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GOP & Public Disagree On EPA Regulations

Posted on the 25 September 2013 by Jobsanger
GOP & Public Disagree On EPA Regulations The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has just announced new and stricter regulations for new power plants -- regulations that will mandate they produce a much lower level of CO2 emissions (which is a primary cause of global climate change). The regulations are something the Obama administration can do without congressional approval.
But the congressional GOP is upset about the new regulations -- first, because they oppose everything proposed by President Obama (just because it was proposed by the president), and second, because most of those congressional Republicans sold out long ago to the energy industry (both the oil, gas, & coal industries, and the electricity producers who use those energy sources).
And those GOP representatives in the House of Representatives are planning to eliminate the new regulations. When the debt ceiling fight comes up next month, they are planning to demand the new EPA regulations be abandoned (along with the defunding of Obamacare) -- or they will cause the nation to default on its debts by refusing to raise the debt ceiling. The problem is that it once again puts the Republicans at odds with the desires of most Americans.
That is the findings of a new Rasmussen Poll (done on September 20th and 21st of 1,000 likely nationwide voters, with a 3 point margin of error). That survey found that 53% of likely voters agree with the new EPA regulations, while only 33% oppose them (and 14% don't know what they think about those regulations).

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