Obama is Hiding His Environmental [Job Killing] Agenda for Next Four Years

Russ Steele

Inhofe-EPW Senate Report Reveals Economic Pain of Obama-EPA Regulations Put on Hold Until After the Election

On Fox News this morning, Senator James Inhofe (R-Okla.), Ranking Member of the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works, exposed that the Obama administration has failed to comply with the law requiring them to publish in the Federal Register their regulatory agendas. The EPA has failed complied with its legal obligation to issue such a report every 6 months for years.

Senator Inhofe has sent a letter to President Obama requesting the administration adhere to its next statutory deadline. Here is part of that letter:

“The Regulatory Flexibility Act (5 U.S.C. § 602) requires federal agencies to publish in the Federal Register their regulatory agendas describing economically significant regulatory actions under development. The Act requires these agendas be published on a semiannual basis, specifically in April and October. It has come to my attention, however, that the federal government is not adhering to this legal requirement.” 

“As Ranking Member of the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works, which has jurisdiction over the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), my primary concern is with the Agency’s refusal to be open and transparent about its regulatory agenda. Magnifying this concern is that EPA, in what appears to be a string of politically motivated decisions, has “punted” or put on hold until after the election a number of economically damaging regulations, including greenhouse gas regulations, strict mandates for ground-level ozone, as well as guidance which seeks to greatly expand EPA’s authority to regulate waters of the U.S.” 

The last thing President Obama wants to admit to is that his administration is currently actively working to regulate traditional energy resources out of existence. As bad as the economy has sputtered in Obama’s first four years, you haven’t seen anything yet.

Last week Senator Inhofe released a detailed report that enumerates the slew of environmental regulations that the Obama-Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has quietly delayed or punted on before the election. As this report reveals, these rules taken together will inevitably result in the elimination of millions of American jobs, drive up the price of gas at the pump even more, impose construction bans on local communities, and essentially shut down American oil, natural gas, and coal production.

If you want high energy prices and fewer jobs in the US vote for Obama. If you want an economic recovery, lower priced energy and more jobs vote for Romney. Your choice! 

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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.

2 Responses to Obama is Hiding His Environmental [Job Killing] Agenda for Next Four Years

  1. Dena says:

    Not to mention the Obama administration has requested that defense contractors not notify employes that a layoff is pending as required by law. Should the contractors be charged under the law, Obama indicates the government will cover their legal fees.
    Also the Obama administration as blocked many request for information by congress and is making law by executive order instead of with the assistance of congress. He is also moving money around to cover the cost of Obama care so people will not see the funding shortages that are already appearing – again against the words of the law.

    What’s one more sneaky thing to get reelected to a man that has little honesty or honor.
    This country has put a common thief in charge of the country.

  2. Arthur M. Day. says:

    Laws? We don’t follow no stinkin’ laws.

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