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EPA Invokes Executive Privilege, Hoodwinks Congress

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posted on Jan, 21 2008 @ 11:05 AM
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EPA Invokes Executive Privilege, Hoodwinks Congress


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SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) -- Invoking executive privilege, the Environmental Protection Agency on Friday refused to provide lawmakers with a full explanation of why it rejected California's greenhouse gas regulations.
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posted on Jan, 21 2008 @ 11:05 AM
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Honestly, Im growing tired of all this executive privilege obfuscation. Wasn't the EPA setup to protect us? It sounds more like they're protecting Federalism.

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posted on Jan, 21 2008 @ 11:17 AM
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When do people learn that every agency that has/is/will be set up is always there to protect one thing and one thing only .. the goverment and its interests.

[edit on 21-1-2008 by Thill]



posted on Jan, 21 2008 @ 11:25 AM
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You only need to look at the documentary "who killed the electric car" To know whats going on here .
Sad state of events . Good to know theres someone fighting to at least get a little transparency to the process and demanding answers. But it seems as long as there fighting no progress can be made cause of legal issues . Quite the nice catch 22. there .



posted on Jan, 21 2008 @ 12:14 PM
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The EPA was established by an act of Congress, but now they (the EPA) don't feel that have to answer to Congress? That, what goes on in the EPA's meetings is none of Congress's business?

That's like telling your boss that you aren't going to tell him what he's paying you for or what you've been doing at work!


[edit on 21/1/08 by Keyhole]



posted on Jan, 21 2008 @ 12:31 PM
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The EPA knows the crash is coming so there's no reason to pass any sort of legislation.

The economy is going down...Most of us won't be driving cars in the near future anyway, so why pass any sort of legislation.

Then again, if it doesn't crash soon, the EPA is still a bunch of crooks.

EPA= Environmental Protection Agency.

Last time I checked the only protection they've done is for corporate interests. #ing assholes.

[edit on 1/21/2008 by biggie smalls]



posted on Jan, 21 2008 @ 12:56 PM
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If I'm not mistaken... The EPA is at the service of Congress, having been enacted by Congress. As a PUBLIC agency serving the interests of the people via their representatives in Congress, they have a duty to ensure that their processes are transparent and should expect to be scrutinized. There is no activity that the EPA can/should undertake under the auspices of having any privacy. I'm sickened by all of the the little political feifdoms popping up in this bloated bureacracy.


Since when does as agency of the federal government have the ability to trump states rights and then not have to explain it's decision? States do not possess the right to supercede federal law - like the drinking age. But in the case of pollution, the government sets the minimum standard and states should absolutely possess the right to enact more stringent requirements on the automakers. To me this just reeks of corporate cronyism cozying up to the feds to ensure that they don't have to invest in developing less-polluting automotive standards.

It's time for people to remind these idiots who they work for - who pays their paychecks - and make them accountable!



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