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  •  Nothing penetrates. (19+ / 0-)

    In announcing a new lawsuit against the EPA Republican Atty General issues statement, (as usual decrying laws to protect people)

    “Since Day One of the Obama Administration, the EPA has issued a barrage of overreaching and illegal regulations,” Attorney General Abbott said. “In doing so, the EPA has not only ignored the devastating economic impacts of their regulations, but also ignored the laws of our land. The EPA’s greenhouse gas regulations were unlawfully created out of whole cloth and are a massive burden on states and businesses. As Texas has proven in other lawsuits against the EPA, this is a runaway federal agency that must be reined in.

    Be the change you want to see in the world. -Gandhi

    by DRo on Mon Apr 22, 2013 at 12:28:20 PM PDT

    •  During the Bush II administration Bush used (1+ / 0-)
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      administrative letters to delete as many regulations as possible at EPA.  Thus he bypassed Congress.  The secretary would get a list of new pages.  the pages would say delete page XX and insert new page XX which would make the old rule null and void.  I always hoped someone would save the old pages and a new Prez and EPA director would reinstate by new administrative letter.  But no luck.

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