EPA: the science is settled, that's our story and we're sticking to it

“At least 15 U.S. states have sued the Environmental Protection Agency seeking to stop it from issuing rules controlling greenhouse gas emissions until it reexamines whether the pollution harms human health.

Florida, Indiana, South Carolina and at least nine other states filed the petitions in the U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Washington, D.C. on Thursday, states said.

They joined petitions filed last month by Virginia, Texas and Alabama.  …

The state petitions call for the EPA to reopen hearings on the so-called “endangerment finding” the agency issued last year declaring the emissions dangerous to people.

“If EPA doesn’t reopen the hearings we will move forward to try to stop them from regulating greenhouse gases,” said Brian Gottstein, an assistant to Virginia’s Attorney General Kenneth Cuccinelli.

The states have complained that the EPA relied too heavily from reports by the U.N.’s climate science panel which included information that exaggerated the melting of Himalayan glaciers.

The EPA said it was confident it would withstand legal challenges on the issue. “The question of the science is settled,” spokeswoman Adora Andy said. The science “came from an array of highly respected, peer-reviewed sources from both within the United States and across the globe, and took into consideration hundreds of thousands of comments from members of the public, which were addressed in the finding,” she said.”  “States Sue EPA To Stop Greenhouse Gas Rules

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One Response to “EPA: the science is settled, that's our story and we're sticking to it”

  1. ammodytes vipera meridionali Says:

    Dear Heliogenic

    Around 330 AD, a certain Caesar Flavius Valerius Aurelius Constantinus Augustus decided that the small heresy of Christians would make good political sense, awsome tool to control the masses, and good business too, voluntary taxes to save one’s soul, if you know what I mean.

    50 years later, some Spaniard called Theodosius, made it illegal to worship pagan religions, and, presto, the Romans became Christian.

    With the reunification of Germany and the collapse of the Wall, the Powers that be have decided we need a new religion, the Green religion. You are a sinner if you zoom merily down the highway, or use a tungsten lightbulb (or is mercury a bad idea in Green lamps? whoops)

    We will be terrorized into submitting, we will be paying green taxes, miserable carbon beings that we are.

    Is it temporary madness, or, like the ex-Romans, are we doomed to a thousand years of Dark Ages?

    ps. Both Constantine and Theodosius were labelled “Great”

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