The Supreme’s to hear big Environment case against the EPA.

This case(Massachusetts v. Environmental Protection Agency, 05-1120) centers on whether the Shrub’s boyz over at the EPA are actually doing anything about protecting the well they should. Its called earning their paycheck in my simple little mind. The case stems from a lawsuit regarding the “sins of omission” perpetuated by the bastards currently running the EPA. Seems the EPA wants voluntary efforts to combat the greenhouse effect on our atmosphere. Besides my grand state of Cali, the following states AND there cities have joined the appeal to the Supremes: are Connecticut, Illinois, Massachusetts, New Jersey, Maine, New Mexico, New York, Oregon, Rhode Island, Vermont and Washington. Three cities — New York, Baltimore and a couple of conservation groups. Said an attorney, David Bookbinder, representing the Sierra Club, and I quote from this article over at SFGate regarding this case: “The decision means the court will address whether the administration’s decision to rely on voluntary measures to combat climate change are legal under federal clean air laws. “This is the whole ball of wax. This will determine whether the Environmental Protection Agency is to regulate greenhouse gases from cars and whether EPA can regulate carbon dioxide from power plants,” said David Bookbinder, an attorney for the Sierra Club.”

You can not legislate commonsense has always been my belief. But, I also believe we have to legislate cleaning up and protecting the environment, and that includes car emissions and power plants. I believe the EPA is there as a protector of our environment and therefore a neccesity exists to force the vehicle manufactuters and the Oil companies to adhere to a standard which will demonstrate our efforts to control and ultimately reduce greenhouse gasses and thereby insure we as a country are doing the best we can to keep this planet alive for our children and their children.

The arguments being put forth in this case, which the Supremes just accepted are the following,per the above-linked article:

The Sierra Club argues that the Environmental Protection Agency is obligated to limit carbon dioxide emissions from motor vehicles under the federal Clean Air Act because as the primary “greenhouse” gas causing a warming of the earth, carbon dioxide is a pollutant.

The administration maintains that carbon dioxide — unlike other chemicals that must be controlled to assure healthy air — is not a pollutant under the federal clean air law, and that even if it were the EPA has discretion over whether to regulate it.

Ok..carbon dioxide is not a pollutant? Where the hell did these guys go to school? And then,to look even more fucktarded..that wonderful last part of their statement..IF it is a pollutant they,meaning the asshats at the EPA, have discretion over whether to regulate it..WTF? They can pick and choose which horrible ozone killing pollutants to regulate? This isn’t a smorgasboard dudes..if it fucks up the environment, its bad and it needs to be addressed. If its not will kill us you dickwads.

Those lovely corporate bastards in the oil industy weighed in on this case…its a goodie:

“Fundamentally, we don’t think carbon dioxide is a pollutant, and so we don’t think these attempts (to require reductions) are a good idea,” said John Felmy, chief economist of the American Petroleum Institute, a trade group representing oil and gas producers.”

I don’t think having a large bowl of ice cream every night will make me fat..but in essence, it does when combined with other fat-inducing foods I consume over the course of my day. If I don’t want to get fat, I can’t have that friggin bowl of ice cream each pisses me the hell off..but its not rocket science folks..And neither is limiting the amount of carbon dioxide spewed from our doesn’t take Albert Einstein to tell us that we need to lower the level of these gases being released into the atmosphere. The car manufacturers won’t do it on their own, they have shown us that they will not do anything unless they are told to. The Oil Companies don’t give a rat’s ass as long as they keep selling us gas and oil..its about the money for them..not the protection of the environment.

And who does the EPA and the Shrub look to protect…you guessed it..Big Oil and Big Business..

screw the environment..the rapture is coming right? Who needs clean air? The LAT has a writeup here also.

Tags: environment, EPA, pollution, Supreme Court, global warming

+the pic..I have no friggin clue where I got it..if someone claims it,I will be more than happy to provide credit where credit is due..

About Dusty, hells most vocal bitch

I am a..brown Cali bitch that is quite the opinionated,political, pain-in-the-ass, in your face kinda girl that also loves baseball and music to a fault. Two things are infinite: the universe and human stupidity; and I'm not sure about the universe.--Albert Einstein-*

Posted on June 26, 2006, in Politics. Bookmark the permalink. 7 Comments.

  1. <>I believe the EPA is there as a protector of our environment<>What a radical idea. I think I’ll look for some cheap land in Kansas to buy for an investment. Looks like it’ll be prime oceanfront property in a few years.

  2. I think this is the third lawsuit abi brought against the EPA and its lack of ethics, and the first two the Shrub’s administration there is precidence to kick them in the balls on this one also.

  3. Actually the consequences of a decision in this case are not a slam dunk for either side. I blogged on this as well but am very concerned about the < HREF="" REL="nofollow">unintended consequences of a ruling for the plaintiffs<>.

  4. dusty,this is tammara coming over from bio. i just want to tell you in a place where emmet the shit head is not likely to see- that if you do not respond to him at all- it drives him nuts. over a month ago i told him i was finished with him, and i never respond to his crap now. try it. since he is remarkably childish, we can use what works for kids…. ignore him, praise craig, hold discussion with craig and act as if emmet isn’t on the planet- i think we can give him an stroke if we do it long enough…. t~85,441

  5. thanks tammara..I think I am done with him..he has no logic and no sources to back him up..thanks for the headsup..I try to reach all the idiots..its stupid, but its moi. 🙂

  6. I still think the EPA should be held responsible for letting residents of downtown Manhattan, and it’s firefighters, breath that WTC air post 9/11. The firefighters were led to believe that the air was not that bad while they tried to dig their buddies out. The facts show otherwise. The residents were told to go shopping. Now people are starting to experience a chronic scaring of the lungs called Sarcoidosis.

  7. I have read about that quite a bit Peter and I totally agree with you. Its like the government taking responsibility for the damage done by Agent Orange..They never will on either subject.

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