Sessions: Obama Climate Agenda Driving Up Cost of Americans’ ‘Whole Existence’

Wednesday, at a Senate Environment and Public Works (EPW) Committee hearing entitled “Road to Paris: President Obama’s International Climate Agenda and Implications for Domestic Environmental Law,”  Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-AL) said President Barack Obama’s environmental policies are “driving up the cost” of Americans’ “whole existence.”

Sessions said, “The American people are getting frustrated that we have individuals executing policies that affect their everyday life, driving up the cost of their whole existence, based on legal theories that are so tenuous as to be almost breathtaking in its thinness. For example, the Clean Air Act was passed with no thought whatsoever that we would be controlling CO2, an odorless tasteless gas that is a plant food. And now we have by a 5-to-4 decision in the Supreme Court, five members of the court now saying the EPA can regulate your backyard BBQ or lawnmower or any other item that emits CO2. It’s a breathtaking thing. ”

He added, “So here we are, [with] a group of elitists in this country through the thinnest of legal arguments, imposing huge costs on the American economy, and I’m worried about it.”

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