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Global Warming Lawsuits*

blondekosmic15
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Posted by on Apr. 14, 2009 at 1:08 AM
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So much for the frivolous lawsuits!

 

EXCLUSIVE: Climate bill could trigger lawsuit landslide

Allows action from those 'expected to suffer'

EXCLUSIVE:

Self-proclaimed victims of global warming or those who "expect to suffer" from it - from beachfront property owners to asthmatics - for the first time would be able to sue the federal government or private businesses over greenhouse gas emissions under a little-noticed provision slipped into the House climate bill.

Environmentalists say the measure was narrowly crafted to give citizens the unusual standing to sue the U.S. government as a way to force action on curbing emissions. But the U.S. Chamber of Commerce sees a new cottage industry for lawyers.

"You could be spawning lawsuits at almost any place [climate-change modeling] computers place at harm's risk," said Bill Kovacs, energy lobbyist for the U.S. Chamber of Commerce.

The bill was written by House Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Henry A. Waxman, California Democrat, and Rep. Edward J. Markey, Massachusetts Democrat. Both lawmakers declined repeated requests for comment.

The Waxman-Markey blueprint, including the lawsuit provision, has just been released, and the Senate is drafting its own energy bill. But Mr. Waxman has set an accelerated schedule for passing the bill through his committee by Memorial Day and President Obama lists an energy overhaul bill as one of his top priorities.

David Doniger, senior counsel with the Natural Resources Defense Council, said the measure is similar to a landmark environmental ruling from the Supreme Court allowing states to sue the federal government for damages from climate change - largely on the basis of lost shorelines from rising sea levels - but did not set grounds for people to file lawsuits.

"The [Chamber of Commerce] is trying to say the global-warming legislation is scarier than global warming itself," Mr. Doniger said. "It's part of a menu of scare tactics they are compiling."

Under the House bill, if a judge rules against the government, new rules would have to be drafted to alleviate the problems associated with climate change. If a judge rules against a company, the company would have to purchase additional "carbon emission allowances" through a cap-and-trade program that is to be created by Congress.

The measure sets grounds for anyone "who has suffered, or reasonably expects to suffer, a harm attributable, in whole or in part," to government inaction to file a "citizen suit." The term "harm" is broadly defined as "any effect of air pollution (including climate change), currently occurring or at risk of occurring."

http://washingtontimes.com/news/2009/apr/10/climate-bill-could-trigger-lawsuit-landslide/

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Goodwoman614
by Satan on Apr. 14, 2009 at 2:06 AM

Oh noes!!  Let's all run around like...

http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_erqSwYjtOks/Rep2ANWS1KI/AAAAAAAAAPo/L97YzB1ZqHc/s400/chicken.jpg







                                                                                                       

blondekosmic15
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by on Apr. 14, 2009 at 2:25 AM

 

Quoting Goodwoman614:

Oh noes!!  Let's all run around like...

http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_erqSwYjtOks/Rep2ANWS1KI/AAAAAAAAAPo/L97YzB1ZqHc/s400/chicken.jpg

 

 

 

 

 

 


When are you goin' to grow up GW??? You certainly keep the siggy business alive!

Amybelle
by Bronze Member on Apr. 14, 2009 at 2:28 AM


Quoting Goodwoman614:

Oh noes!!  Let's all run around like...

http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_erqSwYjtOks/Rep2ANWS1KI/AAAAAAAAAPo/L97YzB1ZqHc/s400/chicken.jpg

 

 

 

 

 

 

LOL

Goodwoman614
by Satan on Apr. 14, 2009 at 2:32 AM

http://rlv.zcache.com/paranoid_conspiracy_nut_hat-p148775385196034519tdto_210.jpg





                                                                                                       

Della529
by Matlock on Apr. 14, 2009 at 1:01 PM

I am so heisting this one...

Quoting Goodwoman614:

Oh noes!!  Let's all run around like...

http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_erqSwYjtOks/Rep2ANWS1KI/AAAAAAAAAPo/L97YzB1ZqHc/s400/chicken.jpg

 

 

 

 

 

 


mccainiac
by on Apr. 14, 2009 at 1:08 PM

Did you hear> The lady who jumped into the polar bear's den is suing Al Gore. He made her believe they are cute and cuddly. She was just jumping in to tell them how sorry she is for the ice caps melting. lol

sweetie00
by on Apr. 14, 2009 at 1:11 PM

ROTFLMALOLOLOLOLOL You crack me up, goodwoman, don't ever leave this group.

Quoting Goodwoman614:

Oh noes!!  Let's all run around like...

http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_erqSwYjtOks/Rep2ANWS1KI/AAAAAAAAAPo/L97YzB1ZqHc/s400/chicken.jpg

 

 

 

 

 

 


sweetie00
by on Apr. 14, 2009 at 1:12 PM

On a side note, blonde-   whats the difference between a drug addict and a pain killer addict? And is it O.K. to smear the POTUS, but not a radio talk show host?!~?

mccainiac
by on Apr. 14, 2009 at 1:28 PM


Quoting sweetie00:

On a side note, blonde-   whats the difference between a drug addict and a pain killer addict? And is it O.K. to smear the POTUS, but not a radio talk show host?!~?

HUH? What smear??? Obama and the energy bill? not another drama whore. yuk. You ladies should get a life and leave this woman alone.If you don't like her post, don't read them!!!

"The price of apathy towards public affairs is to be ruled by evil men."- Plato

Della529
by Matlock on Apr. 14, 2009 at 7:41 PM


Quoting mccainiac:

 

Quoting sweetie00:

On a side note, blonde-   whats the difference between a drug addict and a pain killer addict? And is it O.K. to smear the POTUS, but not a radio talk show host?!~?

HUH? What smear??? Obama and the energy bill? not another drama whore. yuk. You ladies should get a life and leave this woman alone.If you don't like her post, don't read them!!!

Well, that's interesting...Maybe this mama needs to read her own siggie?

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