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EPA analysis showing U.S. action to reduce greenhouse gas emissions would have no effect on climate.

EPA Administrator Jackson confirmed an EPA analysis showing that unilateral U.S. action to reduce greenhouse gas emissions would have no effect on climate.

Sen. James Inhofe (R-Okla.) presented the chart to both Jackson and Secretary Chu, which shows that meaningful emissions reductions cannot occur without aggressive action by China, India, and other developing countries. “I am encouraged that Administrator Jackson agrees that unilateral action by the U.S. will be all cost for no climate gain,” Sen. Inhofe said. “With China and India recently issuing statements of defiant opposition to mandatory emissions controls, acting alone through the job-killing Waxman-Markey bill would impose severe economic burdens on American consumers, businesses, and families, all without any impact on climate.”

Why would anyone want a job killer enacted into law?

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Anonymous

Asked by Anonymous at 9:05 AM on Jul. 9, 2009 in Politics & Current Events

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  • http://epw.senate.gov/public/index.cfm?FuseAction=Minority.PressReleases&ContentRecord_id=564ed42f-802a-23ad-4570-3399477b1393
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 9:06 AM on Jul. 9, 2009

  • Ya don't say? So, passing cap and trade and causing all of our manufacturing jobs to seek other countries to operated out of with the same amount of pollution won't reduce pollution? Oh, you mean it will only reduce it in the USA and it will make it worse for OTHER COUNTRIES?


    Makes us sound sort of selfish and elitists now, doesn't it?

    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 9:11 AM on Jul. 9, 2009

  • GREAT POST!!!! i just hope all the right people.
    thundernlight

    Answer by thundernlight at 9:13 AM on Jul. 9, 2009

  • No kidding. It has nothing to do with the climate change fable. It has EVERYTHING to do with tax and control.
    Carpy

    Answer by Carpy at 9:15 AM on Jul. 9, 2009

  • This just reeks of 'Not in my backyard' to me. If Cap & Trade passes it will be the death of manufacturing in our country. We may as well all move to Mexico, because that's where the jobs will be. The only good thing that can come of it is that a lot of illegals will go back home.

    QuinnMae

    Answer by QuinnMae at 9:20 AM on Jul. 9, 2009

  • and before I get a barrage of comments calling me a bigot, I don't mind immigration, but I am firmly against ILLEGAL immigration.

    QuinnMae

    Answer by QuinnMae at 9:22 AM on Jul. 9, 2009

  • That's RIGHT! We want to go backwards and be like China and India now.
    But what can you expect from backward republicans! MORE of the Same!
    Put your seat belt on because Obama is here and change is coming!
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 9:27 AM on Jul. 9, 2009

  • Uh, it doesn't change anything. So if our manufacturing jobs go to some other country, they still produce pollution. That doesn't change. The only thing that changes is the location and health of the community they set up shop in. But if you are okay with losing jobs and helping pollute an already heavily polluted place, effecting the health of the citizens of those communities, then skippy for you.

    QuinnMae

    Answer by QuinnMae at 9:34 AM on Jul. 9, 2009

  • Put your seat belt on because Obama is here and change is coming!

    ***
    Oh, things are changing all right, but that change is not a positive one...unless you're a "zero liability" case, then you're gonna be in hog heaven!!!
    LoriKeet

    Answer by LoriKeet at 10:03 AM on Jul. 9, 2009

  • Global warming is the biggest fraud ever put forth on the world. I know ALL the scientist have "proven" it. Well, not all and it isn't proven. There are many scientist who have done studies on ice cores from the arctic and antarctic. They have found that the "warming" is a natural occurrence which happens in a cycle. We are at the peek of the warming and a cooling trend will happen over the next 10,000 years until we are in a deep ice age again. It is a 25,000 year cycle. However, this doesn't get anyone government grants, private contracts, or a Nobel Peace Prize for doing absolutely nothing.

    jesse123456

    Answer by jesse123456 at 12:03 PM on Jul. 9, 2009

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