And Now: Obama’s Stealth Ocean Grab

Michelle Malkin,

Obama is Scarface

It’s not enough that the White House is moving to lock up hundreds of millions of acres of land in the name of environmental protection. The Obama administration’s neon green radicals are also training their sights on the deep blue seas.

The president’s grabby-handed bureaucrats have been empowered through executive order to seize unprecedented control from states and localities over “conservation, economic activity, user conflict and sustainable use of the ocean, our coasts and the Great Lakes.”

Democrats have tried and failed to pass “comprehensive” federal oceans management legislation five years in a row. The so-called “Oceans 21” bill, sponsored by Democratic Rep. Sam Farr of California, went nowhere fast. Among the top reasons: bipartisan concerns about the economic impact of closing off widespread access to recreational fishing.

The bill also would have handed environmentalists another punitive litigation weapon under the guise of “ecosystem management.” Instead of accepting defeat, the green lobby simply circumvented the legislative process altogether.

In late July, President Obama established a behemoth 27-member “National Ocean Council” with the stroke of a pen. Farr gloated: “We already have a Clean Air Act and a Clean Water Act. With today’s executive order, President Obama in effect creates a Clean Ocean Act.”

And not a single hearing needed to be held. Not a single amendment considered. Not a single vote cast. Who gives a flying fish about transparency and the deliberative process? The oceans are dying!

The panel will have the power to implement “coastal and marine spatial plans” and to ensure that all executive agencies, departments and offices abide by their determinations. The panel has also been granted authority to establish regional advisory committees that overlap with existing regional and local authorities governing marine and coastal planning.

No wonder the anti-growth, anti-development, anti-jobs zealots are cheering. The National Ocean Council is co-chaired by wackadoodle science czar John Holdren (notorious for his cheerful musings about eugenics, mass sterilization and forced abortions to protect Mother Earth and for hyping weather catastrophes and demographic disasters in the 1970s with his population control freak pals Paul and Anne Ehrlich) and White House Council on Environmental Quality head Nancy Sutley (best known as the immediate boss of disgraced green jobs czar/self-avowed communist Van Jones).

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  1. As a parent I have seen other children off their meds who run around and create havoc to try and distract everyone from observing that they are not ready to play with their inappropriate uniform. This usurper who does not belong near the field of play has brought on other unqualified individuals, and I define unqualified to equate to "ready to play by the same rules to keep the field from burning after we leave". This destructive mentality is so blatant in all he does, and it matches the same evil about forcing the health care plan into law without the details being worked out. His theme of "we will see" is what an evil person would say just after stabbing you and taking your possessions. Remove this sludge from our government and take the other puss filled contaminants with him. Impeach the lot and jail as many as appropriate for their complicity in breaking established American laws.

    1. Open a new file in your computer.
    2. Name it 'Barack Obama'.
    3. Send it to the Recycle Bin.
    4. Empty the Recycle Bin.
    5. Your PC will ask you:
    'Do you really want to get rid of 'Barack Obama?'
    6. Firmly Click 'Yes.'
    7. Feel better?
    GOOD! – Tomorrow we'll do Nancy Pelosi.

  3. Please do everything you can to help get conservatives in both house of congress in November, If we should be so lucky for that to happen there is a strong possibility we will be able to say we got most of the trash out of DC. Then we will finish cleaning out when 2012 gets here.

  4. This sob wants to control everything. He must be stopped.

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