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Court upholds EPA's greenhouse gas rules
Reuters on Yahoo ^ | 6/26/12 | Ayesha Rascoe - Reuters

Posted on 06/26/2012 12:04:07 PM PDT by NormsRevenge

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A U.S. appeals court on Tuesday upheld the first-ever U.S. proposed rules governing heat-trapping greenhouse gases, clearing a path for sweeping regulations affecting vehicles, coal-burning power plants and other industrial facilities.

Handing a setback to industry and a victory to the Obama administration, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia unanimously ruled the Environmental Protection Agency's finding that carbon dioxide is a public danger and the decision to set limits for emissions from cars and light trucks were "neither arbitrary nor capricious."

The ruling, which addresses four separate lawsuits, upholds the underpinnings of the Obama administration's push to regulate carbon dioxide emissions, and is a rebuke to a major push by heavy industries including electric utilities, coal miners and states like Texas to block the EPA's path.

In the 82-page ruling, the three-judge panel also found that the EPA's interpretation of the Clean Air Act to regulate carbon dioxide regulations is "unambiguously correct."

The court also said it lacked jurisdiction to review the timing and scope of greenhouse gas rules that affect stationary sources like new coal-burning power plants and other large industrial sources.

EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson said the court found the agency "followed both the science and the law in taking common-sense, reasonable actions to address the very real threat of climate change by limiting greenhouse gas pollution from the largest sources."

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Constitution/Conservatism; Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Extended News; Government
KEYWORDS: carbon; cleanair; coal; court; epa; epaoutofcontrol; federalcourt; greenhousegases; nrdc; upholds
Just what the economy doesn't need.

America of old died today.. the green crowd cheered as the freedoms our ancestors enjoyed were strip mined away by Anonymous Judges in Black Robes.

The mindless hordes of environuts use courts to confound common sense and basic science.. and pretend that sane stewardship is their goal.. yet they take insane actions to accomplish their agenda.. and many in Congrea$$e and DC applaud.

The history of the cosmos is a long one. Those who claim our environment is being lost if we do not act radically sentence our progeny to certain disaster at a quicker pace is all.. but that's what busybodies do while waiting for the next planet crusher to hit.

Good luck, America. You're gonna need it.

1 posted on 06/26/2012 12:04:15 PM PDT by NormsRevenge
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To: NormsRevenge

Lets all remember... this ruling was made by a Washington DC appeals court.

Let’s see what the SC says.


2 posted on 06/26/2012 12:09:11 PM PDT by snowrip (Liberal? You are a socialist idiot with no rational argument.)
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To: snowrip

Is the D.C. Court of Appeals as bad as the 9th Circus?


3 posted on 06/26/2012 12:11:26 PM PDT by LibertarianLiz
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To: snowrip

Lets all remember... this ruling was made by a Washington DC appeals court.

and supposedly one of the more sane courts ..


Let’s see what the SC says.

lol.. Which one?

The one that backs illegals rights more than citizens or the one that occasionally backs the Constitution to keep the shell game going in DC and foreign capitals?


4 posted on 06/26/2012 12:13:14 PM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi)
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To: NormsRevenge
Overturn Wickard v Filburn.

If necessary, at gunpoint.

5 posted on 06/26/2012 12:15:29 PM PDT by tacticalogic ("Oh, bother!" said Pooh, as he chambered his last round.)
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To: NormsRevenge
The court has ruled in Jones v EPA.
6 posted on 06/26/2012 12:21:59 PM PDT by Perdogg
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To: NormsRevenge
I’d love to teach
the world to sing
in perfect harmony.</sarcasm>

Congress sold us out when they gave the EPA unlimited authority. Idiots or traitors, you pick.

7 posted on 06/26/2012 12:22:53 PM PDT by itsahoot (About that Coup d'├ętat we had in 08, anyone worried yet?)
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To: itsahoot
Congress sold us out when they gave the EPA unlimited authority.

What Congress giveth, Congress can taketh away. All it would take would be a President to push for a law that takes away EPA's "discretion" with regards to carbon dioxide. Would Mitt do such a thing? I'm not holding my breath.

