The EPA said that the scientific evidence surrounding climate change clearly shows that greenhouse gases "threaten the public health and welfare of the American people" and that the pollutants — mainly carbon dioxide from burning fossil fuels — should be regulated under the Clean Air Act.Bullshit! The "scientific evidence" is far from certain, especially since the Climatic Research Unit of the University of East Anglia's emails and data have clearly shown an attempt to block any publication of articles and papers that take a contrary view of the "settled science". Since "Cap & Trade" bills passage has stalled and are likely to go nowhere, the Obama Administration is attempting to do an "end run" around Congress and desires to seize control of energy production in this country. During the campaign, Mr. Obama repeated stated his desire to drive the production of coal, as well using coal as a means of energy production out of business by making it prohibitively expensive to use this for energy. This is a blatant power grab by this administration.
"These long-overdue findings cement 2009's place in history as the year when the United States government began addressing the challenge of greenhouse-gas pollution," said EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson at news conference.Unfortunately, it seems that the Obama administration won't be happy until it not only controls the production of energy, but that of health care as well. This is nothing more than a bald attempt to completely restructuring the United States into a socialist/statist economic model. If the government controls the production of energy, it will be able to dictate to companies who is permitted to do business and more importantly who is not. Additionally, it will have the ability to dictate who gets health care...and who does not.
The action by the EPA, which has been anticipated for months, clearly was timed to add to the momentum toward some sort of agreement on climate change at the Copenhagen conference and try to push Congress to approve climate legislation.
"This is a clear message to Copenhagen of the Obama administration's commitments to address global climate change," said Sen. John Kerry, D-Mass., lead author of a climate bill before the Senate. "The message to Congress is crystal clear: get moving."
The time has already arrived that bureaucrats are deciding upon a political basis who is permitted to work in government by not hiring anyone with a conservative background...in the very near future you can bet they health care (with the passage of the government's plan to seize control of health care) your political party will be a deciding factor if you receive good care...or not. Now the government will dispense energy upon those corporations (by giving thee "exemptions") who are politically approved of, and those who are not. Now, Mr. Obama's enemy list begins to take on whole new meanings.