The Virginian-Pilot reports today about “mounting” tensions between Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell and President Obama’s EPA over new regulations designed to “hasten the Chesapeake Bay cleanup.”
The Virginian-Pilot reports today about “mounting” tensions between Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell and President Obama’s EPA over new regulations designed to “hasten the Chesapeake Bay cleanup.” It sounds very much like the conflict over global warming:
In an interview last week, McDonnell’s secretary of natural resources, Doug Domenech, said Virginia is pursuing a two-track policy: remaining committed to restoring the Bay, but also taking a hard line toward the science and computer modeling behind proposed rules aimed at cutting pollution from agriculture, new development and other sources.
Domenech said he and other administration officials “have not talked about walking” away from the six-state partnership, nor have they discussed a lawsuit against the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.
Still, Domenech said he would not be surprised if industry groups sue over the proposed regulations, which he described as based on “admittedly flawed computer models, whose numbers keep changing - and will continue to change even as we go forward.”
You know how those enviros like to keep moving the targets (using their lousy models)!
“The mitigating factor here is the economy,” Domenech said from his office in Richmond. “It’s such a bad time to impose all these new restrictions on farmers, foresters, land developers. It’s the worst time to be kicking these guys….”
McDonnell sent EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson a letter last month outlining his concerns in blunt fashion. He wrote about a perceived lack of transparency, ill-defined mandates and rushed deadlines.
“We believe the EPA’s time and energy would be better spent in Virginia educating farmers on best practices and positive actions… rather than expanding the scope of its regulatory authority through enforcement measures,” the governor wrote.
A man of faith in a godless age is hitting Americans where it hurts.
Mr. and Mrs. American Spectator Reader, let P.J. O’Rourke talk sense to your kids.
In Britain, defending your property can get you life.
The debacle of this president’s administration is both a cause and a symptom of the decline of American values. Unless Congress impeaches him, that decline will go on unchecked. An eminent jurist surveys the damage and assesses the chances for the recovery of our culture.
It won’t take long for conservatives to scratch this presidential wannabe off their 2008 scorecard.
The American Christmas, like the songs that celebrate it, makes room for everybody under the rainbow. Is that why so many people seem to be hostile to it?
Was the President done in by the economy, or by the politics of the economy?