Sunday, October 16, 2011

EPA's CO2 Endangerment
Finding Is Endangered

by S. Fred Singer - October 15th, 2011 - The American Thinker

In a narrow 5-4 decision in 2007, the US Supreme Court authorized the EPA to consider the greenhouse gas CO2 as a 'pollutant' under the terms of the Clean Air Act -- provided EPA could demonstrate that CO2 posed a threat to human health and welfare. (CO2 is a colorless gas, non-toxic and non-irritating, and a natural constituent of the atmosphere. In the geological past, CO2 levels have undergone wide variations -- from as low as one half up to twenty times the present level.)

The EPA then issued an Endangerment Finding (EF) in 2009, which was promptly challenged in the DC Circuit Court of Appeals.

This is a rather buzzword filled and acronym dominated article that still makes a logical case the EPA has violated the law. The attempt to regulate CO2 was always an extremist political agenda. When our world has experience without serious ramifications periods with 20 times the current level of CO2, it is hard to argue that CO2 is a toxic substance. To destroy our economy based on such a ridiculous hypothesis would be insane.


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