The EPA Has Decided To Continue Violating The Clean Air Act

The Hill reports:

The Environmental Protection Agency doesn’t plan — at least for now — to expand greenhouse gas permitting requirements beyond major industrial polluters like power plants, refineries and other big industrial sites.

“We have found that the capabilities of the state permitting authorities have not improved to the extent necessary for additional sources to be brought into the system,” the agency states in a proposal that EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson signed on Friday.

The plan posted on EPA’s website Friday — comes just days before Jackson heads to Capitol Hill to defend the agency’s budget request…

This plan is illegal as the Clean Air Act says that if EPA decides to regulates greenhouse gases as a criteria air pollutant, it must regulate all sources that emit 100 tons or more. EPA has decided on its own — without the law being changed by Congress — that it won’t regulate sources that emit less than 75,000/100,000 tons.

Called the tailoring rule, EPA’s purpose is to avoid writing permits for the 6+ million sources of CO2 that emit more than 100 tons per year. EPA estimates that such a process would take three years and cost $63 billion.

Read the entire report.

 

Comments

  1. they are only out to ruin industries and electrical production and ignore their mandate or the laws that allow them to operate, just more of the same Obama goals to ruin the nation.

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  3. Jackson is a jack a**, not qualified to run this agency. If she want's to clean up America, give her a broom and mop, she might be able to do that. Of course she would have to be subsidized by the Obozo administration, because she will muck up the mud.

  4. we need to get rid of the EPA

    • If the Retarded Imbeciles in congress would get their Sh……..together and do something to Stop this Disgrace of epa , that would be some progress; but like always the Retarded Imbeciles could care less about this Nation the People and Business;
      the Retarded Imbeciles can`t come up with a Budget , don`t care about anything ……just their Pockets and Interests.

  5. James Fontana says:

    Take away the funding of the EPA, rescind all of their idiotic regulations and leave environmental control to the states as it should be. The constitution does not give the feds any power over the environment except to protect it from foreign attack. Put Lisa Jackson in the unemployment line too. Make her listen to stories from men and women she has cause to be laid off because of her nonsense.

    • Right on, James! Please oppose the Forest Service and EPA proposed take over of all water in the U.S. by putting another layer of fed/EPA bureaucracy on top of local/state management controls of groundwater, and removing the word "navigable" from the Clean Water Act. Go to regulations.gov and search for FS-2014-0001-0001, Forest Service Proposed Directive on Groundwater Resource Management, click on Comment and voice your opposition to this creation of another layer of federal bureaucracy (so far there are only 6 comments!). This is simply a fed/FS power grab for control, is arbitrary and unnecessary and contrary to the public interest. The state of CA already has many plans for groundwater management covering all (or almost) the entire state. See the Assn. of CA Water Agencies website, where it's stated that LOCAL CONTROL is the most effective form of management. Also, check out the Special Act Districts with Groundwater Management Authority in CA (13 Districts). After commenting on this one ASAP (closes for comments 8/4/14), then search for EPA-HQ-OW-2011-0880, EPA Definition of "Waters of the United States" Under the Clean Water Act, and oppose taking the word "navigable" out of the Clean Water Act. This word keeps the boundary between federal and state control, by giving the Feds control over NAVIGABLE waters, and giving the States control over the rest. If this word is removed, the Feds would control ALL WATER, and this would be so far-reaching as to boggle the mind! It would impact every facet of life and living, personal and commercial, and cost us even more damage to our economy. It could end up restricting private property rights, and control where people live by taking away rights to wells, ponds, streams, etc. PLEASE make opposition comments! For more info contact wilsonevie@hotmail.com.

  6. The EPA, NASA and NOAA have all now been exposed for fabricating science regarding carbon emissions and air pollution of MP2.5, climate change, the dangers of sewage and more. The EPA has lost ALL CREDIBILITY and should be shut down permanently. They are obviously intent on ruining the U.S. economy, and are doing a good job of it.

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