According to a Fox News story today, the EPA is set as soon as tomorrow to "officially declare carbon dioxide a public danger, a trigger that could mean regulation for emitters across the economy".
And since every living being is an emission source for CO2, coming soon, mandatory CO2 scubbers for every American man, women, and newborn? Or perhaps breathing taxes - and meters so that heavy breathers pay more?
Want to do those aerobic exercises? Or how about those erotic exercises, those night-time romps in the sheets? Be prepared to pay for those additional emissions.
Plus, the EPA will now have power to regulate every source of CO2 emissions, from power plants to industrial production to farming lawn mowers or backyard barbecues. Don't you just love that enumerated powers section of the Constitution that gives an unelected Federal executive agency the power to control every waking moment of our lives?
The story also goes on to state this:
The announcement would also give President Barack Obama and his climate envoy negotiating leverage at a global climate summit starting next week in Copenhagen, Denmark and increase pressure on Congress to pass a climate bill that would modify the price of polluting.
How's that hope and change, evidence-based EPA working out for you Obama voters? There's no deliberate attempt to use science manipulate the political process here, is there? Nothing here about politics trumping science, right? It's only Republican administrations that we are allowed to (wrongly) levy such charges against, now - got it.
With its remarkable sense of timing and "sticking its fingers in its ear and humming louder" - the EPA looks determined to respond to Climategate and previous accusations of suppressing scientific dissent among its staff by simply ignoring the evidence and proceeding to ram the icebergs dead ahead, since these icebergs really aren't there according to the climate global warming models.
Well the only sure thing from here is that this EPA announcement will only exacerbate CO2 emissions by lawyers, while killing millions of CO2 mitigating trees for legal briefs. And we all lose with that.
Responsible environmentalism takes another, perhaps fatal, blow in the face.