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    EPA Takes First Step Toward Regulating Pollution Linked to Climate Change

    WASHINGTON -- The debate on global warming is set to heat up again with the Obama administration's release on Friday of an EPA proposed finding that carbon dioxide and five other greenhouse gases are a danger to public health and welfare.

    The finding is the first step to regulating pollution linked to climate change.

    Congressional sources told The Associated Press that Environmental Protection Agency will announce its proposal Friday and begin a comment period before issuing a final ruling. The EPA also will say tailpipe emissions from motor vehicles contribute to climate change. The officials spoke on condition of anonymity because the finding hasn't been announced.

    The action was prompted by a Supreme Court ruling two years that said greenhouse gases are pollutants under the Clean Air Act and must be regulated if found to be a human health danger.
    EPA Takes First Step Toward Regulating Pollution Linked to Climate Change - First 100 Days of Presidency - Politics FOXNews.com

    And we will soon all suffer immeasurable loss of economic and personal liberties.

    I wonder, if the same folks that spent 8 years or so screaming about the fact the Government might tap their phone lines if they dialed up a terrorist will protest the impending infringements and impediments to their freedoms.

    Somehow, I think they won't.
    Climate, changes. It takes a particularly uneducated population to buy into the idea that it's their fault climate is changing and further political solutions can fix it.



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    Re: EPA Takes First Step Toward Regulating Pollution Linked to Climate Change

    Quote Originally Posted by MrVicchio View Post
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    And we will soon all suffer immeasurable loss of economic and personal liberties.

    I wonder, if the same folks that spent 8 years or so screaming about the fact the Government might tap their phone lines if they dialed up a terrorist will protest the impending infringements and impediments to their freedoms.

    Somehow, I think they won't.

    What do polluting and tapping phones have to do with each other. The last I checked polluting was not any where near considered a Constitutional right.

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    It's absolutely incredible that they are planning law to stop industry from polluting!!! Damn them, there's nothing I enjoy more than to inhale other's toxins, and I can't believe they are thinking of taking that right away from me!!!
    No men are anywhere, and Im allowed to go in, because Im the owner of the pageant and therefore Im inspecting it, Trump said... Is everyone OK? You know, theyre standing there with no clothes. Is everybody OK? And you see these incredible looking women, and so I sort of get away with things like that.

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    Re: EPA Takes First Step Toward Regulating Pollution Linked to Climate Change

    Quote Originally Posted by winston53660 View Post
    What do polluting and tapping phones have to do with each other. The last I checked polluting was not any where near considered a Constitutional right.
    Define "polluting." If I light a camp fire which releases carbon emissions into the atmosphere, is that "polluting?" This is nothing short of a top-down collectivist authoritarian method of solving what may or may not be a real problem. The free market has made great strides in producing energy efficient products because there is a growing demand for them. Now the government wants to step in and force everybody to follow their agenda.

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    Re: EPA Takes First Step Toward Regulating Pollution Linked to Climate Change

    Quote Originally Posted by Middleground View Post
    It's absolutely incredible that they are planning law to stop industry from polluting!!! Damn them, there's nothing I enjoy more than to inhale other's toxins, and I can't believe they are thinking of taking that right away from me!!!
    I guess some people forget images like this:



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    Re: EPA Takes First Step Toward Regulating Pollution Linked to Climate Change

    Quote Originally Posted by Middleground View Post
    It's absolutely incredible that they are planning law to stop industry from polluting!!! Damn them, there's nothing I enjoy more than to inhale other's toxins, and I can't believe they are thinking of taking that right away from me!!!
    I don't want inhale your breath, yet I am forced to. Damn you.

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    Re: EPA Takes First Step Toward Regulating Pollution Linked to Climate Change

    Quote Originally Posted by BulletWounD View Post
    Define "polluting." .
    From approximately 1947 to 1977, the General Electric Company (GE) discharged as much as 1.3 million pounds of polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) from its capacitor manufacturing plants at the Hudson Falls and Fort Edward facilities into the Hudson River.

    The primary health risk associated with the site is the accumulation of PCBs in the human body through eating contaminated fish. Since 1976, high levels of PCBs in fish have led New York State to close various recreational and commercial fisheries and to issue advisories restricting the consumption of fish caught in the Hudson River. PCBs are considered probable human carcinogens and are linked to other adverse health effects such as low birth weight, thyroid disease, and learning, memory, and immune system disorders. PCBs in the river sediment also affect fish and wildlife.

    Hudson River PCBs | Region 2 | US EPA
    That is pollution and it is NOT a Constitutional right.
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    Re: EPA Takes First Step Toward Regulating Pollution Linked to Climate Change

    Quote Originally Posted by winston53660 View Post
    That is pollution
    Sure is... But carbon dioxide is not a toxin.

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    Re: EPA Takes First Step Toward Regulating Pollution Linked to Climate Change

    Quote Originally Posted by BulletWounD View Post
    Sure is... But carbon dioxide is not a toxin.
    Sure try breathing it for a couple of seconds on a massive scale.

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    Re: EPA Takes First Step Toward Regulating Pollution Linked to Climate Change

    Quote Originally Posted by winston53660 View Post
    Sure try breathing it for a couple of seconds on a massive scale.
    Try breathing any gas (including oxygen) and see what happens.

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