I don’t have a link because I’m too lazy (and busy) to go dig one out, but I read a story in the last few days where one of the people on the short list to run the EPA in an Obama administration basically warned that in an Obama administration if the Congress can’t pass restrictive new environmental legislation, the EPA will impose it by executive fiat.
Areas he predicted an Obama administration crackdown include:
- Oil and gas exploration and drilling on federal land.
- Access to logging on federal land.
- Mining on federal land.
- Recreational access to federal land (particularly using any motorized vehicles such as 4-wheelers and snowmobiles).
- Hunting or fishing on federal land.
In a nutshell, look for an Obama administration to start implementing the radical environmental lobby’s most desired policies through executive order and through EPA policy statements. The question is how long it will take for people to start realizing what they’ve done by electing Obama President. Especially in states like Colorado. If Colorado goes for Obama, and that ends up being the swing state that gives him the election, I predict Colorado will be the first state to go into revolt against Obama’s draconian “environmental” policies. Many of the Leftist moonbats who live here will find some of their favorite activities seriously impacted by an Obama EPA. And many independent voters here will suffer through the economic disaster such policies will have in a state where mining, logging and oil and gas are a huge part of the state economy. One thing that will shut down immediately in an Obama administration is the whole oil shale economy, which is just now getting off the ground.
It’s gonna be an interesting four years folks.