The Real Obama Climate Deal

President Obama set off a guessing game this past week as to what he intended with his inaugural promise to double down on climate change. There’s no need to guess. California Democrat Barbara Boxer, the Senate’s climate guru, was happy to fill in the gory details.

The president’s climate shout-out sent the green community into flurries of ecstasy, with grand hopes of a new push for cap-and-trade in Congress, or of a redoubled U.S. commitment to a global carbon pact. It fell to Mrs. Boxer to tamp down those ambitions, even as she reassured her devotees that there is more than one way to skin the climate cat.

“A lot of you press me . . . on: ‘Where is the bill on climate change? Where is the bill?’ There doesn’t have to be a bill,” Mrs. Boxer explained in a briefing the day after Mr. Obama’s speech. “I’m telling you right now, EPA has the authority in the transportation sector, the electricity sector, and the industrial sector under the Clean Air Act” to do everything that legislation might otherwise do.

Read more at The Wall Street Journal. By Kimberly Strassel.

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Comments

  1. Does Obama have the power to actually change the climate we get.. what else can he do after spending 8 hundred billion on 5 companys that failed on the money he gave them..we will never see that money again so just what is he going to do on the Climate change he wants.. When take coal run companys what does he have to put in for the change.. he really never makes any sense what he is doing beside wasteing tax money

  2. We all know what obama's plans are for America and it isn't good for Americans…don't know why the sheeple can't see it…anyone with half a brain knows by now what the plan is.

  3. Gerald Smith says:

    Anyone who is not brainwashed knows climate change, aka global warming, is at hoax. It used to amaze me that the left wingers kept yammering about this farce even after it was debunked until someone put it in perspective: environmentalism is failed socialism and the marxists will try everything to destroy the free market system, redistribute wealth and take away our liberty. I'll bet if you hooked Ovomit up to a polygraph he would swear on his mother's grave the climate change was real and the needles wouldn't waver. These people are all nuts – and dangerous.

  4. What will we do for energy when the arabs cut off the spiggot and shut down the strait of Hormuz? What about an EMP? Obama is shutting down coal-fired power plants. He is gutting our military which makes us the largest sitting duck in the world. Obama's working really hard to destroy America.

  5. Elmer Kraft says:

    Has Obama made ONE smart decision as President??? He has made plenty of stupid ones!!!

    • His decisions are based on bringing our country down, so they are the right decisions for him. But NOT for us (U.S.A)

  6. jmsmaxwell says:

    There is not now nor never has been a guessing game. osocialsit promised to shut down the powere
    producing companies before he was elected the firs time in 2008. The that end he promised to shut down,
    break or close the Coal industry, Oil industry and any thing that was not "Green". To date thru his use
    of the EPA they have shut down over 200 coal fired powere plants and more on the way. He wants
    to shut down the Nuclea power plants and prevent any more from being built.

  7. jmsmaxwell says:

    He has squandered
    money upon such things as Solandra and other greenie dreams that have failed even before they
    produced a single item. With the loss of powere producing plants across our naiton and the installation
    of "Smart Meters" they will soon be able to shut down power to power to sections of the nation in brown
    out modes to control the power we use. Many new plants that were supposed to come on line to help
    eliviate shortages are being canceled by producers because of excessive and restrictive regulations.
    This might be one of the few promises that osociaoist and his minons actually keep. This summer we
    will see the results of the loss of powere generating plants across the nation.

  8. Erik Osbun says:

    There is no way for humans to change climate. The sun does that for us. Now, if you want to talk about pollution, I will listen. However, I want the government to quit talking about something they propose to do about climate change when that thing is impossible to achieve.

  9. Tell your representatives, impeach the bastard now !!!!

  10. Bob Higginbotham says:

    Word that just came out is that the economy is not as rosy as thought a few days ago. The 4th quarter of 2012 was a disaster and things aren't going to get better. The Keystone pipeline can provide hundreds of thousands of jobs for Americans and help revitalize the economy as well as help to make America independent of mideast oil. If the climate changers have their way that will not happen. Continuing a myth of manmade climate change and false desire to "save the earth" will drive this country into collapse without recovery.

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