John on December 22, 2010 at 9:16 am
Who needs Congress when you’ve got the EPA:
Starting Jan. 2, EPA will begin regulating large stationary sources of the heat-trapping emissions, but those requirements only apply to new and upgraded facilities and will be determined on a case-by-case basis, so it’s unclear how deeply they will slash emissions. The forthcoming standards would set industry-specific standards and could require some of the oldest, dirtiest facilities to clamp down on carbon dioxide.
The agreement doesn’t specify what type of requirements EPA will impose on the industries, but environmentalists say the rules have the potential to require substantial emission reductions in existing facilities while offering industry the type of regulatory certainty it’s been calling for.
This is the future. Obama’s wins in the lame duck are not going to be the end of his presidency. He’s going to continue making wins for the far left using executive orders and regulation. He can do a lot of damage in the next two years.