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Posted on 08/28/2009 1:40:56 PM PDT by Sub-Driver
Don't Exhale. EPA Expected to Declare Carbon Dioxide a Dangerous Pollutant
The Environmental Protection Agency is expected in the next few weeks to declare that carbon dioxide and five other greenhouse gases are a pollutant, a move that would require the federal government to regulate them -- even without legislation.
Friday, August 28, 2009
That advice may need heeding if the Environmental Protection Agency declares carbon dioxide and five other greenhouse gases a dangerous pollutant, a move -- expected in the next couple weeks -- that would require the federal government to impose new rules limiting emissions.
But some skeptics say regulating carbon dioxide, a byproduct of burning fossil fuels, may be a difficult task, especially since people emit carbon dioxide with every breath.
"The EPA doesn't have the manpower to implement the regulations the way they would have to be," said David Kreutzer, senior policy analyst in energy economics and climate change at the conservative Heritage Foundation.
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America! You are one sick puppy!
The EPA head is a enviro/Marxist agitator, like (yawn) all the rest of Obama’s posse.
Wait a minute. This morning it was nitrous oxide.
Good. Fine. Do it. Make ALL KINDS of krazy regs, really REALLY hack a few million more people off, and see what good it does.
It will bring us all a step closer to the breaking point. And, apparently, that’s what it will take.
So, bring it on idiots, and let’s have this out to the mat.
Carbonated beverages expected to be heavily taxed.
So no breathing out, but feel free to inhale as much mercury vapor from your CFL light bulbs!
The USSC ruling that allowed this is one of the worst rulings of all time. It is right up that with Roe.
It was decided by five brainless fools intoxicated by the aroma of their own offal.
Elections have consequences.
>>Who gets to break it to the champagne liberals that their bubbly contains CO2?
Oh come on! You know the answer to this. Laws don’t apply to rich liberals. Laws are only to “help” save the proletariat from their own ignorance.
hells-belles....these Obamanites should stay clear or me after I have eaten beans.....never mind exhaling.
on second thought...let them come here while I cut one for them......
Will there be an “Individual Mandate” on Carbon Credits?
Liberals are friggin INSANE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
tell that to the ‘conservatives' who stayed home rather than vote for a RINO.
We should sue the EPA and their employees for emitting CO2.
And when we regain power and return to a Constitutional government,the EPA can be abolished along with 90% plus of the federal bureaucracy.
They will have no choice, to get industry moving again. They are pushing the limits and that will force Congress to limit or completely change in the EPA.
Ah yes, this will go well with their health care rationing for the elderly. Every breath not taken benefit the climate!
I didn’t say they would do anything. I just wanted to know who gets the warm pleasure of telling them.
If we want to save the planet WE ALL MUST DIE!! Or something.
Every time that rhino opens his mouth he reminds us why we did.
That is the ticket. We just create an index that computes the value of a job to the economy versus the carbon dioxide emitted by the job holder. Almost every government job would fail that index so we can either eliminate the job or execute the job holder.
Those EPA goons would be the first to go. They contribute nothing to economic growth while spewing poison into the atmosphere.
That's the very definition of an overbearing government.
We are going to have to cover all lakes and the oceans with Saran-Wrap to prevent that dangerous greenhouse gas known as water vapor from rising into the atmosphere.
The current US government is a pollutant.
We’ll all be required to wear CO2 collectors on our backs and then take them to the repository where they will be extracted, frozen and placed in a deep cavern in the earth (the one that was meant for nuclear waste, mind you), where it will remain, away from all living things, making us safe...
What about the carbon dioxide they put into BILLIONS of bottles of carbonated beverages?
Any good freeper lawyer out there want to get rich?
We should file a class-lawsuit against BIG COLA and their planet-destroying ways
I think they are big contributors to democraps, though.
What difference does that make?
Well, Tobacco Companies used to be HUGE (huge!!!) contributors to Republicans.
If they were contributing to Democraps how much do you want to bet we would all be learning about the healthful benefits of “bathing your lungs in cleansing smoke” (probably in school)
If the GOP had any balls they’d be all over this like flies on turds.
Environmentalism is a dangerous pollutant!
Wrong way to look at this. They aren't out to implement regulations with a team of inspectors, they're out to control everything in sight from the White House. While people like Kreutzer, who's probably a fine person, are going to argue this on the basis of logic and science, the Obamanistas at EPA are simply going to issue sweeping edicts that put them in charge of companies. Time to wise up.
Every human being will be guilty of emitting toxic chemicals and therefore must be regulated.
They must just sit back and laugh their heads off at the Republicans when they get away with this madness.
While I'm certainly mo fan of CFL bulbs, you get more mercury vapor out of the fillings in your teeth when you drink hot coffee than you'll ever get from a CFL bulb!
With the VAT, they will totally break the back of this country and turn us into Euro trash west.
In Jesus' name.
Like with the boy who cried wolf, credibility is very difficult to acquire but very easy to deliberately lose. The EPA has lost what little credibility they had.
>> “So no breathing out, but feel free to inhale as much mercury vapor from your CFL light bulbs!”
While I’m certainly mo fan of CFL bulbs, you get more mercury vapor out of the fillings in your teeth when you drink hot coffee than you’ll ever get from a CFL bulb! <<
I wonder how much mercury is in a can of Tuna fish vs. a broken CFL bulb?
Meanwhile Dihydrogen Monoxide continues to kill thousands every year, but I don’t see the government doing anything about that.
you know the Marxist, anti-American is now the POSOTUS???.....
if you did that, you are to blame for that.
we could have lived for a term with a RINO....but this ACORN @$$hole is the worst thing that ever happened to the USA and it is the fault of those who cut off their noses to spite their faces...and stayed home
(along with countless air brains who saw their 401ks go down the crapper...and their gas prices go to $4 and then saw the word CHANGE or HOPE and thought thats what American needs...change and hope..)
Do you get the impression there’s a strain of insanity going around among big wheels and potentates?
Do they also see little green men?
No, without CO2 they'll be little BROWN men!
Idiots. CO2 is a basic building block of life. Will O2 be the next pollutant?
McCain's Nose-Under-the-Tent Strategy - McCain's "Climate Stewardship Act" (S. 139), co-sponsored with Senator Joe Lieberman (D-Conn.)
Kyoto Through the Back Door? A Debate on the Lieberman McCain Climate Stewardship Act - Heritage Foundation
Promising Vote on Global Warming - "But Mr. McCain, as we know, does not give up easily. ... He promises to be just as tenacious on this issue."
The undisputed all-time Senatorial Champion of "Global Warming" legislation?