US Environment Protection Agency to declare CO2 "dangerous pollutant"

Stop polluting the environment

Stop polluting the environment

Now let’s just analyse the utter insanity of this. Carbon dioxide is the harmless trace gas that is essential for plants (and indeed all life on earth to survive), and which we all breathe out. And the EPA will declare this a “dangerous pollutant”? The world is truly mad. Here’s an extract from the press release:

After a thorough examination of the scientific evidence and careful consideration of public comments, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced today that greenhouse gases (GHGs) threaten the public health and welfare of the American people. EPA also finds that GHG emissions from on-road vehicles contribute to that threat.

GHGs are the primary driver of climate change, which can lead to hotter, longer heat waves that threaten the health of the sick, poor or elderly; increases in ground-level ozone pollution linked to asthma and other respiratory illnesses; as well as other threats to the health and welfare of Americans.

These long-overdue findings cement 2009’s place in history as the year when the United States Government began addressing the challenge of greenhouse-gas pollution and seizing the opportunity of clean-energy reform,” said EPA Administrator Lisa P. Jackson. “Business leaders, security experts, government officials, concerned citizens and the United States Supreme Court have called for enduring, pragmatic solutions to reduce the greenhouse gas pollution that is causing climate change. This continues our work towards clean energy reform that will cut GHGs and reduce the dependence on foreign oil that threatens our national security and our economy.” (source)

So it’s nothing to do with reducing pollution in the environment at all, but “tackling climate change”. And the real reason behind all this is that the EPA can now regulate those gases without any further need for Congress to approve legislation. And believe me, they will.

Maybe they should declare water vapour a dangerous pollutant as well – it’s a far stronger greenhouse gas than CO2. No, wait, you can’t tax and regulate that can you? So don’t bother.

Pure climate madness.

Comments

  1. Tom J. Arnold. says:

    Now I know where all the branch Davidians from Waco Texas found new jobs.
    In the EPA………… talk about daft, this beats ‘plane stupid’ and the WWF for whack job logic.
    Sometimes I think that I might wake up and all this s*** will go away, just like a nightmare.
    Keep ’em coming Simon.
    Tom
    Yorkshire

  2. They are being sued and will have to prove their endangerment finding, which should be hilarious given it’s based on CRU, GISS and IPCC data that are corrupt.
    http://cbullitt.wordpress.com/2009/12/08/the-first-of-many-cei-to-file-against-epa-endangerment-finding/

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