The Obama EPA is explicitly saying for the first time that a pending greenhouse gas (GHG) vehicle emissions rule, when finalized, will define carbon dioxide (CO2) and other GHGs as regulated under the Clean Air Act and will therefore trigger mandates for new and modified power plants and other stationary sources to limit their GHGs.
EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson makes the statement in an Aug. 12 reply to an environmentalist petition asking her to reject a power plant air permit issued by Kentucky regulators that did not require CO2 limits. EPA does not require the permit at issue to include CO2 but does suggest that CO2 limits in power plant permits could be required as soon as March of next year, when EPA is expected to finalize the vehicle GHG rule.
- THIS WILL INCREASE EVERYONE'S ENERGY BILLS AND SET OFF INFLATION.
- IT WILL INCREASE UNEMPLOYMENT.
- AND IT WILL DO NOTHING ABOUT CLIMATE CHANGE.
IT'S THE MOST COLOSSALLY IDIOTIC AND USELESS POLICY IN ALL OF HUMAN HISTORY.