Gov. Palin: Public needs to seek truth about Obama’s proposed energy mandate
Posted by Dr. Fay on June 25, 2013
Governor Palin tweeted this early this morning:
Up next more out-of-touch POTUS policy to weaken USA. Speech tomorrow requires seeking truth in upcoming anti-Made in America energy mandate—
Sarah Palin (@SarahPalinUSA) June 25, 2013
She was referring to Obama’s upcoming speech at Georgetown University in which he plans to lay out his agenda for combatting climate change. Governor Palin and others see it for what it is – a plan to weaken our country even further through burdensome regulations.
President Obama will announce Tuesday he is planning to sidestep Congress to implement a national plan to combat climate change that will include the first-ever federal regulations on carbon dioxide emitted by existing power plants, despite adamant opposition from Republicans and some energy producers.
In a speech at Georgetown University Tuesday, Obama will announce he’s issuing a presidential memorandum to implement the regulations, meaning none of the steps involved in the plan will require congressional approval.
In addition, Obama will say he is directing his administration to allow enough renewables on public lands to power 6 million homes by 2020, effectively doubling the capacity from solar, wind and geothermal projects on federal property.
Obama also was to announce $8 billion in federal loan guarantees to spur investment in technologies that can keep carbon dioxide produced by power plants from being released into the atmosphere.
In taking action on his own, Obama is also signaling he will no longer wait for lawmakers to act on climate change, and instead will seek ways to work around them.
However, critics say that Obama’s changes will create more problems for America’s coal industry.
“This proposal will buttress an EPA proposed rule issued last year for new power plants that will essentially ban coal’s use in the future,” Tom Borelli, a senior fellow at FreedomWorks, told FoxNews.com.
Forty percent of U.S. carbon dioxide emissions, and one-third of greenhouse gases overall, come from electric power plants, according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration, the Energy Department’s statistical agency.
The poor prospects for getting any major climate legislation through a Republican-controlled House were on display last week when Speaker John Boehner responded to the prospect that Obama would put forth controls on existing power plants by deeming the idea “absolutely crazy.”
“Why would you want to increase the cost of energy and kill more American jobs?” said Boehner, R-Ohio, echoing the warnings of some industry groups.
Derek Hunter at Breitbart.com had this to say previously about the effect of Obama’s energy regulations on the price of electricity:
Electricity Bills Are About to ‘Necessarily Skyrocket’
John Nolte added this later today:
After 15 years of no increase in global temperatures — which decimates a huge majority of Climate Change models — our anti-science president took to the stump today for what was promised as a major speech on what he was going to do by executive fiat to save the world. Of all three cable news networks, though, it was his own peanut gallery at MSNBC who bailed first, broadcasting only 41 seconds of the speech.
Fox News gave the president nearly five minutes. CNN covered the event for about eight minutes.
The Weather Channel was there for the full 49 minutes.
Between NSA leaker Edward Snowden, today’s Supreme Court ruling on the Voting Rights Act, and the ongoing George Zimmerman trial, President Obama can’t even get a minute’s worth of love from his PR firm over at NBC News.