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Should EPA or Congress set CO2 limits?

While Sen. Lisa Murkowski's (R-Alaska) amendment to bar the Environmental Protection Agency from regulating greenhouse gases under the Clean Air Act narrowly failed, sources indicated the Democratic leadership will allow John D. Rockefeller IV (D-WVa.) to offer a similar amendment later this summer. Should EPA keep pressing ahead with new greenhouse gas rules, or should it accept Congress will shape the future of any mandatory limits on carbon dioxide?"

Posted by Rachel Saslow on June 16, 2010 9:03 AM
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jfv123: EPA bureaucrats won't have the guts to regulate carbon. The'll be out of their cushy jobs when Congress refuses to appropriate funds for EPA...

Pilot1: This is ridiculous. We have a bunch of ideologues at EPA who based on the flawed theory of Global Warming want to regulate CO2 which is a na...

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Rudy7 Author Profile Page :
 

The G-8 talks in Canada have concluded and war and military plans ranked high in the discussion according to the Canadian prime minister's concluding remarks to the media, before the leaders moved down the road a few miles for the G-20 meeting in Toronto.
That was bad enough but the worst, in my opinion, was that the global environment and climate change were barely discussed as an important issue.
And that is frightening -- all but ignoring the something that threatens us all as the planet plummets towards the tipping point of no return.
Truly, the world's leaders lack the leadership qualities necessary to deal with the #1 issue.
Rudy Haugeneder
Canada

 
Rudy7 Author Profile Page :
 

The G-8 talks in Canada have concluded and war and military plans ranked high in the discussion according to the Canadian prime minister's concluding remarks to the media, before the leaders moved down the road a few miles for the G-20 meeting in Toronto.
That was bad enough but the worst, in my opinion, was that the global environment and climate change were barely discussed as an important issue.
And that is frightening -- all but ignoring the something that threatens us all as the planet plummets towards the tipping point of no return.
Truly, the world's leaders lack the leadership qualities necessary to deal with the #1 issue.
RUDY HAUGENEDER
CANADA

 
DrJones1 Author Profile Page :
 

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I tried and tried and TRIED to post a comment. No luck! I could preview it but never could post it. Please reply to 7uDrJones9@alum.MIT.edu

 
robertanselmi Author Profile Page :
 

The web site:

http://freedom.akweb.com/viewtopic.php?f=56&t=1903

shows video comments from three members of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), the co-founder of Green Peace, and about a dozen other scientists on the error of thinking that man-made carbon dioxide drives climate change. The driver is the sun. It is well worth watching and listening. Even the role Margaret Thatcher played in getting the Global Warming nonsense going is brought out as well as Al Gore's presentation. No one tried to deceive. They were simply wrong that's all. THERE IS NO LEGISLATION EITHER BY THE EPA OR CONGRESS NECESSARY TO LIMIT CARBON DIOXIDE. That would be fruitless and harmful.

But we should pursue new sources of energy, especially nuclear and especially fusion. We should save our fossil deposits for plastics, pharmaceuticals, clothing etc. We should not be burning that valuable resource but not because it produces carbon dioxide.

 
jfv123 Author Profile Page :
 

EPA bureaucrats won't have the guts to regulate carbon.
The'll be out of their cushy jobs when Congress refuses to appropriate funds for EPA.
Then, they'll be looking for jobs with a resume that says "I was the one who decided to regulate carbon."
Talk about your long-term unemployment opportunity.

 
Pilot1 Author Profile Page :
 

This is ridiculous. We have a bunch of ideologues at EPA who based on the flawed theory of Global Warming want to regulate CO2 which is a natural product of just being alive. This has Orwellian overtures to it and frankly is down right scary.

 


 
 
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