US-SUPREME-COURT (ON-CO2)

“As a result of today’s landmark ruling, EPA can no longer hide behind the fiction that it lacks any regulatory authority to address the problem of global warming,” Massachusetts Attorney General Martha Coakley said.
“Today the nation’s highest court has set the White House straight. Carbon dioxide is an air pollutant, and the Clean Air Act gives EPA the power to start cutting the pollution from new vehicles that is wreaking havoc with our climate,” said David Doniger of the Natural Resources Defense Council.
Greenhouse gases occur naturally and also are emitted by cars, trucks and factories into the atmosphere. They can trap heat close to Earth’s surface like the glass walls of a greenhouse.
Such emissions have risen steeply in the past century and many scientists see a connection between the rise, an increase in global average temperatures and a related increase in extreme weather, wildfires, melting glaciers and other damage to the environment. . . . . . . . . .BREAKING NEWS . . . . . . . . ABOVE NEWS ITEM FROM NATIONAL POST, APRIL 2,2007. . . . .ALTHOUGH THIS IS A SMALL VICTORY FOR THE ENVIRONMENT . . . .IT IS STILL A VICTORY . . . . . . . .. .BUT WE SHOULD STILL BE VIGILANT AS THE AUTO MAKERS AND OTHERS WILL STILL TRY TO CIRCUMVENT THE SPIRIT OF THE COURT RULING.

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