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  • White House looks to regulate cow flatulence as part of climate agenda

    03/28/2014 6:45:40 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 70 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | March 28,2014 | MICHAEL BASTASCH
    As part of its plan to reduce U.S. greenhouse gas emissions, the Obama administration is targeting the dairy industry to reduce methane emissions in their operations. This comes despite falling methane emission levels across the economy since 1990. The White House has proposed cutting methane emissions from the dairy industry by 25 percent by 2020. Although U.S. agriculture only accounts for about 9 percent of the country’s greenhouse gas emissions, according to the Environmental Protection Agency, it makes up a sizeableportion of methane emissions — which is a very potent greenhouse gas. Some of these methane emissions come from cow...
  • EPA rejects challenges from Cuccinelli, others

    07/30/2010 2:43:29 AM PDT · by Nickname · 15 replies · 1+ views
    Richmond Times-Dispatch ^ | July 29, 2010 | Jim Nolan
    The Environmental Protection Agency has rejected 10 petitions -- including one filed by Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli -- challenging the climate science research it is using to formulate regulations limiting manmade greenhouse gas emissions. The petitions asked the EPA to reconsider its finding and reopen its hearings on the subject, arguing that the methodology and conclusions of the climate science research used by the agency were flawed and unverifiable. "After months of serious considerations of the petitions and of the state of climate change science, EPA finds no evidence to support these claims," the agency said in a statement....
  • Vitter: Democrats are playing to the cameras, not fighting oil spill

    05/22/2010 10:49:37 PM PDT · by chemicalman · 4 replies · 406+ views
    The Hill ^ | 05/22/10 06:00 AM | Ben Geman
    Sen. David Vitter (R-La.) is accusing senior Democrats of “rushing to create media events for television” instead of working to confront the oil spill crisis in the Gulf of Mexico. Vitter – delivering the GOP’s weekly address Saturday – also warned against using the fatal April 20 explosion of the Deepwater Horizon rig and the ongoing spill as a reason to block future offshore drilling. Vitter cited his meetings with Gulf Coast fishermen and other residents whose lives have been disrupted by the spill, drawing a contrast to what he called counterproductive Washington hearings. “That’s why it’s so frustrating to...
  • Carville, Matthews rip W.H. BP response

    05/22/2010 3:29:05 AM PDT · by Scanian · 29 replies · 1,178+ views
    Politico ^ | April 21, 2010 | GLENN THRUSH
    At first, it was Rush Limbaugh who tagged the gusher in the Gulf "Obama's Katrina" -- but now two lions of the left are warning the White House that the administration's handing of the environmental catastrophe is inflicting long-term political damage. James Carville, a stalwart Obama defender -- and Louisiana native -- and MSNBC's Chris Mathews both voiced concerns about the president's handling of the spill, and Obama's decision to allow BP to take the lead on plugging the pipe, which has been pouring oil into the sea for a month. Their statements came on a day when the press...
  • Obama to Mandate Rules to Raise Fuel Standards (Stupid is as stupid does)

    05/20/2010 8:12:38 PM PDT · by tobyhill · 33 replies · 1,066+ views
    ny times ^ | 5/20/2010 | peter baker
    President Obama has decided to use his executive power to order tougher fuel efficiency standards for cars and trucks, accelerating the fight against climate change without waiting for Congress, administration officials said Thursday. Mr. Obama plans to announce on Friday that he is ordering the creation of a new national policy that will result in less pollution from medium- and heavy-duty trucks for the first time and will further reduce exhaust from cars and light-duty trucks beyond the requirements he has already put in place. Under rules that were eventually formalized last month, new cars have to meet a combined...
  • MoveOn asks Obama to ban new drilling

    05/03/2010 6:55:26 PM PDT · by blueyon · 3 replies · 345+ views
    The Hill ^ | 5/03/10 | Eric Zimmermann
    MoveOn.org is up with a new TV spot urging President Obama to ban any new offshore drilling in the wake of the BP disaster. Obama had previously opened new coastal areas to drilling, but announced last week that any new leases will only be approved after a thorough investigation of what went wrong in the Gulf of Mexico. "President Obama, will you lead our country into a clean energy future, or will we see more of this?" the MoveOn narrator asks, before showing images of the BP spill.
  • A DISASTER WITHOUT PRECEDENT

