Obama Climate Change Agenda May Face States’ Resistance

If one had any doubt that Republi-Nazis have shit for brains and really want to bring on the end of the world then this should erase all doubts.

Perhaps being a Republican or a conservative merits its own category in the DSM the way being a religious fanatic obviously does.

From Huffington Post:  http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/06/27/obama-climate-change-states_n_3512523.html?1372371209&ncid=edlinkusaolp00000009


WASHINGTON–President Barack Obama’s new push against climate change may resistance from Republican-led state governments.

Obama on Tuesday announced his long-term climate change plan that will include regulations on coal-fired power plants.

Some states are likely to resist — a continuation of long-running fight between Obama and Republican governors, state legislatures and attorneys general on a variety of issues.

“In some of these states, there’s just going to be a sort of reflexive, anti-Obama response,” Sean Kelly, a political science professor at California State University Channel Islands told The Huffington Post. “They’ll go to court. Some attorney general will see an opportunity.”

Still, Kelly said Environmental Protection Agency regulations on power plant emissions probably will be difficult for states to obstruct because of a Supreme Court ruling that gave the executive branch a mandate to enforce the Clean Air Act.

Some state attorneys general have already weighed in on the climate fight. Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt signed onto a legal brief urging the Supreme Court to take up a case that challenges existing EPA greenhouse gas regulations. Other attorneys general, including Scott Pruitt from Oklahoma, have asked the federal government to grant states more authority to regulate natural gas drilling, or fracking. Texas’ attorney general Greg Abbott, has petitioned the Supreme Court to take up his federal lawsuit challenging EPA’s authority to regulate pollution.

In states with large coal mining industries, the proposals have proven controversial as well. West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey (R) Obama’s proposals will plunge his state into “an abyss of poverty.” Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett (R) the plan a “war on jobs.”

“People are rejecting science,” said Wisconsin state Rep. Fred Clark (D-Baraboo). “Just two weeks ago, I got a book in the mail, along with every other (state) legislator, funded by the Heartland Institute that basically tries to debunk the notion of climate change and claim that it’s just part of a natural cycle.” The Heartland Institute, a conservative think tank partly funded by oil and tobacco companies, denies global warming and the health effects of secondhand cigarette smoke.

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