Obama: cut carbon emissions for thee, but not for me

Well, we all know President Obama wants a greener world. By golly, his administration has cooked this one up:

The Obama administration said Wednesday it was moving ahead to curb carbon emissions by issuing a proposed rule that would require the nation’s biggest greenhouse gas emitters to install advanced pollution control technology to operate any facility they plan to construct or significantly modify.

Now I suppose it’s Oblasphemy to mention the President and his enchantress took separate jumbo-jets to Copenhagen a few hours apart from each other. I wonder if they bought some of those cute carbon offset credits from Al Gore? I’m sure it would make perfect sense to those two if the taxpayers funded that as well. (SCOWL!)

If you read a little further in that first article, you’ll see that Senate Democrats Kerry and Boxer introduced the Senate equivalent to Waxman-Markey, affectionately known as Cap and Trade. (Less affectionately called Crap and Tax.)

Jack Gerard, API’s president and CEO, says in a statement,

If the Kerry-Boxer approach mimics the House bill, as early indications suggest, it will undermine our energy security by making American consumers more reliant on foreign sources of refined products, kill jobs and increase fuel costs.

Democrats will tout how both bills increase green jobs, but no one will admit to the jobs the new legislation would cost. It’s likely a wash, but you’re the one getting hosed. The cost of the regular energy you consume every day will increase because of the new legislation. As always, the payoff from the new rules would go to Democratic party supporters like that Al Gore guy. From IBD:

Last May, we noted that Big Al had joined the venture capital group Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers the previous September. On May 1, 2008, the firm announced a $500 million investment in maturing green technology firms called the Green Growth Fund.

Last Friday, Gore was the star witness at the hearings on cap-and- trade legislation before the House Energy and Commerce Committee. Blackburn asked Gore about Kleiner-Perkins, noting that at last count they “have invested about a billion dollars invested in 40 companies that are going to benefit from cap-and-trade legislation that we are discussing here today.”

Blackburn then asked the $100 million question: “Is that something that you are going to personally benefit from?” Gore gave the stock answer that “the transition to a green economy is good for our economy and good for all of us, and I have invested in it but every penny that I have made I have put right into a nonprofit, the Alliance for Climate Protection, to spread awareness of why we have to take on this challenge.”

Smell the methane-producing bovine excrement in that one, folks.