Fox News‘ headline says it all:
Obama planning to sidestep Congress for next phase in climate change agenda
He came through on that in his Tuesday speech: he intends to implement his climate change claptrap by diktat through his EPA, wholly ignoring the will of the people and our representatives. In the realization of his speech, his
national plan to combat climate change…include[s] the first-ever federal regulations on carbon dioxide emitted by existing power plants….
In a speech at Georgetown University Tuesday Obama…announce[d] he’s issuing a presidential memorandum to implement the regulations….
…he is directing his administration to allow enough renewables on public lands to power 6 million homes by 2020, effectively doubling the capacity from solar, wind and geothermal projects on federal property.
But he won’t allow oil and gas drilling—or the associated jobs and cheap energy. Expensive energy that the unemployed can’t get is better, you see. Additionally, there’ll be
…$8 billion in federal loan guarantees to spur investment in technologies that can keep carbon dioxide produced by power plants from being released into the atmosphere.
Never minding that actual science, rather than the pseudo-science of his followers, has shown that CO2 is a trailing indicator of increasing health of the planet.
Congress? I don’ need no stinkin’ Congress.