“Fred Upton yesterday promised “early” hearings on EPA’s greenhouse gas regulations and suggested that Republicans may have the votes needed to kill the rules via the Congressional Review Act.”
BUT, don’t get excited until you finish reading.
Upton said “We are not going to let this administration regulate what they’ve been unable to legislate,” He is the incoming House Energy and Commerce chairman.
“The Michigan Republican said that he plans to hold hearings to grill EPA officials over the potential economic impact of the climate regulations (which went into effect on a case-by-case basis yesterday).”
It is important that we hold our national level elected officials accountable to stop this latest “Top-Down” strategy that the Executive branch (via the EPA) is attempting to accomplish the goals of the Kyoto Protocol, in spite of the fact that the US Congress has refused to ratify the treaty.
However, this dog and pony show is the what the “right hand” is doing, to stop you from seeing what the left hand is doing. If you do not believe these “hearings” are a farce may I remind you how much Congress gave away just to get the Bush Tax Cuts extended? The pork in that bill was the equivalent of another Stimulus package.
The left hand is accomplishing Kyoto’s goals with a “Bottom Up” local approach, and they are getting it done with the help of the United Nations.
That is correct. And in NC they are well under way. If you live in Asheville, Carrboro, Cary, Chapel Hill, Charlotte, Chatham County, Durham, Orange County, Raleigh, or Winston-Salem your elected leaders have become “members” of a United Nations “Accredited Non-Governmental Organization” that has already built a massive coalition of national groups, working at local levels, to bypass Congress and accomplish the greenhouse gas reduction goals of the Kyoto Protocol town by town, county-by-county. It is called “sustainability” and that is a word you better get used to hearing.
Within the next few days, Gaspee will post a story outlining this “bottom up, sustainability” strategy in NC.