Surprise: Republican States Will Fight China Joe Utility Emissions Cuts

Republicans states led the way in suing the Obama administration over the Clean Power Plan, successfully having a stay put on it till the Trump admin killed it off. They did not want to burden their citizens with skyrocketing costs of energy, which would skyrocket the cost of living, and create rolling blackouts and brownouts, some intentional. Just like in the People’s Republik Of California!

Some Republican states would fight forced utility emissions cuts under Biden climate agenda

The governors of five Republican states are ready to fight Democratic President-elect Joe Biden if he tries to require the power sector to slash greenhouse gas emissions.

The litigious stance reflects just one of the many obstacles Biden will face as he seeks to deliver on a campaign promise to bring the U.S. economy to net zero emissions by 2050 to combat climate change.

Biden’s pledge includes a goal of cutting net emissions from the power sector – a top source of nationwide greenhouse gases – to zero by 2035, though the president-elect has yet to detail how he intends to make it happen. Lawsuits from states could halt implementation of any Democratic plan, as they did in 2016.

“We can all agree that lower emissions are better, but we should also all be able to agree that cost-prohibitive, counterproductive regulations for the sake of catering to an extreme wing of a political party is destructive,” said Bailey Martin, a spokeswoman for Mississippi Governor Tate Reeves.

Republican-governed Mississippi, North Dakota, Wyoming, Nebraska and Arkansas said they would challenge any new federal policies requiring the power sector to cut carbon emissions. Utah and Missouri, also under Republican governors, said they would review proposals before deciding.

The seven were among 27 states that sued in 2015 to block the Clean Power Plan (CPP), the Obama administration’s signature effort to address climate change by requiring deep cuts in power-sector emissions. Fifteen other states in the lawsuit, including four now under Democratic leadership, either declined to say how they would respond to a new emissions reduction order or did not respond to requests for comment.

You can bet that most, if not all, of those Republican states would #Resist. Oh, wait, I forgot, resisting will no longer be patriotic come January 20th.

Democratic lawmakers and environmental groups, however, have argued that free-market forces can only push the utility industry so far and that a net-zero emissions goal is not achievable without federal regulation.

Democrats do love the force of Government, eh? How y’all enjoying that in California?

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3 Responses to “Surprise: Republican States Will Fight China Joe Utility Emissions Cuts”

  1. Conservative Beaner says:

    Did your Congress critter vote to reduce emissions in your state? There is a tax for that. Force these politicos to pay extra for the costs with an income tax and surcharges.

  2. Elwood P. Dowd says:

    How will Red states keep emitted CO2 within their state boundaries? Maybe Red states can pay penalties to adjacent Blue states. Oh, that’s right, most Red states can only exist by the redistributed federal taxes from successful Blue states.

    • Traitor Joe says:

      Ahh, Elwood, your usual divisive attitude toward “The United States of America”. It could also be said the blue states would starve to death if not for the red states. But I don’t care about that I care about how you communists are always trying to divide America into groups pitted against one another. You really are a hateful crew. No compassion, no love, only cruelty and hate. That’s why it sickened the rest of us as you joyfully counted the phony death count from Red Chinese Democommie Flu. The more dead Americans the happier you got.

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