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  1. #1 EPA Delayed Climate Change Regulation Until After Midterms 
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    EPA Delayed Climate Change Regulation Until After Midterms
    http://freebeacon.com/issues/epa-del...fter-midterms/

    The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) delayed issuing a final regulation limiting greenhouse gas emissions for new power plants until after the midterm elections.

    The agency pushed back publishing the rule for two months, allowing vulnerable Senate Democrats to avoid a vote on the measure six weeks before voters go to the polls.

    President Obama directed the EPA to issue a proposal requiring new power plants to reduce their carbon pollution by “no later than” Sep. 20, 2013. The EPA posted the proposal on its website that day, but did not submit the rule to the Federal Register until Nov. 25, 2013. The rule was then published in the Federal Register on Jan. 8.

    Once a rule is published in the Federal Register, agencies are required to finalize it within one year. As a result, the EPA does not have to finish the regulation until Jan. 8, 2015, instead of this September, just weeks before the midterms.

    Sen. Jim Inhofe (R., Okla.) suggested the delay was motivated by politics.

    “Based on this sequence of events, it appears that the delay in the proposal’s publication may have been motivated by a desire to lessen the impact of the president’s harmful environmental policies on this year’s mid-term elections,” he wrote in a letter to EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy on Monday.

    “If EPA had kept the timetable mandated by the president, it would have been obligated to finalize the new rule about six weeks before the 2014 elections,” Inhofe said. “Now, because of EPA’s delay, the proposal will not need to be finalized until well after this election cycle.”

    The EPA admitted that they did not submit the rule to the Federal Register until November, but blamed the delay on “routine” processes, and last fall’s government shutdown.....
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    Sen. Jim Inhofe (R., Okla.) suggested the delay was motivated by politics.
    everything this administration does is motivated by politics.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dlr Pyro View Post
    everything this administration does is motivated by politics.
    It's like the many delays in Obamacare. They don't follow their own laws.
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