Skip to comments.Barbara Boxer sees carbon tax in the mix ('Sandy' will be catalyst for O's climate change action)
Posted on 01/22/2013 1:34:53 PM PST by NormsRevenge
Sen. Barbara Boxer said she had a one word answer for why President Obama promised to act on climate change in his second inaugural address: Sandy.
Boxer called Hurricane Sandy a turning point in public opinion on global warming, and said Washington will act to curb CO2 emissions not via legislation but through the Environmental Protection Agency.
My view is they have no choice but to act, Boxer said, referring to a Supreme Court ruling that affirmed that greenhouse gasses are pollutants under the Clean Air Act. The EPA has huge authority here.
There may be a way to do away with the gas tax at the pump if we do a carbon tax, Boxer said. She conceded the unpopularity of a carbon tax in Congress but said it is in the mix. She argued that the gas tax is raising less money each year as fuel efficiency standards rise, noting that her plug-in hybrid gets 150 miles per gallon.
She said Obama knows hes going to be judged by history, because someday people are going to say they had a window to act on CO2 emissions. The EPA is currently considering imposing CO2 emissions standards on existing electrical generation plants, which she said account for 35 percent of the nations CO2 emissions.
As for China, which has surpassed the United States in CO2 emissions, Boxer said pollution is so bad now that you cannot see in China. She recalled a 2011 trip she made there, where an official remarked that it was a beautiful day. No it was not, Boxer said. She argued that China will be forced to reduce its air pollution, and doing so will also reduce CO2 emissions.
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If there is anybody who knows about spewing foul emissions it’s Barbara Boxer.
Will someone pass a “Sanity Tax” and “Test” for California politicians?
If I were a psychiatrist working only on California politicians, I would have a job for life and thereafter.
Boxer is to sanity as Charles Manson was to friendly dinner conversation.
Boxer, Feinstein, Pelosi, Sanchez, etc. They make California seem like a gigantic bowl of cereal - Full of nuts, flakes and fruits!
True, because temperatures have peaked in the last decade and the current weak solar cycle has peaked as well. When it gets colder the scammers will get laughed out of the room. The hard core devotees like Hansen will still insist it is getting warmer and keep on adjusting temperatures.
Never let a crisis go to waste. I imagine the far left celebrates each catastrophe as they plan how to profit from death and destruction.
It's the major stockholders of the oil companies that have been pushing this AGW scam from the beginning.
The Oil companies themselves play politics like all big corporations and appear to support this AGW crap but its just a facade. Stockholders? Lots of people including leftist wackos own stock.
I said "major stockholders" such as the Rockefeller family, the Pew family, the British Royal family, the W. Alton Jones family, even Julie Packard (who has a cool half billion invested in mining methane hydrates), all of whom are "leftist wackos" making money at your expense.
so what? People of all stripes own stock including rich people some of who support AGW. What’s your point if there is one?
They are the principle donors to the environmental groups that started and maintain the whole gambit. They are the principle grantmakers for the "science" portraying the supposed consequences of AGW. They are also expecting to be BIG beneficiaries of carbon trading, by "virtue" of using carbon dioxide for fracking.
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