December 27, 2009
"The Environmental Protection Agency, now under President Obama’s control, has massive powers previously granted by Congress and can do just about anything in the environmental arena that President Obama wants. We should have caught on to this mess ages ago, but apparently we didn’t. Administrative and executive agencies have tremendous quasi-legislative power and discretion, so long as they act within the expansive parameters established by Congress. That’s a fact of administrative law, and has been since numerous “independent” and “executive” agencies were given sweeping quasi-legislative powers back during FDR’s New Deal. Congress has, to put it blandly, been overly generous. "