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OMB Criticizes EPA Finding on Greenhouse Gases

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posted on May, 13 2009 @ 07:36 AM
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OMB Criticizes EPA Finding on Greenhouse Gases


www.npr.org

(NPR - Lisa Schogren)

A memo from the White House Office of Management and Budget dated late last month is critical of the Environmental Protection Agency's proposed finding that greenhouse gases endanger public health. The memo questions the science behind the finding and suggests it would lower the bar for what kind of pollution endangers the public.
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posted on May, 13 2009 @ 07:36 AM
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Another "smoking gun?"

The document says that with EPA regulation of heat-trapping gases factories, small businesses and institutions would be subject to costly regulation.


"The decision to regulate carbon dioxide ... is likely to have serious economic consequences throughout the U.S. economy, including small businesses and small communities," the document reads.

www.breitbart.com...

The Obama White House’ own document bolsters arguments that controlling greenhouse gases would harm the economy. The document finds fault with how the EPA arrived at its conclusion that greenhouse gases endanger human health and welfare, since the gases by themselves do not pose any harm.

The Office of Management and Budget memo says the EPA could have been "more balanced" in its analysis by also highlighting regions of the country that would benefit from global warming, such as Alaska, which would have warmer winters.


"It really appears to me that the decision was based more on political calculation than on scientific ones," said Sen. John Barrasso, R-Wyo., who called the document "a smoking gun" during a hearing Tuesday on the Obama administration's proposed budget for EPA.

"The counsel in this administration repeatedly questions the lack of scientific support that you have for this proposed finding," he said.

www.breitbart.com...

The administration prefers new laws ( as in: from Congress) taxing CO2 emissions and greenhouse gases. (as opposed to EPA regulation)

Lisa Jackson, EPA administrator defends the EPA actions:


"I have said over and over, as has the president, that we do understand that there are costs to the economy of addressing global warming emissions, and that the best way to address them is through a gradual move to a market-based program like cap and trade," Jackson said.


Deny ignorance.

jw


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[edit on 13-5-2009 by jdub297]



posted on May, 13 2009 @ 10:00 AM
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Duh, that's totally ridiculous to brand CO2 as a pollutant. CO2 is necessary for life on this planet. But those scumbags eugenicists can go to hell when they want to brand life as bad and want to control life everywhere. Corporations already own the water and the plants. Now the government already owns our DNA but they want to control the air too. Control freaks... They think themselves as gods. They are criminally insane.



posted on May, 13 2009 @ 10:23 AM
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Some people, believing that the government is on our side (although they wouldn't have taken that position during the GWB administrations) believe the "memo" is not legitimate.

However, White House budget director Orszag and the EPA administrator have acknowledged its origin, even while trying to downplay the facts.

Now, following NPR's lead, other MSM have picked up the story:

"Document Is Critical of E.P.A. on Clean Air"
www.nytimes.com...

"OMB Criticizes EPA Finding on Greenhouse Gases"
www.npr.org...

"EPA's greenhouse gas ruling criticized within the government"
www.latimes.com....

Accordingly, expect this story to die a quiet death.

jw



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