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Don't Exhale. EPA Expected to Declare Carbon Dioxide a Dangerous Pollutant
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Posted on 08/28/2009 1:40:56 PM PDT by Sub-Driver

Don't Exhale. EPA Expected to Declare Carbon Dioxide a Dangerous Pollutant

The Environmental Protection Agency is expected in the next few weeks to declare that carbon dioxide and five other greenhouse gases are a pollutant, a move that would require the federal government to regulate them -- even without legislation.

FOXNews.com

Friday, August 28, 2009

Don't exhale.

That advice may need heeding if the Environmental Protection Agency declares carbon dioxide and five other greenhouse gases a dangerous pollutant, a move -- expected in the next couple weeks -- that would require the federal government to impose new rules limiting emissions.

But some skeptics say regulating carbon dioxide, a byproduct of burning fossil fuels, may be a difficult task, especially since people emit carbon dioxide with every breath.

"The EPA doesn't have the manpower to implement the regulations the way they would have to be," said David Kreutzer, senior policy analyst in energy economics and climate change at the conservative Heritage Foundation.

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


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KEYWORDS: 5thgrade; agenda; bho44; bhoenvironment; bhoepa; carbon; carbondioxide; co2; dangerous; dioxide; failed; junk; pollutant; science
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Just wonderful....based upon what junk science?
1 posted on 08/28/2009 1:40:56 PM PDT by Sub-Driver
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To: Sub-Driver

America! You are one sick puppy!


2 posted on 08/28/2009 1:42:44 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer ("Toot" if you support govenment death panels.)
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To: Sub-Driver

The EPA head is a enviro/Marxist agitator, like (yawn) all the rest of Obama’s posse.


3 posted on 08/28/2009 1:42:47 PM PDT by stephenjohnbanker (Pray for, and support our troops(heroes) !! And vote out the RINO's!!)
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To: Sub-Driver

Wait a minute. This morning it was nitrous oxide.


4 posted on 08/28/2009 1:42:55 PM PDT by EggsAckley (There's an Ethiopian in the fuel supply. W.C. Fields)
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To: Sub-Driver

Good. Fine. Do it. Make ALL KINDS of krazy regs, really REALLY hack a few million more people off, and see what good it does.

It will bring us all a step closer to the breaking point. And, apparently, that’s what it will take.

So, bring it on idiots, and let’s have this out to the mat.


5 posted on 08/28/2009 1:44:46 PM PDT by William of Barsoom (Grace under pressure will win the day!)
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Carbonated beverages expected to be heavily taxed.

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6 posted on 08/28/2009 1:44:51 PM PDT by polymuser ("We have a right to debate and disagree with any administration!" (HRC))
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To: Sub-Driver

So no breathing out, but feel free to inhale as much mercury vapor from your CFL light bulbs!


7 posted on 08/28/2009 1:47:18 PM PDT by GraceG
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To: Sub-Driver
Who gets to break it to the champagne liberals that their bubbly contains CO2?
8 posted on 08/28/2009 1:47:51 PM PDT by magslinger (Inside every father is a Bryan Mills waiting to get out.)
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To: Sub-Driver

The USSC ruling that allowed this is one of the worst rulings of all time. It is right up that with Roe.

It was decided by five brainless fools intoxicated by the aroma of their own offal.


9 posted on 08/28/2009 1:48:21 PM PDT by savedbygrace (You are only leading if someone follows. Otherwise, you just wandered off... [Smokin' Joe])
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To: FlingWingFlyer

Elections have consequences.


10 posted on 08/28/2009 1:49:21 PM PDT by Starrgaizr
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To: magslinger

>>Who gets to break it to the champagne liberals that their bubbly contains CO2?

Oh come on! You know the answer to this. Laws don’t apply to rich liberals. Laws are only to “help” save the proletariat from their own ignorance.


11 posted on 08/28/2009 1:51:15 PM PDT by Bryanw92 (Question O-thority!)
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To: Sub-Driver

hells-belles....these Obamanites should stay clear or me after I have eaten beans.....never mind exhaling.

on second thought...let them come here while I cut one for them......


