- Prison Planet.com - http://www.prisonplanet.com -

Obama Will Use Nixon-Era Law to Fight Climate Change

Posted By yihan On March 15, 2013 @ 11:40 am In U.S. News | Comments Disabled

Mark Drajem
Bloomberg [1]
March 15, 2013

President Barack Obama [2] is preparing to tell all federal agencies for the first time that they should consider the impact on global warming before approving major projects, from pipelines to highways.

The result could be significant delays for natural gas- export facilities, ports for coal sales to Asia, and even new forest roads, industry lobbyists warn.

“It’s got us very freaked out,” said Ross Eisenberg, vice president of the National Association of Manufacturers [3], a Washington-based group that represents 11,000 companies such as Exxon Mobil Corp. (XOM) [4] and Southern Co. (SO) [5] The standards, which constitute guidance for agencies and not new regulations, are set to be issued in the coming weeks, according to lawyers briefed by administration officials.

In taking the step, Obama would be fulfilling a vow to act alone in the face of a Republican-run House of Representatives unwilling to pass measures limiting greenhouse gases [6]. He’d expand the scope of a Nixon-era law that was first intended to force agencies to assess the effect of projects on air, water and soil pollution.

Full story here. [1]


Article printed from Prison Planet.com: http://www.prisonplanet.com

URL to article: http://www.prisonplanet.com/jpm-hearings-sen-levin-is-it-common-to-change-your-pricing-practices-to-minimize-losses-ex-cfo-braunstein-no-obama-will-use-nixon-era-law-to-fight-climate-change.html

URLs in this post:

[1] Bloomberg: http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2013-03-15/obama-will-use-nixon-era-law-to-fight-climate-change.html

[2] Barack Obama: http://topics.bloomberg.com/barack-obama/

[3] National Association of Manufacturers: http://www.nam.org/

[4] Exxon Mobil Corp. (XOM): http://www.bloomberg.com/quote/XOM:US

[5] Southern Co. (SO): http://www.bloomberg.com/quote/SO:US

[6] greenhouse gases: http://topics.bloomberg.com/greenhouse-gases/

[7] Ban Ki-moon gives up fight against climate change: http://www.prisonplanet.com/ban-ki-moon-gives-up-fight-against-climate-change.html

[8] UN, Soros Push Global Tax To Fight Man-Made Climate Change: http://www.prisonplanet.com/un-soros-push-global-tax-to-fight-man-made-climate-change.html

[9] Kerry: Obama Will Act on Climate Change Without Congressional Approval: http://www.prisonplanet.com/kerry-obama-will-act-on-climate-change-without-congressional-approval.html

[10] Levy on international air travel could fund climate change fight: http://www.prisonplanet.com/levy-on-international-air-travel-could-fund-climate-change-fight.html

[11] The Green Police Are No Longer A Joke – The UN May Create An Army Of “Green Helmets” To Fight Climate Change: http://www.prisonplanet.com/the-green-police-are-no-longer-a-joke-%e2%80%93-the-un-may-create-an-army-of-%e2%80%9cgreen-helmets%e2%80%9d-to-fight-climate-change.html

Copyright © 2013 PrisonPlanet.com. All rights reserved.