    04/30/2010 10:22:46 PM PDT · by Cedar · 122 replies · 3,043+ views
    Portland Press Herald ^ | May 1, 2010 | STEVEN MUFSON AND MICHAEL D. SHEAR
    Federal and state officials pushed oil giant BP to intensify its efforts to cap a leaking oil well in the Gulf of Mexico and to contain the slick that is threatening the shores and livelihoods of people in five states. As crude oil began to come ashore in Louisiana, Interior Secretary Ken Salazar met with the company's top executives and engineers and urged them to "work harder and faster and smarter to get the job done," he said. "We cannot rest and we will not rest until BP permanently seals the wellhead and until they clean up every drop of...
  • Oil Spill Reaches Mississippi River (Obama Sends SWAT Teams to Oil Rigs)

    04/29/2010 6:32:02 PM PDT · by Nachum · 59 replies · 1,834+ views
    cbs ^ | 4/29/10 | cbs/ap
    Faint fingers of oily sheen have reached the mouth of Mississippi River, the vanguard of a massive spill in the Gulf of Mexico. The slick is making its way toward a delicate environment of birds, marine life and some of the nation's richest seafood grounds. By sunset Thursday, the oil had creeped into South Pass of the river and was lapping at the shoreline in long, thin lines.
  • Hello, The Gulf Oil Spill Is Obama's Katrina

    04/29/2010 8:08:20 PM PDT · by blam · 29 replies · 1,093+ views
    The Business Insider ^ | 4-29-2010 | Joe Weisenthal
    Hello, The Gulf Oil Spill Is Obama's Katrina Joe Weisenthal Apr. 29, 2010, 9:53 PM Image: The White House It's been argued that Hurricane Katrina was one of George W. Bush's biggest organizational failures, for the tragedy was allowed to fester on for way too long before his much-vaunted homeland security apparatus sprang into action. Will the oil spill in the gulf -- which some suspect could be worse than Exxon Valdez -- be the equivalent for Barack Obama? Today the story got elevated to national emergency level, but the explosion on the rig happened eight days ago! Will numerous...
  • Congressman Seeks to Expand EPA's Control of Water

    04/23/2010 8:55:11 AM PDT · by ICAB9USA · 63 replies · 1,210+ views
    Foxnews.com ^ | 4/22/10 | Brian Wilson
    A Democratic congressman is seeking to strip the word "navigable" from the 1972 Clean Water Act to allow the Environmental Protection Agency to surpass the limits imposed by a 2001 Supreme Court ruling on the kinds of waterways the agency can regulate. A Democratic congressman is seeking to strip the word "navigable" from the 1972 Clean Water Act to allow the Environmental Protection Agency to surpass the limits imposed by a 2001 Supreme Court ruling on the kinds of waterways the agency can regulate.
  • EPA Moves to Expand Greenhouse Gas Registry

    04/03/2010 5:04:23 PM PDT · by EBH · 17 replies · 610+ views
    OMB Watch ^ | 03/25/2010 | Brian Turnbaugh
    The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has proposed several changes to its greenhouse gas (GHG) registry, a new mandatory program requiring thousands of facilities economy-wide to monitor and report their emissions of global warming gases. EPA is proposing to add oil and natural gas facilities and facilities that inject carbon dioxide (CO2) underground for storage, along with other facilities. EPA also wants to collect additional data from all covered businesses to get a better understanding of emissions at the corporate level and within whole industry sectors, not just by facility. Overall the changes would strengthen the registry and provide the agency...
  • Forget Cap and Trade: EPA Regulation of CO2 Emissions Will Begin in 10 Months

    04/02/2010 11:45:55 AM PDT · by FredDardick · 25 replies · 937+ views
    Canada Free Press ^ | 04/02/2010 | Fred Dardick
    So much for the spectacle of Democrats and Republicans fighting their way through Congress over the future of Cap and Trade energy legislation. Thanks to EPA Administrator Lisa P. Jackson in little noticed press releases from March 29 and April 1, the “final decision” that “greenhouse gases (GHGs)” and “carbon pollution” will be regulated (taxed) by the federal government is complete and the imposition of “construction and operating permit requirements for the largest emitting facilities will begin.”
  • EPA to allow states address rising ocean acidity

    03/11/2010 4:47:41 PM PST · by I got the rope · 55 replies · 1,567+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | 11 Mar 10 | GENE JOHNSON
    EPA to let states address rising ocean acidity By GENE JOHNSON, Associated Press Writer Gene Johnson, Associated Press Writer – 1 hr 22 mins ago SEATTLE – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency says it will consider ways the states can address rising levels of carbon dioxide in oceans. The agency on Thursday settled a lawsuit filed last year by the Center for Biological Diversity in San Francisco. The problem stems from oceans absorbing carbon dioxide from the atmosphere and results in the rising acidity of the water. It seriously threatens shellfish and other marine life. The lawsuit accused the EPA...
  • Global warming is good for the environment.

