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Thursday, 17 March 2011 18:23

McConnell Amendment Seeks to Defang the EPA

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The Senate is considering passage of Senate Amendment 183 to S 493, an amendment sponsored by Senate Minority Leader, Mitch McConnell (R-KY). The McConnell Amendment would �prohibit the Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency from promulgating any regulation concerning, taking action relating to, or taking into consideration the emission of a greenhouse gas to address climate change.�

What, precisely, is the EPA planning to do and why does Senator McConnell want to prevent it?

In a nutshell, the EPA is attempting a covert regulatory end-run around Congress by promulgating immeasurably intrusive regulations and basing the power to perform such a move on the Clean Air Act of 1970. The EPA would like Americans to believe that that act grants to it the authority to combat global warming, as well as to control every activity, public and private, which would ostensibly alter the temperature of the earth. 

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