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December 07, 2009

EPA To Announce CO2 Is Dangerous And Is Subject To Regulation. Prosperity And Freedom Hit Hardest

Government regulation of nearly every aspect of economic activity by administrative fiat...it's enough to make Stalin blush.

The Environmental Protection Agency has concluded greenhouse gases are endangering people's health and must be regulated, signaling that the Obama administration is prepared to contain global warming without congressional action if necessary.

EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson scheduled a news conference for later Monday to announce the so-called endangerment finding, officials told The Associated Press, speaking privately because the announcement had not been made.

...The EPA signaled last April that it was inclined to view heat-trapping pollution as a threat to public health and welfare and began to take public comments under a formal rulemaking. The action marked a reversal from the Bush administration, which had declined to aggressively pursue the issue.

Business groups have strongly argued against tackling global warming through the regulatory process of the Clean Air Act. Any such regulations are likely to spawn lawsuits and lengthy legal fights.

Trees and other plant life who thrive on CO2 Could not be reached for comment.

This announcement has been in the pipeline ever since Obama took office but the timing is clearly intended to give Mr. World something to talk about when he drops by the Climate Scam Summit in Copenhagen in a few weeks.

In addition to the international credibility He hopes it will buy, this announcement is the Sword of Damocles He wants to hang over Congress to get them to pass Cap and Destroy...."Unless you destroy the economy with legislation, I'll do even more damage by regulation."

Heck of a government we've got here.


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