    03/01/2010 9:12:15 AM PST · by Lexluthor69 · 10 replies · 522+ views
    The Silent Majority ^ | 03-01-10 | Robert Ehrenkaufer
    Oil, coal and other natural fuel sources are being billed as the death of us all. Sprawling deserts, raging hurricanes and rising sea levels are all predicted to destroy humanity in the not so distant future. Scientists claim the CO2 being pumped into the atmosphere is the impetus behind so called "global warming" or climate change if you prefer. I have to ask scientists one simple question: Where did all the carbon in these fuels come from to begin with? I'm not a scientist but I am a thinker and the question seems relevant. While we are busy arguing about...
  • A crack in the wall; EPA administrator distances the agency from IPCC report

    02/24/2010 12:38:52 AM PST · by neverdem · 14 replies · 1,008+ views
    American Thinker ^ | February 23, 2010 | Rick Moran
    EPA administrator Lisa Jackson, in testimony before the Environment and Public Works Committee, made it a point to declare that the agency was not using the IPCC report to develop policy. Charlie Martin at PJ Media reports: During the review of the Environmental Protection Agency budget in today's Senate Environment and Public Works Committee hearing, both Senator Barbara Boxer - the chair of the committee - and EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson distanced themselves from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Fourth Assessment Report (AR4). Boxer and Jackson's statements, in addition to being a striking change in policy, are problematic...
  • Barbour Lobbies Fellow Governors to Oppose EPA Regulations

    02/21/2010 2:32:22 AM PST · by Onerom99 · 28 replies · 813+ views
    NY Times ^ | 2/19/2010 | ROBIN BRAVENDER
    Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour (R) is trying to rally state opposition to U.S. EPA's forthcoming regulation of greenhouse gases. A former utility lobbyist and former chairman of the Republican National Committee, Barbour is asking members of the National Governors Association's natural resource committee to urge Congress to block the rules. This week, Barbour circulated among the governors a draft letter (pdf) to Congress encouraging lawmakers to pass a resolution to stop EPA from enacting "costly greenhouse gas regulations" under the Clean Air Act. "This is something that Governor Barbour feels like is important," Barbour spokesman Dan Turner said. "He wanted...
  • Governor Rick Perry To Sue the EPA

    02/19/2010 1:55:25 PM PST · by Delacon · 54 replies · 2,261+ views
    JDJournal ^ | Fri, Feb 19, 2010
    Governor Rick Perry of Texas announced during a press conference on Tuesday that he will sue the United States Environmental Protection Agency on “behalf” of his state in order to stop the agency’s regulation of global warming pollution. Perry says that his intention is to, “defend Texas’ environmental successes against federal overreach. “   He went on to criticize President Obama’s approach to environmental policy. He said the Obama Administration is “…using sweeping mandates and draconian punishments to force a square peg of their vision into the round hole of reality “The “meat” of Perry’s argument is based upon the “ClimateGate”...
  • Environmental Advocates Are Cooling on Obama ("Environmentalist" now against cleanest energy source)

    02/17/2010 7:29:03 PM PST · by tobyhill · 18 replies · 545+ views
    NY Times ^ | 2/17/2010 | JOHN M. BRODER
    There has been no more reliable cheerleader for President Obama’s energy and climate change policies than Daniel J. Weiss of the left-leaning Center for American Progress. But Mr. Obama’s recent enthusiasm for nuclear power, including his budget proposal to triple federal loan guarantees for new nuclear reactors to $54 billion, was too much for Mr. Weiss. The president’s embrace of nuclear power was disappointing, and the wrong way to go about winning Republican votes, he said, adding that Mr. Obama should not be endorsing such a costly and potentially catastrophic energy alternative “as bait just to get talks started with...
  • AccuWeather's Bastardi Warns New Federal Climate Service Effort to 'Shut Down' Debate

    02/10/2010 11:09:17 AM PST · by Rufus2007 · 10 replies · 1,453+ views
    Newsbusters ^ | February 10, 2010 | Jeff Poor
    Time after time, the Obama White House has demonstrated a desire to control the message and flow of information, whether it's issues on health care, the economy, bailouts and the latest - climate science. With cap-and-trade legislation waiting in the wings that would come at an estimated cost of up to $200 billion, or $1,761 per household, according to the Treasury Department, the federal government recently announced a new service to "help businesses adapt to the impact of climate change." But AccuWeather.com's chief long-range and hurricane forecaster Joe Bastardi, who appeared on the Fox Business Network's Feb. 9 "Cavuto," warned...
  • The EPA is Coming; You're the Target!

