Monday, April 02, 2007

And Some Good News, For A Change

ABC News: Supreme Court Rejects Bush in Global Warming Debate:
Under the Bush administration, the Environmental Protection Agency, or EPA, has argued that carbon dioxide and the like aren't pollutants under the Clean Air Act, and therefore, the agency has no power to regulate them.

In a sweeping 5-4 decision released Monday, the Supreme Court rejected that position, declaring that the Clean Air Act gives the Environmental Protection Agency the authority to regulate the emissions of carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases from cars.
Nice to know the Supreme Court can still agree on world safety and environmental health over corporate greed, even if by the narrowest of margins.

Just as obviously, the EPA hasn't been doing its job. It's a wonder it still exists, though under BuchCo it may as well be extinct.

1 comment:

David Wozney said...

Carbon dioxide released by man near ground level is heavier than air and sinks in air rather than rising up to the upper atmosphere to become a so-called greenhouse gas. While sinking, it stratifies from air. After sinking and stratifying, it tends to remain close to the ground and may find its way down to low-lying water bodies or down to ocean level where it can mix and react with water to form weak carbonic acid. Carbon dioxide is also removed from the lower atmosphere by rainfall.


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