Saturday, March 20, 2010

States Oppose EPA on Climate Change Regulations

To date, 13 states have filed motions in federal appeals court in Washington, D.C. challenging an EPA decision in December that greenhouse gases, which scientists say contribute to global warming, endanger the public. The EPA is seeking to regulate carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions from cars, power plants and other sources of greenhouse gases. The state petitions argue the EPA improperly relied on the scientific conclusions of other groups, particularly the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, to make the endangerment finding on heat-trapping gases. The IPCC has admitted to errors in its research and findings.

The 13 states that have filed motions include Virginia, Nebraska, Florida, Hawaii, Indiana, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Dakota, Oklahoma, South Carolina, South Dakota and Utah.

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