Federal court upholds EPA's global warming rules

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    Federal court upholds EPA's global warming rules

    June 26, 2012

    By DINA CAPPIELLO, Associated Press

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal appeals court on Tuesday upheld the first-ever regulations aimed at reducing the gases blamed for global warming, handing down perhaps the most significant decision on the issue since a 2007 Supreme Court ruling that greenhouse gases could be controlled as air pollutants.

    The rules, which had been challenged by industry groups and several states, will reduce emissions of six heat-trapping gases from large industrial facilities such as factories and power plants, as well as from automobile tailpipes.

    A three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals in Washington said that the Environmental Protection Agency was "unambiguously correct" in using existing federal law to address global warming, denying two of the challenges to four separate regulations and dismissing the others.

    Michael Gerrard, director of the Center for Climate Change Law at Columbia University, said no one expected the "complete slam dunk" issued by the court Tuesday, and said the decision was exceeded in importance only by the Supreme Court ruling five years ago.


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    The Fox is now in charge of the hen house.
     
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    How wonderful, now we have UnElected idiots ruling over us
     
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    4th Circuit Court..........no surprise. They piss on the Constitution all the time. The regulations will be rolled back after next January as a growth oriented economy makes a comeback, so its just a short term victory for the k00ks.


    Its sorta funny if you think about it.........these regulations kill jobs at a time even the vice president says we are in a depression.
     
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