Skip to comments.White House: EPA decision had nothing to do with Copenhagen; Climategate scandal-no effect
Posted on 12/07/2009 6:16:58 PM PST by neverdem
Climategate scandal will have no effect
White House spokesman Robert Gibbs is denying suggestions that the timing of the Environmental Protection Agency's decision to regulate carbon dioxide as a dangerous pollutant had anything to do with President Obama's upcoming appearance at the Copenhagen global warming summit. After all, Obama can now tell the summit that his administration will crack down on carbon dioxide emissions even if Congress fails pass a cap-and-trade bill.
At today's briefing, one reporter said the timing of the EPA decision "looks politically convenient." Gibbs responded that the EPA decision was set in motion by a 2007 Supreme Court decision, Massachusetts v. EPA, and had nothing to do with the president's upcoming trip. "The timing is based on the fact that the first step of this process is being completed," Gibbs said.
Later, another reporter tried again. "On the EPA issue, will the negotiators who are there now and President Obama when he arrives next week not mention the fact that if legislation to cut greenhouse gases does not come through the Senate next year, that they have this in their hand as a backup?" the reporter asked.
"Again&hellipthat process was set in motion by the Supreme Court's ruling on a lawsuit in 2007," Gibbs responded.
"But it's nice to have the EPA in your back pocket," the reporter said.
"Again, this was set in motion, what, more than -- almost two years ago," Gibbs said. "This was set by a court two years ago."
Gibbs also said the Climategate email scandal will have no effect on Obama's push in Copenhagen. When asked whether the scandal "should slow the momentum in any way, shape, or form?" Gibbs responded, "It shouldn't, because the science is clear."
"And settled?" Gibbs was asked.
In this case, I hate being right. The commie beat goes on.
35 seconds... ;-)
Welcome to Nazi Germany 1933. Hitler would be proud of the current crop in the US Congress, this Administration, and the Fuhrer Zero.
We’ll see about that.
LOL, better luck next time. 8^)
December 7th - A day that will live in infamy.
Marxists do not let facts get in the way of their agenda
At least I got the globalwarming keyword in there... or so I think... maybe you beat me to that as well!
We will NOT go peacefully into the night and turn our country over to a bunch of wackos who hate everything this country stands for.
California? Give them some CHEAP real-estate, not the good stuff!
Geitner does his own thing - No input from Zer0
Hitlery does her own thing - No input from Zer0
Justice decides to try terrorists in NY - No input from Zer0
Now the EPA decides to do her own thing - No input from Zer0!
I think that either we have a massive coverup, or we have a serious lack of management leadership from Zer0, who has never even run a lemonaid stand, nor a position where he managed anyone!
1. The greenhouse signature is missing. We have been looking and measuring for years, and cannot find it.
Each possible cause of global warming has a different pattern of where in the planet the warming occurs first and the most. The signature of an increased greenhouse effect is a hot spot about 10km up in the atmosphere over the tropics. We have been measuring the atmosphere for decades using radiosondes: weather balloons with thermometers that radio back the temperature as the balloon ascends through the atmosphere. They show no hot spot. Whatsoever.
Yes indeed. It feels like the Weimar Republic all over again. The horror of it is that the Republicans have never really comprehended -- and still don't -- that they were being herded into this box incrementally, step by step, over many years. Totalitarianism's the name and environmentalism's the game.
Hey Hussein, YOU LIE...BOY!