8 posted on 06/26/2012 12:28:09 PM PDT by mojito
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To: itsahoot

Congress sold us out when they gave the EPA unlimited authority. Idiots or traitors, you pick.
OR
Congress sold us out..... traitors........

I gotta say this enviro loose cannon stuff makes me nuts. CO2 is what we breathe OUT. Want to have some fun with an enviro wacko? Ask them where the electricity comes from behind those little beige sockets in the wall? You know, the socket they want to plug into for their electric cars that will NOT work in a blizzard here in Wisconsin? See what they say? Honest to God, I’ve had more than one nutcase NOT even know - COAL PLANTS. Lots of energy here is from COAL PLANTS. They have NO CLUE where electricity is made. Try it.


9 posted on 06/26/2012 12:28:55 PM PDT by WaterWeWaitinFor (If we don't help make a change, then who will? It starts with us.)
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To: NormsRevenge

War on the economy during the depression.


10 posted on 06/26/2012 12:29:04 PM PDT by The_Media_never_lie (The First Bystander must be removed!)
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To: NormsRevenge; snowrip; LibertarianLiz; tacticalogic; Perdogg; itsahoot
America of old died today.. the green crowd cheered as the freedoms our ancestors enjoyed were strip mined away by Anonymous Judges in Black Robes.

Horsesheit. Itsahoot has it correct. The "robes" merely said that they respect Congress's popularly elected authority to create the EPA (on recommendation from Richard Nixon) and the elected Executive's choice (80 million idiots voted for Obama) to exercise the authority the Congress has granted them.

Just because the sh!t now makes it out of the pipes into the bright of day doesn't mean "America of old died today."

She's been assaulted by a million cuts of apathy and well meaning over 50 years. You're just now noticing?

11 posted on 06/26/2012 12:30:26 PM PDT by sam_paine (X .................................)
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To: NormsRevenge

Do these clown realize plant life consumes CO2. Public nuisance is a crock.


12 posted on 06/26/2012 12:33:18 PM PDT by VRWC For Truth (Throw the bums out who vote yes on the bailout)
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To: sam_paine
Horsesheit. Itsahoot has it correct. The "robes" merely said that they respect Congress's popularly elected authority to create the EPA (on recommendation from Richard Nixon) and the elected Executive's choice (80 million idiots voted for Obama) to exercise the authority the Congress has granted them.

I disagree. We were sold out by the USSC with the "New Deal" interpretation of the Commerce Clause. It amounted to an open-ended grant of power to Congress that is inconsistent with the original intent of the clause.

Congress has then delegated that power to career bureaucrats that have proven over and over again they cannot be trusted to exercise it within the constaints of common sense. They have assumed a power which was (for good reason) not granted, and that needs to be corrected.

13 posted on 06/26/2012 12:38:28 PM PDT by tacticalogic ("Oh, bother!" said Pooh, as he chambered his last round.)
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To: tacticalogic

2nded If we can abolish that lawless edict then perhaps a whole house of other related acts of unbound power can be abrogated.


14 posted on 06/26/2012 12:57:55 PM PDT by Monorprise
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To: NormsRevenge

Who’s got the picture of a mob with torches and pitchforks? The US is moving beyond the ability of the people to bring it back from the cliff within the system.


15 posted on 06/26/2012 1:11:52 PM PDT by Truth29
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To: snowrip

Exactly this will go to the SC, and I can’t imagine it will stand as is.


16 posted on 06/26/2012 1:13:18 PM PDT by HamiltonJay
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To: NormsRevenge
Handing a setback to industry and a victory to the Obama administration, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia unanimously ruled the Environmental Protection Agency's finding that carbon dioxide is a public danger and the decision to set limits for emissions from cars and light trucks were "neither arbitrary nor capricious."

What fools. Do they realize that every mammal exhales CO2? Do they realize that water vapor is a greater greenhouse gas?

17 posted on 06/26/2012 1:37:58 PM PDT by Sarajevo (Ever notice that when a beggar gets a donation, they immediately put their hand out for more.)
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To: Sarajevo

They’ll control water before too long.

