Leaders from around the world are flying their private jets to Copenhagen this week to attend a summit to develop a framework for global governance predicated on man made global warming or climate change. With this meeting as a backdrop, the United States Environmental Protection Agency is expected do designate carbon dioxide as a dangerous pollutant.
This “endangerment” finding by the Environmental Protection Agency could pave the way for the government to require sources that emit carbon dioxide and five other greenhouse gases to take measures to reduce emissions regardless of whether the legislature passes the unpopular cap and trade legislation.
Many opponents see this as a backdoor attempt by the Obama Administration to “pass” global warming measures without the approval of Congress. It is feared that new restrictions will affect all construction projects within the United States and be used by environmental extremists to destroy any chance of economic recovery in the United States.
An EPA spokeswoman declined to comment Sunday on when the agency might finalize its proposed endangerment finding. Congressional Republicans have called on the EPA to withdraw it, saying recently disclosed emails written by scientists at the Climatic Research Unit of the U.K.’s University of East Anglia and their peers call into question the scientific rationale for regulation. Ignoring the Republicans, most Americans, and the request by Saudi Arabia for an investigation of growing Climategate scandal, the EPA is confident the basis for its decision will be “very strong.” It will not be based in science, but it will be strong.
Critics of the EPA’s action tend to focus on manufacturing sources of carbon dioxide. Our investigative staff has uncovered secret plans by EPA to regulate ALL sources of greenhouse gas emissions including HES (“Human Emission Sources”). Documents outline potential requirements for Americans to reduce their emissions by 30% by 2015. This photograph of a CRUD (“Carbon Recovery Utilization Device”) would be worn by people to recover CO2 while they sleep. Since this is a family site, we have decided not to publish photographs of the nocturnal methane recovery device.
As evidence that environmentalists did not really think this through, other countries are lining up to do their part to reduce carbon dioxide emissions. Japan is proposing to increase their whaling activities as whales are the largest mamals and are thought to contribute significant amounts of carbon dioxide to the atmosphere. It is also expected that poachers in Africa and India are also jumping on the green bandwagon to reduce large mammal emissions.
Closer to home, EPA rules are expected to exempt elected officials even though studies have shown that they emit 12.5 percent more gas than average citizens. Some estimates put the increased emissions from politicians at 45 percent during election cycles.
This story is developing.