EPA's Christmas Gift to the Nation: 134 More Regulations

It is not like we can punish Obama at the polls for what he is doing. So naturally he is unleashing his reavers on the countryside. By “reavers” I mean, of course, the Environmental Protection Racket Agency. The Daily Caller reports:

On Tuesday, the White House released its regulatory agenda for the fall of 2013. It lists hundreds of pending energy and environmental regulations being crafting by executive branch agencies, including 134 regulations from the Environmental Protection Agency alone.

The EPA is currently crafting 134 major and minor regulations, according to the White House’s regulatory agenda. Seventy-six of the EPA’s pending regulations originate from the agency’s air and radiation office, including carbon-dioxide-emission limits on power plants.

Carbon-dioxide limits are a key part of President Barack Obama’s climate agenda. The EPA is set to set emissions limits that would effectively ban the construction of new coal-fired power plants unless they use carbon capture and sequestration technology. Next year, the agency will move to limit emissions from existing power plants — which could put more older coal plants out of commission.

“The proposed standards, if finalized, will establish achievable limits of carbon pollution per megawatt hour for all future units, moving the nation towards a cleaner and more efficient energy future,” the agency said in its agenda. “In 2014, EPA intends to propose standards of performance for greenhouse gas emissions from existing and modified power plant sources.”

Merry Christmas.

But it gets worse. The EPA is also granting to itself new jurisdiction.

The EPA is also working on a rule that would expand the definition of “waters of the U.S.” under the Clean Water Act to include water on private property.

Republicans have hammered the EPA’s draft water rule as the largest expansion of agency power in history.

“The EPA’s draft water rule is a massive power grab of private property across the U.S. This could be the largest expansion of EPA regulatory authority ever,” Texas Republican Rep. Lamar Smith. “If the draft rule is approved, it would allow the EPA to regulate virtually every body of water in the United States, including private and public lakes, ponds and streams.”

We clearly need to make sure the Republican nominee who runs for the Presidency in 2016 is ready and willing to undo all these insanely damaging regulations.

When I read stories like this, I am no longer able to believe that the Obama Administration even wants an economic recovery. They are intentionally inflicting damage on it.







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Mark Horne was born in Melbourne, Florida, but has also lived in Liberia, West Africa, and Kwajalein, Marshall Islands before graduating from high school. He is an experienced editor and freelance writer, working with Gary DeMar, George Grant, Chuck Colson, and many others. He earned a Master of Divinity from Covenant Theological Seminary and has pastored in Washington State, Oklahoma, and St. Louis, Missouri. Mark is a prolific writer and the author of a layperson's commentary on the Gospel of Mark, a tract on baptism, and a biography of J.R. R. Tolkien. He currently resides in the St. Louis area.

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  • Deltarose

    On your ending comment-Ya think?

  • kyle

    What else would you expect from this gangster government?

  • myfordtruck

    we do not need a president to do away stuff what we need to do away with obama now and McCain

  • sark9handler

    Instead of waiting for the nominee in 2016, my vote goes for removing the cancer that is permeating DC now and not wait for other damage and injury. No gubmint rule ever seems to go away once in place

  • sovereigntyofone

    Ah yes, the Agenda 21 rears its ugly head again. Now with the new waterways regulation the EPA can dictate what private property owners may and may not do on their own land. Of course we already have the ” wetlands or marshlands ” regulation. This is just another step to forcing people off their land and into towns and cities where they can be watched and controlled.
    Shutting down coal powered power stations will cause ” black outs ” in areas where the power grid is already strained to the limit. We will no longer have just ” brown outs ” during the summer, we will have ” rolling blackouts ” as well.
    Just picture if you will, a cold snap like we recently experienced, you get off work and come home to find the lights had been shut off ” to conserve energy ” and strain on the power grid and your water pipes are frozen.
    How about Granny and Grandpa that are on limited incomes and pinch pennies to get by. If we have black outs during the cold season many elderly will die.
    Thank you Obama, the democommie party and their gestapo the EPA.
    Just my 2 cents worth.

  • allen

    Congress can stop the EPA by NOT FUNDING IT. Contact your stupid congressmen and have them use their power for good. Do away with the EPA.

    • Jeff

      They’ve been bought off!!!

  • Raine

    Perhaps you all might consider Libertarian candidates now.

  • ONTIME

    The EPA needs to be defunded, just like the UN needs to be kicked off our land…

  • servant1jkb

    Regulators regulate, right?
    So why is Congress sitting on their hands?
    Why are they not paying attention to 1,000’s of regulations that are close to total strangulating U.S. Commerce?
    YOU have OVER-SIGHT responsibilities, use and enforce them, so you will not turn away, backwards, when you each pick up your pay checks!
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  • 1462

    People educate yourselves with the TRUTH!!! Be lied to no more

    If you can RECALL your Congressmen and Senetors DO IT!!! NOW!!! or just vote them out….no matter how much money they have what they say (they always tell you what you want to hear to get in and then they turn coat and go ROGUE) No matter how many commercials and speeches DO NOT VOTE THEM BACK IN
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  • Stinson47

    How strong is the EPA’s ability to enforce these insane regulations and rules should a uniformed refusal to obey occur?

  • Shears_of_Atropos

    Jurisdiction over new waters, like streams, ponds and lakes.

    It’s worse!

    They will have jurisdiction over lands, flora, livestock, farming practices, industry activity, outhouses, sewer lines ….. anything that, in their opinion, could affect aforesaid streams, ponds and lakes. You want to stock your pond with trout? Not without EPA approval. You want to build a pier for your bass boat? Ask the EPA first. You want to fertilize your field? Good luck with that. Graze your cattle near the lake. Not without approval.

    Children, this is BIG. And bad.

  • Libertarian58

    The road to tyranny is paved with statutory laws.

  • robertdavidhummel

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  • 1 Fed Up American

    This is all part of the POS OBAMA to destroy the economic system in this country and enhance his Communist goals. The revolution had better start sooner than latter as OBAMA is determined to bring this country down.

  • battle

    The EPA needs to be shutdown.