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  •  The Court said the opposite in Mass v EPA (1+ / 0-)
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    Not that it was OK to regulate, but that it wasn't OK to not regulate.

    EPA, under Bush, refused to regulate CO2, claiming the science wasn't there and even if it was there, no US action would make a difference...and mostly that he agency lacked the authority to regulate CO2, because it isn't a "pollutant."

    The Sup Ct said there was no reasonable basis for that position and basically ordered the agency to issue a finding that CO2 was a pollutant endangering the environment and human health.

    Coming Soon -- to an Internet connection near you:

    by FischFry on Tue Jan 22, 2013 at 09:29:34 PM PST

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