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Biden EPA Pick Says Rest of the Country ‘Can Learn From’ California on Regulations

Biden EPA Pick Says Rest of the Country ‘Can Learn From’ California on Regulations

Pledges to “move with a sense of urgency on climate change”

https://youtu.be/OhWQ73Z75Jg

Joe Biden’s decision to halt the Keystone XL Pipeline was just the beginning of his plans for fighting climate change. His pick to head the Environmental Protection Agency is Michael Regan, and he is a true believer.

He even thinks the rest of the country can learn from California.

Here are some highlights from his confirmation hearing via PBS:

WATCH: Biden EPA nominee vows ‘sense of urgency’ on climate change

President Joe Biden’s nominee to run the Environmental Protection Agency pledged Wednesday to “move with a sense of urgency on climate change” and other priorities, while working with lawmakers from both parties to protect the environment.

Michael Regan told a Senate committee that under Biden the EPA “will stand up for environmental justice and equity” and will collaborate with business and community groups, state and local governments and others “who know their own communities better than the federal government ever could.”

Under questioning from Republican senators, Regan vowed to “follow the law, not exceed my statutory authority” to complete major new regulations on power plants, automobile tailpipes, mercury emissions and waterways — all of which will likely face strong GOP opposition.

“We will work transparently with responsible industries eager to establish clear, consistent rules of the road,” Regan said, and “work in partnership with Congress, leveraging your expertise … as we strive to build healthier communities.”

You can tell that PBS likes him because they note that Regan is a “consensus builder.”

Regan, 44, spent nearly 10 years working at EPA under presidents of both parties. He called it “the honor of a lifetime to be asked to return″ to lead the agency.

Known as a consensus builder, Regan said that throughout his career, “I’ve learned that if you want to address complex challenges, you must first be able to see them from all sides and you must be willing to put yourself in other people’s shoes.”

He sounds so reasonable, doesn’t he? But wait, there’s more.

Regan suggested that America could learn from California:

In this clip, he defends Biden’s decision to kill jobs as an effort to “transition” the economy:

This administration is going all-in on climate change. They obviously don’t care if thousands of people lose their jobs in the process.

It’s all part of the price you have to pay to save the planet, not them.

Featured image via YouTube.

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Comments

caseoftheblues | February 4, 2021 at 7:03 pm

Every day the nightmare gets worse…we should have fought 1000x harder to stop the fraudulent election.

    henrybowman in reply to caseoftheblues. | February 4, 2021 at 7:19 pm

    Never forget, “we” really means the gutless Republican congressional cowards. They are, after all, our “representatives,” and they perennially refuse to represent us.

    Hindsight is 20/20, but unfortunately it’s often 20/20 from gulags or concentration camps.

    Secessions is our ONLY hope for freedom and safety. We have to let these maniacs know we’re serious.

    And we have to tell the quisling GOP scumbags to go f–k themselves – we’re on our own, and we’d better accept that before they sell us out for the umpteenth time, and we find ourselves in slavery.

    Liz Cheney: drop dead. And same to every GOP hack who ‘secretly’ voted to keep your quisling ass in power.

    Forget this nonsense of taking over the GOP. And forget the hundred analogies one could make – when it’s over, it’s over.

    Secession, and new political party, asap.

We’ve already learned from California. Get too greenie-weenie, and you’ll have to do your homework by firelight. The good news is, there will be plenty of firelight.

    MattMusson in reply to henrybowman. | February 5, 2021 at 8:51 am

    Reality Check – only about 16% of the Earth’s land mass is suitable for Solar or Wind power. Ocean haze reduces solar output. Altitude keeps wind for pushing windmill blades. The requirement for proximity to population centers eliminates much of the area. And, Urban land prices removes some more. And you do NOT want to remove large segments of farmland from food production.

    Surprise – Dallas Texas will be the first major US city to get the majority of it’s power from Green sources because the wind ALWAYS blows in Dallas. And, the nearby dry prairie land is poorly suited for farming.

