It's no wonder dangerous emissions in Texas are being ignored. What with our own Senator John John Denial Cornyn completely disagreeing with the EPA's statement. On December 7th, the EPA announced:
Greenhouse Gases “threaten the public health and welfare of the American people”
Here's John John Denial's response word for word:
“Carbon dioxide is necessary for human life and regulating it as if it was a pollutant would be a job-killer, potentially even worse than the proposed national energy tax which could eliminate up to 313,000 Texas jobs by 2020, result in higher energy bills and increase the cost of household goods by $1100 per family,” Sen. Cornyn said.
Oh, John John...didn't ya notice the "s" on the end of gas? We're not just talking about CO2 darlin'...there's other gases involved:
methane, nitrous oxide, hydrofluorocarbons, perfluorocarbons and sulfur hexafluoride
And, John...I was just wondering...do you know what happens when there's an EXCESS of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere? I learned in Organic Chemistry that when one substance is present in excess and as a result threatens the well being of an ecosystem, it becomes toxic, and could be considered to be a pollutant, despite the fact that it is required in small quantities.
No wonder John John Denial and his Oil & Gas cronies are getting a little worried, because this is what the current administration thinks about the EPA's announcement:
"President Obama and Administrator Jackson have publicly stated that they support a legislative solution to the problem of climate change and Congress’ efforts to pass comprehensive climate legislation. However, climate change is threatening public health and welfare, and it is critical that EPA fulfill its obligation to respond to the 2007 U.S. Supreme Court ruling that determined that greenhouse gases fit within the Clean Air Act definition of air pollutants."
Run John John Denial, Run Big Oil & Gas...Run to the hills! Do you want to know exactly who John John works for? Just Click Here. Your days of going unchecked are over. Your days of being protected by Cheney and Bush are over. Your days are numbered.