The EPA, Inhofe told WND on Thursday, was set up to provide legitimate oversight of the environment but has been hijacked by big-government liberals and Marxists.
‚ÄúThe biggest problem that we‚Äôve had in this country has emanated from the Environmental Protection Agency,‚ÄĚ the Oklahoma senator said. ‚ÄúThe Clean Air Act, it came out of that committee, and the amendments on that were in 1999 and they‚Äôve been extremely successful. But then, with the Obama administration, he got away from that and started worrying about how he can regulate things that the American people don‚Äôt want ‚Äď the thing that President Obama did was try to pass things to regulations that he couldn‚Äôt get [through] legislation. He couldn‚Äôt get them through legislation because the people at home would not tolerate it.‚ÄĚ
President Trump already has taken the first step toward killing the controversial ‚Äúwaters of the United States‚ÄĚ...
The myth of global warming has thrown thousands of people out if work in heavy industry, coal mining, power stations, steel works, etc. because of crippling costs and bureaucratic regulations, while shooting up the power bills of poor people for gas and electric to staggering proportions.
Meanwhile bureaucrats and consultants on huge salaries have milked the economy, and poor farmers and others have been fined or even threatened with imprisonment if they do not rigorously obey every single "environmental" law passed, with expensive licences, permissions, and other requirements, and waste refuse collections for which people pay local taxes are no longer done regularly, and huge fines if you have put the wrong bin out, etc.
Is this the "lies" that Jim Lincoln is referring to? The globalists want organisations like the EPA and the global warming myth, because it gives them power to regulate every activity of the ordinary people, while they stay in luxury hotels, and fly in their "carbon dioxide" producing jets all over the world to great conferences and summits in the UN and other such places.
Jim Lincoln wrote: --- Yes, Obama went too far with the waters of America act, though again it might have been functional if corrected and not destroyed. You know tossing the baby out with the bath water.
Corrected? The only correction for constant overreach is to cut off the greedy hands. EPA is dirty bath water itself, and ought to be flushed down the drain. Someone authorize them to make laws? Please show me from the Constitution.
Mike wrote: The question is, is the quote by Inhofe true or not? Isn't that what matters? Or are you still defending your former Caesar?
Of course it isn't true, Mike. Actually if it wasn't for the Washington Post article I would have dismissed, Inhofe as a complete right-wing nut case, being paid by oil interests.
Well, he may very well being paid by oil interests for some of the things he's saying, but what I quoted and his ability to work on some pollution problems that are associated with the bottom line of oil interests, The Wash. Post article actually gave me a higher opinion of him than the WND article did.
Yes, Obama went too far with the waters of America act, though again it might have been functional if corrected and not destroyed. You know tossing the baby out with the bath water.
The EPA and Interior Department could not stop polluting rivers instead fining car companies billions for false mpg or chasing pipe dreams of windmills and solar panels that will mar the landscape costing billions in subsidies, allowing forest fires due to no cutting dead wood policy or having its own armed paramilitary police force roaming the countryside or national forest service infringing on ranchers, farmers or just country people ( shooting them for nursing their child on a porch in a cabin in the woods) But then entry fees were hiked so only rich folks could enjoy. 3200 employees should be a start, The paramilitary branch of the interior department really needs to be rained in. A group of country boys fishing is not a terrorist cell but often are fined and jailed for being litter bugs.
Washington Post wrote: Pruitt, who caused an uproar last week in a CNBC interview when he questioned whether carbon dioxide emissions are the primary driver of climate change, has made it clear he plans to focus the agency on more-traditional pollutants. His goals include minimizing lead exposure from drinking water ‚ÄĒ an issue on which Inhofe joined forces last year with then-Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-Calif.), despite opposition from House Republicans ‚ÄĒ and cleaning up contamination in Super¬≠fund and contaminated industrial sites.