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Texas is Suing the Federal Government. by The Elephant's Child

More on the Environmental front.   Texas Republican governor Rick Perry is suing the federal government, challenging the Environmental Protection Agency’s CO2 endangerment finding. From the governor’s press release:

The state’s legal action indicates EPA’s Endangerment Finding is legally unsupported because the agency outsourced its scientific assessment to the International Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), which has been discredited by evidence of key scientists’ lack of objectivity, coordinated efforts to hide flaws in their research, attempts to keep contravening evidence out of IPCC reports and violation of freedom of information laws. . . .

“With billions of dollars at stake, EPA outsourced the scientific basis for its greenhouse gas regulation to a scandal-plagued international organization that cannot be considered objective or trustworthy,” Attorney General Abbott said. “Prominent climate scientists associated with the IPCC were engaged in an ongoing, orchestrated effort to violate freedom of information laws, exclude scientific research, and manipulate temperature data. In light of the parade of controversies and improper conduct that has been uncovered, we know that the IPCC cannot be relied upon for objective, unbiased science – so EPA should not rely upon it to reach a decision that will hurt small businesses, farmers, ranchers, and the larger Texas economy.” (emphasis added)

The press release goes on to point out that Texas’ $106 billion agriculture industry, which represents 9.5 % of Texas’ total gross state product, would be disproportionately damaged by the proposed regulations, as well as the effects on business and the energy sector.  Ordinary Texas families would face an estimated $1,200 in increased annual living costs during a depressed economy.

In a sane world, the lawsuit should succeed. “Regulation” of CO2 would accomplish nothing except to destroy more jobs and deepen the recession. Carbon dioxide is not the cause of global warming, but one of the building blocks of life. The globe is not warming, but cooling, as finally even CRU’s Phil Jones has admitted.


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Global warming and taking over the Health care
industry seems to be the lefts big goals.
Whatever happened to “It’s the economy stupid”..
Oh , that was just a contrived Democrat , bumper
sticker talking point.
Now that it really is the economy the left is
fixated on something they cannot control (climate
change)and something that IF THEY DID CONTROL IT
THEY WOULD WRECK IT (health care).!!!!!!!!

Carbon dioxide was declared a pollutant right
before COPENHAGEN 15 <–notice how they did the
caps thing for emphasis. UM Robert Gibbs says
um more than even um Barack UM when they are um
making up "UM" lies to tell.


Comment by Ron spins

My house in the Mid-Atlantic looks like it is located in Siberia (check out photos on my blog). I’m even wearing my furry Russian winter full-time this season, which I have never needed to do living in this part of Virginia. I’m growing more skeptical with each cord of wood I’m burning and every bag of sand I’m using on my walkways.

I sure hope emergency room visits for chest pains from shoveling the globally toasty warm snow continue to be covered under Obamacare. Maybe not because the white stuff lying all over the place isn’t actually supposed to be here according to Al Gore’s reckoning?


Comment by zeusiswatching

zeusiswatching , Algore is shoveling.
That’s why you have not heard from him.

Now the theory is you have snow because of
Global warming (they have it both ways now).

As for your cat station , cats are obstructionists from the party of NO
blocking your keyboard.(Hint..the litter box)


Comment by Ron spins


Your yard looks beautiful, your hat looks toasty, and that path you shoveled so perfectly looks like a great deal of work! We haven’t seen a flake of snow at all this year. Indeed, the first of spring has already begun to bud and blossom. But we got snowed in over Christmas last, so while I miss the snow a little, I only miss it a little.


For what it’s worth, I used to think of cats as more like Democrats and dogs as more Republican, until I found out that liberals hate all animals, and all animals are more likely to be Republican. Which only makes sense after all.


Comment by American Elephant

American Elephant
Your Cat , DOG theory is how I see it too.
cats=Democrat…I found this

The liberals sure like animals when they can claim “It’s an endangered species” to prevent a
Wal-Mart super center from being built.
Or worse yet a new refinery or a nuclear
reactor..the Yellow bellied snaildarter
becomes a victim.

Me I’m a odd ball it’s Republican , cat , and
Toyota PRIUS.
I’m a Dog person on my web site for other reasons.


Comment by Ron spins

Ah, but my point was that my theory was wrong! If you check the link, it turns out ALL pets prefer Republicans — dogs AND cats — and Democrats are the selfish, self centered, narcissistic, rat-bastards who dont care enough about anybody but themselves to own a pet. 🙂


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