Thursday, November 13, 2014

Republican Law to Curtail (Environmental) Regulations

Even before the 2014 midterms Republicans were looking for ways to fight environmental regulations.  Republicans have already passed legislation in the House that would keep the federal government from spending money on regulations. The bill is called the Regulations from the Executive in Need of Scrutiny Act. It would require the approval of both houses of Congress for any federal rules that cost $100 million or more per year.

Republicans are well known for their outdated anti-regulatory political philosophies. They have not changed their tune one bit even though recent history has painfully demonstrated that it was the absence of regulations that led to the global recession of 2007 & 2008.

In addition to being slow learners, the GOP are willfully obstructionist. This law is a thinly veiled attempt to keep the Obama administration from enacting regulations. This is chiefly about stopping the EPA from moving forward with its Clean Power Plan.

This law is an instrument designed to enable Republicans to manifest their anti-environment and anti-climate resolve. This legislative vehicle will enable them to stop the government from moving forward with efforts to provide the American people with clean air and water. It can be applied to both the Clean Power Plan and Waters of the United States as well as any other significant  attempts to enact regulations.

Prior to the election some Republicans have deemed this legislation to be their top priority if they took control. Now that they have control we can expect them to make good on their sinister promise.

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