If you heard one theme that Obama has been on about at the beginning of both of his terms, it’s infrastructure. During his last campaign, Obama even described it as “Nation Building at Home”, implicitly admitting that he beat down America to the level of Iraq or post-war Japan.
All the bridges, we were told, were seconds away from falling down. The highways were full of potholes. The schools were leaning farther than a Pisan tower and if we didn’t build light rail across California, all the illegal aliens would have no choice but to run down pedestrians without a license.
The infrastructure pitch sounds good to a lot of people. But it’s coupled with an environmentalist anti-infrastructure pitch.
Obama wants to spend money building things, but he doesn’t actually want to build them. Instead he wants to spend money not building them. That’s the absurd post-construction phase we’re in.
Barack Obama is preparing to tell all federal agencies for the first time that they should consider the impact on global warming before approving major projects, from pipelines to highways.
“It’s got us very freaked out,” said Ross Eisenberg, vice president of the National Association of Manufacturers, a Washington-based group that represents 11,000 companies such as Exxon Mobil Corp. (XOM) and Southern Co. (SO) The standards, which constitute guidance for agencies and not new regulations, are set to be issued in the coming weeks, according to lawyers briefed by administration officials.
While some U.S. agencies already take climate change into account when assessing projects, the new guidelines would apply across-the-board to all federal reviews. Industry lobbyists say they worry that projects could be tied up in lawsuits or administrative delays.
Since the Ecoscammer establishment claims that all human activity increases the Carbon footprint and leads to the icebergs melting and the planet exploding, this is a blank check to block any infrastructure project.
Not only is this a bullet to the head of the American middle class as gas prices will rise even higher, but it will impact the supposed infrastructure construction that Obama wants.
We’re going to have agencies and contractors dueling over approval for everything and environmental studies required to get absolutely anything done.
This will be a mecca for all those grads with useless ecoscammer degrees and ecoscammer non-profit experience who will get themselves hired by construction companies to help them “navigate” the process, but a disaster for the actual construction industry.