Inslee oversteps the line

February 14th, 2014 by Ken

Governor Jay Inslee’s call for adopting low fuel carbon standards is a classic example of over stepping the line between administrative action and legislative approval.

Recently, our governor joined with the governors of California and Oregon, and the prime minister of British Columbia, in signing an agreement setting low fuel carbon standards.

He did this without consulting with members of the Washington State Legislature.

In this action, the governor is acting just like President Barack Obama.

Using his administrative powers, the governor already has a team at the Department of Ecology working on the concept.   This without the advice and consent of the state legislature.

The governor’s actions probably would receive the support of the legislature, but the Inslee has opted to by-pass it altogether, taking a page out of Obama’s playbook.

While both the president and the governor can make some short term gains, the negative impact of their actions will tremendous.

Only the national and state constitutions are at risk.

Posted in Government, Informational, Local Politics, The Real News

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