The Friendly Grizzly | February 4, 2021 at 7:25 pm

Another quota hire.

He’s going to “follow the law” because they have a two house majority. Otherwise, he would do whatever the eff he wants to.

Another facepalm Biden pick……. pathetic ….. run the other direction as fast as possible.

rustyshamrock | February 4, 2021 at 7:58 pm

Well, I agree with him… The rest of the country CAN learn from California — Learn what NOT to do, that is.

By the way, how’s that Bullet Train coming along?

Californization of California isn’t enough, Leftists need to destroy everything in their path.

    amatuerwrangler in reply to Skip. | February 4, 2021 at 8:55 pm

    [THE INTERNET ATE MY COMMENT]
    This is all a plot to keep people from leaving California. The people leaving have skills and pay taxes. California will end up a conglomerate of DMV clerks, political hacks and homeless welfare recipients. If they can make the rest of the country like CA there will be no reason to pay thousands to move your household goods east.

    How wonderful it will be when the entire nation can enjoy power outages (and need a generator), catastrophic fires, homeless camps, and sky-high insurance premiums. Maybe this guy can come up with a way to dispose of the worn out wind turbine blades rather than just burying them in Wyoming.

    The whold climate crisis is a hoax and a money grab.

    And for some reason, we seem to enjoy letting them.

    And for some reason, we seem to enjoy blindly supporting a political party that has stuck enough knives in our back that we look like 75,000,000 porcupines.

    E.N.O.U.G.H.

Better get one of those good solar panel jobs while they are still available.

    OldProf2 in reply to ghost dog. | February 5, 2021 at 12:10 am

    Of course, you’ll have to move to China, where those solar panels are made. Say hello to the Biden clan while you’re in China.

Tucker is reporting that Bank ofAmerica is going through its cudtomr’srecord and reporting to the FBI anyone that travelled to or made a purchase in or around Washington DC on Jan. 5 or 6.
I’m closing all Bank of America accounts in the morning

    JusticeDelivered in reply to MarkS. | February 4, 2021 at 9:15 pm

    Thanks for the heads up, I started with a MBNA card decades ago, they were decent to deal with, at some point it morphed into BofA.

    Not long after that I received a notice that they wanted to change that card to American Express.

    American Express is a really crappy company. I want nothing to do with them. I let BofA know that conversion of the card would result in my canceling it.

    The trade association I founded, and from which we lobbied, rountinely traded information about all sorts of services, when I commented about Amex there was a firestorm. Amex conduct has pissed off an endless stream of people, doctors, lawyers, business owners, the list goes on and on.

    In fact, the whole banking industry is of dubious repute. Small business should avoid big banks, they should patronise credit unions or smalled regional banks.

    The CEO of Bank of America is Brian Moynihan. He has a wife and three children to worry about. If the Junta comes for you, remember Moynihan and his wife and three children.

    Then there’s the board of directors:
    http://investor.bankofamerica.com/corporate-governance/officers-and-directors/board-of-directors/

    If the Junta comes for you, remember each and every member of this board of directors and has wives, children and grandchildren:

