Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Inhofe to Investigate EPA's "Crucify Them" Strategy

The EPA is bragging that its new fuel standards are being imposed on the auto industry by effectively bypassing Congress. In fact, the EPA has adopted Obama’s new mantra: “We Can’t Wait” as its rallying cry for imposing regulations without congressional authority or oversight.
In a recent press release, the EPA boasted that the Obama Administration was undertaking a series of “executive actions” because “we can’t wait for Congressional Republicans to act.”
In the press release announcing their proposed MY 2017-2025 GHG/fuel economy standards, EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson and Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood boast that they are bypassing Congress, "Today‘s announcement is the latest in a series of executive actions the Obama Administration is taking to strengthen the economy and move the country forward because we can’t wait for Congressional Republicans to act"
In a speech on the Senate floor, Senator James M. Inhofe (R-Okla.), Ranking Member of the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works, announces that he has launched an investigation into the Obama-EPA's apparent "crucify them" strategy targeted at American energy producers. This investigation will look into EPA's actions towards domestic energy production specifically in light of the agency's recent dishonest efforts relating to hydraulic fracturing.

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