Skip to comments.Cuccinelli Fights the EPA
Posted on 02/19/2010 5:21:14 PM PST by raptor22
Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli took a gutsy and intelligent step Feb. 17 when he petitioned the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to reconsider its ill-advised "finding" that carbon dioxide creates an endangerment for human health. The endangerment finding would let the EPA battle alleged global warming by regulating emissions of CO2, which of course is the gas that every animal and person exhales with every breath. The finding was ludicrous from the start, and now Mr. Cuccinelli makes a reasonable case that it also was unlawful.
"Attorney General Cuccinelli believes that the EPA acted in an arbitrary and capricious fashion and failed to properly exercise its judgment by relying almost exclusively on reports from the IPCC [Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, an arm of the United Nations] in attributing climate change to [human-caused] greenhouse gas emissions," the AG's office explains. "The IPCC is an international body that is not subject to U.S. data quality and transparency standards and the IPCC prepared their reports in total disregard to U.S. Standards."
(Excerpt) Read more at washingtontimes.com ...
Really, a supposedly American agency has no business bowing down to international “science gods.”
The EPA has been convinced that it is a force to be reckoned with and shall conduct itself in any manner it pleases. We need to keep this in mind come November when we slap them down until they find their way back to the humble corner serving we the people!
Reason Magazine has a really interesting article in the March edition (which isn’t on line yet unfortunately). The EPA has belatedly realized how impossible it will be to manage every business that emits carbon at the level the laws mandate. Currently, the law requires the EPA to act if emissions exceed 250 tons per year of a dangerous substance. Unilaterally they decided to change that to 15,000 to 25,000 tons. But the law says what it says, & you can bet that environmental groups will be after them in court to stick with the lower level.
Congress will be forced to act, & I can’t see that happening unless there’s a dramatic change in the House & Senate this year.
Ken Cuccinelli is a true American Patriot and we are lucky to have him as AG in the Commonwealth!
A young man with the courage of his convictions. BTTT
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