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  • CEI Will File Suit to Block EPA Endangerment Finding

    12/07/2009 3:33:37 PM PST · by steelyourfaith · 33 replies · 1,195+ views
    The Environmental Protection Agency today finalized its finding that greenhouse gas emissions endanger public health and welfare and therefore must be regulated under the Clean Air Act. CEI announced that it will file suit in federal court to overturn the endangerment finding on the grounds that EPA has ignored major scientific issues, including those raised recently in the Climategate fraud scandal. “EPA is clinging for dear life to the notion that the global climate models are holding up,” said Sam Kazman, CEI General Counsel. “In reality, those models are about to sink under the growing weight of evidence that they...
  • Business Fumes Over EPA Rule

    12/06/2009 6:00:43 PM PST · by FromLori · 44 replies · 1,314+ views
    Officials gather in Copenhagen this week for an international climate summit, but business leaders are focusing even more on Washington, where the Obama administration is expected as early as Monday to formally declare carbon dioxide a dangerous pollutant. An "endangerment" finding by the Environmental Protection Agency could pave the way for the government to require businesses that emit carbon dioxide and five other greenhouse gases to make costly changes in machinery to reduce emissions -- even if Congress doesn't pass pending climate-change legislation. EPA action to regulate emissions could affect the U.S. economy more directly, and more quickly, than any...
  • Global warming treaty will be trap

    12/06/2009 1:10:03 PM PST · by FromLori · 10 replies · 636+ views
    Yuma Sun ^ | 12/5/09 | MICHAEL WILKINSON
    Recently, hackers exposed the smoking gun on the fallacy of global warming. These hackers (for once they are useful) retrieved the e-mails and files of the East Anglia Climate Research Unit (CRU), the very entity that spreads cooked data and supports the so-called "global warming." These scientists at the CRU are the "go-to" guys if you want any information in support of global warming. Their e-mails go into detail as to how they cooked the data on global warming, how to argue against the anti-global warming groups, and give instructions on how to hide the actual data against global warming....
  • EPA Poised to Declare CO2 a Public Danger

    12/05/2009 6:53:47 PM PST · by Delacon · 126 replies · 3,524+ views
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | DECEMBER 5, 2009 | Ian Talley
    WASHINGTON--The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency will early next week, possibly as soon as Monday, officially declare carbon dioxide a public danger, a trigger that could mean regulation for emitters across the economy, according to several people close to the matter.Such an "endangerment" decision is necessary for the EPA to move ahead early next year with new emission standards for cars. EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson has said it could also mean large emitters such as power stations, cement kilns, crude-oil refineries and chemical plants would have to curb their greenhouse gas output.The announcement would also give President Barack Obama and his...
  • Obama switches climate change visit to end of summit (after "progress" in negotiations)

    12/04/2009 3:15:04 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 83 replies · 3,394+ views
    BBC News ^ | 12/4/09 | BBC
    US President Barack Obama has changed his plans to attend the UN summit on climate change in Copenhagen next week, the White House has announced. He will arrive later than initially planned, moving his appearance from 9 December to 18 December. The White House said he believed "that continued US leadership can be most productive through his participation at the end of the Copenhagen conference". The summit aims to draw up a treaty to succeed the 1997 Kyoto Protocol. The president had changed his plans after talks with other leaders and after seeing "the progress that has already been made...
  • AP source: Obama shifting date of Copenhagen visit

    12/04/2009 2:01:24 PM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 15 replies · 629+ views
    Associated Press ^ | Dec.4, 2009 | BEN FELLER
    WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama on Friday abruptly altered the timing of his upcoming appearance at an international climate summit in Copenhagen, hoping to capitalize on steps by India and China and build a more meaningful political accord, a White House official told The Associated Press. The move means Obama will be at the summit on Dec. 18, considered a crucial period when more leaders will be in attendance, as opposed to his scheduled stop in Denmark on Wednesday on his way to Nobel Peace Prize events in Oslo.
  • The High Costs of Copenhagen -What Obama's pledge to reduce emissions by 83% would mean

    12/03/2009 5:15:34 PM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 24 replies · 917+ views
    Teh Wall Street Journal ^ | DECEMBER 3, 2009, 8:05 P.M. ET | RICHARD K. LESTER
    When President Obama goes to the Copenhagen climate change summit next week, he is expected to once again declare that the U.S. will reduce its carbon emissions 83% by 2050. Even though no legally binding agreement is expected, what Mr. Obama says in Denmark will define the U.S. position in subsequent international negotiations. He will not say how the cuts will be accomplished. For Americans, the details are worth knowing. Annual U.S. carbon-dioxide emissions currently average about 5.5 tons of carbon per person. Achieving Mr. Obama's goal would mean reducing this to 0.63 tons per person by midcentury, taking expected...
  • Sarah Palin: Mr. President: Boycott Copenhagen; Investigate Your Climate Change "Experts"

