Obama’s climate plan is off the rails

Posted: February 10, 2016 by tallbloke in alarmism, Big Green, government, humour
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From the BBC website


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President Barack Obama’s plans to regulate emissions of carbon dioxide from US power plants have been stalled by the US Supreme Court.

The court ruled that the president’s Clean Power Plan could not go forward until all legal challenges were heard.

Designed to cut US emissions by 32% by 2030, the scheme put huge emphasis on a shift to renewable energy.

It formed the key element of the US pledge at UN climate negotiations held in Paris in December last year.

Introduced by the president last August, the plan set carbon reduction goals for each state and it was up to the states themselves to come up with proposals to meet those goals.

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  1. Please put a warning on any links to the BBC!

    Might I suggest: “the following link is to a very untrustworthy source known to have lied repeatedly about this subject” … might be enough.

  2. p.g.sharrow says:

    Being unable to get the Senate to ratify the Paris Carbon Reduction Treaty, Obama has used the EPA to direct to States to force adoption of the treaties provisions. Last year the EPA fined businesses $10Billion for none compliance and then lost that case in the Supreme Court. This time the Court directed the lower courts to freeze any enforcement until after they make any final decision. This is not over yet, merely delayed.
    If Obama and the Democrats think that they can make this central to their campaign to elect Hillary they will lose BIG time. Most people feel that this AGW thing is of little or no importance.The EPA’s Ecoloons are destroying their agency’s future with this attempt to force their control over everything. We Don’t Need Them!…pg

  3. hunter says:

    Mr. Obama is likely to continue his habit of ignoring the other parts of government when they decline to ratify his edicts..

  4. michael hart says:

    The 5-4 vote seems a bit like a judge reluctantly agreeing to wait for the jury’s verdict before passing sentence. Presumably it is the outcome of the ongoing legal case(s) which is, or at least, ought to be, the important thing.

  5. oldbrew says:

    ‘Attorneys general say states should ignore Obama’s climate plan’

    ‘State attorneys general called on all states Wednesday to cease all activity on meeting the goals of President Obama’s far-reaching climate rules for power plants, given Tuesday night’s decision by the Supreme Court to stay the regulations.’

    Switching from coal to unreliables would be European-style economic self-harm.

  6. Bruckner8 says:

    Off the rails? More like switched to a siding until some other train passes. It’s not going away.

  7. gallopingcamel says:

    I get to work with the victims of Obama’s “War on Coal”.

    Thousands of miners in Kentucky are jobless with more lay offs imminent. Fortunately there are job opportunities in fiber optics so a major retraining exercise is under way:

  8. gallopingcamel says:

    The EPA has done great damage to West Virginia and Kentucky. We need coal miners but we can do without the EPA.

    Hopefully the next president will find time to defund the Department of Education, the EPA and other federal organizations that do more harm than good.

  9. p.g.sharrow says:

    @gallopingcamel; we can hope that we are seeing the beginning of the end of this bureaucratic nightmare. I fear things will get worse before they get better, but it will pass…pg

  10. Also Tim says:

    Figureheads, waffle, no power, a lesson needs learning.

    I had a terrifying answer to a direct question about why a person holding control of massive weaponry actually used it “Because the President said so”

    Refrain at Nurenburg too. Best not be on the wrong side of the court.

  11. oldbrew says:

    Lawrence Solomon: It’s ‘Game Over’ For Climate Activists

    ‘Even if a Democrat should win the presidency, the climate change industry has no hope for a comeback. Republicans will still hold the purse strings through their control over the legislature.’

  12. oldbrew says:

    What Scalia’s Death Means For Climate Change

    ‘It’s the president’s job to nominate Supreme Court justices for any vacancies, and it’s the Senate’s job to vet and approve them. High-stakes wrangling over the appointment of the next justice will be a major focus of Obama’s final year as president.

    Whatever the outcome, it’s unlikely that Obama would nominate a justice who would oppose his landmark climate rules.’

    The climate ruling was a 5-4 majority decision.

  13. oldbrew says:

    ‘Consequences’ for the US if it quits Paris climate deal’

    The sabre-rattling has started. Are Trump & co bothered?