September 25, 2007

Republicans hate the Environment (and California)

The latest bullshit coming out of the Bush Crime Family's bag of tricks is blocking California's request to improve their emissions standards:

California is allowed under the Clean Air Act to set its own emissions standards if it secures a waiver from the EPA. At least 11 other states are waiting to adopt the California standard, designed to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 30 percent from new models in 2016.

California made its request of the EPA in 2005, and Johnson has said he will make his decision before the end of the year after "a rigorous analysis."

That schedule has not satisfied the state's top officials. Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger, who asked Johnson to approve the waiver, announced in April that the state will sue by late October to seek the enforcement authority if the EPA has not made a decision.

"Regardless of the pressure and lobbying taking place, we expect the EPA to follow through and allow what California can do under the Clean Air Act," said Aaron McLear, the governor's spokesman.

Basically new emails have been revealed that show how administration jack asses are actively trying to stop the States from enforcing their own standards and tackling the issue with Global Warming without having to wait for the Bush Crime Family to get to it. This, my friends, is what we call Federalism, its what the 10th Amendment to the Constitution is all about! Not once does the U.S. Constitution give the Feds the power to regulate environmental standards... that's the business of the States and Local governments.

As you can see the States want to speed up the process and are taking Global Warming seriously. The fuck-heads in the Bush Crime Family are once again shitting on the Constitution AND Federalism AND the Environment.

How any of you Republicans can still support these thugs is beyond my comprehension. Maybe you're all just as sick in the head as they are.

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