Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Cornyn Disagrees With The EPA

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.


Anonymous said...

This coming from THE big spender...http://startelegraph.blogspot.com/2009/07/texas-is-big-state.html

Ward in the Woods said...

Good job calling out John John,
we need better lobbying laws too.
What ever happened to "may the
best man win?" He and Kay Kay
make me sick.Sharpen up your
pitchforks folks.

Cheap Tricks and Costly Truths said...

Thanks for the tip anon! That was a good read :) So, I wonder how much the Senator from California spends? Anyway to check that out?

WitW, Thank you! It was my pleasure and yes, I agree with you, I'd wish the best person would win, not just the one with the biggest pocket book. I don't have a pitchfork, how about a machete? Will that do?

Mike H. said...

“Carbon dioxide is necessary for human life..." Ell, oxygen is really needed for human life, but if we had industrial processes that were to increase the amount of it in the atmosphere, it could also reach dangerous levels. The burning speed of many items would go up drastically, for instance.

Please, Senator, leave science those to know it better...

Cheap Tricks and Costly Truths said...

Mike, Thank you so much for commenting! I read an article that increased CO2 accelerated plant growth, but it decreased the amount of glucose the plant made, thus yes, it was bigger in size, but with lesser nutritional value...bigger is not always better! ;)

Ward in the Woods said...

Machete will work, would work
nicely cutting down those 'money
trees'. They are invasive, taking
over personal property, and suck-
ing up all the water. Fouling up
the air and soil.Thanks Annie for
reminding us about getting use to
the smell.
Merry Christmas To All!

Cheap Tricks and Costly Truths said...

WitW, when you're ready for a good pig roast let me know! ;)

Merry Christmas, my dear!