EPA Chief: Climate Regs Meant To Show ‘Leadership’, Not Fight Global Warming

mccarthyEnvironmental Protection Agency Administrator Gina McCarthy admitted her agency’s signature regulation aimed at tackling global warming was meant to show “leadership” rather than actually curb projected warming.

McCarthy admitted as much after being questioned by West Virginia Republican Rep. David McKinley, who pressed the EPA chief on why the Obama administration was moving forward with economically-damaging regulations that do nothing for the environment.

“I don’t understand,” McKinley said in a Tuesday hearing. “If it doesn’t have an impact on climate change around the world, why are we subjecting our hard working taxpayers and men and women in the coal fields to something that has no benefit?”

“We see it as having had enormous benefit in showing sort of domestic leadership as well as garnering support around the country for the agreement we reached in Paris,” McCarthy responded.

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    Amber

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    I would show her and the other like minded EPA ‘leadership ” makers right out the door . Screw the USA economy to wear a F!@#$!@#
    Leadership badge .

    Who authorized them to pee away hundreds of millions on overreach regulation designed to punish the people employed in keeping the lights on and people warm ?
    Seriously if what she claims is in fact their attitude a regime change is long long overdue .

    A full scale investigation of EPA grant beneficiaries and their role as lobbyist’s
    is long overdue . Clearly internal controls are
    deficient .

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    4TimesAYear

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    Do [b][i]not[/i][/b] let up on this issue. She’s been saying this for almost 2 years now. “This is not about pollution control” – so it’s not about pollution and it’s not about clean energy, and it’s none of the EPA’s business. http://cnsnews.com/news/article/susan-jones/epa-chief-not-about-pollution-controlits-investment-strategy
    Another quote from Bill Maher’s show –
    “This [GHG rule] is about leadership. This is about [b][i]us[/i][/b] being a leader on this issue and we believe and we already know it’s going to leverage a much better opportunity for a global solution.” – Gina McCarthy June 13 “Real Time” interview with Bill Maher
    (Unfortunately, that video was taken down shortly after someone noticed what she’d said back then and was making much ado about the statement 🙁 )

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    4TimesAYear

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    The Bill Maher interview was June 14 of 2014 if memory serves correctly.

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    Aido

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    How did she ever get that job?

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    David Lewis

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    The EPA chief’s statement is so outrageous that most don’t stop to think that she may not be telling the truth about leadership.

    The goal of the anthropological climate change movement is not to reduce warming but to support multiple hidden agenda that are achieved by forcing the reduction of CO2 emissions. Consider the goals that the Clean Power Plan directly supports.

    It expands the power of the Federal Government. One hidden agenda is make government more powerful.

    With power more expensive, it supports the goal of deindustrializing America. A defector from a liberal think tank told that is the goal of his organization and they are using climate change to reach the goal.

    With power more expensive, the even more expensive renewable energy has a better chance.

    Remember that the EPA has been turned over to and is being run by radical environmentalists. One of their goals is to shut down fossil fuel production and the Clean Power Plan is a start in that direction.

    There is also the goal of Maurice Strong, considered by many to be the father of global warming. He considered the life style of the middle class to be excessive and created the global warming fraud to forces us into a lower life style. More expensive energy caused by Clean Power Plan helps do just that.

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    Amber

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    I love the EPA clearing the record . They know dam well scary man made global warming is a complete scam . Now it is apparently about “leadership ” to leverage other things like screwing the USA economy and outsourcing jobs for example . These
    socialist losers need to be fired and the EPA disbanded .

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    Amber

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    Now the EPA says ….Just Kidding, we never intended (or could ) tweake CO2 to alter the temperature . Can I still get my Brownie Badge for Leadership . OK OK Misleading Leadership but at least it wasn’t as bad as “The Earth Has A Fever ” .

    In a short time the EPA will want to be as far away from this massive scam as they can get .
    It will go like … The Scientists told us , but there appears to be new information that the earth is not having quite the fever we were told after all . So we are going to focus on just killing the energy sector and outsourcing dirty American jobs because ..well we and the green lobby groups we take orders from tell us to .

    Badge please ?

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