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The Obama administration is warning Congress that if it doesn't move to regulate greenhouse gases, the Environmental Protection Agency will take a "command-and-control" role over the process in a way that could hurt business.
The warning, from a top White House economic official who spoke Tuesday on condition of anonymity, came on the eve of EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson's address to the international conference on climate change in Copenhagen, Denmark.
Jackson, however, tried to strike a tone of cooperation in her address Wednesday, explaining that the EPA's new powers to regulat
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) relies almost completely on a policy approach that guarantees that the cost of protecting the environment is much higher than necessary. The EPA favors a “command and control” approach that relies on directives (or commands) for how, and how much, polluters control their pollution. I shall point to the problems with this approach in this column, which provides a basis against which to compare the market approach I shall discuss in future columns.
A control strategy is a set of discrete and specific measures identified and implemented to achieve reductions in air pollution. These measures may vary by source type, such as stationary or mobile, as well as by the pollutant that is being targeted. The purpose of these measures is to achieve the air quality standard or goal. Costs and benefits are assessed in the development of the control strategy.
Originally posted by Eurisko2012
reply to post by TeslaandLyne
I think we should abolish the EPA January 2013.
You're fired! Now get out!
Originally posted by ladyinwaiting
Say what you will, but I have been thinking someone should step up with the guts to do this for a decade.
There are industries destroying our planet. If they don't have the decency to develop some sense of loyalty and care to our one and only home, and the home of our children, then by george it's about time someone stepped up and MADE them do it.
Some people just don't get it. All these people have cared about is making money, money, and money to the detriment of our rivers, earth and skies, the very air we breathe.
This is long overdue. Let them spend some of that money they love so well to figure out a way to maintain their industries without killing our home.
This should have been done years ago. Finally someone with the guts and intelligence to do something about it.
Originally posted by semperfoo
Isnt it congress who can say that the EPA is stepping out of line if they wanted to? Correct me if im wrong, but the EPA is under the control of congress, isnt this just an empty threat?