However, the EPA does not determine its pollution limits based on presidental speachs, there is the whole rulemaking proscess for that. The correct limits on SO2 emisions will be determined during that time, and its anyone's guess what the SO2 emisions in that will be. But I am pretty sure that those limits will be a sane level that will not be as damaging for the economy.
Additionally, if members of congress accept this ruling and want to make it as efficent as possible, Republicans and Democrats should also get on board and pass a cap and trade bill that will take the place of any inneficent command and control tequniches that the EPA would do on their own.
Even if you or anyone else is skeptical of global warming (I only give global warming around a 6 out of 10 chance of being true or being as damaging as Al Gore says) simillar to the damamges of an atomic bomb going off in NYC it is essential that there is some precautiouns in case a more damaging scenario turns out to be true.
If the SO2 emisions limits are low to start with, and they are done with cap and trade, then that is the best way to minimize the risks and damages of global warming.
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2: Read above.
3: If it is an update then it should also be peer reviewed. Mistakes happen, even when following an already existing format.
4: Depends on the type of review you are talking about. If it is a rebuttle type of review then refer to number 5 below. If it is just a shortened copy of what is in an already peer reviewed paper then it doesn't need a waiver as it is essentially just a summary.
5: If it is an opinion then the handbook does not apply. If it is a response, the handbook does not apply unless the response is a rebuttle in which case.... A rebuttle should be peer reviewed because the person doing the rebuttle can be wrong also. Part of any scientific process requires rebuttles and debate. Each side peer reviewing the other side until a concensus is made.
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