The Obama administration wishes to have stricter emission regulations. Does the US need stricter emission regulations?
If it were not for our strict regulations the corporations would pollute our air just like they do in China.
We need to regulate the emissions coming out of our President's mouth...
Nice lead to your question. That will impact ur results.
Of course carbon emissions should be reduced in the USA and the rest of the world. But the Obama directive is aggressive which does nothing to encourage cooperation.
Yes, but they'd need to be absolutely, 100% uniform in a way that doesn't play favorites. Make them as pro-business as possible while still addressing the problem.
Maybe the administration will ban all oil and gas production. It's not beneath them!
Yes, to regulate the emissions of the Obama administration!
Yes, we do. Carbon pollution is out of control and is facilitating the effects of climate change.
Was just going to post that the chicken little in the White House coined a new term. "Carbon pollution." Lol
It's called exhaling.
All the carbon dioxide we exhale has already been accounted for because it came directly or indirectly from plant life which recently absorbed the CO2 from the atmosphere.
When breathing we are simply returning to the air the same carbon levels that was there to begin with.
That's not even remotely the case. Sorry.
Really? Then explain to me how the carbon cycle works
In 320 characters? <rolleyes>
Gun if you're not going to offer any evidence for your skepticism of global warming then you don't have an argument
Wonderful description for third graders, complete with a picture of a tree and a cow.
Predictably, you missed the entire point. CO2 is not a "pollutant." It's part if a natural cycle, as Mr Green Jeans points out.
If you need a more detailed description it's as simple as clicking "intermediate".
Carbon dioxide is a pollutant according to legal and scientific definitions.
New co2 emissions standards being announced today by the EPA that are going to reduce energy producing capacity and drive up energy prices for everyone. Thanks Obama!
We have pretty strict emissions standards as it is. How about if they want to curb climate change they try working with the likes of China and India on curbing their emissions. Just saying
Of course not. Except for hot air emissions from the White House.
Not without legislation we don't.
The Obama administration is forcing the global warming hoax on us.
Not a hoax! It is happening, and
Faster than we previously thought. The Antarctic ice is now melting. Why do nonscientists refuse to believe?
Because there is overwhelming evidence that the earth is going through a natural warming cycle and there is plenty of scientific evidence supporting that ...
... Climate science is based on models built by humans with more variables than can be accounted. We cannot accurately predict the weather 30 days from now. But 50 years ago is a piece if cake??? I don't think so. :-)
The weather perfecting science is meteorology NOT climatology. Different sciences. Climatology looks at the amount of CO2 in the atmosphere (simplification of the science). It looks at how this affects the oceans temps, etc.
* predicting not perfecting
Maxine - it's not a matter of belief, it's a matter of science. Wherever you read that arctic ice melting is proof of global warming was LYING to you by cherry picking data. The ice right nearby in the Great Lakes us at record highs, and Antarctic
ice is also at record highs.
Haha I was thinking emissions testing for cars.
No that's why my dads powerplant shut down last fall.
Didn't Kerry fly all the way to China to discuss the dangers of pollution?
Sure, I'm okay with more emission regulations as long as it allows businesses to slowly adapt to them without loss of profit.
I promise that EPA regs are fine right now. no need to get any stricter. I've lived within a mile of a coal power plant for 14 years and always been outside. no asthma, breathing problems, or anything. Tons of big green trees. it is fine.
I hear you. I'm not pushing for anything. I'm okay with how things are now. I'm just saying if "they" choose to increase regs, it needs to be slow , so businesses can adjust to them.
The US doesn't but the planet could use some additional relief.
This states emissions requirement are strict enough, thank you.
Not on carbon which is what they're after. I support stricter emissions on items involved in an interstate commercial transaction because that's the legitimate purview of federal law under the commerce clause.
I would like to see stricter state rules for carcinogenic emissions.
We have already had the greatest cut to emissions of any Western nation. China pollutes many time what we do and keeps increasing. Any cut we make will quickly be negates by China. All it does is hurt us.
No. We need stricter qualifications for candidates & fewer regulating entities across the board. Starting w/unelected EPA making tyrannical rules & penalizing w/little to no legal recourse.
duh...? more like "doh!". followed by a facepalm.
This is an issue that is dividing the democrats.
Well all 7 of them voted yes..