Letter to Lisa Jackson, Administrator EPA
"In order to deter challenges to your plan for centralized control of
industrial development through the issuance of permits for greenhouse gases,
you have called upon each state to declare its allegiance to the EPA's
recently enacted greenhouse gas regulations - regulations that are plainly
contrary to United States law. To encourage acquiescence with your
unsupported findings you threaten to usurp state enforcement authority and
to federalize the permitting program of any state that fails to pledge
fealty to the EPA.
"On behalf of the State of Texas, we write to inform you that Texas has
neither the authority nor the intention of interpreting, ignoring, or
amending its laws..."
Bryan W. Shaw
Texas Commission on Environmental Quality
Attorney General of Texas
I wish I had the popcorn concession...
This reminds of a case when the feds wanted to tell Texas how to run
it's prisons (long story).
Judge told the feds (paraphrased): "There is Texas Law and there is
Federal Law. Now get the hell out of Texas!!"
For those of you who may not wish to wade through the details of this
letter, let me summarize the issues in a nutshell:
There is a gas that plants love and use to live (Carbon Dioxide known
as CO2) that all animals also breath out as waste. It is a minor trace
element in the atmosphere. In large concentrations (where oxygen is
eliminated) it can suffocate you and for that reason is sometimes used
in fire extinguishers. But it is an important food for plants and part
of earth cycles. It is also a standard combustion product of fires. It
is NOT a "nasty" type of chemical pollutant such as the industrial
waste products that the EPA usually deals with. It is something plants
need and want to live.
A bunch of power-elite have cooked up a scheme to tax the very air you
breath by asserting that CO2 is causing catastrophic global weather
changes (warming). There is next to no evidence that such a thing is
possible let alone happening, but nevertheless many scientific
organizations, politicians (Algore) and media have been enlisted into
promoting this taxation scam. The tax scam has been termed "cap and
trade". Congress has shown next to no interest in passing it.
But in spite of scandal where the "international" climate committee
(IPCC) was caught discussing faking data and how to "spin" science to
support their stories, nevertheless the beat goes on. But given
slowing momentum for "cap and trade" legislation, Obama decided to
simply implement the plan by decree using his position as King of
So what was done was to have the EPA "declare" CO2 to be a "pollutant
gas" and that therefore would put it under their "regulation". As you
can see from the letter, they are demanding that all states submit to
their authority to do this. Other than the fact it is obvious
nonsense, so far few states have gone one way or the other. Texas,
however, is blowing the whistle long and loud on this illegal scheme.
This "backdoor" taxation scheme has been called into question by Texas
A.G. Greg Abbot and we can only hope that ALL other states soon
What can I say? GOD BLESS TEXAS!!!!!!
Ostrich. Dumb ostrich. Read some other stuff, but not letters from
politicians. Who knows, you might learn something. I'm not saying that
the human generation of several times the norma CO2 concentration of the
last several thousand years is the only cause of global warming, but look
at it this way:
Your leg was hurting, so you started to hit it with a sledge hammer. Why
continue hitting your leg with that hammer? You're claiming it hurt
before you started hitting the leg and therefore the hitting has nothing
to do with the pain you have now. Sounds stupid to me, but then I do
have my leg in a cast because I slipped and broke it. But now I take
care of it, and my sledge hammer is truly out of reach.
Have a nice day!
The amount of CO2 that humans have put into the atmosphere is unmeasurablly
small. It is certainly insignificant compared to the amount of CO2 put into
the air by mother nature.
There are several things wrong, criminally wrong, with one side of the
current climate debate:
1. Projections are not proof of anything.
2. These "projections" are not only suspect, the data used to generate them
have (a) been tampered with (b) disappeared, or (c) fabricated.
3. The climate scientists have, many believe, confused cause with effect.
That is, the warming came first and it caused the increase in CO2.
4. There are better, much better, theories that explain warming and CO2
concentrations. The duodecennial variation (similar to El Nino, only of
5. The "fix" according to the GW enthusiasts is to forgo convenient energy
use and either do without or curtail energy use dramatically. They want to
return, at least in the short run, to a life that is painful, brutal, and
6. Even if, arguendo, humans cause CO2 and CO2 causes warming, it will be
cheaper and better to deal with any adverse consequences than to try to
prevent global warming. In many cases, humans would be BETTER OFF if the
earth warmed several degrees (longer growing seasons, fewer weather-related
* The duodecinnial variation is a result of the Pacific Ocean being a giant
heat sink. The variation cycle is about forty years long. A warm earth
generates more clouds. The clouds reflect sunlight and the earth cools. A
cooler earth generates fewer clouds and the Pacific heats up. From 1940 to
the late '70s, the earth cooled. Then the variation reversed and we are now
in the "warm" cycle. We can expect the earth to begin cooling in the next
few years as a result of this cycle.
If the GW alarmists have their way, they'll be glad to claim the normal
cooling a result of their efforts.
Yeah...what you said. And related to number 6: there is no evidence that
humans have the ability to do anything that significantly reduces CO2. I'm
assuming that deliberate global deforestation and crop destruction is not an
Where did he say that?
There is, in fact, scientific information establishing that painting
would contribute enormously to our battle against green house gas. A
easy fix -- that most people will ignore, if they even know about it.
Best I can tell, he didn't. But his toady did.
This issue comes up from time to time on a home repairs newsgroup. The
answer as to why people don't paint their roofs white - or use light colored
shingles - is simple.
Do you see ANYBODY in your neighborhood with a light-colored roof?
A light-colored roof will look like shit in about a month as it is
discolored by the atmospheric crud settling on it.
On the other hand, commercial flat roofs COULD be light colored. This will
have a sometimes significant effect on the air conditioning bills of the
All of the new flat roofs I'm seeing are being sprinkled with the
white granules you see on shingles. I got tickled when I saw the
roofers using a home lawn care fertilizer spreader to apply the
Actually Wayne, one CAUSE of the rise of CO2 is deliberate
deforestation! [Plants take in CO2 and give out oxygen] This nonsense
mostly in the tropics has been part of world bank schemes that loan
huge sums to Third World banana republics where they know it will be
squandered and then later they come back to collect and offer to take
the countries natural resources (say rainforest) to pay off the loans.
As a result there has been HUGE deforestation of tropical rain
forests. Why? You think maybe to build fine furniture or musical
instruments? Nay. Sent to Japan to make plywood for cement forms for
construction. And of course, the people behind the schemes that caused
some of this problem are the SAME people promoting the energy tax
scheme to "fix" what they helped cause! Typical.
OH MY GAWD! Do you realize that the deadly, EVIL gas, CO2, has GONE
UP to ALMOST 38 parts per hundred thousand in lovely GAIA'S
atmosphere? And SOON, SOON it will top FORTY parts per hundred
thousand. AND THEN our lovely GAIA will turn into a flaming cinder as
this nonflamable gas consumes the atmosphere!
BE AFRAID! BE VERY AFRAID!
And one way to aswage your WHITE GUILT over contributions of DEADLY
CO2 would be to STOP BREATHING! Do it for GAIA!
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