    02/10/2010 10:03:49 AM PST · by glide625 · 16 replies · 897+ views
    Kiplinger ^ | February 9, 2010 | Andrew C. Schneider
    EPA Set to Issue Tough Air Pollution Rules Power plants and factories will both face higher costs. A Clean Air Interstate Rule, will impose tighter caps on emissions of nitrogen oxide and sulfur dioxide. The latter, a Clean Air Mercury Rule, will require plants to install cutting-edge pollution control technology. EPA will likely propose the interstate rule in the spring and finalize it by year-end. This regulation will apply tighter, nationwide caps on emissions of nitrogen oxide and sulfur dioxide from all stationary sources, rather than focusing on power plants in the eastern U.S., as in the previous version. In...
  • Crippled By Blizzard, DC Announces New Global Warming Agency by Phone

    02/10/2010 4:44:47 AM PST · by radioone · 18 replies · 533+ views
    American Thinker ^ | 1-10-10 | Marc Sheppard
    On Monday, the nation’s capital was still digging out from the weekend’s record snowfall that would effectively shut down the federal government for days. Making matters worse was the awareness among DC residents that their shoveling would require a repeat performance quite soon, as another major winter storm was due to hit early Wednesday. What a perfect day to announce the formation of a new federal agency to study and report on global warming.
  • Agency Will Create National Climate Service to Spur Adaptation [We need a new agency?]

    02/09/2010 5:44:22 AM PST · by SJackson · 29 replies · 389+ views
    NY Times ^ | 2-9-10
    The Obama administration announced plans yesterday to create a new National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Climate Service. The proposed entity would provide "user-friendly" information to help governments and businesses adapt to climate change, creating a central federal source of information on everything from projections of sea level rise to maps of the nation's best sites for wind and solar power. "Even with our best efforts, we know that some degree of climate change is inevitable," said Commerce Secretary Gary Locke, whose department includes NOAA. "American citizens, businesses and governments -- from local to federal -- must be able to rise...
  • Obama Administration Forming A New Federal Agency to Monitor ‘Climate Change’

    02/09/2010 5:53:45 AM PST · by IbJensen · 14 replies · 400+ views
    CNS News ^ | Randolph E. Schmid
    Washington- The Obama administration on Monday proposed a new agency to study and report on the changing climate. Also known as global warming, climate change has drawn widespread concern in recent years as temperatures around the world rise, threatening to harm crops, spread disease, increase sea levels, change storm and drought patterns and cause polar melting. Commerce Secretary Gary Locke and Jane Lubchenco, head of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, announced NOAA will set up the new Climate Service to operate in tandem with NOAA's National Weather Service and National Ocean Service. "Whether we like it or not, climate...
  • Peter Pan Obama slipping deeper into denial, proposes new federal agency for “Climate Service”?

    02/09/2010 6:09:00 AM PST · by jmaroneps37 · 32 replies · 675+ views
    The Collins Report ^ | February 9, 2010 | Kevin “Coach” Collins
    When pressed to finally become an adult, Peter Pan answered: “I shall never grow up. Make believe is much too fun.” These lines come to mind with the news that Barack Obama is establishing a new federal agency to support the sagging Climate Change hoax. According to the AP, Gary Locke the Commerce Secretary and Jane Lubcheno of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, “planned to announce [yesterday] that NOAA will set up the new Climate Service to operate in tandem with NOAA’s National Weather Service and National Ocean Service.” Considering that this is the same National Weather Service and...
  • Look who’s opposing EPA’s war on carbon now

    02/08/2010 3:51:54 PM PST · by ding_dong_daddy_from_dumas · 28 replies · 760+ views
    Michelle Malkin ^ | February 5, 2010 | Michelle Malkin
    Three House Democrats are now pushing legislation that would stop the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) from regulating carbon emissions—a decision the agency announced in December — without express permission from the Congress.
  • Obama Proposes New Global Warming Agency(Just when a record storm hits DC we get this!!!)

