EPA May Soon Deem CO2 A Threat To Human Health
They are apparently going to go after all greenhouse gasses. I wonder if that includes water vapor, the #1 greenhouse gas?
Declaring that greenhouse gases are a significant threat to human health, the Environmental Protection Agency has proposed listing carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases as pollutants under the Clean Air Act, a policy the Bush administration rejected.
The White House acknowledged that the EPA had transmitted its proposed finding on global warming to the Office of Management and Budget, but provided no details.
It also cautioned that the Obama administration, which sees responding to climate change a top priority, nevertheless is ready to move cautiously when it comes to actually regulating greenhouse gases, preferring to have Congress act on the matter.
In other words, Obama plans to punt the issue (just like real leaders do. snark off) over to Nancy Pelosi and Harry Reid, so they can take the blame when people’s power bills skyrocket, when everything they buy jumps in price, and when they are forced to pay for carbon offsets.
As a sidebar, MSNBC almost gets it right regarding how the Kyoto Protocol was handled by the US government, particularly Dubya.
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