Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Is Cap & Trade on Hold?

Chairman O's Energy Czar is claiming Cap & Trade will be put on the back burner and nothing will be done on it this year...
President Barack Obama's top energy adviser says there is no way Congress will be able to pass a bill on climate change this year.

"That's not going to happen," the adviser, Carol Browner, said Friday.

Browner made the statement at a conference organized by The Atlantic magazine, just days after Senate Democrats introduced a major bill on climate change. In a video posted on the magazine's Web site, Browner was asked about the prospects of enacting climate legislation by the time negotiations on a global climate treaty begin in December in Copenhagen.

"Obviously, we'd like to be through the process, but that's not going to happen," Browner said. "I think we would all agree the likelihood you would have a bill signed by the president on comprehensive energy by the time we go early in December is not likely." (My Way News)

What Browner is not saying is that they will go through the back door in mandating this country-killing policy through the use of the EPA & the Clean Air Act...

The Environmental Protection Agency announced Wednesday that it would limit greenhouse-gas emissions from major new sources of pollution, a move that appears to affect a limited number of proposed coal-fired power plants in Texas.

The EPA proposal follows its April finding that greenhouse gases are harmful pollutants that should be regulated under the Clean Air Act.

"EPA is ready to work with Congress," said EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson. "But we are not going to continue with business as usual any longer. We have the tools and technologies to move forward today, and we are using them."

"The rule rests on the argument that in order to implement and use the Clean Air Act, we need to tailor our application of best available technologies to the largest facilities, and not start from the bottom of the economy, the small businesses," Jackson said. (Dallas News)

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