This time using the excuse of AGW to drive the fiat governance.
President Barack Obama has issued another of his diktats Executive Orders, this time placing the Executive Branch squarely in charge of “responses” to “climate change” and wholly cutting the people’s representatives, our Congress, out of the discussion. Never mind that human impact on climate change has yet to be demonstrated—or even hinted at very strongly. His EO forms a task force to advise the Federal government of how to respond to climate change impacts.
Of course, it’s also an Obama-esque bipartisan group:
The task force includes governors of seven states—all Democrats—and the Republican governor of Guam, a US territory. Fourteen mayors and two other local leaders also will serve on the task force.
All but three of those appointed are Democrats.
Obama claimed, in his accompanying White House statement,
…that even as the United States acts to curb carbon pollution, officials also need to improve how states and communities respond to extreme weather events like last year’s Superstorm Sandy. Building codes must be updated to address climate impacts and infrastructure needs to be made more resilient.
This is just more costs inflicted by Feds on states and consumers—ostensibly to guard against climate “change,” but more to increase Federal power and intrusion into our business and private lives.
A possible mandate to bring sweeping new changes to land use and resource policies.
Just like the EPA’s attempts to regulate rain water runoff as a pollutant and to regulate water puddles in people’s backyards.
More control and refocus of climate change data….
Which will include a drive to control the release of those data and how they’re being used by the Federal government—just like this administration is doing with Fast and Furious, Benghazi, IRS targeting, Obamacare software, etc.
So I ask: who will guard us from government’s rule by law at the expense of rule of law? And a follow up: who will protect us from the mendacity of false climate panic-mongering?