A bit late in reporting on this, but hey, this is a blog, not a news service. But just for the record, here’s what happened on Monday, as reported by the Associated Press:
The Obama administration took a major step Monday toward imposing the first federal limits on climate-changing pollution from cars, power plants and factories, declaring there was compelling scientific evidence that global warming from manmade greenhouse gases endangers Americans' health.
Does anyone else see a logical disconnect here? Not the Environmental Protection Agency, because they’ve consciously named carbon dioxide a dangerous pollutant. A gas that occurs naturally, the existence of which is essential for plant life – is a dangerous pollutant.
And notice – only “manmade” carbon dioxide seems to be capable of causing global warming. Oh, and how is it a danger to public health? They don’t say here, but it’s obvious that they’re playing the Six Degrees game.
So, what kind of powers has the EPA amassed for itself by this “finding”? The article gives us a taste:
The price could be steep for both industry and consumers. The EPA finding clears the way for rules that eventually could force the sale of more fuel-efficient vehicles and require plants to install costly new equipment — at a cost of billions or even many tens of billions of dollars — or shift to other forms of energy.
It almost certainly goes beyond this. If human generated carbon dioxide emissions are as dangerous as the EPA says they are, there is no logical or moral reason why the EPA shouldn’t extend its regulatory tentacles into every aspect of our lives.
In other words, this finding will serve as the greatest mechanism ever devised for state control of American people and resources, all in complete, deliberate mockery of the constitutional limits on the powers of the federal government.
It’s almost as if that was the plan.