“The Obama-EPA plans to move full speed ahead to implement this agenda if President Obama wins a second term,” Inhofe writes. “These rules taken together will inevitably result in the elimination of millions of American jobs, drive up the price of gas at the pump even more, impose construction bans on local communities and essentially shut down American oil, natural gas and coal production.”
Here’s just one job crushing tidbit from the report:
The report also singles out pending federal regulations on such issues as farm dust, air quality, coal ash and water-quality in Florida.
The ozone standard if enacted would cost at least $90 billion annually and would eliminate 7.4 million jobs, the report states, citing federal analysis.
The looming regulatory onslaught is expected to proceed unimpeded in a lame duck term of a president who has already shown himself to be so oblivious to the consequences of his ideology that he still counts green “investments” as part of his successes. These were mentioned by President Obama during the second debate, which occurred the very same week as a another round of bad news about them was crashing around him.
This administration quickly looked to the EPA as a way to bypass the legislative process and, fortunately, met with at least some resistance in the first term.
A second term may actually see tilting at windmills instituted as policy.