Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Obama messes with Texas

There's an interesting battle going on between the state of Texas and Obama's EPA.
Any Texas granddaddy will tell you he’s seen it all, when it comes to weather and climate extremes. Tornadoes, hurricanes, heat waves, blizzards, droughts, flash floods, and storms that bring unique combinations of wind, dust, thunder and hail.

Any Lone Star citizen will point out that Texas is America’s leading producer of crude oil, natural gas and (heavily subsidized) wind-based energy. It has the second largest workforce and gross state product in the USA, produces more electricity than any other state, and refines one-fourth of our petroleum – for a country that is 85% dependent on fossil fuels.

Mess with Texas, and the damages will reverberate throughout our nation.

So why is the US Environmental Protection Agency sending federal agents to Texas — to arrest the state’s economy for the “crime” of emitting carbon dioxide (CO2) and methane (CH4)?
Read on. I was intrigued to see the expression "environmental justice" in the linked article (uttered by EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson). This is the second time I've come across it, and I find it troubling - mostly because the word "justice" in the mouth of one of Obama's satraps is nearly always an obscenity, a lie used to justify some new encroachment on liberty.

Tell ya what; my money's on Texas.


prairiecat55kc said...

Will the armed insurrection begin there? I wouldn't doubt it.

JorgXMcKie said...

"Environmental justice" is another of those buzz phrases coined by the "social justice" crowd and has been around among Academics [to quote someone {George Wallace}, "pointy-headed intellectuals who can't park their bicycles straight"] who are trying to find some way to get the government involved in deciding who gets to live where.

Apparently, poor people are deliberately forced to live in environmentally dangerous places because rich people hate them.

Anonymous said...

I see an business opportunity...Alamo Popcorn and Ammo.

Deborah Leigh

Anonymous said...

Just remember, all Texas Rangers are now officially honorary Chuck Norrises.

RebeccaH said...

I was born and raised in Texas. Back then, it was rednecks, roughnecks, farmers, and ranchers. I bet there are still enough of them around to get ugly when the feds come calling.