    12/03/2009 4:40:25 PM PST · by euram · 111 replies · 2,428+ views
    Facebook ^ | 12-03-09 | Sarah Palin
    The president’s decision to attend the international climate conference in Copenhagen needs to be reconsidered in light of the unfolding Climategate scandal. The leaked e-mails involved in Climategate expose the unscientific behavior of leading climate scientists who deliberately destroyed records to block information requests, manipulated data to “hide the decline” in global temperatures, and conspired to silence the critics of man-made global warming. I support Senator James Inhofe’s call for a full investigation into this scandal. Because it involves many of the same personalities and entities behind the Copenhagen conference, Climategate calls into question many of the proposals being pushed...
  • Sarah Palin To Obama: Boycott Copenhagen; Investigate Your Climate Change "Experts"

    12/03/2009 6:08:34 PM PST · by MaxCUA · 17 replies · 880+ views
    The president’s decision to attend the international climate conference in Copenhagen needs to be reconsidered in light of the unfolding Climategate scandal. The leaked e-mails involved in Climategate expose the unscientific behavior of leading climate scientists who deliberately destroyed records to block information requests, manipulated data to “hide the decline” in global temperatures, and conspired to silence the critics of man-made global warming. I support Senator James Inhofe’s call for a full investigation into this scandal. Because it involves many of the same personalities and entities behind the Copenhagen conference, Climategate calls into question many of the proposals being pushed...
  • Climate czar rejects doctored data claims

    11/26/2009 7:36:22 AM PST · by XHogPilot · 67 replies · 1,981+ views
    Washington Times ^ | Nov 26, 2009 | Stephen Dinan
    Obama administration climate czar Carol Browner on Wednesday rejected claims that e-mails stolen from a British university show that climate scientists trumped up global-warming numbers, saying she considers the science settled. "I'm sticking with the 2,500 scientists. These people have been studying this issue for a very long time and agree this problem is real," said Ms. Browner, whom President Obama has tapped as his chief of policy on global warming. The e-mails were hacked from the Climate Research Unit at the University of East Anglia and have come to light over the past week. They appear to show scientists...
  • Obama to plead US case at global warming summit

    11/25/2009 3:18:19 PM PST · by ricks_place · 32 replies · 955+ views
    Google ^ | 11/25/2009 | H. JOSEF HEBERT
    WASHINGTON — Putting his prestige on the line, President Barack Obama will personally commit the U.S. to a goal of substantially cutting greenhouse gases at next month's Copenhagen climate summit. He will insist America is ready to tackle global warming despite resistance in Congress over higher costs for businesses and homeowners. Obama will attend the start of the conference Dec. 9, a week from next Wednesday, before heading to Oslo to accept the Nobel Peace Prize. He will "put on the table" a U.S. commitment to cut emissions by 17 percent over the next decade, on the way to reducing...
  • Gore praises Obama for plans to attend climate change talks

    11/25/2009 2:06:21 PM PST · by mdittmar · 14 replies · 507+ views
    The Tennessean | November 25, 2009 | ANNE PAINE cannot be posted due to copyright complaint.
  • EPA Lawyers: Cap-And-Trade 'Fatally Flawed'

    11/11/2009 5:13:19 PM PST · by Kaslin · 23 replies · 1,668+ views ^ | November 11, 2009
    Warming: After stifling a report questioning the science behind climate change, the EPA is censoring two of its lawyers for saying the proposed solutions are also problematical. The debate isn't over. It's being suppressed. In the proud tradition of EPA whistle-blower Alan Carlin, whose leaked study blew the lid off the EPA's hyped and flawed science behind climate change, two EPA lawyers, Laurie Williams and Allan Zabel, have produced a Web video titled "A Huge Mistake." In it they say cap-and-trade in general and the Waxman-Markey bill in particular are the wrong answers anyway. Williams and Zabel do not deny...
  • Obama set to announce US target for cutting emissions at summit

