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Mitt Romney: Carbon not a health threat
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Posted on 07/19/2011 6:02:42 AM PDT by Sub-Driver

Mitt Romney: Carbon not a health threat

By: Darren Samuelsohn July 18, 2011 06:55 PM EDT

Mitt Romney says he doesn’t think carbon pollution threatens human health and would not green light EPA climate regulations if he were in the White House.

The GOP presidential candidate signaled the reversal to one of the Obama administration's top environmental policies during a town hall meeting Thursday in Derry, N.H. This came about six weeks after he acknowledged during a campaign stop that global warming is real, a statement that won him praise from Al Gore.

"I think we may have made a mistake," Romney said Thursday in response to a voter's question about EPA regulating air pollution from coal plants under the Clean Air Act. "We have made a mistake is what I believe, in saying that the EPA should regulate carbon emissions. I don’t think that was the intent of the original legislation, and I don’t think carbon is a pollutant in the sense of harming our bodies."

Following up on a 2007 ruling by the Supreme Court, the Obama administration early in its term issued an endangerment finding that declared carbon dioxide emissions a threat to public health and welfare. Under the Clean Air Act, that decision paves the way for climate-themed rules on power plants, petroleum refiners and other major industrial sources.

House Republicans have been trying without success to repeal the EPA decision. Now they appear to be getting help from one of their leading White House candidates.

"My view is that the EPA in getting into carbon and regulating carbon has gone beyond the original intent of that legislation, and I would not take it there," Romney said Thursday. "But I do believe in making sure that we reduce the pollutants that harm our health."

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TOPICS: News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: carbon; romney
Flip, flop.......
1 posted on 07/19/2011 6:02:46 AM PDT by Sub-Driver
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To: Sub-Driver

Like, duh!

Will he sign the Carbon is not a health threat pledge?


2 posted on 07/19/2011 6:04:18 AM PDT by incredulous joe ("No road is too long with good company" Turkish Proverb)
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To: Sub-Driver

Is this guy the classsic “say whatever will sell” politician or what?


3 posted on 07/19/2011 6:05:21 AM PDT by JaguarXKE
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To: Sub-Driver
And just a few weeks ago he was "Mr. Global Warming".

If he keeps doing these sudden 180's he'll go into a terminal spin.

4 posted on 07/19/2011 6:06:31 AM PDT by capt. norm (Blessed are they who can laugh at themselves for they shall never run out of material. c)
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To: Sub-Driver

Flipping, flopping like fish out of water.


5 posted on 07/19/2011 6:10:04 AM PDT by A. Morgan (Ayn Rand: "You can avoid reality, but you cannot avoid the consequences of avoiding reality.")
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To: capt. norm

If any of you were at Loudon NH speedway this past weekend when Romney was speaking, the crowd response was almost a riot in favor of him by tens of thousands. Made me cringe.


6 posted on 07/19/2011 6:11:05 AM PDT by USCG SimTech (Honored to serve since '71)
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To: Sub-Driver

If the global governance lefties were really “green”, they would promote CO2 emissions. Plants need it to grow. And there is ZERO evidence that CO2 levels anywhere near as low as we have today can alter global temps.


7 posted on 07/19/2011 6:11:36 AM PDT by ETL (ALL (most?) of the Obama-commie connections at my FR Home page: http://www.freerepublic.com/~etl/)
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To: Sub-Driver

8 posted on 07/19/2011 6:16:50 AM PDT by Bushbacker1 (I miss President Bush greatly! Palin in 2012! 2012 - The End Of An Error! (Oathkeeper))
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To: JaguarXKE
"But I do believe in making sure that we reduce the pollutants that harm our health."

Yep, breathing is a pollution concern!

9 posted on 07/19/2011 6:19:06 AM PDT by Bushbacker1 (I miss President Bush greatly! Palin in 2012! 2012 - The End Of An Error! (Oathkeeper))
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To: Sub-Driver

A good portion of republican voters are idiots.


10 posted on 07/19/2011 6:31:36 AM PDT by mmichaels1970
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To: incredulous joe
Will he sign the Carbon is not a health threat pledge?

I think he gave a thinly-veiled, 'no.'

"My view is that the EPA in getting into carbon and regulating carbon has gone beyond the original intent of that legislation, and I would not take it there..."

Nor will he reverse, "...the original intent of that legislation."

True to Romney form.

11 posted on 07/19/2011 6:38:25 AM PDT by Rudder (The Main Stream Media is Our Enemy---get used to it.)
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To: Sub-Driver

mitt romney is a HEALTH CARE threat.

LLS


12 posted on 07/19/2011 6:38:32 AM PDT by LibLieSlayer ("GIVE ME LIBERTY OR GIVE ME DEATH"! I choose LIBERTY and PALIN!)
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To: Sub-Driver

He flip-flops like a fish on the bottom of a rowboat.


13 posted on 07/19/2011 6:40:54 AM PDT by PATRIOT1876 (The only crimes that are 100% preventable are crimes committed by illegal aliens)
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To: ETL
He found out that most Conservative voters will not vote for someone gullible enough to STILL believe the AGW scam, so he changed his story.

I'm voting for Cain.

14 posted on 07/19/2011 6:43:29 AM PDT by PATRIOT1876 (The only crimes that are 100% preventable are crimes committed by illegal aliens)
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15 posted on 07/19/2011 6:44:56 AM PDT by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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To: Sub-Driver

If this guy gets Nomination, well stick a fork in cause we are DONE!


16 posted on 07/19/2011 6:47:02 AM PDT by marygam ((Obama is not a messiah, wake up folks!))
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To: Sub-Driver

I believed Man-Made Global Warming before I didn’t!


17 posted on 07/19/2011 6:47:27 AM PDT by TexasCajun
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He is a modern-day Rockefeller. If he gets nominated it will be the death of us—40 more years just like the last 40 years.


18 posted on 07/19/2011 6:52:26 AM PDT by worriedinoregon
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To: Sub-Driver

Sorry Milt. Some things, once you do them, cannot be undone.


19 posted on 07/19/2011 6:52:26 AM PDT by Dr.Deth
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To: JaguarXKE
Is this guy the classsic “say whatever will sell” politician or what?

no kidding ... it's disgusting ...

20 posted on 07/19/2011 7:36:51 AM PDT by Springfield Reformer (Winston Churchill: No Peace Till Victory!)
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To: Sub-Driver

I want.to hear who of the electable Republicans will begin DISMANTLING the EPA.


21 posted on 07/19/2011 7:41:50 AM PDT by Recovering_Democrat
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To: Recovering_Democrat
My conpatriot is hard at work!

She don't need no shovel!

22 posted on 07/19/2011 7:54:27 AM PDT by Young Werther ("Quae cum ita sunt" Since these things are so!)
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