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EPA regulation of carbon dioxide to begin January 2
Howard Richman, 12/13/2010

On January 2, President Obama's Environmental Protection Agency will start requiring that American industries use the "best available control technologies" to reduce carbon dioxide emissions. This action will:

  • Hurt America's economic recovery because our exporting industries will face higher energy costs, 
  • Hurt American households because their electricity bills will rise, and
  • Hurt American workers who will lose jobs due to higher business costs. 

Congress needs to immediately revise the Clean Air Act in order to exclude carbon dioxide from possible consideration as a pollutant. Carbon dioxide is one of the three chemical compounds (along with oxygen and water) needed to sustain life on earth. It is not a pollutant.

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Comment by guy gard, 12/16/2010:

that is a truly idiotic statement.

Response to this comment by Roger Taylor, 12/17/2010:
And why would that be?  Presumably you are a believer in the CO2 is a pollutant crowd. The world has been cooling since 1997 and no phony stats from crooked outfits like the University of East Anglia who destroyed their raw data when exposed as media manipulators can make it otherwise. You and your kind are ideologically motivated which somehow fits in with your world view of the West being in need of taking down and the 3rd worlders to inherit the earth though somehow you also want to keep your fat salary in a State bureaucracy at the same time. Why don't your types who go around posing  as "radicals" just grow up?




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