Monday, April 20, 2009
Obama and EPA declare war on coal and CO2
Is Obama’s EPA crackdown threat hot air?
04/19/09 7:56 PM
President Barack Obama has chosen global warming as the ground on which to make his first tough political stand.
And to win the battle, he must convince Congress and the voting public that he is willing to utterly wreck the U.S. economy in the name of climate protection.
By allowing the Environmental Protection Agency to classify carbon dioxide as a danger to human health, the president hopes to force moderate Democrats to back his plan to charge companies $646 billion over the next decade for the right to emit greenhouse gases.
The president’s message to lawmakers: Either back the White House plan, or he will let Climate Czarina Carol Browner and the carbon crusaders at the EPA start scouring companies with tough new regulations.
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