    02/08/2010 12:59:27 PM PST · by bestintxas · 42 replies · 840+ views
    newsmax ^ | 2/8/10
    The Obama administration on Monday proposed a new agency to study and report on the changing climate. Also known as global warming, climate change has drawn widespread concern in recent years as temperatures around the world rise, threatening to harm crops, spread disease, increase sea levels, change storm and drought patterns and cause polar melting. Commerce Secretary Gary Locke and Jane Lubchenco, head of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, announced NOAA will set up the new Climate Service to operate in tandem with NOAA's National Weather Service and National Ocean Service. "Whether we like it or not, climate change...
  • Move Afoot in the Senate to Can EPA CO2 Regs

    01/24/2010 6:26:50 PM PST · by mimi from mi · 27 replies · 1,117+ views
    http://pajamasmedia.com/blog/move-afoot-in-the-senate-to-can-epa-co2-regs/
    January 23, 2010 - by Marlo Lewis Page 1 of 2 Next ->On Thursday, Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-AK), ranking member of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, introduced a resolution of disapproval, under the Congressional Review Act (CRA), to overturn EPA’s endangerment finding (the agency’s official determination that greenhouse gas emissions endanger public health and welfare) . Murkowski’s floor statement and a press release are available here. The resolution has 38 co-sponsors, including three Democrats (Blanche Lincoln of Arkansas, Ben Nelson of Nebraska, and Mary Landrieu of Louisiana). If all 41 Senate Republicans vote for the measure, Sen. Murkowski...
  • Cattlemen fight EPA with 'Climategate'

    01/14/2010 8:46:57 PM PST · by mimi from mi · 7 replies · 470+ views
    EPA says it is confident it will prevail in court By Tim Hearden Capital Press A national beef group is invoking the so-called "Climategate" controversy as it challenges a recent U.S. government ruling on climate change. The National Cattlemen's Beef Association has filed a petition to the U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Washington, D.C. to overturn the EPA's recent greenhouse gas "endangerment" ruling. The ruling states that gases believed to cause global warming pose a human health risk and is the first step toward their regulation by the EPA under the Clean Air Act. The NCBA and other producer...
  • Legislation Would Block EPA’s CO2 Regulations

    01/11/2010 11:27:12 AM PST · by thackney · 27 replies · 1,028+ views
    Heritage Foundation ^ | Jan 11, 2010 | Nick Loris
    The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is planning to do what Congress couldn’t: regulate carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases because allegedly “greenhouse gases threaten both the public health and the public welfare, and that greenhouse gas emissions from motor vehicles contribute to that threat.” To prevent this backdoor policy that would grant the EPA unprecedented authority over American economy, Congressman Earl Pomeroy (D-ND) introduced legislation on Friday that would prohibit the agency from implementing national greenhouse gas emissions standards. In his press release, Congressman Pomeroy said, Regulation of greenhouse gas emissions under the current provisions of the Clean Air Act...
  • EPA proposes nation's strictest smog levels ever

    01/10/2010 5:24:41 PM PST · by EBH · 12 replies · 514+ views
    Seattle Times ^ | January 7, 2010 | By Tribune Washington Bureau and Seattle Times staff
    The Environmental Protection Agency on Thursday proposed the nation's strictest-ever smog limits, a move that could put King and Pierce counties — and possibly others in Washington — in violation of federal air-quality regulations along with large parts of the country. The EPA proposed reducing the allowable ground-level ozone concentration, measured over an eight-hour period, from 75 parts per billion to between 60 and 70. Ozone standards have been the center of a political and legal battle since spring 2008, when the EPA set a looser limit than what its scientific advisers had suggested and President George W. Bush personally...
  • EPA: New Air Pollution Standards Will Require Action From Hundreds More Jurisdictions

    01/09/2010 7:02:10 AM PST · by IbJensen · 5 replies · 447+ views
    CNS News ^ | 1/8/2009 | Noaki Schwartz
    Los Angeles (AP) - Parts of the country that haven't worried about air pollution may soon be in the fight California has faced for decades: cleaning up smog. Stricter rules proposed Thursday by the Obama administration could more than double the number of counties across the country that are in violation of clean air standards. That would likely have a big impact on other parts of the nation since California already sets stringent standards for cars, ships and trucks. "This kind of levels the playing field," said Leo Kay, spokesman for the California Air Resources Control Board. "In California we've...
  • EPA replacing Bush smog limit with stricter rule