12 posted on 08/28/2009 1:51:18 PM PDT by Vaquero ("an armed society is a polite society" Robert A. Heinlein)
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To: Starrgaizr

Will there be an “Individual Mandate” on Carbon Credits?


13 posted on 08/28/2009 1:51:45 PM PDT by massgopguy (I owe everything to George Bailey)
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To: FlingWingFlyer

Liberals are friggin INSANE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


14 posted on 08/28/2009 1:51:51 PM PDT by alice_in_bubbaland (Markets and Marxists Don't Mix! Audit the FED NOW!)
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To: Starrgaizr
Elections have consequences.

tell that to the ‘conservatives' who stayed home rather than vote for a RINO.

15 posted on 08/28/2009 1:53:18 PM PDT by Vaquero ("an armed society is a polite society" Robert A. Heinlein)
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To: Sub-Driver

We should sue the EPA and their employees for emitting CO2.


16 posted on 08/28/2009 1:53:39 PM PDT by listenhillary (We became community organizers and Obama and the Statists get p*ssed off at us?)
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To: Sub-Driver

And when we regain power and return to a Constitutional government,the EPA can be abolished along with 90% plus of the federal bureaucracy.


17 posted on 08/28/2009 1:57:17 PM PDT by nomad
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To: stephenjohnbanker
Actually, this will eventually force (not too long I hope) the Congress to limit EPA power.

They will have no choice, to get industry moving again. They are pushing the limits and that will force Congress to limit or completely change in the EPA.

18 posted on 08/28/2009 1:58:40 PM PDT by WHBates
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To: Sub-Driver

Ah yes, this will go well with their health care rationing for the elderly. Every breath not taken benefit the climate!


19 posted on 08/28/2009 2:00:08 PM PDT by JimSEA
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To: Bryanw92

I didn’t say they would do anything. I just wanted to know who gets the warm pleasure of telling them.


20 posted on 08/28/2009 2:03:51 PM PDT by magslinger (Inside every father is a Bryan Mills waiting to get out.)
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To: Sub-Driver

If we want to save the planet WE ALL MUST DIE!! Or something.


21 posted on 08/28/2009 2:05:55 PM PDT by La Lydia
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To: Vaquero

Every time that rhino opens his mouth he reminds us why we did.


22 posted on 08/28/2009 2:07:16 PM PDT by the anti-liberal
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To: listenhillary

That is the ticket. We just create an index that computes the value of a job to the economy versus the carbon dioxide emitted by the job holder. Almost every government job would fail that index so we can either eliminate the job or execute the job holder.

Those EPA goons would be the first to go. They contribute nothing to economic growth while spewing poison into the atmosphere.


23 posted on 08/28/2009 2:08:42 PM PDT by Truth is a Weapon (Truth, it hurts soooo good!)
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To: Sub-Driver
So, every exhalation would be regulated and possibly criminal?

That's the very definition of an overbearing government.

24 posted on 08/28/2009 2:12:07 PM PDT by snowsislander (NRA -- join today! 1-877-NRA-2000)
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To: Sub-Driver

Madness


25 posted on 08/28/2009 2:12:50 PM PDT by headstamp 2 (Question Marxist Authority)
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To: Sub-Driver

We are going to have to cover all lakes and the oceans with Saran-Wrap to prevent that dangerous greenhouse gas known as water vapor from rising into the atmosphere.


26 posted on 08/28/2009 2:14:22 PM PDT by headstamp 2 (Question Marxist Authority)
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To: Sub-Driver

The current US government is a pollutant.


27 posted on 08/28/2009 2:16:46 PM PDT by Dallas59
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To: Sub-Driver

We’ll all be required to wear CO2 collectors on our backs and then take them to the repository where they will be extracted, frozen and placed in a deep cavern in the earth (the one that was meant for nuclear waste, mind you), where it will remain, away from all living things, making us safe...


28 posted on 08/28/2009 2:22:30 PM PDT by McKayopectate
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To: Sub-Driver

What about the carbon dioxide they put into BILLIONS of bottles of carbonated beverages?

Any good freeper lawyer out there want to get rich?

We should file a class-lawsuit against BIG COLA and their planet-destroying ways

I think they are big contributors to democraps, though.

What difference does that make?

