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Chamber of Commerce Challenges the EPA on Carbon Emmissions

June 24, 2009

  The EPA had been given the right to regulate “greenhouse gasses” in a recent ruling opening up the door to expanded government, higher taxes, and more regulations for every single person in the United States. The situation looked hopeless but now the United States Chamber of Commerce is challenging the EPA’s ruling.

  The Chamber of Commerce is claiming that the EPA only used the information that they wanted to in order to make their argument while ignoring data that would have disproved their findings. This is nothing new, this is how the global warming alarmists have always made their claims of impending world destruction and calamity.

We are not denying that CO2 [emissions] are rising, … [but] the EPA has to make the link between CO2 and health and welfare, and they haven’t made the link,” said William Kovacs, the Chamber’s senior vice president of environmental, technology and regulatory affairs. “There is no evidence that CO2 has an impact on health and welfare

  The Chamber of Commerce is asking for a formal hearing to determine how the EPA came up with their findings. The chamber wants to be able to question EPA witnesses in front of a neutral arbitrator.

  This seems only fair. We need to have the opposing view heard, the contradictory evidence must be at least weighed in the debate over carbon emissions. We can’t have the EPA using only certain information while ignoring other information in order to make their argument on something as important as this issue. We have to make sure there is debate on the issue and that the findings in this case were on the level.

  The Chamber of Commerce has also asked for an extension to the 60 day review period that the EPA gave the public, claiming that it was not long enough to digest all of the information contained within.

  There is still a glimmer of hope that we can stop this. If it is already too late to do anything about it at least the Chamber of Commerce may be able to show the dishonest and corrupt way that not only the EPA but all of the other alarmist groups have been framing their argument. Perhaps a hearing on the EPA will open the door to slow future legislation.

2 Comments leave one →
  1. June 24, 2009 1:07 pm

    Obama directed the EPA to declare CO2 as a hazardous substance to push for the cap and trade legislation. If the EPA regulates it, then the money from violations goes into the EPA’s coffers. If Congress legislates the cap & trade scheme, then the money goes into the general fund controlled by Congress.

    It’s not about being “green” or saving the environment. It’s about who gets the money (our money, by the way…)


  2. June 25, 2009 4:24 am

    We are going to pay one way or the other, people need to realize what this scam is all about before it is too late.


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