Skip to comments.Business Fumes Over EPA Rule
Posted on 12/06/2009 6:00:43 PM PST by FromLori
Officials gather in Copenhagen this week for an international climate summit, but business leaders are focusing even more on Washington, where the Obama administration is expected as early as Monday to formally declare carbon dioxide a dangerous pollutant.
An "endangerment" finding by the Environmental Protection Agency could pave the way for the government to require businesses that emit carbon dioxide and five other greenhouse gases to make costly changes in machinery to reduce emissions -- even if Congress doesn't pass pending climate-change legislation. EPA action to regulate emissions could affect the U.S. economy more directly, and more quickly, than any global deal inked in the Danish capital, where no binding agreement is expected.
Many business groups are opposed to EPA efforts to curb a gas as ubiquitous as carbon dioxide.
An EPA action to reduce emissions won't do much to combat climate change, and "is certain to come at a huge cost to the economy," said the Natio
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They are finally taxing breathing
“NO MORE BBQ FOR YOU!”
Charcoal Briquets to be outlawed.
“Drop the porkloin and come out
with your forks up!”
The EPA has turned into just another neighborhood gang member who wants his ‘cut’ of your profit.
Tired of waiting for Congress to screw us Obama has deferred to the EPA.
One way or the other, the Kenyan is determined to destroy our Country.
Well, this is “forked up” - that’s for sure.
We already have a jobless recovery. What the hell do we need business for? This is sure to be a business killer.
Destruction without representation.
Speaking of the EPA, anyone remember this:
The more they keep ‘keeping on’ the bigger the backlash will be in 2010. I just hope there are lots of TeaParty folks ready to run!
They want to destroy the economy, so they can put as many people on welfare as possible. They want to create a nation where the vast majority of people are dependant on Democrat backed government handouts to keep them in power forever.
The only thing that makes sense here is that our Elites have agreed to accelerate the transfer of our industries overseas. In exchange for.....agreement by the Chinese to fund an increasing share of our deficit over the next decade or so. The Dems plan is to get the American people totally dependent and totally consolidate power. Once they have ALL the levers of power, they figure they can deal with the inevitable financial collapse.
Ship all manufacturing out of America and a few can get incredibly wealthy off carbon trading.
I’d rather see it this way than the dam Nopenhagen deal. We can reverse this in fairly short order.
The MSM is suppressing ClimateGate.
Get the word out. Email this to everybody (best ClimateGate clips):
Are the taxes on cow and pig farts still in the regs? Let the EPA try to enforce this stuff and Congress will get an earful.
Dictatorial Presidency and government - a true thugocracy...
When everyone has to cut down a tree to keep warm next winter, I hope everyone remembers who is responsible on election day.
My memory is bad.
Please give me a list of EPA acts that have been reversed.
It could be worse. At least inhaling will still be tax-free.
They will ban burning of wood for the same reason: co2.
You might read this:
If CO2 is a “dangerous pollutant,” human beings are “dangerous polluters.”
What, therefore, do they plan to do to us?
Taxing sunshine and breathing.
It was only a matter of time.
This is the direct fault of the many Congresses who have created dozens of alphabet agencies and given them the ability to create law.
I have no doubt they will ban the cutting and burning of trees, but, there will be nothing they can do about it because of the numbers involved in disobedience and besides it's cold. What's ObOzO going to do, give a read. Nobody will hear him without power. F*ck him.
A concerted effort by CEOs could bring the EPA and rats to their knees. The CEOs would issue an ultimatum. If the EPA imposes these regulations, production and employment will be moved en mass to other locations without these restrictions. How would Obama react? He might direct the Justice department to throw the CEOs in jail.
You know, there really are Democrats who work hard for their money and try to at least keep even. They aren’t going to ignore the steady flow of their future going down the drain over the last year. I hope this administration keeps the hits coming - so long as they can be tied up in Congress and the courts until November.
I predict that Obama is going to have the longest “lame duck” period in office ever - about two years.
“...production and employment will be moved en mass to other locations without these restrictions.”
You don’t think that this is happening now? A lot of businesses that can do so are heading for the exits. It isn’t even an issue of “lower labor costs” anymore...it’s an issue of survival.
If I have to I can find where some regulations were rolled back by Bush 2. I remeber the big fuss about some water regulations and stationary co2 producers but in general not much. The Nopenhagen deal is an inescapable welfare trap where the only way out is for the welfare recipients to let us out. We’ll do better with the EPA than that.
Yeah 'cause Kongress seems to be listening to their constituients.... I mean we managed to stop the House from passing Cap n tax and 0bamacare, and we stopped the House and Senate from passing the bailouts and Porkulus.
They may get an earful, and then they'll continue about their merry way. More than likely the interns that answers the phone and move emails from "inbox" to "deleted" will bear the brunt of it.
Not saying we should do nothing, but they're not listening no matter what we say.
IIRC the water regulations were concerning arsenic levels and were signed by Klintoon toward the end of his term. Bush got elected and [after he was sworn in] we were blasted with commercials of children claiming the President [Bush] wanted them to die because he was poisoning their water.
I think that I saw where the courts ruled that EPA had the power but had gone about it the wrong way.
I just skimmed it so I make no claims that I am correct and informed.
I am not.
But the EPA has been given so much power by congress that they are totally out of control and accountable to no one.
Witness the polar bear thing.
5 times and almost 6 times as many bears now as theire were just a few years ago, yet the scam continues that they are an endangered species.
The EPA may be forced to prove carbon dioxide is a dangerous pollutant in court.
And, may I add, the EPA is subject to the Data Quality Act and the FOI Act.
We should have required China, Mexico, India and others to meet a basic reasonable environmental standard before we traded with them. Is it now too late?
If nothing else we could have at least made sure the “free trade” was FAIR TRADE it certainly was not by any stretch of the imagination from the get go it was designed to screw Americans for for what Poisonous Zhou Zhou crap!