    01/07/2010 9:06:09 AM PST · by granite · 24 replies · 913+ views
    Los Angeles Times ^ | 1/7/10 | LAT
    The Environmental Protection Agency will propose the nation's strictest-ever smog limits today, a move that would put Los Angeles, Chicago, their suburbs and much of the rest of the country in violation of federal air quality regulations. The Agency will propose allowing a ground-level ozone concentration of between 60 and 70 parts per billion, down from the 75 parts per billion standard adopted under President Bush in 2008. The proposed range was what scientists had recommended during the Bush administration. However, former President George W. Bush personally intervened and set the standard above what was advised after protests from electric...
  • Obama Led The Total Failure of World Leadership in Copenhagen

    01/02/2010 8:37:41 PM PST · by neverdem · 9 replies · 961+ views
    Canada Free Press ^ | December 21, 2009 | Dr. Tim Ball
    World leaders participated in a scandalous conference in Copenhagen. Officially it was Conference of the Parties (COP) 15 to monitor progress on climate change begun in 1995 at COP 1 in Berlin. They’ve consistently and blindly accepted the false claim human CO2 is causing climate change. COP 3 produced the Kyoto Accord to punish developed nations and redistribute wealth. It’s due to expire in 2012 and COP 15 was to keep the process going. Few supported it more than Obama so he had to salvage the process. Don’t Confuse Me With Facts World leaders pursued policies while refusing to understand...
  • On environment, Obama and scientists take hit in poll

    12/26/2009 5:36:52 AM PST · by Red in Blue PA · 11 replies · 1,010+ views
    washingtonpost.com ^ | 12/17/2009 | Staff
    As President Obama arrives in Copenhagen hoping to seal an elusive deal on climate change, his approval rating on dealing with global warming has crumbled at home and there is broad opposition to spending taxpayer money to encourage developing nations to curtail their energy use, according to a new Washington Post-ABC News poll. .... At the same time, there's growing negativity toward the president's handling of the broader global warming issue. Around the 100-day mark of Obama's presidency, 61 percent approved of the way he was dealing with the issue. Approval slumped to 54 percent in June and to 45...
  • Getting climate legislation through Senate shapes up as a hard sell for Obama

    12/26/2009 4:57:33 AM PST · by ricks_place · 21 replies · 779+ views
    Kansas City Star ^ | 12/25/2009 | JULIET EILPERIN
    WASHINGTON | By brokering a climate deal last week in Copenhagen, President Barack Obama has committed himself to a more daunting task: passing comprehensive climate legislation in the Senate next year. Although many senators — especially key Republicans — have shown little appetite for backing another ambitious bill after the polarizing health care debate, it is clear that enacting legislation to cap the U.S. carbon dioxide output and allow polluters to trade emission permits is essential to delivering on the pledges that Obama made to other world leaders.
  • The politicizing of science

    12/25/2009 6:34:53 PM PST · by ricks_place · 7 replies · 653+ views
    San Gabriel Valley Tribune ^ | 12/25/2009 | Thomas Sowell
    SCIENCE is one of the great achievements of the human mind and the biggest reason why we live not only longer but more vigorously in our old age, in addition to all the ways in which it provides us with things that make life easier and more enjoyable. Like anything valuable, science has been seized upon by politicians and ideologues, and used to forward their own agendas. This started long ago, as far back as the 18th century, when the Marquis de Condorcet coined the term "social science" to describe various theories he favored. In the 19th century, Karl Marx...
  • Obama says disappointment at Copenhagen justified ("I suck as a rookie and that rocks!")

    12/23/2009 8:34:13 PM PST · by Libloather · 23 replies · 1,340+ views
    Reuters ^ | 12/23/09 | Alister Bull and Tabassum Zakaria
    Obama says disappointment at Copenhagen justifiedAlister Bull and Tabassum Zakaria Wed Dec 23, 2009 6:38pm EST WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama said on Wednesday that disappointment over the outcome of the Copenhagen climate change summit was justified, hardening a widespread verdict that the conference had been a failure. COP15 "I think that people are justified in being disappointed about the outcome in Copenhagen," he said in an interview with PBS Newshour. "What I said was essentially that rather than see a complete collapse in Copenhagen, in which nothing at all got done and would have been a huge backward...
  • An Angry President Obama loses his cool as Copenhagen freezes

