Jun 12

Heh. The Obama administration is so very “transparent” that there is nothing at all to see.

Via Green Hell:

House Republicans Darrell Issa and James Sensenbrenner are calling for an investigation of whether Obama climate czar Carol Browner’s secrecy in developing Obama’s CAFE standards and EPA’s CO2 endangerment finding was a “deliberate and willful violation” of the Presidential Records Act.

According to the letter,

… Mary Nichols, the head of the California Air Resources Board (CARB), revealed to the New York Times that the White House held a series of secret meetings with select special interests as they were crafting the new CAFE standards. Nichols was a key player in these negotiations because of California’s determined efforts to regulate fuel economy standards at the state level. Nichols admitted there was a deliberate “vow of silence
surrounding the negotiations between the White House and California on vehicle fuel economy [standards]. According to Nichols’ interview, “[Carol] Browner [Assistant to the President for Energy and Climate Change] quietly orchestrated private discussions from the White House with auto industry officials.” Great care was taken to “put nothing in writing, ever.” This coordinated effort, led by Carol Browner, to leave no paper trail of the deliberations within the White House appears to be a deliberate and willful violation of the Presidential Records Act. This Act requires the President to take, “all such steps as may be necessary to assure that the activities, deliberations, decisions, and policies that reflect the performance of his constitutional, statutory, or other official or ceremonial duties are adequately documented and that such records are maintained as Presidential records.” Clearly, Browner’s actions were intended to leave little to no documentation of the deliberations that lead to the development of stringent new CAFE standards.

So much for President Obama’s Jan. 21 committment to unprecedented openness in government.

The entire Issa/Sensenbrenner letter is here.

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6 Responses to “House Republicans: California official admits “there was a deliberate ‘vow of silence’ surrounding the negotiations between the White House and California” regarding new CAFE standards”

  1. tehdude says:

    Probably to cover up for the projected sales numbers of the new cars.

    I love how the first thing these geniuses did when they nationalized the car industry was eliminate the brands that actually “sold”.


    • Klockarman says:

      Yes, “geniuses” indeed.

      They’ve never ran a business before or made a pay-roll, but darn it, their hearts are in the right place 😉


  2. Brian G Valentine says:

    I tell so many jokes that it becomes difficult to discern when I am serious, I suppose, but here I am serious:

    I actually think Obama himself DOES NOT subscribe to the EPA/CO2 crap at all, but the people surrounding him have a choke hold on him – and they tell him he “has to go along with the program” on this.

    These people actually selected the likes of Carol Browner, Napolitano, etc for him – and they told him to like it or lump it.

    “We got you here, buster, and what we tell you is going down about the CO2 thing – is what’s going down.”


    • Klockarman says:


      I agree that “Obama himself DOES NOT subscribe to the EPA/CO2 crap at all”, but I don’t think he’s just influenced by the people around him. I think he’s just like them, opportunists who see the issue as the mother-of-all methods of making us all dependent slaves of the government


  3. Brian G Valentine says:

    Obama – please listen. One of your constituents is offering their opinion:

    That EPA and CO2 jazz sounds like a cute and clever way to make some quick money, but it really isn’t.

    If that crap ACTUALLY GOES DOWN, and I don’t think it will – I predict you’re going to let loose a reaction that will make the Chicago Riots look like some fun at a kid’s birthday party.

    I’m not trying to be an alarmist or flame thrower – I’m just expressing what I see to be the reaction of the countless Americans WHO JUST PLAIN AREN’T GONNA TAKE IT LYING DOWN


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