Well, Tobacco Companies used to be HUGE (huge!!!) contributors to Republicans.

If they were contributing to Democraps how much do you want to bet we would all be learning about the healthful benefits of “bathing your lungs in cleansing smoke” (probably in school)


29 posted on 08/28/2009 2:24:21 PM PDT by Mr. K (THIS ADMINISTRATION IS WEARING OUT MY CAPSLOCK KEY DAMMIT DAMMIT DAMMIT!!!!!)
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To: Sub-Driver

If the GOP had any balls they’d be all over this like flies on turds.


30 posted on 08/28/2009 2:25:15 PM PDT by pissant (THE Conservative party: www.falconparty.com)
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To: Sub-Driver
I have a mind to give the EPA a can of my CO2 for disposal as a toxic waste:
31 posted on 08/28/2009 2:26:04 PM PDT by jonrick46 (The Obama Administration is a blueprint for Fabian Socialism.)
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To: Sub-Driver; 1Old Pro; aardvark1; a_federalist; abner; alaskanfan; alloysteel; alfons; ...

Environmentalism is a dangerous pollutant!


32 posted on 08/28/2009 2:26:44 PM PDT by editor-surveyor (The beginning of the O'Bummer administration looks a lot like the end of the Nixon administration)
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To: Sub-Driver
I have a mind to give the EPA a can of my CO2 for disposal as a toxic waste:
33 posted on 08/28/2009 2:27:21 PM PDT by jonrick46 (The Obama Administration is a blueprint for Fabian Socialism.)
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To: Sub-Driver
"The EPA doesn't have the manpower to implement the regulations the way they would have to be," said David K, senior policy analyst in energy economics and climate change at the conservative Heritage Foundation.

Wrong way to look at this. They aren't out to implement regulations with a team of inspectors, they're out to control everything in sight from the White House. While people like Kreutzer, who's probably a fine person, are going to argue this on the basis of logic and science, the Obamanistas at EPA are simply going to issue sweeping edicts that put them in charge of companies. Time to wise up.

34 posted on 08/28/2009 2:29:52 PM PDT by Dahoser (The missus and I joined the NRA. Who says Obama can't inspire conservatives?)
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To: stephenjohnbanker
" Obama’s clown posse"
35 posted on 08/28/2009 2:29:59 PM PDT by editor-surveyor (The beginning of the O'Bummer administration looks a lot like the end of the Nixon administration)
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To: pissant
If the GOP had any balls they’d be all over this like flies on turds.

Seconded.

Every human being will be guilty of emitting toxic chemicals and therefore must be regulated.

They must just sit back and laugh their heads off at the Republicans when they get away with this madness.

36 posted on 08/28/2009 2:30:21 PM PDT by paulycy (Screw the RACErs.)
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To: GraceG
"So no breathing out, but feel free to inhale as much mercury vapor from your CFL light bulbs!"

While I'm certainly mo fan of CFL bulbs, you get more mercury vapor out of the fillings in your teeth when you drink hot coffee than you'll ever get from a CFL bulb!

37 posted on 08/28/2009 2:32:12 PM PDT by editor-surveyor (The beginning of the O'Bummer administration looks a lot like the end of the Nixon administration)
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To: Sub-Driver
This is just a necessary step in the gubermint move to create a VAT tax and other things related to the CO2 crisis!!!!!

With the VAT, they will totally break the back of this country and turn us into Euro trash west.

38 posted on 08/28/2009 2:33:05 PM PDT by Cold Heat
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To: Dahoser
Worth repeating...


They aren't out to implement regulations with a team of inspectors, they're out to control everything in sight from the White House. While people like Kreutzer, who's probably a fine person, are going to argue this on the basis of logic and science, the Obamanistas at EPA are simply going to issue sweeping edicts that put them in charge of companies. Time to wise up.

In Jesus' name.

Amen


39 posted on 08/28/2009 2:36:58 PM PDT by glock rocks (health care, gun safety and climate change are strawmen. It's all about CONTROL.)
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To: Sub-Driver
"Wolf! Wolf! There's just got to be a wolf here somewhere..."

Like with the boy who cried wolf, credibility is very difficult to acquire but very easy to deliberately lose. The EPA has lost what little credibility they had.

