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Mad Hatter

First it was lead in paints that was banned.  Owners of older homes that had been decorated with lead-based paint often had a hard time selling their homes unless the paint was removed.  Removal could be costly because many methods to remove the paint caused it to become airborne.  Materials coated with the paint often could not be discarded at landfills because the amount of lead made the waste hazardous.

New Carbon Dioxide Rule Riles

epa_sealLeaders 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.