White House adviser John Podesta told reporters Monday afternoon that Congress could not derail the Obama administration’s efforts to unilaterally enact policies to fight global warming.
Podesta said that the president was committed to using executive orders to pass regulations under the Clean Air Act to limit carbon dioxide emissions that they say cause global warming.
“They may try, but there are no takers at this end of Pennsylvania Avenue,” Podesta told reporters at a Monday press conference at the White House.
Republicans and some Democrats in Congress have urged the Obama administration to scale back their climate goals because of the adverse impact of new regulations on the coal industry. Coal supporters have portrayed the administration’s actions as the “war on coal” due to huge job losses in coal states like Kentucky and West Virginia.
“We’re getting the living crap beaten out of us,” West Virginia Democratic Sen. Joe Manchin told President Obama’s nominee to be the country’s top energy regulator last year. “There has been nothing more beat up than coal.”
“They just beat the living daylights out of little West Virginia, but they sure like what we produce,” Manchin told former nominee Ron Binz. “We could do it a lot better if we had a government working with us as a partner.”
Last year, Manchin eventually joined Republicans to oppose Binz’s nomination to head the Federal Energy Regulatory Committee. Manchin was concerned that Binz would promote renewable energy at the expense of coal power.
Republicans have also united to oppose many of Obama’s most controversial global warming policies, introducing numerous bill in both houses of Congress aimed at repealing regulatory actions. The latest Republican effort to derail Obama’s climate goals came from Utah Sen. Mike Lee, who introduced legislation to repeal all energy tax subsidies, which would hurt renewable energy growth.
“Washington should not be using taxpayer money to pick winners and losers in the energy industry,” Lee said in a statement. “Consumer-driven, free-market competition provides a much better way to ensure Americans have access to reliable, affordable energy.
Obama has made 2014 his “year of action” — promising to use his executive authority to implement various actions of the President’s agenda that are too divisive for Congress to consider. Podesta was brought into the White House late last year to help Obama find ways to use executive orders to unilaterally push climate policies.
Podesta authored a report in 2010 outlining ways the president could use his executive authority to push a progressive agenda, including unilateral actions on climate policy. Podesta wrote that the president could use executive power to reduce U.S. carbon dioxide emissions by 17 percent by 2020 — the very goal the Obama plans to meet using his executive powers.
AMERICA FIGHTS MAKE BELIEVE ENEMIES WHILE REAL ONES DRAW CLOSER TO OUR THROATS. BRAINWASHING, MOVIES AND VIDEOS DRAIN OUR CHILDREN'S ABILITY TO RECOGNIZE A REAL THREAT. THE SOVIET EMPIRE FAKED COLLAPSE AND NOW WE SEE THE REAL EVIL THAT IT IS. EVEN IN THE RED HOUSE UNDER OBAMA BIN LENIN. IN SIX MONTHS WE WILL KNOW THE REAL SITUATION. PRAY WHILE YOU CAN AND REMEMBER A MOMENT OF SILENCE IS NOT A MOMENT OF PRAYER. IT IS A MUZZLE ON FREEDOM.
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All I can do is curse and complain. This is just more of the same. The only thing that will stop this can't be said. Etc,etc,etc,etc,etc,infinity.
ellis, it can and must be said. We stop the destruction of America by restoring our Constitutional Republic. It starts with charging Ovomit with his many crimes which include treason. That effort begins in earnest on May 16 in DC with Operation American Spring. http://www.operationamericanspring.org/
If the government complies with the demands of the American People, this restoration can be peaceful. However, if they refuse to comply, they leave us no choice but to implement other lawful means to restore our country for America is worth any price that must be paid to keep it from being totally destroyed by the traitors in government.
COL Riley and the supporters of OAS want a peaceful transition back to a Constitutional Republic. If enough Americans support the movement, it can happen.
The only reason Congress can not stop obama on anything is because they have all either sold out to big money or failed to develope a backbone. Congress has the power to stop obama in his track, but their failure to do so shows just how cowardly they are and how their prefence for self preservation far out weighs they sworn obligation to represent their constitutients.
What global warming ?
When Geo Soros bought these corrupt politicians, he spent his $$$$$ well. This WH is run by all Soros people. Soros goal is to destroy the US. Over the years he has placed his communists in our State, Fed govt, In an interview Soros gave some years back.. he was asked the happiest time of his life. One example he gave was when as a young boy , he sent his neighbors to "safety". Where he guided them was to Nazi SS trucks and the ovens. Where his people are sending this country is to the same trucks, with the same result.
More Tyranny from the Fraud in the White House and his back room cronies from Chicago and the Marxist Progressives promoting the NWO and Globalism.