In a February 9 Washington Times op-ed, global warming skeptic Steve Milloy urged Republicans to defund the Environmental Protection Agency, stating that the GOP's "best (and really only) shot at reeling in the arrogant Obama EPA is to cut the agency's funding." He later stated: "Cut the EPA's budget. Cut it in March. Close down the federal government if necessary. Save us now."
From Milloy's op-ed:
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has hit the ground running with its greenhouse-gas regulations. But congressional Republicans are just getting around to introducing well-intended, but futile legislation to stop the agency.
There is another way. The GOP could rescue us from the EPA as soon as March, but it won't.
Though these and many more jobs around the country are threatened by the EPA and its new authority, the GOP seems to be doing everything but addressing the problem head-on.
Its best (and really only) shot at reeling in the arrogant Obama EPA is to cut the agency's funding. Without House approval, the EPA has no budget. A great opportunity to choke off EPA funding arrives early next month when last December's deal to fund the federal government until March 4 expires.
But the GOP needs to gird itself for battle. The EPA is coming for our jobs, electricity and economy. The Obama administration is preparing to make cap-and-trade look like a walk in the park compared to EPA regulation. Its regulatory apparatus is running amok.
Cut the EPA's budget. Cut it in March. Close down the federal government if necessary. Save us now.