Melt the phones!
Jazz Shaw has a summary of the bills, one in each Chamber, that seek to prevent the EPA from implementing its new onerous greenhouse-gas regulations. Keep in mind that although a lot of the most burdensome rules will fall upon the fossil-fuel industry, plenty of manufacturing and industrial enterprises will also face strangling levels of regulation. In the middle of a severe recession.
Jazz points out one of the most criminal aspects of the EPA’s power grab/extra-legislative cap and trade scheme: energy costs will go up very sharply; the poor–and those on fixed incomes–will be affected the most.
A letter in support of the bills was sent to congress yesterday by 24 groups that represent affected industries, and shows how much support these bills are getting, and how unpopular the new EPA proposals are among those who actually create huge numbers of jobs.
So please keep the phones jangling on both the House and the Senate side.
UPDATE: Bryan Preston has more.