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.
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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!
Obviously the Science was settled on a lie. They have more or less admitted that now.
There you go. Well done.
I’m with ya’.
You will find much info about that decision.
LIARS! The so-called “scientists” lied. The politicians lied. The head of EPA Browner lied. The media lied. They are all liars. Face it...we are surrounded by liars in power. Resist. Resist. Resist.
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Climategate changes nothing.
We were going to raise your taxes, take your freedom and take luxury trips to Denmark anyway. :)
Yeah, and I’ve got a certificate of live birth for one U.S. president clenched in my fist.
Right, after the next election and the Socialists, Communists and Democratic leadership are out of office we need to totally clean house.”
I disagree. I don’t believe they would intentionally be destroying this country if they thought they’d be voted out on their azzes in 10 and 12. The question is, what do they have planned that is going to prevent us from “cleaning house”?
Gibbs is a world class liar, that is for certain.
The lying needs to stop. Or maybe it will have to be stopped.
What these idiots don’t realize is that C02 is vital to life on earth. Without if the planet would be a giant snowball.
Unelected, unaccountable bureaucrats writing law is one of the primary traits of a dictatorship. Congress or the courts can no more give law-making power to bureaucrats than obuma can give his war-making power to Bill Ayers. Our Declaration of Independence devotes several points in the grievances concerning the illegal law-making power of the British Crown bureaucrats.
The entire federal government is criminal and a fraud.
It’s time for states to stand up to these nazi bureaucrats and challenge any so-called “law” under the data quality act. If that doesn’t work, states need to harass, arrest and imprison federal bureaucrats for violating state sovereignty.
Don't be fooled. They are smarter than that & cunning like a fox. They thought they found a "vehicle" in Global Warming in which they could finally control the world's population. They know damn well this is a lie & a fraud being foisted upon us. Christ warns us of it in Revelation. One World Government is coming whether we like it or not, (just like Rockefeller said) I'm not saying *we* shouldn't resist...but the next generation(s) of indoctrinated, ignorant & naive citizens will conform to their evil plot. I'd hoped I'd be long gone before I would see it unfold, but that train is approaching at break-neck speed thanks to FAUXbama. He hasn't even been in office for a year yet, and look at the damage done, for G*d sssaykes!!
That’s silly to claim there is no linkage.