Wednesday, April 04, 2007

Supreme Court decision on regulating CO2

I don't know how many times I have corrected people when discussing global warming: Carbon dioxide is not a pollutant! It is necessary for life on Earth!

But no longer. The Supreme Court has cleared the way for CO2 to be classified as a pollutant for the purpose of the Clean Air Act. This is a significant development in this saga, because once under the purview of the regulatory authority of the federal government, watch out. Half the game is over.

The whole point of the global warming issue is to regulate energy use using CO2 rationing as the proxy. Kyoto tried to do this on a global scale, and so far we've been able to stay out of this ridiculous and damaging global CO2 rationing protocol.

But the Supremes just cleared the way for the same thing to happen domestically. Now, state governments, pushed by an unholy alliance of the envirosocialist lobby and energy companies such as PGE who have hundreds of millions to gain if their investments in "renewable" energy sources are mandated for everybody, will sue the feds to force CO2 rationing schemes.

The cost of energy will go up for everybody, and the poor will be hurt the worst.

Very progressive.

1 comment:

Max said...

There is good news, however. Since SCOTUS has decided that CO2 is a "pollutant", then politicians could be completely shut down.

This would be a net plus for most Americans.