The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is about to implement strenuous new regulations regarding carbon dioxide emissions without authorizing legislation from congress.
Friday, the EPA sent its final proposal on CO2 emissions to the White House for review. The exact contents of this proposal is as of now unknown. If it follows earlier EPA assessments, which it most likely will, then the EPA will assert its power to regulate and cut CO2 emissions regardless of whether Cap and Trade becomes law or not.
The EPA justifies this by claiming that CO2 is a pollutant. This is down right nuts considering that there must be CO2 in the atmosphere for life to exist on the planet. Carbon dioxide is plant food and plants really like it. If plants aren't fed, neither are we, since everything we eat is either a plant or something that ate plants or something that ate something that ate plants. Ultimately, the entire food chain rests on vegetable matter.
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