6 Dec 2009, 10:43am
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EPA Poised to Declare CO2 a Public Danger

By IAN TALLEY, Wall Street Journal, Dec 5, 2009 [here]

WASHINGTON-The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency will early next week, possibly as soon as Monday, officially declare carbon dioxide a public danger, a trigger that could mean regulation for emitters across the economy, according to several people close to the matter.

Such an “endangerment” decision is necessary for the EPA to move ahead early next year with new emission standards for cars. EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson has said it could also mean large emitters such as power stations, cement kilns, crude-oil refineries and chemical plants would have to curb their greenhouse gas output.

The announcement would also give President Barack Obama and his climate envoy negotiating leverage at a global climate summit starting next week in Copenhagen, Denmark and increase pressure on Congress to pass a climate bill that would modify the price of polluting.

While environmentalists celebrate EPA’s authority to regulate greenhouse gases, it has caused many large emitters to cringe at the potential costs of compliance.

According to a preliminary endangerment finding published in April, EPA scientists fear that man-made carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases are contributing to a warming of the global climate. Senior EPA officials said in November the agency would likely make a final decision in December around the time of the summit. … [more]

6 Dec 2009, 10:54am
by Mike


Here it comes. New onerous taxes, skyrocketing energy costs, runaway inflation, economic collapse, lunatics running the asylum, etc. The essential nutrient of life, carbon dioxide, is now seen as poison. No legislation necessary — to hell with democracy and the Constitution.

And for nothing. All the agony to be inflicted will not change global temperatures a scintilla of a degree.

It’s reverse Robin Hood — steal from the poor and give to the rich.

This is what we have come to as a nation and a civilization: wholesale destruction of our environment through deliberate megafire, Luddite hysteria about the alleged (ridiculous) Thermageddon Ecopalypse, unrepentant global fraud, robber barons stripping the National Treasury bare, and confused and disoriented sheeple huddling in the cold and dark.

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