    12/18/2009 6:35:48 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 121 replies · 7,044+ views
    The Examiner ^ | December 18, 2009 | William Hughes
    Our president is quite the angry man these days. Perhaps his heart is two sizes too small, or maybe he just hates the residents of Who-ville (and “bitter Americans clinging to guns and religion” here in America.) Perhaps being forced by public opinion to retain the “religious” aspect of White House Christmas decorations has placed our man in Washington in a foul mood. Perhaps, it is the fact that he is now the most unpopular president ever recorded this early into a first term. Perhaps it’s because his “stimulus bill” that in his mind has been so successful it calls...
  • Republicans work to block EPA carbon rules

    12/17/2009 7:52:53 PM PST · by FocusNexus · 20 replies · 840+ views
    Reuters ^ | Dec 17, 2009 | Reuter
    Republican lawmakers said on Thursday they would try to block a Environmental Protection Agency proposal that opens the door to federal regulation of planet-warming gases. Last week, the EPA issued a ruling that greenhouse gas emissions endanger human health, clearing the way for the agency to regulate carbon without congressional legislation. Senator Lisa Murkowski, the top Republican on the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, is leading an effort in the chamber to overturn the finding through a rarely used joint resolution of disapproval. Getting the proposal passed will be a heavy lift, since Republicans are a minority in both...
  • Dems Cancel Copenhagen Trip

    12/13/2009 8:37:22 PM PST · by Marine_Uncle · 98 replies · 5,654+ views
    NRO ^ | 12/13/2009 | Greg Pollowitz
    Dems Cancel Copenhagen Trip Socializing another huge chunk of the U.S. economy is more important than saving the planet: Senator John Kerry, Democrat of Massachusetts and chairman of the Foreign Relations Committee, told colleagues on Saturday that Democrats could not send a delegation to the United Nations climate change conference in Copenhagen. “It doesn’t look like we’re going -– not as a delegation,” Mr. Kerry told colleagues as a he left the Senate chamber after a vote on a package of spending measures. “Harry needs the people here on health care.” Harry is the Senate majority leader, Harry Reid of...
  • Should President Barack Obama boycott the Copenhagen conference, as suggested by Sarah Palin?

    12/10/2009 7:02:45 AM PST · by MaxCUA · 13 replies · 667+ views
    Should President Barack Obama boycott the Copenhagen conference, as suggested by Sarah Palin?
  • Charles Krauthammer: New Socialism Planning Heist In Copenhagen

    12/11/2009 2:27:57 AM PST · by Puzzleman · 6 replies · 805+ views
    Investors.com ^ | December 10, 2009 | Charles Krauthammer
    --snip--The raid on the Western treasuries is on again, but today with a new rationale to fit current ideological fashion. With socialism dead, the gigantic heist is now proposed as a sacred service of the newest religion: environmentalism...
  • House Republicans Warn Obama on Copenhagen Accord

    12/10/2009 1:39:13 AM PST · by JohnHuang2 · 6 replies · 1,088+ views
    Humanevents.com ^ | 12/09/2009 | by Kenneth Hanner
    Several dozen House Republicans have written a letter to President Obama warning him not to commit the United States to an emission reduction protocol at UN Climate Change Conference taking place in Copenhagen, Denmark. “Only a treaty ratified by the United States Senate or legislation agreed to by Congress may commit our nation to any mandatory emissions reduction program,” said the letter dated December 4 and signed by House Republican leaders John Boehner (Ohio), Eric Cantor (Va.) and Mike Pence (Ind.) and over 20 other House members.
  • EPA head: US must make up for lost time on climate

    12/09/2009 10:12:00 AM PST · by UAConservative · 58 replies · 1,593+ views
    Yahoo News (AP) ^ | December 9, 2009 | John Heilprin
    COPENHAGEN – The top U.S. environmental official told a divided U.N. climate conference Wednesday that the Obama administration's moves to "make up for lost time" and cut greenhouse gases would complement congressional action and wasn't intended to bypass recalcitrant lawmakers. The comments by Environmental Protection Agency chief Lisa Jackson came on the same day that the tiny Pacific island nation of Tuvalu — which would be among the first victims of rising seas — was rebuffed by the conference in an attempt to demand strong action against major polluting countries. Jackson suggested the EPA's decision Monday that greenhouse gases should...
  • An EPA power grab: CO2 ruling a sure job-killer