40 posted on 08/28/2009 2:39:55 PM PDT by GBA
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To: editor-surveyor

>> “So no breathing out, but feel free to inhale as much mercury vapor from your CFL light bulbs!”

While I’m certainly mo fan of CFL bulbs, you get more mercury vapor out of the fillings in your teeth when you drink hot coffee than you’ll ever get from a CFL bulb! <<

I wonder how much mercury is in a can of Tuna fish vs. a broken CFL bulb?


41 posted on 08/28/2009 2:40:43 PM PDT by GraceG
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To: Sub-Driver

Meanwhile Dihydrogen Monoxide continues to kill thousands every year, but I don’t see the government doing anything about that.


42 posted on 08/28/2009 2:45:23 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: the anti-liberal
yes....and if you withheld your vote...you gave your vote to Obama.

you know the Marxist, anti-American is now the POSOTUS???.....

if you did that, you are to blame for that.

we could have lived for a term with a RINO....but this ACORN @$$hole is the worst thing that ever happened to the USA and it is the fault of those who cut off their noses to spite their faces...and stayed home
(along with countless air brains who saw their 401ks go down the crapper...and their gas prices go to $4 and then saw the word CHANGE or HOPE and thought thats what American needs...change and hope..)

43 posted on 08/28/2009 2:48:24 PM PDT by Vaquero ("an armed society is a polite society" Robert A. Heinlein)
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To: Sub-Driver
WHAT A TREE LOOKS LIKE WITHOUT CARBON DIOXIDE.


44 posted on 08/28/2009 2:51:20 PM PDT by 11th Commandment (Proud Member of the DHS radical list since Jan 20, 2009)
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To: editor-surveyor

BTTT


45 posted on 08/28/2009 2:58:20 PM PDT by E.G.C.
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To: Sub-Driver

Do you get the impression there’s a strain of insanity going around among big wheels and potentates?

Carbon dioxide?

Pollutant?

Do they also see little green men?


46 posted on 08/28/2009 3:01:02 PM PDT by RoadTest (Let them all be confounded and turned back that hate Zion. Psalm 129:5)
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To: RoadTest
"Do they also see little green men?"

No, without CO2 they'll be little BROWN men!

47 posted on 08/28/2009 3:15:07 PM PDT by editor-surveyor (The beginning of the O'Bummer administration looks a lot like the end of the Nixon administration)
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To: Sub-Driver; According2RecentPollsAirIsGood; TenthAmendmentChampion; Horusra; Delacon; ...
 


Beam me to Planet Gore !

48 posted on 08/28/2009 3:16:40 PM PDT by steelyourfaith ("Power is not alluring to pure minds." - Thomas Jefferson)
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To: Sub-Driver

Idiots. CO2 is a basic building block of life. Will O2 be the next pollutant?


49 posted on 08/28/2009 3:29:06 PM PDT by TigersEye (0bama: "I can see Mecca from the WH portico." --- Google - Cloward-Piven Strategy)
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To: Vaquero
This RINO?

McCain planning climate change tour

McCain's Letter (McCain aligns with Global Enviro activists)

The Turning Point on Global Warming (McCain and Lieberman Op-Ed Alert)

Climate bill sets stage for debate (Sens. McCain, Obama, and Lieberman join forces)

McCain: Global warming is fact, must be addressed [hurl alert]

McCain Sides With Leading Dems on Global Warming (NH voter reminder ALERT

EIA's Analysis of the Lieberman-McCain Climate Change Bill Human Events

McCain's Nose-Under-the-Tent Strategy - McCain's "Climate Stewardship Act" (S. 139), co-sponsored with Senator Joe Lieberman (D-Conn.)

Kyoto Through the Back Door? A Debate on the Lieberman –McCain Climate Stewardship Act - Heritage Foundation

Promising Vote on Global Warming - "But Mr. McCain, as we know, does not give up easily. ... He promises to be just as tenacious on this issue."

The undisputed all-time Senatorial Champion of "Global Warming" legislation?

50 posted on 08/28/2009 3:35:06 PM PDT by TigersEye (0bama: "I can see Mecca from the WH portico." --- Google - Cloward-Piven Strategy)
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