by islander on November 21, 2022 12:46 pm
Hate wrote: ”Certainly, as the Executive Branch carries out the mandate of the people reflected in legislation, Executive Orders are efficient. But, this is a government "of the people, by the people and for the people." We have an executive...to execute the will of the people. We don't have a monarch, or a dictator.”
😀 Smiley said to tell you that he is pleased that you’re coming right along in your quest to gain a better understanding of the State of CA’s emissions control proposal and how such legislation comes into being.
You are absolutely right that in our country we don’t have monarchs or dictators and of course the governor of California is neither. Along with the California state senators and the state representatives, the governor is a duly elected representative of the people who is voted into office by the people.
The governor, senators and representatives make up the governing body that enacts and executes California’s state laws. This governing body set up the California Air Resources Board (CARB) which is made up of 16 members, with 2 non-voting members appointed for legislative oversight, one each by the California State Assembly and Senate. 12 of the 14 voting members are appointed by the governor and subject to confirmation by the Senate: five from local air districts, four air pollution subject-matter experts, two members of the public, and the Chair. The other two voting members are appointed from environmental justice committees by the Assembly and Senate.
This is how a government of the people, by the people and for the people functions.
by oldedude on November 22, 2022 6:12 pm
"What bill did Congress vote on that supports your contention that the Supreme Court's decision on that is what the people and their representatives wanted?"
It wasn't "a" piece of legislation, it was years of farmers and ranchers being bullied by the EPA. I've mentioned several times about the cattle in Northern Colorado they couldn't get to because "they had to get EPA approval" to get the carcasses out of the fields because by "EPA Standards" standing water is part of the EPA purview. That was not through legislation. And then the farmers/ ranchers were fined because they didn't get to the dead cattle to prevent the bio-organisms from forming. Prior to that ruling, it was illegal to put fense up on acreage according to EPA rules. The EPA had run amok. They were beyond touch or the ability of any to fight them. If you messed with them, or brought up a lawsuit, they would chickensht you to literal death.
In addition, the EPA moved in on State lands to tell the state how to run them. For years, they disallowed controlled burns and clearing dead trees until wild fires in the west did so much damage and states rebelled.