the EPA and make it an advisory board with NO legislative power at all. Let the states deal with their own air and water issues. While you're at it, disband the Education Department, defund ANYTHING with a Czar or that has the name "corps" without United States Marine in front. There, that's a start...

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Reply 5 - Posted by: sinic, 10/7/2012 6:52:03 AM     (No. 8915366)

Gas should be over 4 bucks a gallon in most places by election day. That'll drive home the folly of the EPA to most working stiffs. It's the typical government approach to any "problem"...start off with a reasonable, worthy idea then blow it out of proportion and swiftly cross the line into needless and very costly regulations and dictates. This outfit crossed the line decades ago.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: Hnddog, 10/7/2012 6:58:14 AM     (No. 8915371)

What is really scary is he is saying that some federal bureaucrat that cant be fired because of his guaranteed lifetime job will ignore laws and presidential orders and free people won’t be able to do anything about it.
I hope he is wrong.


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Reply 7 - Posted by: LAW428, 10/7/2012 6:58:42 AM     (No. 8915372)

It galls me that these unelected bureaucrats are allowed implement regulations that have the power of law, complete with penalties for non-compliance. This has become a regulator-run dictatorship.

I remember the EPA dictated the removal of over-the-counter asthma inhalers (like Primatene Mist)last December because they were harmful to the environment and contributed to global warming. This was outrageous! Is Congress asleep at the switch?

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Reply 8 - Posted by: mgwitt, 10/7/2012 7:26:02 AM     (No. 8915402)

You are right #7. Congress is asleep in all matters. Obama, EPA and Czars have no regard for the nations laws and roll over them daily. Our congressional members have no ba**s when it comes to confronting this spiteful administration. They are as worthless as the Obama bunch and should be next on the list to be removed after Obama is defeated.

Wake up Americans!

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Reply 9 - Posted by: strike3, 10/7/2012 7:45:13 AM     (No. 8915420)

The EPA lost the battle on global warming and are now hitting back where they can, like a spoiled brat child that didn't get his way, much like barack obama often does. Romney will trim them down to size. Congress, except for a select few, needs to be replaced, term limits imposed and general education required on the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution. They have failed us for the past six years.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: harleynyc, 10/7/2012 7:54:35 AM     (No. 8915433)

Leave it to the New York Times to discourage good people from voting to save their nation from a commie wanna-be dictator by outright lying about what 'supposedly' can and can't be done.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: Janjan, 10/7/2012 8:03:51 AM     (No. 8915451)

Granted Romney will need a cooperative Republican Senate to overturn the numerous regulations shoved down our throats, but the NYT makes a couple of curious assumptions here. One is that the EPA is a stand-alone agency with veto power over the President. The second is that Congrss will be totally unwilling to wrest piwer from the EPA. Changes to legislation will not necessarily 'die' on the floor of a conservative Congress. And we know, of course, that Obama has not beed frustrated or dismayed with the onerous expensive regulations that the environmentalists have implemented. He has supported them. I can show them some videos of Obama saying so if they doubt me. But the NYT has never let fact inconvenince opinion.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: curious1, 10/7/2012 8:20:34 AM     (No. 8915479)

We don't want changes to the EPA - we want it gone. And we want the other unconstitutional federal bureaucracies gone too. If it's such a good idea, try to pass a constitutional amendment giving the federal government that power. Otherwise, stay within the constitutional boundaries set long ago.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: tunnelrat, 10/7/2012 8:30:28 AM     (No. 8915498)

"Mr. Romney envisions a nation in which coal-burning power plants are given new life, oil derricks sprout on public lands and waters, industry is given a greater say in the writing and enforcement of environmental rules and the Code of Federal Regulations shrinks rather than grows."

Wow, so the New York Times is going to endorse Romney...?

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Reply 14 - Posted by: ROLFnader, 10/7/2012 8:54:18 AM     (No. 8915541)

Mitt Romney, like his father, is no fan of unions. They are not a component of any of his past, or future, accomplishments.He is aware of what needs to be done to streamline an organization and this certainly includes government agencies. Mitt has mentioned that he plans to trim them through attrition but don't be surprised if he lays down one important law - its absence having contributed greatly to the demise of our system of government- you can and WILL be fired.

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Reply 15 - Posted by: Bur Oak, 10/7/2012 9:00:36 AM     (No. 8915548)

Just to stop the promulgation of new regulations would be a huge improvement.

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Reply 16 - Posted by: Blue-Z-Anna, 10/7/2012 9:05:34 AM     (No. 8915559)

If you can ever get a "Progressive" to hold still long enough to spell out the dangers and damages caused by excessive government regulation and the massive benefits available with open markets and personal liberty you will find that their 'fall back position' is that it is too late now because we have already come too far down the road to socialism to ever be able to go back even if it would be better.

Makes me CRAZY !

OK....crazier.

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Reply 17 - Posted by: Crosscut, 10/7/2012 9:07:26 AM     (No. 8915565)

The EPA and lack of government oversight has cost this nation tens of thousands of jobs. The EPA should be disbanded and an entire new agency created, with new management and more common sense in it's operation.

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Reply 18 - Posted by: Frank Dunn, 10/7/2012 9:28:30 AM     (No. 8915602)

This Save the EPA article serves as an ad for Obama, nothing more. David Broder is warning the environment firsters who love the NYT and yet hate business that Romney will degrade the planet by derailing Lisa Jackson's demands for "environmental justice". Article is also a reminder that if Mitt defeats Obama, every action he takes or does not take will be subject to a daily barrage of critical NYT stories & editorials.

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Reply 19 - Posted by: TCloud, 10/7/2012 9:51:33 AM     (No. 8915634)

EPA, the proverbial *monkey wrench* in the gear box, grinding and tearing up that which once worked with great efficiency!

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Reply 20 - Posted by: oh-heck, 10/7/2012 9:57:46 AM     (No. 8915650)

The Big Lie: "It’s not just Obama he’s attacking, but past acts of Congress,” said Rena I. Steinzor. (snip) "It all comes down from statutes.”

First they created an Endangerment Finding that CO2 was deadly. Then they had to "tailor" the act so that CO2 could be emitted at far higher levels than other deadly materials because it would be insane to try to regulate all those sources.

The mercury rules only apply to coal fired power plants. Coke for smelting steel is ignored. Cremation of bodies which releases mercury from dental amalgam is ignored.

The Cross-State Pollution Rule deems some states to be contributor to down-wind pollution. They are required to make herculean cuts in all pollutants. This rule allows the EPA to give some states breaks and hammer other by writing the models of how the wind blows.

Does any of this sound like a laws passed by Congress?

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Reply 21 - Posted by: BcdErick, 10/7/2012 10:07:57 AM     (No. 8915670)

Far left BS. Nothing more. Nothing less.

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Reply 22 - Posted by: Salt5792, 10/7/2012 10:16:02 AM     (No. 8915686)

Lisa Jackson is irretrievably dumb. And evil besides.

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Reply 23 - Posted by: cgood, 10/7/2012 11:35:17 AM     (No. 8915849)

Get used to moredistortions and duplicity. Here we have the NYT reminding us that, although they didn't object when Obama did an end run around congress, the msm is going to scream bloody murder if Romney tries to accomplish anything via executive orders.

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