Tuesday, March 24, 2009

EPA’s Got You Where They Want You

Here’s that slippery slope that the Supreme Court opened the door on. Look for Obama to be the leader to go stumbling over that slope, ala Chevy Chase. Here’s where government bureaucrats look to cement control over our economy and your lives for the foreseeable future—all in the name of saving your ass, because they deem you too dumb to know better.

This moron below says that this finding will “end the era of denial on global warming.” I’m sorry, but his little report or their insignificant governmental actions have no effect whatsoever on science and reality—global warming is not real, and it won’t suddenly become real because they say so and begin regulating farts and other gases.

This would be funny if it weren’t so damn serious. I hope America will wake up out there, before they take us over the edge of this slippery slope—the very thing they accuse us “deniers” of doing.

EPA Says Global Warming a Public Danger

Declaring that greenhouse gases are a significant threat to human health, the Environmental Protection Agency proposes regulating carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases as pollutants.

WASHINGTON -- The White House is reviewing a proposed finding by the Environmental Protection Agency that global warming is a threat to public health and welfare.

Such a declaration would be the first step to regulating carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases under the Clean Air Act and could have broad economic and environmental ramifications. It also would likely spur action by Congress to address climate change more broadly.

The White House acknowledged Monday that the EPA had transmitted its proposed finding on global warming to the Office of Management and Budget, but provided no details. It also cautioned that the Obama administration, which sees responding to climate change a top priority, nevertheless is ready to move cautiously when it comes to actually regulating greenhouse gases, preferring to have Congress act on the matter.

The Supreme Court two years ago directed the EPA to decide whether greenhouse gases, especially carbon dioxide from burning fossil fuels, pose a threat public health and welfare because they are warming the earth. If such a finding is made, these emissions are required to be regulated under the Clean Air Act, the court said.


Such a finding "will officially end the era of denial on global warming," said Rep. Ed Markey, D-Mass., whose Energy and Commerce subcommittee is crafting global warming legislation. He said such an endangerment finding is long overdue because of the Bush administration's refusal to address the issue.


"It's to their interest to say the sky is falling, but it's not. ... The truth is we've never had to sacrifice air quality to maintain a healthy economy. The EPA has discretion to do this in a reasonable way."

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