Skip to comments.EPA may try to use Clean Water Act to regulate carbon dioxide
Posted on 04/04/2010 4:17:50 AM PDT by Scanian
WASHINGTON The Environmental Protection Agency is exploring whether to use the Clean Water Act to control greenhouse gas emissions, which are turning the oceans acidic at a rate that's alarmed some scientists.
With climate change legislation stalled in Congress, the Clean Water Act would serve as a second front, as the Obama administration has sought to use the Clean Air Act to rein in emissions of carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases administratively.
Since the dawn of the industrial age, acid levels in the oceans have increased 30 percent. Currently, the oceans are absorbing 22 million tons of carbon dioxide a day.
Among other things, scientists worry that the increase in acidity could interrupt the delicate marine food chain, which ranges from microscopic plankton to whales.
"There are all sorts of evils associated with this," said Robert Paine, an emeritus professor of biology at the University of Washington.
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Thats very tangential and myopic.
The list, ping
And that is without going into Wikipedia not being the most reliable of sources.
“...I saw a presentation on TV a couple of weeks ago...”
Are you for real?
Surely (and stop calling me Shirley),
you do you base your core beliefs on what you see on a TV show.
“...In recent years, Suzuki has been a forceful spokesperson on global climate change, not always without controversy. In February 2008, he urged McGill University students to speak out against politicians who fail to act on climate change, stating “What I would challenge you to do is to put a lot of effort into trying to see whether there’s a legal way of throwing our so-called leaders into jail because what they’re doing is a criminal act.”...”
“...That’s very tangential...”
Tan genitals...isn’t that what you see at a nudist colony?