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Texas, Skeptics Seek Court Review of EPA's 'Endangerment' Finding
New York Times ^ | February 16, 2010 | ROBIN BRAVENDER

Posted on 02/16/2010 11:15:18 AM PST by ricks_place

The state of Texas and a coalition of free-market and global warming skeptic groups are asking a federal appeals court today to review U.S. EPA's finding that greenhouse gases threaten human health and welfare.

Texas Gov. Rick Perry (R), Attorney General Greg Abbott (R) and Agriculture Commissioner Todd Staples announced that the state is filing a petition (pdf) with the U.S. Court of Appeals challenging EPA's endangerment finding.

"Texas is aggressively seeking its future in alternative energy through incentives and innovation, not mandates and overreaching regulation," Perry said in a statement. "The EPA's misguided plan paints a big target on the backs of Texas agriculture and energy producers and the hundreds of thousands of Texans they employ."

EPA's endangerment determination, issued last December, opens the door for broad regulations aimed at curbing mobile and stationary sources of greenhouse gas emissions. Today marks the deadline for petitioners to challenge the finding in the appeals court.

The legal challenge from Texas immediately drew the ire of state environmentalists.

"The lawsuit filed by Governor Perry is asking the Environmental Protection Agency to ignore the Supreme Court's decision in U.S. vs. Massachusetts," Environmental Defense Fund Texas regional director Jim Marston said in a statement. "...eco-kook blather..."

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EPA yesterday said that the finding followed an exhaustive review of the peer-reviewed science and thousands of public comments submitted in an open and transparent process and expressed confidence that the finding would withstand legal challenge.

A coalition of conservative think tanks and global warming skeptic groups will also petition the appeals court to review EPA's finding, according to an attorney representing the groups.

(Excerpt) Read more at nytimes.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; News/Current Events; US: Texas
KEYWORDS: cei; globalwarming
Thank You Texas!!!
1 posted on 02/16/2010 11:15:18 AM PST by ricks_place
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EPA yesterday said that the finding followed an exhaustive review of the peer-reviewed science and thousands of public comments submitted in an open and transparent process and expressed confidence that the finding would withstand legal challenge.

HO! HO! HO!

If this moronic stupidity passes a legal challenge, it will only add to the list of those folks who will be on the list of those worthy of criminal prosecution, Long prison terms, the death penalty, or all three. Sure, freedom of speech means I can be a vocal proponent of a scam dedicated to the financial destruction of the United States of America and not suffer the consequences we so much desired for its opponents.


2 posted on 02/16/2010 11:33:45 AM PST by wita
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This is great. I have been watching for this to happen. Thank you, Texas!


3 posted on 02/16/2010 11:59:23 AM PST by Bahbah (Only dead fish go with the flow)
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To: ricks_place; BuckeyeTexan; Squantos

Bless Texas!


4 posted on 02/16/2010 1:20:52 PM PST by Yehuda (Land of the free, THANKS TO THE BRAVE!)
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To: ricks_place; markomalley; Carlucci; grey_whiskers; meyer; WL-law; Para-Ord.45; Desdemona; ...
CEI, Science Groups Petition EPA to Reconsider Increasingly Dubious Global Warming “Endangerment” Finding

 


Beam me to Planet Gore !

5 posted on 02/16/2010 3:50:18 PM PST by steelyourfaith (FReepers were opposed to Obama even before it was cool to be against Obama.)
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