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    Obama administration formally declares danger of carbon emissions

    Obama administration formally declares danger of carbon emissions

    The Obama administration formally declared Monday that carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gas emissions pose a danger to the public's health and welfare, a move that lays the groundwork for an economy-wide carbon cap even if Congress fails to enact climate legislation.

    The move, announced by Environmental Protection Agency administrator Lisa P. Jackson, comes as the largest climate change conference in history gets underway in Copenhagen. It finalizes an initial "endangerment finding" by the government in April.

    Speaking in an ornate room at EPA headquarters, Jackson said that greenhouse gases are "disrupting the natural balance in our atmosphere and changing our climate . . . The overwhelming amount of scientific evidence shows the threat is real."

    Jackson said that she did not know when the EPA would reveal detailed plans for cutting greenhouse-gas emissions, or if the agency would wait to see if the U.S. Senate passes climate legislation early next year. Jackson said that legislation was still the best way to tackle the problem -- but said she was not trying to prod Congress with Monday's finding.

    Instead, Jackson said, the administration was bound to follow the U.S. Supreme Court's order in 2007 to determine if these emissions endanger public health.
    2007!! It took them long enough. Actually, I thought they had already moved forward on this. I think this "formal announcement" is just signaling that the administration agrees with the majority of the world scientists, NASA, the IPCC, etc. Good, now start regulating. And don't make tax payers pay for R&D and retrofitting power plants. The coal and energy billionaires can pay for that out of their pockets.

    EPA Calls Greenhouse Gases a Public Threat

    The Environmental Protection Agency said greenhouse gases are a danger to public health and welfare in a decision that could eventually lead to new emissions regulations.

    The so-called "endangerment finding" announced Monday by EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson is necessary to move ahead on new emission standards for cars, while potentially opening up large emitters such as power plants, crude-oil refineries and chemical plants to limits on their output of carbon dioxide and other gases.

    "These long overdue findings cement 2009's place in history as the year when the U.S. government began addressing the challenge of greenhouse-gas pollution and seizing the opportunity of clean-energy reform," Ms. Jackson said in a statement.

    The controversial decision, which the Obama administration indicated it would make earlier this year, comes as a global climate summit opens in Copenhagen, Denmark.

    Anyway, as the winter storms approach, Fox News will no doubt start in with the Global 'Warming' Jokes, further spinning idiocy and ignorance into the minds of its viewers...

    God Help Us, Mother Nature forgive us...

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    Meanwhile as these proposals are put into place,millions of additional workers will lose they're jobs including me.
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    Re: Obama administration formally declares danger of carbon emissions

    Quote Originally Posted by hazlnut View Post
    Good, now start regulating.
    Save us from ourselves, Daddy!

    God Help Us, Mother Nature forgive us...
    God was understood to GIVE us unalienable rights, not "start regulating." And yes, let's hope our real Mom will forgive us. For fudging numbers and misleading others, it's called lying. And it's not admirable, nor condoned.

    Nor tolerated.
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    Never mind the fact that several "reputable" scientists emails were hacked showing that the numbers claiming that man is the cause of GW had been doctored.

    Never mind the fact that humans and animals continually emit carbon dioxide just by breathing and farting.

    Never mind the fact that plants NEED that carbon dioxide in order to live.

    Never mind the fact that the planet goes through hot and cold stages normally and that we are coming out of an ice age period.
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    Does this scare you? It scares me. Just the fact that I breathe this out makes me want rip out my lungs for being so environmentally irresponsible.


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    Re: Obama administration formally declares danger of carbon emissions

    Quote Originally Posted by phattonez View Post
    Does this scare you? It scares me. Just the fact that I breathe this out makes me want rip out my lungs for being so environmentally irresponsible.
    That is Evil Incarnate.

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    Re: Obama administration formally declares danger of carbon emissions

    Quote Originally Posted by Strucky View Post
    Meanwhile as these proposals are put into place,millions of additional workers will lose they're jobs including me.
    hazlnut doesn't give a **** about you, when will you realize that. Obama doesn't care either, you're a peon putz on his list. hazlnut probably thinks you're a rightwing, blue collar redneck.

    But on the positive side, Obama (in light of the galactic lies coming from the heart of the AGW community) will move forward with more policies to kill American jobs, businesses and add regulations to help China, India and Russian become prosperous at our expense.
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    Re: Obama administration formally declares danger of carbon emissions

    This is good news OP. About frick'n time!
    It's time for a revolution in our country. Not a revolution forged with guns and bombs but a revolution forged of compassion and altruism. A revolution that extends a hand to those who don't have and who cannot. A revolution that makes Health Care available to all those in the US.

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    Re: Obama administration formally declares danger of carbon emissions

    Quote Originally Posted by formerroadie View Post
    This is good news OP. About frick'n time!
    So you want the economy to collapse even further?
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    Re: Obama administration formally declares danger of carbon emissions

    Quote Originally Posted by Strucky View Post
    So you want the economy to collapse even further?
    He doesn't know what that is.
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