Home › Forums › Refining Community › Refinery News › Obama to regulate GHG from Refinery & Power plants via EPA › RE: House GOP readies Ban on EPA GHG Reg's & Calif Judge orders more review state AB32 Climate law
Here is update on battle between Congress and EPA over Regulations on GHG. After Congress failed pass legislation around Carbon Tax & GHG regulations in 2009, the Obama adminstration charged EPA to do it anyway using 2007 Clean Air Act which had never implemented until this year.
Along similar lines a California state Superior Court Judge ruled more review was needed to finalize Calif. AB32 climate law. Saying State air quality regulators must conduct further analysis before fully implementing California’s landmark 2006 climate law.
<see article @ http://finance.yahoo.com/news/Judge-More-review-needed-to-apf-673427701.html?x=0&.v=1 > Unfortunately this does not become barrier to implementation of this law only an impediment. Anything Environmental liberals cannot get put in place on national basis thru congress, is often pushed thru in California on state basis where strong anti-business and Nimby strongholds exist and results slanted to force more states to adopt.
Both the EPA GHG and California AB32 regulations will become death sentence for US Industries dependent Factories/Refinery/Power plants that have to compete against cheap imports from “Developing Countries like China, India, & Russia” with Little mandated environmental regulations or investments. The weak US economic recovery would not survive this handicap that were defeated thru normal National Congressional legislation.