Issue: S.J. Res. 24 A joint resolution providing for congressional disapproval under chapter 8 of title 5, United States Code, of a rule submitted by the Environmental Protection Agency relating to “Carbon Pollution Emission Guidelines for Existing Stationary Sources: Electric Utility Generating Units.”
Result: Passed, 52 to 46, 2 not voting. (House subsequently passed without amendment, 12-1-15, Roll Call 650.) Vetoed by the President 12/18/15. Democrat selected vote.
Freedom First Society: S.J. 24 would block one unconstitutional action of the unconstitutional Environmental Protection agency to stifle America’s vital energy production.
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For the GOP, this is clearly an easy posturing vote, since President Obama has made it clear he would veto the measure, and proponents did not have the votes for a veto override. Since the purely posturing S. J. 24 did not seriously threaten the Establishment agenda, we will never know which GOP senators would have voted for the measure had they faced real pressure from the Establishment. So we do not score the GOP on this one.
However, we give credit to the 3 Democrats who bucked their party leadership to oppose the administration’s subversive and unconstitutional actions.
We have assigned (good vote) to the Yeas and (bad vote) to the Nays. (P = voted present; ? = not voting; blank = not listed on roll call.)
Congressional Research Service Summary: [S.J. Res. 24] “Nullifies the Environmental Protection Agency’s rule published on October 23, 2015, that requires states to reduce carbon dioxide emissions from existing fossil fuel-fired electric generating units (EGUs). (Those EGUs convert fossil fuel energy to electric energy.)”Analysis: S.J. 24 would block one unconstitutional action of the unconstitutional Environmental Protection agency to stifle America’s vital energy production.
The EPA and the president are pursuing a revolutionary agenda to seize federal control over a vital economic resource — energy — in the name of a massively orchestrated crusade, ostensibly to protect the environment. (See Masters of Deception, Chapter 8 Post Cold War pretexts re the history of and agenda behind the creation of the Environmental Protection Agency.)
The “science” supporting the theory of “man-made global warming” has long been politicized by foundations supporting international regulation (i.e., world government). And the Establishment media has continued to retail the outrageously false statements of supporting politicians that the science is settled and that there is no credible scientific opposition.
Please see our reviews of Green Hell: How Environmentalists Plan to Control Your Life and What You Can Do to Stop Them by Steve Milloy and The Deniers by Lawrence Solomon with the subtitle: “The world-renowned scientists who stood up against global warming hysteria, political persecution, and fraud* *And those who are fearful to do so.”.
As another example, Dr. Arthur Robinson, editor of the Access to Energy newsletter, organized the Oregon Petition Project protesting the myth of catastrophic man-made global warming. As of 2008, the petition had been signed by over 31,000 American scientists, including more than 9,000 with PhDs! In particular, Frederick Seitz, former president of the U.S. National Academy of Sciences, endorsed the petition.
Unfortunately, lame political opposition emphasizes the cost on our economy of this attack rather than the demonstrable subversive agenda behind it.