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Wednesday, February 29, 2012

General Ken, Fighting The Good Fight

Well, someone has to stop Obama's rampaging Environmental Protection Agency from destroying what's left of this country.

And Ken Cuccinelli is just the someone to do it:
Va. AG Cuccinelli: ‘The EPA has violated the law here’
By Caroline May, Daily Caller

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia is considering challenges this week to the Environmental Protection Agency’s determination that carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases are pollutants and subject to federal regulation.

In addition to suits on the part of a number of companies and business groups, Virginia and 14 other states charge that the EPA violated its own rules by using data from the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), rather than internal research, in order to make the initial greenhouse gas endangerment findings. The states also charge that the EPA violated the law by failing to reopen hearings in light of new data.

“It is our view that the EPA has violated the law here,” Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli said on a conference call with reporters on Tuesday. “We don’t file lawsuits because we don’t like policies. We only file lawsuits if they break the law, and here the EPA has broken the law by relying on — among other ways — by relying on IPCC data rather than doing its own research.”

Two years ago, Cuccinelli petitioned to have the EPA reconsider its 2009 “Endangerment and Cause or Contribute Finding for Greenhouse Gases Under Section 202(a) of the Clean Air Act” in light of the release of the Dec. 2009 “Climategate emails” and reports that the IPCC might have manipulated their data.

“We are in court because the EPA has refused to do even that,” Cuccinelli said of the EPA’s failure to consider additional data. [link]
The EPA has done - and is doing - great harm. As evidenced by its ruling that carbon dioxide is a pollutant and, potentially, a threat to the environment. This despite the fact that CO2 is beneficial to nature - the more the better.

General Ken stands up for common sense, the rule of law, and for the human race.*

Here's to him.

* Sorry. I got carried away.