Wall Street Journal, “EPA Poised to Declare CO2 a Public Danger“:
WASHINGTON–The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency will early next week, possibly as soon as Monday, officially declare carbon dioxide a public danger, a trigger that could mean regulation for emitters across the economy, according to several people close to the matter.
Such an “endangerment” decision is necessary for the EPA to move ahead early next year with new emission standards for cars. EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson has said it could also mean large emitters such as power stations, cement kilns, crude-oil refineries and chemical plants would have to curb their greenhouse gas output.
Don’t see any similar reporting since this WSJ story ran Saturday. We had been expecting the announcement on the cusp of Thanksgiving, but then the Climategate controversy blew up.
President Obama gives a speech on jobs and the economy Tuesday. Surely the EPA would wait until after his remarks to announce the expansion of jobs-killing government regulation over all economic activity.
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