-- Congressman Rick Boucher --
No, Rick. The debate has just begun. Too bad you've taken yourself out of it:
Jay says EPA can't regulate industryI'll not make more of this than is there. These are Democrats leading the charge, so they still believe human-generated greenhouse gases cause global warming, and they think Congress can somehow control them. A fool's game, to be sure.
Charleston Daily Mail
Washington - Eight Democratic senators from industrial states are challenging the Environmental Protection Agency's authority to regulate pollution blamed for global warming.
In a letter written by Sen. Jay Rockefeller of West Virginia, the lawmakers said the agency lacks the power to restrict greenhouse gases from stationary sources such as power plants, factories and mines. The lawmakers said Congress - not the EPA - should address an issue with big implications for thousands of U.S. jobs and businesses.
Opposition to EPA regulations by Democrats could pose a serious blow to the Obama administration's effort to restrict heat-trapping greenhouse gases. While the administration is still pushing for Congress to pass a comprehensive climate bill this year, officials have not ruled out controlling greenhouse gases through regulation. [link]
But the point is, there are members of Congress who are standing up to the Supreme Court and are saying, "The legislative branch of government makes law, not the EPA." Unfortunately, one of those members is not the man we pay to protect our interests here in Southwest Virginia - Representative Rick Boucher. He's taken himself out of the debate by ceding it to his radical environmentalist buddies.
So we're now rooting for a West Virginia senator to save the Virginia coalfields from Obama depredation. How wrong is that?