    12/08/2009 2:57:54 AM PST · by Scanian · 10 replies · 661+ views
    NY Post ^ | December 8, 2009 | IAIN MURRAY & MARLO LEWIS
    Environmental Protec tion Agency Administrator Lisa Jackson yesterday an nounced that the EPA has determined that global warming, allegedly caused by mankind's burning of fossil fuels, endangers public health. The finding paves the way for a huge power grab by EPA bureaucrats -- indeed, more power than even they think they can handle: The likely regulatory cascade will end up with the EPA having complete control over the nation's energy supply and its use. Large apartment buildings and hospitals would need EPA operating permits to continue running their furnaces. Lawnmowers and aircraft alike would be regulated for fuel economy like...
  • Obama to impose cap and trade unilaterally through EPA, executive order

    12/07/2009 10:09:39 AM PST · by pabianice · 87 replies · 3,206+ views
    Fox News Channel | 12/7/09
    Per Fox. Obama will impose cap and trade through the EPA and executive order. White House spokesman quoted as saying that since the Senate seems unwilling to pass cap and trade, Obama is willing to do so by himself to "address the global warming crisis." This is timed to the Copenhagen fiasco of radical Warmists. I am sure the Senate will stand-up to him. /S
  • Historic EPA Finding: Greenhouse gasses harm humans (Just what the "historic president" ordered)

    12/07/2009 7:23:32 PM PST · by GVnana · 46 replies · 1,808+ views
    AP via Yahoo News ^ | 12/7/2009 | H. JOSEF HEBERT and DINA CAPPIELLO
    WASHINGTON – The Obama administration took a major step Monday toward imposing the first federal limits on climate-changing pollution from cars, power plants and factories, declaring there was compelling scientific evidence that global warming from manmade greenhouse gases endangers Americans' health. The announcement by the Environmental Protection Agency was clearly timed to build momentum toward an agreement at the international conference on climate change that opened Monday in Copenhagen, Denmark. It signaled the administration was prepared to push ahead for significant controls in the U.S. if Congress doesn't act first on its own. The price could be steep for both...
  • White House: EPA decision had nothing to do with Copenhagen; Climategate scandal-no effect

    12/07/2009 6:16:58 PM PST · by neverdem · 39 replies · 1,255+ views
    WashingtonExaminer.Com ^ | 12/07/09 | Byron York
    Climategate scandal will have no effectWhite House spokesman Robert Gibbs is denying suggestions that the timing of the Environmental Protection Agency's decision to regulate carbon dioxide as a dangerous pollutant had anything to do with President Obama's upcoming appearance at the Copenhagen global warming summit. After all, Obama can now tell the summit that his administration will crack down on carbon dioxide emissions even if Congress fails pass a cap-and-trade bill.At today's briefing, one reporter said the timing of the EPA decision "looks politically convenient." Gibbs responded that the EPA decision was set in motion by a 2007 Supreme Court...
  • EPA: Greenhouse gases endanger human health

    12/07/2009 7:27:59 AM PST · by janetjanet998 · 131 replies · 4,117+ views
    YAHOO ^ | 12/7/09 | DINA CAPPIELLO and H. JOSEF HEBERT
    WASHINGTON – Officials tell The Associated Press that the Environmental Protection Agency has concluded greenhouse gases are endangering people's health and must be regulated. The EPA will announced its findings at a news conference Monday. The announcement is timed to boost the Obama administration's arguments at an international climate conference — beginning this week — that the United States is taking actions to combat global warming, even though Congress has yet to act on climate legislation. Under a Supreme Court ruling, the so-called endangerment finding is needed before the EPA can regulate carbon dioxide and five other greenhouse gases released...
  • EPA Finding Gives It Effective Control of the Economy

    12/07/2009 10:14:03 AM PST · by TonyInOhio · 70 replies · 3,413+ views
    The EPA is about to announce that greenhouse gases endanger public health and welfare, something that has in many ways been inevitable since the boneheaded SCOTUS ruling in Mass. vs EPA (which essentially found that the Clean Air Act was always intended to be Kyoto-on-steroids.) With thanks to my colleague Will Yeatman, here's a brief summary of what this means, and why you should be appalled. Under the Clean Air Act, an “endangerment” finding means that the EPA will have to grant a waiver to those states (such as California) that want to regulate greenhouse-gas emissions from automobiles. The EPA...