Food, water, and energy. Control those, control everyone.


18 posted on 06/26/2012 1:45:22 PM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter knows whom he's working for)
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To: WaterWeWaitinFor

They have NO CLUE where electricity is made

My ten year old son’s teacher informed his class that the cooling towers are where they explode atomic bombs and turn them into electricity. Then told them to make sure they don’t use electricity from a nuclear power plant so they don’t die from radiation.


19 posted on 06/26/2012 1:51:35 PM PDT by W. W. SMITH (Maybe the horse (RNC) will learn to sing)
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To: MrB

Don’t forget education (brainwashing), rationing healthcare, your money...


20 posted on 06/26/2012 2:00:34 PM PDT by Eagles6
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To: W. W. SMITH

Now THAT is flagrant info and indoctrination at it’s worst. I have been known back when my kids were in high school, to have a little chat with some teachers / guidance counselors about certain things my kids told me were going on in school.

I hope you marched into that school and demanded that teacher be FIRED. Oh wait....... teachers union moroooons. What was I thinking? I’d sit outside on the sidewalk with a sandwich board sign announcing the teacher’s stupidity to the public, or head to the school board meeting and ask for teacher’s removal and why. IF we don’t start pushing for the truth, we’ll never change anything. Sick of things like “Barack Hussein Obama... mmm...mmmmm...mmmm.”


21 posted on 06/26/2012 2:14:03 PM PDT by WaterWeWaitinFor (If we don't help make a change, then who will? It starts with us.)
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To: NormsRevenge
EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson said the court found the agency "followed both the science and the law in taking common-sense, reasonable actions to address the very real threat of climate change by limiting greenhouse gas pollution from the largest sources."

Actually, it's well known that the EPA didn't follow either the science or the law. They piggy-backed on IPCC dreck and, when called on it by an EPA employee, told him to shut up because they had already decided what they were going to do. They violated the law because the Clean Air Act specifically does not pertain to CO2 and the arbitrary changes to limits triggering enforcement are not part of the law.
22 posted on 06/26/2012 2:17:30 PM PDT by aruanan
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To: Truth29

torches and pitchforks?
Nope.
They’re out..
Instead it’s LED lanterns and NERF pitchforks..

as to

‘The US is moving beyond the ability of the people to bring it back from the cliff within the system.’

We’re a couple steps short when it comes to ‘leadership’ these days. I didn’t vote for this crap.


23 posted on 06/26/2012 2:28:58 PM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi)
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To: NormsRevenge

Meanwhile, Western/Rocky Mountain states continue to burn up. Makes the P in EPA a pissant.

This includesa fire coming toward the USAF academy—and its un-chapel. Someone is not pleased, and it’s not Mother Nature.


24 posted on 06/26/2012 2:33:15 PM PDT by combat_boots (The Lion of Judah cometh. Hallelujah. Gloria Patri, Filio et Spiritui Sancto.)
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To: aruanan
" Actually, it's well known that the EPA didn't follow either the science or the law. They piggy-backed on IPCC dreck and, when called on it by an EPA employee, told him to shut up because they had already decided what they were going to do. They violated the law because the Clean Air Act specifically does not pertain to CO2 and the arbitrary changes to limits triggering enforcement are not part of the law."

It appears that the law is what they it is. Unless, the GOP can get a bill through Congress and signed by a future President that limits or abolishes the EPA, the EPA can drive the US into the ditch and perpetual dependency through scarce energy, water and rapidly increasing prices. Maybe the Supreme Court will save the day, but when and I wouldn't count on it.

25 posted on 06/26/2012 2:42:45 PM PDT by Truth29
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To: mojito

Exactly. We the People have allowed Congress to unconstitutionally assign its law making powers to unelected bureaucrats. It is a breathtaking assault on the basis of our political society, government by representatives of the people.

All administrative rule making without consent of Congress constitutes tyranny.


26 posted on 06/27/2012 4:10:06 AM PDT by Jacquerie (The American Revolution is dead.)
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