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Thread: Who wrote the EPA regs?

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    Senior Member Gerry Clinchy's Avatar
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    Default Who wrote the EPA regs?

    Maybe it isn't even the bureaucrats that we pay that do their job. They just take the easy way out, and let some lobbyist do their work for them?

    The emails show Joseph Goffman, the senior counsel of EPA's Office of Air and Radiation, circulating talking points from Center for American Progress climate strategy director Daniel Weiss among EPA colleagues attempting to sell the agency's controversial power plant regulations to a New York Times reporter.

    Weiss emailed Goffman in September 2013 with a series of suggestions for convincing the Times' Matt Wald of the commercial viability of carbon capture and sequestration (CCS) technology, a vital component of the agency's stringent power plant emissions regulations.

    Five minutes later, Goffman sent an email to five colleagues in his office and the agency's public affairs division. Unredacted language in the email is identical to language in Weiss' list of talking points.

    The Environment & Energy (E&E) Legal Institute obtained the emails through a Freedom of Information Act request. Chris Horner, a senior legal fellow at E&E, said they show extensive behind-the-scenes collaboration between EPA and third-party groups that support the regulations.

    "The chief lawyer tasked with making the global warming agenda happen cuts and pastes Team Soros arguments and strategies into emails and sends them to colleagues as his own," Horner said in an email.

    I'm sure there is really nothing to see here; no "agendas" or anything like that.

    None of these turkeys will feel the pain that the cost of electricity will bring to those who are not among the elite. If they care about income equality, why not about "pain equality"? Those who suffer most are those in the lower income groups. And $15/hour ain't going to go far if energy costs continue to increase due to these new regulations.

    Not to mention the new water regulations they have planned.
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    Senior Member Down East Labs 217's Avatar
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    They have to up the minimum wage to $15.00 an hour so the poor can afford the energy bills once the new regulations kick in. It keeps the poor happy because they fell for the illusion that the Dems really care about them. LBJ was the biggest bigot in history that never got caught. He guaranteed that poor folks would stay poor and government depended and they would love him for it.

    As for the EPA and water regs. Why work when your favorite lobbyist can just forward you what to say and all you have to do is cut and paste. Just follow the money and you will see who really runs this country. It isn't we the people or the people we elect.
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