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    Three States Sue EPA Over Global Warming Ruling

    Hopefully a judge puts these environmental religious nuts/epa in their place.

    FOXNews.com - Three States Sue EPA Over Global Warming Ruling

    The bitterly contested fight in Washington over global warming and pollution is also taking hold at the state level.

    The Environmental Protection Agency, which is threatening to regulate carbon emissions if Congress won’t, is facing legal heat from states that say new regulations will kill jobs at the worst possible time.

    Texas, Alabama and Virginia, all led by Republican governors, have filed petitions since December, when the EPA ruled that greenhouse gases like carbon dioxide endanger human health, clearing the path for the agency to issue mandatory regulations to reduce them.

    As the EPA grapples with the lawsuits, Congress is trying to block the agency from acting without congressional approval. Sen. John Rockefeller, D-W.Va., introduced legislation Thursday calling for a two-year suspension of potential EPA regulations.

    Rockefeller and other lawmakers from coal mining states oppose the EPA's plan to target power plants and other industrial facilities.

    The EPA already agreed, after Rockefeller complained last month, to delay phasing in its regulations until the end of the year. But that hasn't satisfied global warming skeptics.

    Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli said last month the finding could "create a staggering burden" on the state.

    "Put into effect, the finding would a place a crushing burden on jobs and the economy of Virginia," he said. "And while some parts of Virginia would be hit harder than others, every Virginian would take an economic beating if this goes forward."

    He added: "While we're open to seeing where honest, unbiased science leads us in the climate policy arena, we're not prepared to stand by while EPA proceeds to implement jobs-destroying regulations based on unverifiable and unrepeatable so-called science."

    Texas Gov. Rick Perry said the finding would usher in a new era that would destroy his state's ability to provide energy to the rest of the world. Stacked with oil refining and other industries, Texas is the top carbon dioxide emitter in the country and would be heavily affected if mandatory emissions reductions go into effect.

    "They're using sweeping mandates, Draconian punishments to force a square peg of their vision into the round hole of reality," he said. "In the process, they're preparing to undo decades of progress while painting hardworking entrepreneurs as selfish and destroying hundreds of thousands of jobs in the process."

    The EPA has responded to the lawsuits with a statement saying the "evidence of and threats posed by a changing climate are right before our eyes."

    "EPA is proceeding with common sense measures that are helping to protect Americans from this threat while moving America into a leadership position in the 21st century green economy," the statement read. "Unfortunately, special interest and other defenders of the status quo are now turning to the courts in an attempt to stall progress. ...
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    Re: Three States Sue EPA Over Global Warming Ruling

    "Moving America into a leadership position in the 21st Century green economy?"

    Who are they joking? If The Economist is anything to go by, most efforts to make the "green economy" go has failed.

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    Re: Three States Sue EPA Over Global Warming Ruling

    1) Develop battery technology to the point where electric vehicles are feasible.

    2) Nuclear power plants. Lots of them

    3) Laugh at how we all used to be scared that we'd run out of fossil fuels and actually argued about carbon dioxide.
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    Re: Three States Sue EPA Over Global Warming Ruling

    Do the far-rights in this thread realize it was the Supreme Court that said EPA (under Bush) could take action on CO2 emissions?

    This was back in 2007.

    Google EPA vs Mass.

    The 5-4 decision said carbon dioxide and other heat-trapping gases emitted from tailpipes are "air pollutants" covered by the Clean Air Act of 1970 -- rebuffing the Environmental Agency's view that it lacked authority to regulate those emissions. And though the court stopped short of ordering the EPA to set mandatory limits, the justices rejected the Bush administration's claim that voluntary programs were an effective substitute.

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    Re: Three States Sue EPA Over Global Warming Ruling

    Quote Originally Posted by Areopagitican View Post
    "Moving America into a leadership position in the 21st Century green economy?"

    Who are they joking? If The Economist is anything to go by, most efforts to make the "green economy" go has failed.
    This has Van Jones all over it.
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    Re: Three States Sue EPA Over Global Warming Ruling

    Quote Originally Posted by Deuce View Post
    1) Develop battery technology to the point where electric vehicles are feasible.

    2) Nuclear power plants. Lots of them

    3) Laugh at how we all used to be scared that we'd run out of fossil fuels and actually argued about carbon dioxide.
    And what do you do with the battery waste?
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    Quote Originally Posted by hazlnut View Post
    Do the far-rights in this thread realize it was the Supreme Court that said EPA (under Bush) could take action on CO2 emissions?

    This was back in 2007.

    Google EPA vs Mass.
    And the word "action" can have many meanings.
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    Quote Originally Posted by American View Post
    And what do you do with the battery waste?
    That depends on the nature of the battery. Our current technology is insufficient to do it economically. We'll need something new.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Deuce View Post
    That depends on the nature of the battery. Our current technology is insufficient to do it economically. We'll need something new.
    The waste is hazardous.
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    Re: Three States Sue EPA Over Global Warming Ruling

    Quote Originally Posted by American View Post
    The waste is hazardous.
    Seeing the future are we?

    Waste can be dealt with. We can't create more oil.
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