    Brian Moynihan
    Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer, Bank of America Corporation
    Sharon Allen, Former Chairman, Deloitte
    Sharon L. Allen
    Former Chairman, Deloitte
    Susan Bies, Former Member, Federal Reserve Board of Governors
    Susan S. Bies
    Former Member, Federal Reserve Board of Governors
    Jack Bovender, Jr., Lead Independent Director, Bank of America Corporation; Former Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, HCA
    Jack O. Bovender, Jr.
    Lead Independent Director, Bank of America Corporation; Former Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, HCA
    Frank Bramble, Sr., Former Executive Vice Chairman, MBNA Corporation
    Frank P. Bramble, Sr.
    Former Executive Vice Chairman, MBNA Corporation
    Pierre de Weck, Former Chairman and Global Head of Private Wealth Management, Deutsche Bank
    Pierre J. P. de Weck
    Former Chairman and Global Head of Private Wealth Management, Deutsche Bank
    Arnold Donald, President and Chief Executive Officer, Carnival
    Arnold W. Donald
    President and Chief Executive Officer, Carnival
    Linda Hudson, Former Executive Officer, The Cardea Group, LLC; Former President and Chief Executive Officer, BAE
    Linda P. Hudson
    Former Executive Officer, The Cardea Group, LLC; Former President and Chief Executive Officer, BAE
    Monica Lozano, Chief Executive Officer, College Futures Foundation; Former Chairman, US Hispanic Media Inc.
    Monica C. Lozano
    Chief Executive Officer, College Futures Foundation; Former Chairman, US Hispanic Media Inc.
    Thomas May, Former Chairman, President, and Chief Executive Officer, Eversource Energy
    Thomas J. May
    Former Chairman, President, and Chief Executive Officer, Eversource Energy
    Lionel Nowell, III, Former Senior Vice President and Treasurer, PepsiCo, Inc.
    Lionel L. Nowell III
    Former Senior Vice President and Treasurer, PepsiCo, Inc.
    Denise L. Ramos, Former Chief Executive Officer and President, ITT Inc.
    Denise L. Ramos
    Former Chief Executive Officer and President, ITT Inc.
    Clayton S. Rose, President, Bowdoin College
    Clayton S. Rose
    President, Bowdoin College
    Michael D. White, Lead Director of Kimberly-Clark Corporation; Former Chairman, President, and Chief Executive Officer of DIRECTV
    Michael D. White
    Lead Director of Kimberly-Clark Corporation; Former Chairman, President, and Chief Executive Officer of DIRECTV
    Thomas Woods, Former Vice Chairman and Senior Executive Vice President of CIBC; Former Chairman, Hydro One Limited
    Thomas D. Woods
    Former Vice Chairman and Senior Executive Vice President of CIBC; Former Chairman, Hydro One Limited
    R. David Yost, Former Chief Executive Officer, AmerisourceBergen
    R. David Yost
    Former Chief Executive Officer, AmerisourceBergen
    Maria Zuber, Vice President for Research and E. A. Griswold Professor of Geophysics, MIT
    Maria T. Zuber
    Vice President for Research and E. A.

    Do unto others what others do unto you.

    The Friendly Grizzly in reply to MarkS. | February 5, 2021 at 5:40 am

    I’m not giving the hyperbolic comments, but here goes: I wonder if the B of A will write you out to the Fibbies for clothes in your accounts at this time?

    Brave Sir Robbin in reply to MarkS. | February 5, 2021 at 2:18 pm

    Think what would happen if 74 million Trump voters decide to goin after a large company simultaneously, like GameStop traders. Can you imagine what would happen to BOA if 15 to 20 million people all decided to close and transfer their accounts on a single day?

    The thought should make them hesitant about wanting to be part a police state.

    They should provide information on individuals only on the occasion of a warrant served.

Hell yes we can learn from Commiefornia. Do the opposite of ANYTHING they do. Because all the commiefornians want is to virtue signal and grab POWER and other people’s money for themselves.

Unfortunately the infestation is growing now that Soros funded DA’s around the country are busy releasing criminals from jail and prosecuting citizens for self-defense. The first thing we need to do is fund opposition to these DA’s that are promoting the criminals.

Of course it is those on the bottom end of the economic ladder who are hurt first and the most with people like him making decisions.

Here in Washington State, the Democrat Governor and legislature are doing their best to turn us into California. Nearly every bill and policy they introduce and support is based on the CA equivalent. For over a decade, all of our new cars have to meet CA pollution requirements. The CARB can change the rules for CA, and then WA residents have to abide by them.

Well he is correct, we can learn a lot from California, mainly what not to do.

And they are — just not the way he mesns.

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