Democrats candidate plans to force environmental agenda
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Sen. Barack Obama intends to classify carbon dioxide as a dangerous pollutant that should be regulated should he win the presidential election on Nov. 4, according to a report published by Bloomberg.
Obama’s intent will be to instruct the Environmental Protection agency to make the designation under the 1990 Clean Air Act to set emissions limits on power plants and manufacturers, Obama energy adviser Jason Grumet said.
President Bush declined to curb carbon dioxide emissions under the Clean Air Act, even after the Supreme Court ruled in 2007 that the government had the authority to do so.
Categorizing carbon dioxide as a dangerous pollutant will have wide-ranging political consequences, including imposing on power plants and manufactures fines and penalties that will amount to new taxes, unless they take government-mandated steps to curb their carbon dioxide output.
At the heart of this debate is a contention by global warming alarmists that carbon dioxide is a key “greenhouse gas” that functions as a dangerous pollutant because its presence in the atmosphere is a man-made cause of climate change.
The problem with the argument is that the science behind categorizing carbon dioxide as a noxious pollutant is not clear.