Sunday, March 30, 2008

No credit given to like-minded "conservatives"

For some reason (and the reason is probably hate), the media refuses to believe how supportive Bush and like-minded, moderate Republicans (like John McCain) are on "climate change" issues, because these two "conservatives" actually back government action on global warming, which is laughable and ultimately destructive.

My guess is that they see the dollar signs too. Get ready to take a punch in the stomach, America. If gas prices weren't bad enough, they're going to take more from you in taxes too.

Government to propose CO2 rules this spring | Reuters

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Bush administration, which has resisted regulating carbon dioxide emissions, this spring will propose rules that could affect everything from vehicles to power plants and oil refineries, the top U.S. environmental official told Congress on Thursday.

Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Stephen Johnson said the agency will issue proposed rules "later this spring" on "the specific effects of climate change and potential regulation of greenhouse gas emissions from stationary and mobile sources."

This NYT editorial proves a point beyond what I explored above. First, as you can see...they don't believe Bush for a second, and they'll turn on McCain too if elected. Second, the U.S. Supreme Court ordered the EPA to DETERMINE IF CO2 IS A PROBLEM; THEY DID NOT SAY IT WAS A PROBLEM, which they aren't qualified to do. If I were in charge of the EPA, I would let things ride too, because CO2-caused global warming is such an obvious sham and farce that it's laughable.

More Flimflam on Warming - New York Times:
On April 2, 2007, the Supreme Court ruled that the Clean Air Act clearly empowered the Environmental Protection Agency to address greenhouse gas emissions from cars and trucks. The ruling instructed the agency to determine whether global warming pollution endangers public health and welfare — an “endangerment finding” — and, if so, to devise emissions standards for motor vehicles. One year has passed, and despite repeated promises from President Bush and the E.P.A. administrator, Stephen Johnson, nothing has happened. And it seems increasingly likely that nothing will happen while Mr. Bush remains in office. Last week, Mr. Johnson notified Congress that he had discovered new regulatory complexities and decided against immediate action. Instead, he planned to offer an “advanced notice of proposed rule-making,” which requires a lengthy comment period and a laborious bureaucratic process that would almost certainly stretch beyond the end of Mr. Bush’s term.

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