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If Congress Won’t Cut CO2, The EPA Will

From those part time climate scientists at the Associated Press:

US Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Lisa Jackson gestures during a briefing in the U.S. center at the UN Climate summit in Copenhagen, Denmark, Wednesday, Dec. 9, 2009.

EPA chief: US will regulate CO2 with common sense

By John Heilprin, Associated Press Writer

December 9, 2009

COPENHAGEN – The United States for the first time outlined a dual path Wednesday toward cutting greenhouse gases that would involve both the Obama administration and Congress.

Speaking at a U.N. climate conference in Copenhagen, Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Lisa Jackson described the EPA’s decision that greenhouse gases should be regulated as complementary to U.S. legislation — not an effort to supplant the work of Congress.

"This is not an either/or moment. This is a both/and moment," she told more than 100 people who packed a U.S. meeting room in the conference center. Negotiators at the 192-nation U.N. conference are also working to bridge the chasm between rich and poor countries over how to share the burden of fighting climate change.

The EPA on Monday gave President Barack Obama a new way to cut back on greenhouse gas emissions when it determined that scientific evidence clearly shows they are endangering the health of Americans, and that the pollutants — mainly carbon dioxide from burning fossil fuels — should be regulated under the Clean Air Act. That means the EPA could regulate those gases without the approval of Congress.

The EPA decision was welcomed by other nations in Copenhagen that have called on the U.S. to boost its efforts to cut greenhouse gas emissions…

The U.N.’s weather agency unveiled data Tuesday showing that this decade is on track to become the hottest since records began in 1850, with 2009 the fifth-warmest year ever. The second warmest decade was the 1990s.

Only the United States and Canada experienced cooler conditions than average, the World Meteorological Organization said

Notice how the Associated Press has managed to ignore the explicit threat behind Ms. Jackson’s words.

Presumably the AP doesn’t consider it newsworthy that the EPA is intending to go through with ‘Cap & Trade’ even if our elected representatives decide against it.

No, they are too busy giving the undisputed facts to their benighted readers:

The EPA on Monday gave President Barack Obama a new way to cut back on greenhouse gas emissions when it determined that scientific evidence clearly shows they are endangering the health of Americans…

Thank Gaia this has been settled once and for all.

The U.N.’s weather agency unveiled data Tuesday showing that this decade is on track to become the hottest since records began in 1850, with 2009 the fifth-warmest year ever.

And yet even the CRU’s own website displays a world temperature chart which shows no discernible warming in the last ten years:

And yet we are told:

Only the United States and Canada experienced cooler conditions than average, the World Meteorological Organization said, though Alaska had the second-warmest July on record.

We can’t help but wonder if each nation’s media is telling its citizenry a similar tale: “Only [Malaysia] experienced cooler conditions than average.”

But why worry?

Who can doubt that “common sense” will prevail — when this same EPA has declared that carbon dioxide, which is exhaled by every living and breathing animal is a ‘pollutant’ that must be controlled?

Indeed, everything about Ms. Jackson and the rest of the Obama administration reassures us that the fate of our nation is in the most capable of hands.

This article was posted by Steve on Wednesday, December 9th, 2009. Comments are currently closed.

8 Responses to “If Congress Won’t Cut CO2, The EPA Will”

  1. GetBackJack says:

    We can reduce our carbon emissions to United Nations’ acceptable levels by (xxxxx) Keith Olberman, Chris Matthews, Harry Reid, Nancy Pelosi and the entire criminal mafia apparatus known as Democrats.

    Tell me I’m wrong.

  2. proreason says:

    Thank goodness our government is finally eliminating the odious responsility of voting.

    It was such a burden.

    • jobeth says:

      And such a pain in the arse to the politicians who’s agenda was always being thwarted by the stupid “masses” always getting in their way.

  3. Right of the People says:

    Feed a bunny-hugger or a democrap to a hungry polar bear (or any other large carnivore you can find) and help stop global wa-, uh I mean climate change. Its the only sensible way to reduce all of that nasty CO2.

  4. TwilightZoned says:

    “The EPA decision was welcomed by other nations in Copenhagen that have called on the U.S. to boost its efforts to cut greenhouse gas emissions…”

    I’ll bet the EPA decision was welcomed. Other nations had that glazed over look of dollar signs with America’s redistributed wealth.

  5. joeblough says:

    This is phony crap.

    If the EPA ever did or even threatened to do anything congress really didn’t like, congress could defund them in a heartbeat.

    This is a head-fake and a plain lie.

    The filthy scum in congress just want someone else to take the blame so they don’t get fired in 2010.

    Is there anybody here that doesn’t know that those bastards have already put project CYA-2010 into action?

  6. joeblough says:

    I’ll add that one of the trends we’ll be seeing is Dem congress critters mysteriously dropping out of races all over.

    This will be for the purpose of dodging the “fire-the-bum” argument — and to make it harder for the other side to show that the public will be getting more of the same by voting Dem.

    Well, here’s a heads-up people … a lot of folks are losing interest in parties and starting to ask about specific principles and concrete specific intentions.

    We will be making it as difficult as possible for the slime creatures on both sides to shuck and jive.


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