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  • EPA Formally Declares CO2 a Dangerous Pollutant

    12/10/2009 8:55:25 AM PST · by myknowledge · 33 replies · 1,063+ views
    The Heritage Foundation ^ | December 7, 2009 | Nick Loris
    Step aside, elected Members of Congress. If you can’t pass cap and trade legislation, The Environmental Protection Agency will move in with massively complex and costly regulations that would micromanage just about every aspect of the economy. They announced today that carbon dioxide and five other greenhouse gases (GHGs) threaten public health and the environment. Since 85 percent of the U.S. economy runs on fossil fuels that emit carbon dioxide, imposing a cost on CO2 is equivalent to placing an economy-wide tax on energy use. The kind of industrial-strength EPA red tape that the agency could enforce in the name...
  • Job Killing At EPA (Lisa Jackson Accepts CRU Fraud)

    12/09/2009 4:26:03 PM PST · by raptor22 · 9 replies · 993+ views
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | December 9, 2009 | IBD editorial Staff
    Junk Science: The Environmental Protection Agency's sneak attack on the U.S. economy and our freedoms, curiously timed for the opening day of the Copenhagen climate charade, won't go unchallenged. Nor should it. (snip) EPA administrator Lisa Jackson, in a conversation with Sen. James Inhofe, ranking Republican on the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee, has in effect admitted the finding was based on the junk science and data manipulation practiced at Britain's East Anglia Climate Research Unit (CRU). "She told me that EPA accepted those findings without any serious independent analysis to see whether they were true," Inhofe said. Dr....
  • Don't Exhale. EPA Expected to Declare Carbon Dioxide a Dangerous Pollutant

    08/28/2009 1:40:56 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 62 replies · 1,596+ views
    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. 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....
  • EPA says rocket fuel pollutant perchlorate can remain in water

    09/23/2008 8:20:51 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 12 replies · 151+ views
    AP on LaTimes ^ | 9/23/08 | AP
    WASHINGTON -- The Environmental Protection Agency says there's no need to rid drinking water of a toxic rocket fuel ingredient that has fouled water supplies around the country, including in California. The EPA's conclusion is in a draft document not yet made public but reviewed Monday by the Associated Press.
  • Unborn babies carry pollutants, study finds(environuts found a new excuse)

    07/14/2005 7:54:01 PM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 21 replies · 458+ views
    Reuters ^ | 07/14/05 | Maggie Fox
    Unborn babies carry pollutants, study findsBy Maggie Fox, Health and Science Correspondent Thu Jul 14,11:28 AM ET WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Unborn U.S. babies are soaking in a stew of chemicals, including mercury, gasoline byproducts and pesticides, according to a report released on Thursday. Although the effects on the babies are not clear, the survey prompted several members of Congress to press for legislation that would strengthen controls on chemicals in the environment. The report by the Environmental Working Group is based on tests of 10 samples of umbilical-cord blood taken by the American Red Cross. They found an average of...
  • 'Pollutants' in whale blubber are naturally produced (!)

    02/14/2005 12:16:31 PM PST · by DaveLoneRanger · 21 replies · 716+ views ^ | February 10, 2005 | Emma Marris
    Sea creatures make chemicals similar to those spewed out by human factories. Noxious chemicals found in whale blubber may not be entirely artificial, research shows. Some of the compounds, which resemble the environmentally polluting chemicals we create as flame retardants, may be produced by sponges and other sea creatures. Scientists have known for years that certain artificial chemicals in the environment can accumulate in animals, especially in predators that eat other contaminated animals. Such tenacious molecules, called halogenated organic compounds, include the toxic pesticide DDT. Recently, a group of similar compounds was identified in marine animals, but its source was...
  • US Says CO2 Is Not A Pollutant

    08/30/2003 4:11:06 PM PDT · by blam · 43 replies · 269+ views
    Independent (UK) ^ | 8-31-2003 | Andrew Gumbel
    US says CO2 is not a pollutant By Andrew Gumbel in Los Angeles 31 August 2003 The Bush administration has decreed that carbon dioxide from industrial emissions - the main cause of global warming - is not a pollutant. The decision by the Environmental Protection Agency - announced with minimal fanfare on the eve of the Labor Day weekend - reverses the stance taken under President Clinton and allows industry to increase emissions with impunity. It is also part of a pattern of casting doubt on scientific evidence, going back to the US's rejection of the Kyoto Protocols in 2001....