Ed.A wrote:Bypass Congress,
Technically he's not bypassing Congress because the EPA won the right to regulate CO2 under the Clean Air Act after a SCOTUS ruling back in 2007. Any regulations the EPA puts in place are enforceable and I'm not even sure if they can be challenged in court, the only way that will change is if the Clean Air Act is amended which obviously will not happen until Obama is gone. The climate bill the Democrats passed in 2010 would have amended the CAA and stripped the EPA of this power.
What he is bypassing is the will of Congress becsue this would never make it through the House. Even Pelosi doesn't agree, of course this is when she was speaker... I'm sure her opinion has changed.
This link is broken, either the page no longer exists or there is some other issue like a typo.
Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) said Wednesday that Congress, not the Obama administration, needs to address global warming.
Asked if she wants the Obama administration to address climate change through regulations if Congress fails to pass a bill this year, Pelosi responded, "It has to be done by statute."
Pelosi told The Hill that stakeholders need some level of certainty so U.S. policy on climate change does not fluctuate when administrations change. She did note, however, that the Obama administration "can do some things administratively."