Oh No! EPA delays greenhouse-gas regulations — again!

Russ Steele

The Wall Street Journal has the details:

The Environmental Protection Agency is again delaying a plan to curb greenhouse-gas emissions from power plants, saying it needs more time to propose the rule. The move comes amid intense pushback from business groups and Republican lawmakers who complain a recent slate of EPA proposals are chilling business investment and hindering the economic recovery. Late last month, the White House forced the EPA to abandon an air-pollution rule that business groups said would kill millions of jobs. 

An EPA official said the agency is committed to the rule, which it is legally required to propose. “We are working on a schedule and will release it as soon as possible,” the official said. “This is EPA’s decision. It’s a complex rule. We just needed more time.” 


“I am very pleased by today’s announcement that one of EPA’s most economically damaging rules will be delayed,” Oklahoma Republican Sen. James Inhofe said in a statement, adding that Republicans would work to block other EPA rules from coming into effect.

 Is this a permanent delay, or just a delay until the election is over?  It could be permanent if we remove “The One” from office in 2012.


About Russ Steele
Freelance writer and climate change blogger. Russ spent twenty years in the Air Force as a navigator specializing in electronics warfare and digital systems. After his service he was employed for sixteen years as concept developer for TRW, an aerospace and automotive company, and then was CEO of a non-profit Internet provider for 18 months. Russ's articles have appeared in Comstock's Business, Capitol Journal, Trailer Life, Monitoring Times, and Idaho Magazine.

One Response to Oh No! EPA delays greenhouse-gas regulations — again!

  1. gjrebane says:

    Does anyone on the left wonder why all the benefits to Americans are scheduled to expire right after Obama hopes to be re-elected? Or do the ones that think just agree with the President’s policy to keep the double-dummies fooled until they have cast their votes?

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