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The Supreme Court announced Monday that it has agreed to hear an appeal filed by a number of states, cities and environmental groups hoping to force the federal government to regulate carbon dioxide emissions from vehicles. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency maintains that it cannot regulate CO2 emissions because the Clean Air Act does not give it the authority to do so. An appeals court ruling last year upheld the EPA position.
The appeal involves Baltimore, New York City and Washington, D.C., along with California, Connecticut, Illinois, Maine, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, Oregon, Rhode Island, Vermont and Washington. The group's request for a Supreme Court ruling was opposed by the Bush administration, ten other states and a group representing electricity generating companies.

The case will be heard later this year.

[Source: Reuters]


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      • 9 Years Ago
      5. EPA would never use its power to the fullest when run by republicans.

      THAT SAID- government regulation of anything is BS.
      • 9 Years Ago
      global warming is part of the global commie conspiracy against freedom!
      • 9 Years Ago
      "THAT SAID- government regulation of anything is BS."

      Right, because corporations are inheritently good and only exist to serve the people.
      • 9 Years Ago
      number 10 -
      no because the market will control it if the free market is truly left to its own devices. regulation automatically creates loopholes that allow corporations to take advantage of people. if we had an effective media with no regulation the dollar would speak larger than the government ever could
      • 9 Years Ago
      "14. Ryan, So how do you propose catching terrorists? Oh wait, yeah, we should work together with other nations and beg the terrorists not to hurt us."

      First off, I propose FOLLOWING THE LAW, such as GET A WARRANT. If you need to change the law fine, but to have *no respect* for it is arrogant and bullshit.

      Secondly, between checkpoints at Hoover dam (drive it almost every week) tapping our phone calls WITHOUT warrants, etc. I would have to say the "terrorists" are doing a pretty damn good job at taking our freedom away just fine. i.e: They have "kinda" won in a lot of areas.

      I love republicans, don't mind following the laws LOOK!!! Terrorists. LOOK!!!!! Gay Marriage.

      DONT LOOK!!! Tapping your phone calls without a warrant!

      I love this one:

      "Oh wait, yeah, we should work together with other nations and beg the terrorists not to hurt us."

      Dude, if you think we are any safer you have been seriously misinformed. Look at Katrina, imagine if that was a terrorist attack, we would have been sitting with our thumbs up our asses going duh?!

      WE CAN DO BETTER, have we no drive left?
      • 9 Years Ago
      Super.

      The Supreme court turns down viewing patent and copyright laws and lawsuits, which are reshaping our society at an alarming pace -- to take this up?

      Could it be possible to choose a larger softball? Way to focus on the difficult decisions.
      • 9 Years Ago
      Rem83,

      I live within 20 feet of sea level-right at the sea level as a matter of fact.

      There is such thing as global warming. Its a natural cycle. Do you believe in ice ages? The earth moves closer to and further away from the sun over time. Its orbit naturally changes gradually each year. Flipping use your brain. This is high school science.

      BTW, for those who trumpet the Ozone hole deal, lets think about this for a minute:
      The hole is over Antarctica, which, as we all know, produces more evil aerosol than any other continent on earth.
      The hole was first noticed LONG before the commonplace use of aerosol or CFCs.
      The chemicals in aerosol & CFCs are heavier than the air at the altitude where the ozone layer is. How did it get up there?
      Ozone is constantly forming, breaking up, and reforming. (Ozone is unstable, its simply 3 oxygen molecules, and it constantly breaks up into Oxygen and reforms).
      Just a brief enlightment for the greenies who prefer to have their heads in the sand.
      • 9 Years Ago
      #24

      Remember Mike:

      It was "MISSION ACCOMPLISHED" so The old line about 'we are at war' isn't true anymore, so find a new one.
      • 9 Years Ago
      If these greenies want to cut back on CO2 emissions they should kill themselves so they stop emitting the greenhouse gas with every breath they exhale.
      • 9 Years Ago
      I wonder what Ruth Bader Ginsburg WILL DREAM UP TONIGHT. BETTER ASK HER, IT MIGHT MAGICALLY APPEAR IN THE CONSTITUTION TOMORROW.
      • 9 Years Ago
      Richard Warren - You must have missed it, but they actually have found WMD in Iraq. They may have been from before 1991, but they are still WMD, in Iraq. The old line about 'no WMD' isn't true anymore, so find a new one.

      And the 1500 'climate specialists' you quote include anthropologists and other non-climatologists, and even some of the same folks who were warning about the coming ice age 30 years ago. You just hear the shrillest - and they all seem to have their hands out for grants. When they can create a model that explains past climate, I will believe their future predictions. Until then, spare me the hysterics.

      • 9 Years Ago
      We Republicans want DIRTY air silly! Of course! Didn't you know that?
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