Wednesday, April 03, 2013

EPA Rolls Over: Industry Takes It on the Chops

If you've been paying attention, you know how the ObozoEPA operates.  Left-O-Wacky "green" bunch sues, EPA rolls over and plays dead, industry loses.

Here's the latest one, with an extra-special ObozoEPA twist:

...Under the old policy, manufacturers did not have to suffer Clean Air Act penalties if the excess emissions came about during periods of “start up, shutdown, or malfunction” (SSM).  The Sierra Club opposed this long-standing exemption.

“Oddly, it appears that, instead of defending EPA’s own regulations and the SSM provisions in the EPA-approved air programs of 39 states, EPA simply agreed to include an obligation to respond to the petition in the settlement of an entirely separate lawsuit,” wrote Sen. David Vitter, R-La., and Sen. Jeff Sessions, R-Ala., in a letter yesterday to Gina McCarthy, President Obama’s nominee to lead the EPA. “In other words, EPA went out of its way to resolve the SSM petition in a coordinated settlement with Sierra Club.” The agency now says that 36 of those states are not implementing federal law appropriately....

Neat, eh?

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