Feb 17

Domino Effect: Utah, then Texas, and now Virginia challenging EPA’s greenhouse gas regulations

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The wrongly maligned CO2 molecule appears to be headed toward getting it’s well-deserved good reputation back.  Earlier this month Utah made headlines when a legislative panel approved a resolution urging the EPA halt it’s regulation of greenhouse gases (GHGs).  Yesterday Texas followed suit – lawsuit that is.  And just today it’s reported that Virginia is joining in on this apparent Domino Effect:

Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli turned up the heat on global warming yesterday.On behalf of the state, Cuccinelli filed a petition asking the federal Environmental Protection Agency to reconsider its December finding that global warming poses a threat to people.

Cuccinelli also filed a petition with the federal appeals court in Washington seeking a court review of the EPA finding.

Gov. Bob McDonnell supported the moves.

“The attorney general is acting in the best interests of the citizens of Virginia,” McDonnell said in a statement.

“The current federal position could have a negative impact on job creation and economic development in the commonwealth and should be reconsidered.”

Who’ll be next? How about Massachusetts?

Hat tip: Climate Depot

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Feb 05

A Utah legislative committee panel has OK’d a resolution that urges the EPA to halt it’s regulations aimed at GHG’s, including CO2, and cited cataclysmic impacts to the economy according to Deseret News:

“We are responsible to look at the big picture,” said Rep. Kerry Gibson, R-Ogden, sponsor of the measure. “The economy is as important as the environment.”

Fueled by concerns over devastating impacts to Utah’s farmers, ranchers, mining industry, businesses and consumers, HJR12 is intended to send a message to the federal government that the regulation of carbon dioxide as a greenhouse gas is fraught with economic impracticalities and based on unproven global warming theory.

“Sometimes when we don’t have all the answers, we need to have the courage to do nothing,” said Rep. Mike Noel, R-Kanab, arguing forcefully on behalf of the resolution. Making reference to the medical profession’s Hippocratic oath, Noel said, “As policymakers, we should first do no harm.”

The resolution itself is a wonder to behold as it lists in a very concise form every single argument the most vehement skeptic could make against regulating CO2 to supposedly solve man-made global warming, as follows:

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Hat tip: @InhofePress

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Jun 24

Shameful, and yet I’m not surprised.  This from the same people who promised us “transparency”, and science over ideology.

CEI is on the case.

Hat tip: Watts Up With That?

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Jan 26

President Barack Obama gave a speech minutes ago proclaiming his administration’s policy on energy and the environment.

Obama said he will immediately sign executive order directing the EPA to review the denial California waiver request that was to allow California to set their own requirements for automobile fuel efficiency standards.

Obama:

My administration will not deny facts, we will be be guided by them.

He must be talking about “Al Gore science”.

Obama:

America will not be held hostage to dwindling resources, hostile regimes and a warming planet.

Obama needs to go outside more, and check the thermometer. Then he needs to check his premises.

The Politco’s Whiteboard reports:

Obama has signed new EPA regs, with Ray LaHood and Lisa Jackson looking on. In remarks, POTUS presents new regulations as an alternative to “a confusing and patchwork set of standards that hurts the environment and the auto industry.”

Ordering a review of the Calif. waiver request, Obama swats his predecessor, who delayed CAFE standard increases and stopped states from setting their own emissions standards: “The days of Washington dragging its heels are over. My administration will not deny facts, we will be guided by them.”

ALSO: Hillary Clinton has named former White House staff secretary Todd Stern to be State Dept. climate czar.

UPDATE: The full text of Obama’s speech has been released. (Hat tip: Tom Nelson)

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