EPA Ruling Renews Endless TTAC Debate on Global Warming
File this one under, hey, how did we miss that? Time reports that the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has ruled that cars belch CO2 and CO2 causes global warming and global warming will kill us all later soon. In other words, “On March 20, the EPA sent what is called an “endangerment finding” to the White House, a proposal that means the agency found that there is a scientific case that man-made global warming poses a threat to human welfare.” A threat to welfare! How can government exist without welfare? Anyway . . . “By concluding that greenhouse gases pose a threat to human welfare, the EPA’s finding could lay the groundwork for nationwide regulation of CO2 emissions — just as the EPA is require to regulate pollutants like smog-causing sulfur dioxide.” So, cars?
While the EPA has so far been silent about how it might actually regulate CO2 — and the endangerment finding is only an early step in a process that could take a year or longer — environmentalists say it’s difficult to imagine that the agency would attempt to control every possible source of greenhouse gas emissions. “People running the EPA have common sense,” says Frank O’Donnell, head of the environmental group Clean Air Watch. “They’re going to focus the efforts on the biggest sources” like the auto industry and the utility sector.
Lucky auto sector, then.
Well said, golden2husky.
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I've noticed on this website, and on others, that most people who comment tend to do one of two things. They offer their own opinions and ideas. Or they attack others for their opinions. I admire the former and feel the latter are pretty worthless.