The EPA declared carbon dioxide a dangerous pollutant in 2009.
Excerpts from the EPA’s announcement:
After a thorough examination of the scientific evidence and careful consideration of public comments, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced today that greenhouse gases (GHGs) threaten the public health and welfare of the American people…
These long-overdue findings cement 2009’s place in history as the year when the United States Government began addressing the challenge of greenhouse-gas pollution and seizing the opportunity of clean-energy reform,” said EPA Administrator Lisa P. Jackson. “Business leaders, security experts, government officials, concerned citizens and the United States Supreme Court have called for enduring, pragmatic solutions to reduce the greenhouse gas pollution that is causing climate change…
EPA’s final findings respond to the 2007 U.S. Supreme Court decision that GHGs fit within the Clean Air Act definition of air pollutants...
EPA’s endangerment finding covers emissions of six key greenhouse gases – carbon dioxide, methane, nitrous oxide, hydrofluorocarbons, perfluorocarbons and sulfur hexafluoride – that have been the subject of scrutiny and intense analysis for decades by scientists in the United States and around the world.
CO2 is a danger to the public health and welfare of the American people. The EPA could not be clearer if it tried.
So why is Coke still legal?
The EPA is going after coal plants that emit carbon dioxide in the process of producing much needed energy. Coke is a frivolous product with no perceivable public benefit. If the EPA is serious in its crusade against the dangerous pollutant CO2, it must act against Big Soda, before it’s too late.
Unless the endangerment finding was just a scam to help necessarily skyrocket the price of electricity, that is. (Daily Bayonet)