Today, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) finalized its “endangerment finding” stating that Carbon Dioxide is a pollutant that is harmful to public health. This finding will allow the EPA to expand their power to regulate vehicle emissions, power plants, and factories.
Grover Norquist, President of Americans for Tax Reform, denounced this finding today and issued the following statement:
This ruling is a scary precursor to the way Obama plans to use his regulators if Congress doesn’t play nice. He is bypassing the authority of and undermining elected officials in Congress. If Reid and Pelosi can’t pass a national climate tax because of widespread opposition, Obama will use the EPA. If Specter can’t convince fellow Democrats to take away workers’ secret ballot voting rights when deciding on unionization, Obama will use the NLRB [National Labor Relations Board]. This decision shows that the Executive branch has complete disregard for the will of the people and the foundations of our Republic. The American people know this and have told their Representatives that they don’t want more regulations on their life. The Obama Administration is grabbing power at a staggering rate. If the EPA can regulate the air we breathe, what can’t they regulate?”
Click here to read the PDF version of the press release.