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Old March 27th, 2015, 05:17 PM   #1
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Raffe Cruz Is This Ignorant

This fool doesn't even know who gave governmental agencies their authority to begin with.

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Ted Cruz Is Trying To Gut The Clean Air Act And Repeal All Climate Regulation

by Emily Atkin Posted on March 27, 2015 at 2:58 pm

Just a few days before Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) became the first official candidate for president in the 2016 election, he introduced a bill which, if enacted, would repeal all federal climate change regulation in the United States.

The American Energy Renaissance Act, also sponsored in the House by Rep. Jim Bridenstine (R-OK), seeks to prevent the federal government from regulating greenhouse gas emissions through any of its executive agencies, particularly the Environmental Protection Agency. It would do so by expressly forbidding any efforts to fight climate change under five laws — The Clean Air Act, The Federal Water Pollution Control Act, the National Environmental Policy Act, The Endangered Species Act, and The Solid Waste Disposal Act.

Additionally, if the bill became law, the government would not be able to use the Clean Air Act to regulate carbon dioxide, methane, nitrous oxide, hydrofluorocarbons, perfluorocarbons, or sulfur hexafluoride. All current attempts to regulate carbon pollution by the EPA would be repealed. That includes controversial proposed rules to limit carbon pollution from new and existing power plants, but also seemingly includes highly successful and relatively uncontroversial measures like fuel economy standards for cars.

“Proposals to regulate greenhouse gases are very expensive and threaten hundreds of thousands of jobs,” a statement on Cruz’s website announcing the bill reads. “The authority to regulate such gases should only occur with explicit authority from Congress.”

Interestingly enough, all the laws that give executive agencies authority to regulate greenhouse gases were given that authority by Congress. Indeed, the Clear Air Act, the National Environmental Policy Act, and all the other laws cited in the bill were passed by Congress. Republicans opposed to climate regulation have argued that the Clean Air Act does not allow for regulation of carbon emissions — however, the Supreme Court has affirmed that it does.

The American Energy Renaissance Act is a sprawling piece of energy legislation, and includes much more than just a few attempts to gut the Clean Air Act and U.S. climate policy. The bill also includes provisions to approve the Keystone XL pipeline; to increase drilling on public lands like national parks and forests; to prevent federal regulation of fracking; and to end the ban on crude oil exports. Cruz introduced a nearly identical piece of legislation last year.

Naturally, all these policies would have the effect of drastically increasing greenhouse gas emissions, which the vast majority of scientists agree cause climate change.

Cruz, however, has been consistently adamant that humans don’t cause climate change — a position that has only gotten more extreme since he announced his presidential run. Just this week, Cruz said that most climate scientists and those who accept their findings are “the equivalent of the flat-Earthers,” while comparing himself to Galileo for denying the data. Historians were not happy with the comparison.

Despite how far away Cruz’s views are from the scientific consensus, he currently holds a good deal of power over how climate change is researched in the United States. He is the chair of the Senate Space, Science, and Competitiveness Subcommittee, the duties of which include oversight of NASA, the National Science Foundation, the National Institute of Standards and Technology, and the Office of Science and Technology Policy.
Ted Cruz Is Trying To Gut The Clean Air Act And Repeal All Climate Regulation | ThinkProgress
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Actually he is ahead of the curve, People are giguring out globalwarming is a hoax.
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Old March 27th, 2015, 05:25 PM   #3
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Well he is a communist that fought with Fidel, so you have to take into account who you're dealing with.
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Well he is a communist that fought with Fidel, so you have to take into account who you're dealing with.
Every one knows that Kennedy and Nixon created the EPA..

Everyone knows that Nixon and Kennedy were autoritarians.
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Well he is a communist that fought with Fidel, so you have to take into account who you're dealing with.
His dad fought with Fidel. Cruz was born in 1970.
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"climate regulation"???

you might as well pass rules to regulate sunspots.
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"climate regulation"???

you might as well pass rules to regulate sunspots.
Thirsty people would take issue with your ignorance.

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Water coalition to hold press conference regarding 'shutdown' of Nestlé Plant

The city of Sacramento is in the fourth year of a record drought - yet the Nestlé Corporation continues to bottle city water to sell back to the public at a big profit, local activists charge.

The Nestlé Water Bottling Plant in Sacramento is the target of a major press conference on Tuesday, March 17, by a water coalition that claims the company is draining up to 80 million gallons of water a year from Sacramento aquifers during the drought.

The coalition, the crunchnestle alliance, says that City Hall has made this use of the water supply possible through a "corporate welfare giveaway," according to a press advisory.

A coalition of environmentalists, Native Americans and other concerned people announced the press conference will take place at March 17 at 5 p.m. at new Sacramento City Hall, 915 I Street, Sacramento.

The coalition will release details of a protest on Friday, March 20, at the South Sacramento Nestlé plant designed to "shut down" the facility. The coalition is calling on Nestlé to pay rates commensurate with their enormous profit, or voluntarily close down.

"The coalition is protesting Nestlé's virtually unlimited use of water – up to 80 million gallons a year drawn from local aquifers – while Sacramentans (like other Californians) who use a mere 7 to 10 percent of total water used in the State of California, have had severe restrictions and limitations forced upon them," according to the coalition.

"Nestlé pays only 65 cents for each 470 gallons it pumps out of the ground – the same rate as an average residential water user. But the company can turn the area's water around, and sell it back to Sacramento at mammoth profits," the coalition said.
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Senator Cruz fought with Fidel? How did that turn out?
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Well he is a communist that fought with Fidel, so you have to take into account who you're dealing with.

Ted Cruz fought with Fidel?

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