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    US to regulate greenhouse gas emissions

    The US government has declared that greenhouse gases threaten human health.

    The move could allow the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to order cuts in emissions without the approval of Congress.

    EPA administrator Lisa Jackson said the agency was now "authorised and obligated to make reasonable efforts" to cut greenhouse gases.

    The news came as global climate talks got under way in Copenhagen aimed at forging a deal on major emissions cuts.

    Ms Jackson said that the scientific evidence surrounding climate change clearly showed that greenhouse gases "threaten the public health and welfare of the American people".

    She said the EPA's so-called endangerment finding would "cement 2009's place in history as the year when the United States government began addressing the challenge of greenhouse-gas pollution".

    Reports suggest the announcement, which had been in the pipeline for months, was timed to add weight to US President Barack Obama's position at the climate change talks in Copenhagen, allowing him to argue that the US is taking action to combat global warming.

    Legislative hurdles

    The US House of Representatives passed a bill in June that would cap greenhouse gas emissions and establish a national carbon trading scheme.

    But progress of a similar bill through the Senate is not likely before March at the earliest.

    In April this year, the EPA decided that carbon dioxide and five other greenhouse gases could endanger human health and well-being.
    The decision was then sent out to public consultation, with people given 60 days - until 23 June - to respond.

    An EPA spokeswoman told the BBC that the agency had received more than 300,000 comments and had been working on its response since.

    Under a Supreme Court ruling, the EPA's "endangerment finding" was needed to allow the agency to regulate carbon dioxide and five other greenhouse gases released by vehicles, power plants and factories under the federal Clean Air Act.

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    Re: US to regulate greenhouse gas emissions

    Another good reason to get rid of Obama and everyone who backs him in Congress.

    This Green house gas threat is another HOAX These gases make the trees and flowers grow and trees create the oxygen we need to breath.

    Science says even the asinine Cap and Trade taxes will have no appreciable effect on anything in 50 years, so time to throw the dumb ass bums out, because they all about tax and control.

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    Stop breathing or you will be subject to arrest.

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    Re: US to regulate greenhouse gas emissions

    Another baby-step towards complete government control.

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    Re: US to regulate greenhouse gas emissions

    Quote Originally Posted by Gill View Post
    Stop breathing or you will be subject to arrest.
    Its only a matter of time before you are required to have and use a personal CO2 scrubber.

    You'll have to buy one at your own cost, and, through a federal subsidy paid for by a new fedral tax, supply them to those who cannot afford them.

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    Re: US to regulate greenhouse gas emissions

    I cannot think of a better ponzi scheme to replace the current one with the fed, these people are brilliant, evil, but genius all the same!

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    Re: US to regulate greenhouse gas emissions

    Stop farting!

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    Re: US to regulate greenhouse gas emissions

    Kill all the vegetarians. Cause the less cows the better
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    Re: US to regulate greenhouse gas emissions

    So much for unemployment going down.
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    At least Bill saved his transgressions for grown women. Not suggesting what he did was OK. But he didn't chase 14 year olds.

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    Re: US to regulate greenhouse gas emissions

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    So much for unemployment going down.
    No crap,my employer is screwed.
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