U.S. Republican Bill Delays Obama’s Climate Rule, Gives States Veto

sea ice extentHouse Republicans are preparing a bill that would delay implementation of the Obama administration’s climate rule for power plants and let state governors veto compliance plans. Rep. Ed Whitfield (R-Ky.), chairman of the House Energy and Commerce Committee’s panel on energy and power, unveiled the draft legislation Monday that he worked on with Rep. Fred Upton (R-Mich.), the full committee chairman, and other members. The draft bill would delay the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) rule until all court challenges are over and let governors block any plans to implement the regulation — whether from the state or imposed by the EPA — if they think it would significantly increase electricity rates or harm reliability. –Timothy Cama, The Hill, 23 March 2015

The administration’s new rules for hydraulic fracturing on federal lands will add to the cost of shale oil and gas drilling operations and hamper an industry that’s been front and center in the economic recovery. Given this president’s allegiance to the environmental lobby, this may be the whole point of the new rules — to stop fossil-fuel development in order to make expensive renewable energy the only alternative. But a new study from the Brookings Institution — hardly conservative in its orientation — suggests the biggest victims of these new rules will be the poorest Americans, who’ll have to pay higher energy costs. –Editorial, Investor’s Business Daily, 24 March 2015

The Federal Emergency Management Agency is making it tougher for governors to deny man-made climate change. Starting next year, the agency will approve disaster preparedness funds only for states whose governors approve hazard mitigation plans that address climate change. This may put several Republican governors who maintain the earth isn’t warming due to human activities, or prefer to do nothing about it, into a political bind. –Katherine Bagley, Inside Climate News, 18 March 2015

If your state gets levelled by an earthquake, you get help from the feds after everything’s been reduced to rubble. What you don’t get is help beforehand to mitigate the effects of earthquakes unless you’re willing to swear your oath of allegiance to the warmist cause. The biggest recipient of preparedness funds is Louisiana, so if a new hurricane ends up killing a few hundred people there, we’re all set for the mother of all blame games between Obama on the one hand and the state government on the other over whose fault it is that Louisiana didn’t get the money it needed up front to save lives. —Hot Air, 23 March 2015

Despite all of the headlines recently about “record low Arctic ice”, sea ice extent has actually been regrowing for the last two weeks, and is nearly back to where it was on 22nd February. According to PIOMAS, volume has been growing back rapidly in the last few years, and is “roughly back to 2006 levels.” Average ice thickness is also back to 2006 levels, and is higher than any other year since at this time of year. The reason is very simple – multi year ice has been steadily growing back after being blown out of the Arctic in 2007 and 2008. –Paul Homewood, Not A Lot Of People Know That, 23 March 2015

The detection of miniature black holes by the Large Hadron Collider could prove the existence of parallel universes and show that the Big Bang did not happen, scientists believe. The particle accelerator, which will be restarted this week, has already found the Higgs boson – the God Particle – which is thought to give mass to other particles. Now scientists at Cern in Switzerland believe they might find miniature black holes which would reveal the existence of a parallel universe. And if the holes are found at a certain energy, it could prove the controversial theory of ‘rainbow gravity’ which suggests that the universe stretches back into time infinitely with no singular point where it started, and no Big Bang. -Sarah Knapton, The Daily Telegraph, 23 March 2015

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    Frederick Colbourne

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    “The Federal Emergency Management Agency is making it tougher for governors to deny man-made climate change. Starting next year, the agency will approve disaster preparedness funds only for states whose governors approve hazard mitigation plans that address climate change.”

    This is clearly an unlawful abuse of power by the Executive Branch.

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      Ralph

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      [quote name=”Frederick Colbourne”]

      This is clearly an unlawful abuse of power by the Executive Branch.[/quote]
      There’s not much one can name that isn’t abuse of power by the Executive Branch.

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    Gator

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    Alarmists have already discovered the ‘God Particle’. It’s called CO2.

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    Amber

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    Like the other goofy Obama ‘legacy ” orders
    every single one of them will be overturned as fast as the ink dries because they would never make it through Congress normally .
    Obamas ‘policies will drive up energy rates as he stated and the poorest will get hammered .
    Wasn’t he supposed to be helping those people ? Democrats signed on for this did they ? Good luck selling that next election

    Drill another hole in the boat .

