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REPORT: EPA declares greenhouse gases a public danger, may be preamble to new emissions laws

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According to the Detroit News, the Environmental Protection Agency has taken a likely step towards stricter emissions standards, as it has asked the White House Office of Management and Budget to declare greenhouse gas a public danger. California, along with several other states, is looking to enact tough new CO2 laws that will drastically limit the emissions of new cars and trucks. Automakers are against the idea, as they argue that the technology isn't currently available in large scale to meet the proposed targets, let alone while the industry is cash poor. The Obama administration wants Congress to take swift action to regulate CO2 emissions, a move that could cost automakers ranging from Ford and GM to Honda and Toyota billions of dollars.

U.S. Chamber of Commerce Vice President William Kovacs says the California plan "could damage automakers." Kovacs points out that GM and Chrysler are already receiving federal loans to stay afloat, the sunshine state wants to "put more holes" into the sinking ships. If California does win the right to demand stricter CO2 standards, it will be interesting to see if the regulations involve pollutants outside the auto industry. In 2006, cars, trucks, and big rigs only account for 24% of our nation's greenhouse pollution and 4% of the world's overall.

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#1 create fear.

#2 let big government regulate/control feared thing

#3 rob the masses of freedom.

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#1 create fear.

#2 let big government regulate/control feared thing

#3 rob the masses of freedom.

Yep. Especially on cars, there are other sources of greenhouse pollution FAR greater than cars and they aren't even mentioned.

Cars are merely the highest profile item in the minds of Americans.

Plus, does reducing CO2 even lead to any reduction in air pollution?

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Will this mean that we can sue those people who cut damp ones in the elevator?

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#1 create fear.

#2 let big government regulate/control feared thing

#3 rob the masses of freedom.

Nope... No "global government" here at all....

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Yep. Especially on cars, there are other sources of greenhouse pollution FAR greater than cars and they aren't even mentioned.

Cars are merely the highest profile item in the minds of Americans.

Plus, does reducing CO2 even lead to any reduction in air pollution?

That's because CARS = Freedom.. And freedom isn't valued anymore (especially in america)

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If every politician stopped exhaling I'll bet we'd not only reduce 'global warming' (i.e. hot air) but we'd significantly reduce CO2 emissions too.....

I'd like to know where in the Constitution the Supreme Court is reading that the Gov't can regulate this....

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All of this garbage legislation based on BS and fear.

What lousy times we live in.

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