    11/07/2009 12:37:22 AM PST · by bruinbirdman · 16 replies · 852+ views
    The Times ^ | 11/7/2009 | Ben Webster
    President Obama is preparing to break the deadlock in negotiations on a global deal on climate change by announcing a target for cutting US greenhouse gas emissions. The US is the only developed country yet to propose an emissions target. Poorer nations, including most of Africa, are threatening to walk out of a UN summit in Copenhagen next month unless Mr Obama commits to an ambitious reduction. Mr Obama may wait until the final stages of the negotiations in Copenhagen in order to achieve maximum political impact with his announcement and give other countries little opportunity to demand deeper cuts...
  • President Obama 'may not attend Copenhagen climate summit'

    10/19/2009 9:50:53 PM PDT · by kingattax · 22 replies · 1,270+ views
    Times Online ^ | October 20, 2009 | Ben Webster
    The prospects of a global deal to tackle climate change diminished last night after a senior US official played down the chances of President Obama attending December’s UN summit in Copenhagen . Todd Stern, US Special Envoy for Climate Change, said that President Obama would go to Copenhagen only if sufficient progress was being made in the negotiations. Last week Ed Miliband, the Energy and Climate Change secretary, appealed to President Obama to intervene to rescue the deal and said his presence in Copenhagen could make the all the difference between success and failure. Mr Stern, speaking in London, said:...
  • Obama, Voters Don’t See Eye-to-Eye on Global Warming (As If He Cared)

    10/14/2009 1:56:34 PM PDT · by RobinMasters · 11 replies · 552+ views
    Rasmussen Report ^ | October 14, 2009 | Rasmussen Report
    Yet another poll (Rasmussen) shows U.S. voters believe global warming is due more to planetary alignment than human causes, and they see President Obama out of sync with Americans on the issue.
  • Energy Secretary Chu's War On Business

    10/12/2009 6:16:18 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 24 replies · 1,837+ views
    IBD Editorials ^ | October 12, 2009 | INVESTORS BUSINESS DAILY Staff
    Public Discourse: Our energy secretary applauds and encourages companies to leave the U.S. Chamber of Commerce over its position on climate change. Should any Cabinet secretary, with the powers of government behind him, be threatening U.S. companies? Part of the climate-change mantra is that the debate is over and the science is settled. Just to make sure, environmental groups have sought to pressure businesses to go green or at least keep silent. Now it would appear the whole weight of the federal government is being thrown behind this campaign to coerce and silence real and potential opposition. On Thursday, Steven...
  • Obama adviser says no climate change law this year

    10/02/2009 8:50:34 PM PDT · by Jet Jaguar · 12 replies · 756+ views
    AP via Breitbart ^ | October 2, 2009 | N/A
    President Barack Obama's top energy adviser said Friday there is no way Congress will be able to pass a bill on climate change this year. "That's not going to happen," said the adviser, Carol Browner. Browner made the statement at a conference organized by The Atlantic magazine, just days after Senate Democrats introduced a major bill on climate change. In a video posted on the magazine's Web site, Browner was asked about the prospects of enacting climate legislation by the time negotiations on a global climate treaty begin in December in Copenhagen. "Obviously, we'd like to be through the process,...
  • E.P.A. Moves to Curtail Greenhouse Gas Emissions

    09/30/2009 2:50:59 PM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 89 replies · 4,062+ views
    New York Times ^ | September 30, 2009 | John M. Broder
    The Environmental Protection Agency announced a proposed rule Wednesday to begin regulating greenhouse gas emissions from thousands of power plants and large industrial facilities. The proposed rule would require polluters to install the best available technology to capture greenhouse gases whenever a new plant is opened or significantly changed. The rule applies to any industrial plant that emits at least 25,000 tons of greenhouse gases a year. When the rule is final, the EPA said operators of as many 14,000 sources of pollution would have to get additional permits. The proposal, long anticipated and highly controversial, marks the first government...
  • 'Nuts' To Copenhagen

    09/29/2009 5:33:55 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 13 replies · 1,699+ views
    IBD Editorials ^ | September 29, 2009 | INVESTORS BUSINESS DAILY Staff
    Climate: As alternate-energy champ Spain's green economy slides into recession, a German professor says if American "climate illiterates" don't follow, the Copenhagen climate conference will fail. And the bad news is? King Canute, the Viking king of England, Norway and Denmark, was the legendary king whose sycophantic followers praised his power and wisdom. As the story goes, he once stood on the shore and commanded the waves to halt. Rather than exercising his ego, he in fact was giving his followers a lesson in reality — the power of man over nature is finite and inconsequential. In December, the world's...