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    Trucker Mark

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    Absolutely amazing how much difference there is between the NSDIC and Arctic Roos sea ice extent charts per-date.

    The NSDIC chart shows Arctic sea ice extent this March 9th, 2015 being about 300,000 square km less than the Arctic Roos chart does, and NSDIC also shows that on April 1st, 2011, Arctic sea ice extent was 14,496,000 sq. km, whereas Arctic Roos shows the same extent per-date of approx. 12,500,000 sq. km, a massive discrepancy.

    Similarly, for March 23rd, 2015, NSDIC shows that sea-ice extent is actually 13,000 sq. km. less than on March 23rd, 2007, and 55,000 sq. km. less that March 23rd, 2011.

    NSDIC does show somewhat of a flatter sea-ice extent recovery since the low point on March 9th, 2015 when extent was 14,273,000 sq. km to its current extent of 14,410,000 sq. km.

    So, someone explain to me why there is a 2 million square kilometer discrepancy between Arctic Roos and NSDIC on April 1st, 2011. My guess (from plenty of experience) is that Arctic Roos is falsified.

    http://nsidc.org/arcticseaicenews/charctic-interactive-sea-ice-graph/

    Something else that I need to point out. Paul Homewood is a known climate science denier who besides posting on the “Not a Lot of People Know That” blog, has also posted repeatedly on known climate science denier Steven Goddard’s website too.

    https://denierlist.wordpress.com/2015/02/11/paul-homewood/

    http://www.factcheck.org/2015/02/nothing-false-about-temperature-data/

    http://blog.hotwhopper.com/2015/02/paul-homewood-and-christopher-booker.html

    http://uclimate.com/site.php?i=20

    Paul Homewood isn’t even a climate scientist, he is a “retired accountant”.

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      Gator

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      Hey Trucker! NSIDC is a [i]model[/i]. Do you haul goods in a model? 😆

      And thanks for pointing out that you are not a climate scientist good buddy.

      Keep on truckin’!

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    Trucker Mark

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    [quote] Benny Peiser (b. 1957) is a UK social anthropologist and AGW denier listed among the Heartland Institute “Global warming experts” despite having no evident expertise in climate science or policy, and as of fall 2011, he is a Visiting Fellow at the right wing University of Buckingham, whose current and former vice chancellors serve on the GWPF academic advisory council [end quote]

    More bought alleged science

    http://www.sourcewatch.org/index.php?title=Benny_Peiser

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      JayPee

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      Instead of using idiot ” denier ” terms how about facing the fact that these people are science realists as opposed to manure spreaders like the alarmist jerks.

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      Gator

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      The trucker isn’t bright enough to discuss the science, and instead goes for Big Green Industry talking points.

      Also not bright enough to know that the head of the IPCC was a railroad engineer, who is now obstructing police investigating his sexual harassment and stalking charges.

      That’s a 10-4 good buddy, laugh at ya on the flip flop! 😆

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    Robert

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    Like I said, they will be crawling out of the woodwork.

    Now if Homewood’s arguments supported Trucker Mark’s position then it wouldn’t matter if he was a climate scientist or a retired whatever.

    It’s only when their arguments don’t that they bust out the “denier” label, try and claim because they aren’t this or that they can’t know anything about it, and so on.

    Nice try Mark.

    Then we get:

    [quote]So, someone explain to me why there is a 2 million square kilometer discrepancy between Arctic Roos and NSDIC on April 1st, 2011. My guess (from plenty of experience) is that Arctic Roos is falsified.[/quote]

    Well good for you and you and your experience. Me, I prefer actual data sets that through multiple sources have verified that NOAA fudges it’s data, the BOM fudges it’s data, the climate models are consistently wrong, and for science that is settled you keep coming up with excuses for why it isn’t.

    In short, there is far more evidence indicating the NSDIC records are crap as opposed to our relying on your “guess” based on your “experience.”

    Want to talk bought alleged science? Lets look at your climate “scientists” whose funding comes from governments. You think those governments are getting “bought and paid for” science? Lets face it, if there isn’t a crisis then there’s no need for the continued grants and funding is there?

    People like you are getting loonier by the minute.

    Now when you can produce some actual science that stands up to scrutiny then perhaps you won’t need to run around crying “denier” like a two year old.

    Besides, there isn’t anyone here, or in the names you mentioned who denies there is a climate. Kind of makes you look like an idiot doesn’t it?

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